10 Camping Comforts You Might Want to Bring


Solar Charger

No need to unplug in the woods if you have a solar charger.
No need to unplug in the woods if you have a solar charger.
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Just because you've decided to unplug from the modern world for the weekend doesn't mean you have to, well, literally unplug. The only problem is that keeping necessities like your laptop, tablet, smartphone, MP3 player or portable DVD player running takes some serious juice. Sure, you can use a gas-powered generator, but that's really contrary to the spirit of roughing it. Instead, consider one of these solar-powered chargers:

  • Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Adventure Kit Solar Charger: The tri-fold carrying case opens up to the sun, recharging, for example, your GPS system so that you can find your way in a snowstorm or to the nearest picturesque waterfall.
  • Eton Mobius iPhone Solar Charger: If the only technology you need to survive a weekend in the wilderness is your iPhone, then this nifty little solar charger that clips to the face of your phone is all you'll need.
  • Solio Classic Solar Charger with LED: Sixty minutes of sunshine equals 10 minutes of talk time on most cell phones, according to the manufacturer of this three-panel charging system [source: Solio.com].