Outdoor Tech Gear
Plot your course - power up (and stay that way) - stay connected - light your trail or camp - protect your gear from moisture - and be sure your water is fresh.
Our modern lives are increasingly technology-driven: Our PC’s, tablets, and (progressively more important) our smartphones are all essential devices of our day-to-day existence. Even when you are ‘getting away’ to the wild and disconnecting from the daily grind, you need to be able to keep in touch and find your way.
A charger for your electronics - whether a wall plug-in or solar charger (or both) - will be certain you can stay powered up. While most smartphones have a compass built in, having a separate one (and learning how to use it) can be a valuable tool out on a hike. Add in weather monitoring tools to track conditions and stay aware of weather changes on the trail.
Light up your hike or campsite with an old standby, a gas lantern, or choose a modern equivalent (recharged by your solar panels, of course) to keep campsites or tents bright.
Protect your important electronics from moisture with a waterproof locker or pouch.
Finally, carry water purification gear to be certain any water you draw from streams or lakes is purified and safe to drink or use for cooking.