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    solar panels

    I'm gonna b in Idaho elk hunting last two weeks in September, and thinking of getting a lite weight solar panel to charge my phone so I can bivy out 2 or 3 times during that hunt, any feed back on the new solar market?

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    I use the Goal zero set up. The adventure kit works well for charging up a phone or batteries for other gear. I also use it for my iPad mini on long flights to extend its life. The battery pack that came with the solar kit is really nice for a lot of things.
    I have the nomad 7 solar panel. The battery pack is the guide 10. It also sports a nice bright LED in the battery pack. As well the flex LED wand that connects to the USB power port on the battery pack was very nice for a tent light. It lite up my wall tent plenty when it was dark.
    I got about two charges on my iPhone before the batteries needed topped off. It has loops all over the solar panels that help you connect it to a pack as well.
    Very worth the money.
    Keep in mind the solar panel alone often won't charge an iPhone, but the battery pack will. So having both is essential to providing the power for iPhones or iPads. Just an FYI.
    One day in good sun I charged the phone in 40 minutes! The batteries in 2 hours!
    I hunt because......

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    Thanks for that info . I have a small solar charger but it was not charging my phone, so the battery pack was a missing piece of the puzzle I didn't have, and I like the goal zero too will probably get that nice option to have strap it on our pack and charging on the go .

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    I'm gonna get a wolf tag too and try to help the cause.

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    I have been doing this same research and i will be going with the goal zero Guide 10 Plus. I will get the AAA adapter, but I don't know if that very realistic for me. I will be hard pressed to be able to charge my Iphone and keep a set of AA's for my Garmin Rhino. People recommend that you save the big Rhino battery for emergencies so you can crank the transmit power up to 5W, and use the AA battery pack for navigating around on 2W. Look for another thread about this from a little while back. There was even more info about which models came with which add ons.

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    I will heed ur info on the rhino .

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    I've had a chance to test my solar panel and I like the way it works,went to batteries plus and picked up a extra set of AA and AAA to take, with hope that fills my needs.Thanks for everyones imput ,cash is running out so no go pro camera this trip.

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    What did u like or dislike about the nomad 7?

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    Very Cool on the Wolf Tag..... Hoping to see some Tags filled and Plenty of pictures......

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    Me too! Gotta check the rules but I want to take a mouse squeeker .

 

 

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