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Wee Haz Power – The urine powered battery

A packet of batteries

My survival kit now contains more than just the basics and it’s inevitable that for some emergency gear like flashlights, GPS etc, you need power. As well as a small Powerfilm solar panel, I also need batteries.I first saw the Nopopo (NO POlution …

The SolarStrap from @Select_Solar

The SolarStrap from @Select_Solar

Just unboxed this nifty little iPhone solar charger from http://SelectSolar.co.uk It’s designed to strap in to your clothing, backpack, bag strap or bike and stores power on an internal battery. I’ll give it a test and report back.

Brompton With Solar

Flexible Solar Charging With @Select_Solar & @PowerMonkeys

Flexible Solar Charging With @Select_Solar & @PowerMonkeys

This morning the PowerTraveller In-Car charger arrived in the mail and all of a sudden my mobile solar solutions have become even more versatile. I can now use a large selection of lightweight folding solar panels as supplied by @Select_Solar and …

PowerFilm USB+AA Solar Charger from @Select_Solar

PowerFilm USB+AA Solar Charger from @Select_Solar

I got my hands on a test unit of the PowerFilm USB+AA Solar Charger from @Select_Solar. It’s about the size of a wallet when rolled up and as well as a USB socket it has a holder for two NiMH or NiCd AA batteries. It comes with two 2000mAh AA Sany…

Griffin Technology PowerJolt Micro For iPad Charging

I think I have solved my iPad charging woes with this little dubrey wotsit. It’s called the Griffin Technology PowerJolt Micro and enables me to get the maximum charge rate of 2.1A from my solar devices/ batteries and my car power socket etc. Before using it my iPad would say ‘not charging’ but was in fact charging […]

Solar Charging The iPad

Solar Charging The iPad

It’s not going to be often that I will want to take the iPad out into the wilderness. Still I like to know I can if i want to and that while out in the middle of nowhere I won’t need to worry about power. I have all kinds of little solar solutions…

Powertraveller MiniGorilla – Out of the box

Just a quick video with testing to come. You can get official stats from @Powermonkeys

The Solargorilla out of the box

A quick look at a bit of kit I have looked at from a distance for a long time now.. I look forward to trying the Solar Gorilla out in the field.. Or a field.

Power Monkey Explorer Solar Charger

This is my second Power Monkey Explorer Solar Charger. It’s not a replacement. It’s in addition to my first that sits in my pack and is my emergency iphone charger. Having two iPhones and a MiFi means I am always in need of portable power and this…