I’m sure you realize by now that I love the great outdoors. I certainly talk about gardening, my love of canoeing and the various road trips that we go on often enough. I don’t however talk much about camping.
This is mainly because I haven’t actually been camping for a number of years. My husband is not really the camping type. He wouldn’t mind roughing it in a tent or trailer on the outside of town, but the idea of a trip deep into the woods isn’t his thing. I’ll get him camping at some point though or I’ll go with some friends as I miss the experience a great deal.
I do know that some of you that read this blog are avid outdoors men and women. Camping, hiking and so on, on your vacations and during the weekends.
Whether you are an adventurer who enjoys camping in the wilderness for two to four weeks at a time like our friend who goes to Labrador every year, or a weekend camper, I’ll bet that you find it hard to give up all of life’s modern conveniences while in the wilderness.
When you go camping or hiking do you bring a camera, video camera, radio, ipod or another type of multimedia player along with you? I actually know of one camper who brings a small television with her when she goes off on a trip with her luxury trailer! Perhaps you carry your cellphone or a satellite phone when you go camping just in case something happens?
Have the batteries ever run dry on any of these items when you’ve been camping? Perhaps leaving you in a dangerous position due to your sudden lack of ability to contact others? Maybe the vehicle you drove to your camping site battery died leaving you unable to start your car or truck?
If any of these things have happened to you in the past, or you don’t like the idea of them happening on future camping excursions, you should consider purchasing the Brunton Solarroll 9. It’s a flexible solar module that will allow you to run or keep the batteries charged for many of the items that I’ve mentioned above.
The Brunton Solarroll 9 is a 9 watt solar module that only weighs 10.6 ounces. When you consider how heavy batteries are, especially if you would need to bring several with you to keep various electrical items running, 10.6 ounces sounds pretty good doesn’t it? Especially if you’re backpacking! The 12″ by 40″ module rolls up and can easily be stored with your camping equipment in it’s convenient storage tube.
The solar module is waterproof, UV transparent and is extremely durable as it’s made with Tefzel Fluoropolymer. Not only has the Brunton Solarroll been made to withstand harsh conditions, but it’s composed of amorphous solar cells which are effective in low light conditions. Perfect if it ends up raining or if it’s very cloudy during your camping trip.
The solarroll includes a vehicle outlet cable and a multi-linking cable which can be used to link multiple units together for even greater output. It even has reverse flow protection.
The max output for a single unit is 9 watts (15.4 volts) making it ideal for either charging digital and video cameras or cell phone batteries or running them directly via the solar module.
This is actually Brunton’s most popular product, and as a result of it’s popularity and remarkable performance Brunton will be expanding their line of flexible solar modules this year to include alternative sizes and outputs.
Did you know that Ed Viesturs will be using the Brunton Solarroll 9 when he attempts to complete his Endeavor 8000 on his final summit, Annapurna next Spring? You certainly can’t get a better endorsement of a product than that! If this experienced mountaineer is assured of the Solarroll’s reliability then it must be a good product.
I know that the next time I’m going camping I’ll most likely have one or two of my digital cameras with me, our HD video camera, a cell phone, flashlights and some form of multimedia player. It would certainly be handy to have a solar charger with me. Heck, if I had a Brunton Solarroll I’d even take it out with me whenever I went on my photo expeditions and on road trips.
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