DIY Portable Solar Power Unit For Camping Or Emergencies
Having electricity is a huge convenience, even if you’re camping. Not only can it charge electronics you can use for critical equipment, it can make things more comfortable.
Having a small power unit can help you run an emergency radio, run the lights around your camp, jump start your vehicle, charge your cell phone in case of emergency or to use as a backup navigation device, run a CPAP machine, or even run the pump on your inflatable mattress if you’re glamping. It can even come in super handy during a power outage at home.
There are many portable power units on the market now that you can get pretty easily such as the Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator Kit, which is a great setup and will do a lot of what you might need.
But what if you could build something similar at home for much cheaper?
Graywolf Survival has an article explaining how he took basic equipment he already had and put it together for a unit to run his ham radio and other electronics when he’s camping or if he has to bug out for a while. Even if you don’t end up wanting to build your own, you’ll understand what you’d need in an off-the-shelf unit better.