For many years I’ve battled with the idea of leaving technology behind when travelling in the wilderness or needing solar power for expeditions, but in today’s world it becomes a more and more innovative way of improving your journey. Whether a solo traveller or long expedition within a group, locating others as well as yourself can not only be fun but necessary. Human contact and light can be paramount in ones safety. On a tour of nature, capturing that one last day of filming may be essential to your trip or capturing wildlife quickly and efficiently when batteries are low and slow, can jeopardise the very reason you are there.
Every time I come up with the same issues when packing enough SD cards and batteries, whether for cameras, iphones, gps, lights or gopro, how can I make it work this time! Arctic/Antarctic expeditions in particular create massive loss of battery power in the cold climate and every internal pocket of clothing can be full of batteries of one kind or another to retain heat during the days without civilisation.
I simply love my portable inverter generator when a vehicle can be reached but clearly not an option when mountain trekking or sledding through the wilderness for long periods.
Then I came across the answer to all of the above issues, especially when in cold climates where the sun and its glare can be most successfully transformed.
The Goal Zero GUIDE 10 PLUS SOLAR KIT
The Goal Zero solar modules and battery systems supply free power for all your electronic devices. Straightforward and easy to use. Simply solar-charge the batteries via the solar panels and connect to the device. Charge anywhere by attaching to your backpack.
Not only was I excited by the Goal Zero product but appreciate the inspiration of Robert Workman.
GOAL ZERO has its origins in the field of humanitarian work. In 2007, GOAL ZERO founder Robert Workman developed an initial portable solar-energy prototype to provide the war-torn people of the Democratic Republic of Congo with a new, vital source of energy – solar energy. During this undertaking, Robert Workman realised that there were people all over the world who didn’t have access to sources of electricity, i.e. to an important precondition for daily survival and a secure future.Workman established GOAL ZERO with the idea of helping such people, launching a success story in the field of both humanitarian and technical work. Today, Robert Workman’s humanitarian work is being continued in the form of the aid organisation TIFIE – Teaching Individuals and Families Independence Through Enterprise.