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.