I’ve spent a lot of time and money on equipment and gear that didn’t work well, didn’t hold up or I just didn’t need. I try to travel like I live. Simply and without a lot of clutter. I always research my stuff to the extreme because I want it to last and be practical. I only recommend something when I own, love and use it. I won’t recommend shit just to get paid. These recommendations are made not just to make advertising revenue but to share with you my experience and save you some time and money. That said I do use the revenue to fund this site, my raging beer habit and traveling. Please read the “Important” legal notice below then scroll through for cool stuff.
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I use this almost single day on the road. Not for jumping my car. I bring it in my tent with me to charge my phone at night. I love it. This will charge my iPhone 3-4 times from almost completely dead before needing a recharge. My phone is almost always depleted by the end of the day from taking pics and video. I haven’t actually been able to test the battery jumping feature on this yet…and that’s a good thing. Based on reviews though, it definitely should do the job. Click on pic to view more info or purchase on Amazon.
This is another item that I use everyday on the road. These things are bright and so much better than a flashlight. I actually own two of these. One is always in my backpack for hiking and the other is at camp. I take it to bed with me. Gotta take a leak at night, need both hands, drunk and don’t want to step on a rattle snake….here is your answer. You can also blind just about anything with this. Lots of fancy features too. Click on pic to view more info or purchase on Amazon.
These are simple in design, bright, inexpensive and durable. They collapse down to a little bigger than a pop can. It’s a two pack and I have one in my tent every night on the road. I keep the other one at home for power outages. There are other portable small lanterns out there with solar. I prefer these with the batteries. They last a long time and I don’t have to remember to set them out in the sun everyday. I do a lot of reading in the tent with this. Click on pic to view more info or purchase on Amazon.