Do you remember going on a camping trip where you didn’t have to worry about your gadgets? There was no phone, MP3 player, GPS, or anything that would require electricity. It was all about you, nature, and hoping you didn’t need toilet paper in the woods. The only device worth worrying about keeping powered was your flashlight. Of course nowadays, everyone needs to check their email and be connected to social media outlets constantly so they can post pictures of birds and the same friends smiling in different places every 15 minutes. Don’t get me wrong, technology is awesome, but sometimes it’s nice to go without.
If you think that’s all a bunch of bologna, then you’ll probably want something like the Goal Zero Lighthouse 250 Lantern on your excursion. This is a 250 lumen light that will give you two days worth of illumination on one charge via USB. Of course, once you’re in the wild, you’ll have to hand crank it to get any power. If you’re not up for getting an arm workout or sitting around that long, you can also opt for purchasing a solar panel that will do all of the work for you. Of course, this isn’t just a one trick wonder, as it will also recharge your devices. It can take on MP3 players, tablets, e-readers, smartphones and more. Keep in mind that this will drain the battery much faster than simply providing you with light, so be prepared to crank it for quite some time if you’re glued to your gadgets. There isn’t word on pricing just yet, but that information will likely surface in the coming months.