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Goal Zero on board solar power

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Stew, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Feb 27, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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    Stew

    Stew [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I've seen a lot of "expedition ready" tacomas on the site with canbacks and such ready for exploration. I was looking at some of the newest solar technology associated with portable generators essentially and was just wondering if anyone has equipped their vehicle with something like it.

    http://www.goalzero.com/shop/p/64/Extreme-350-Adventure-Kit/1:3/

    The prices are coming down quickly (almost 50% in two years) and it seems like it would be a neat tool for exploring/long term trail riding because it would give you the ability to power tools and other such peripherals while in the woods. Granted when I am camping I prefer to be as disconnected as possible because of the peace and relaxation of not dealing with the world, but in worst case scenarios/zombie apocalypse it could be useful.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Feb 27, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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    carcharias

    carcharias Giggiddy what what

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    Sweet! Just bookmarked that page for later usage and more exploration. Seems like it would be extremely useful in certain moments some of us might find ourselves in. The problem with some of them has been not producing what they promise - like the ones at Harbor Freight. Hopefully these work well.
     
  3. Feb 27, 2012 at 11:39 PM
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    Stew

    Stew [OP] Well-Known Member

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    They won an award at a major electronics show(forget which) for 2012 because of their durability/production so I would think they work well.
     
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