We've seen solar panels, battery packs, and kits in all shapes, sizes, and prices.
Usually the completly contained units are not large enough to power more than your phone, or they're too cumbersome to truly be considered 'portable'.
While we all love the availability and inventory of the big 'go-to' gear shops (REI, Dicks, etc), it's nice to support a more "Local" effort when possible.
Gear Junkie has a great list of the top independently run gear shops across the US. While most on the list are in the western half of the country, there are plenty of options across our great land.
The idea of hunting, killing, and cleaning you own food isn't something that most people can stomach.
The guys over at Expedition Portal recently published their long-term test of the Big Agnes Hog Park sleeping bag.
Our colleagues at Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine have published a really simple sleeping bag buyers guide. The article from contributor Katie Levy goes over 5 basic questions:
From there it's simply a matter of choosing a brand that meets your criteria and placing your order.
Read the full story on TCT Magazine