183-Powering your hike

Show notes

For many hikers getting out bush and going off grid is a means to get away from all the technology and the constant pinging of your mobile phone. If you aren’t connected for a few days does it really matter? If however you need to power various electronic devices on the trail the type and quantity of your power recharge needs is dictated by whether you can get away with just a single charge, a single set of batteries, or whether you need to have a back up option. In this podcast episode we provide a basic introduction into powering your hike as a hiker (as opposed to a car camper), and look at the pros and cons of the available options.

Podcast overview

Podcast Introduction

  • Episode Introduction (time index 0:01:29)
  • Batteries – disposable (time index 0:02:30)
  • Batteries Rechargeable (time index 0:05:34)
    • Two types
      • Standard batteries
      • Dedicated product batteries
  • Power banks (time index 0:09:57)
  • Did you know (time index 0:13.37)
    • Airline safety
  • Battery disposal (time index 0:15:21)
    • Find out where to dispose of used batteries
  • Solar Panels (time index 0:16:11)
  • Final Thoughts (time index 0:20:50)

Close (time index 0:24:02)

Resources

Civil Aviation Authority Dangerous Goods App– What can you and can’t you carry on an airplane include battery limits.

Battery Disposal in Australia and New Zealand

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