These days, we not only have pint-sized portable power packs, we also have roll-up and fold-up solar panels of all sizes and capacity to recharge the lights, lanterns, cell phones, tablets, walkie-talkies and laptop computers we haul into camp or tote up the mountain. These seven increasingly compact, reliable charging and energy-storing power sources keep us connected and communicating far from the nearest road or wall outlet.RE

This article was originally published in the SURVIVOR’S EDGE TM Fall 2014 issue. Subscription is available in print and digital editions here.

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