Brian has been an avid hiker and backpacker since he was a small kid, often being taken out into the wilderness on trips with his father. His dad knew everything about nature and the wilderness (or at least that's how it seemed to a ten year old Brian).
After high school, he went to university to read for both a BS and MS in Geology (primarily so he could spend his time outside rather than in a classroom). He's now hiked, camped, skied, backpacked or mapped on five continents (still need to bag Antarctica) & 30 of the US states.
A dead battery on one of your devices when backpacking can have serious consequences. To keep your electronic essentials powered up, solar’s the only way to go. Here, we explain why and introduce you to 8 awesome portable power-packers.