My experience with solar charging in the backcountry has been pretty similar, I have not found the weight sacrifice worth the effort. A few extra specific batteries for whatever device are a better value in my mind. Awesome write up Chris! » 1/02/15 12:08pm 1/02/15 12:08pm

Adventure: Backpack Hunting In The High Sierra

With an average annual hunter success rate of 7%, the D7 hunting zone of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California is one of the toughest regions to hunt deer in the state. We set out on a 4 day backpacking trip with our rifles to track down these elusive grey ghosts. » 11/11/14 11:26am 11/11/14 11:26am

I was hit by a car on my motorcycle while doing about 20 on the freeway. Bike and I went down, it got a few scrapes and I walked away clean. I worked with the insurance from the other guy and they deemed it a total loss (salvage). There was literally a broken clutch lever and a few scrapes on the plastic...no more… » 11/06/14 3:01pm 11/06/14 3:01pm