For these light-duty survival situations, the Yeti 150′s compact size and 12-pound weight are ideal. According to company specs, the device’s Nomad 13 solar panel collects a full charge with between 5 and 10 hours of direct exposure to sunlight. That amount of energy will light a lantern for 50 hours, power a smartphone for 15 hours, and recharge your laptop…twice.
Backpacking and hiking gear has a nasty habit of failing when you least expect it or you need it the most – in the dark, when it’s pouring rain, or in the middle of nowhere. Knock on wood, I’ve never been stranded by gear failure, but it can be damn annoying.
Gear Review: SCARPA Terra GTX/Luna GTX Hiking Boot
“I was never in a rush to get these boots off my feet, even at the end of long, hard days,” says our Massachusetts-based tester, who found them ideal for hiking smooth, well-trampled trails with moderate loads (less than 35 pounds). Credit goes to the Terra’s soft PU midsole, which gives the boot a cushy, shock-absorbing feel. Typically when boot makers use PU instead of EVA, they trade the cushy, springy rebound of EVA for the long-term durability of PU. Because the PU in the Terra midsole is softer and more airy than standard, it captures the best of both worlds—the lightweight cushion of EVA and the compression resistance of a standard PU.
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May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.