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12 hours ago, bipedalist said:

^^^  Ever use one in real life?   

 

I have a one that is not water proof, no solar panel and only 5000 mAh. It's also not in a case...  The unit above is a great improvement.

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BlackRockBigfoot

32,000 mAH Battery Charger

 

I picked up one of these off of Amazon when they went on sale.  It doesn't have a built in solar panel, but I have found the small solar chargers to be limited in their effectiveness... They take forever to build up a charge.

 

  It has been great so far for a few nights out in the woods. It has 3 outputs and has kept our phones, cameras, and other electronics charged and running.  I have several of the Goal Zero folding panels, so I figure for extended excursions I can run a few together to top off this charger.

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Catmandoo

^^^^ good find Gigantor, an 'origami' boat. Very packable. Kayaks  require patience and practice.  Years ago, I almost rolled a kayak in very cold water. I was close to shore but  the event rattled me.

 

A bit larger and has stability:

https://www.porta-bote.com/

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starchunk
On 2/10/2019 at 11:14 AM, wiiawiwb said:

One device I do NOT have and would love to is a parabolic listening device. I've heard mixed reviews about this unit which is inexpensive:

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/202348825822

 

I've seen posts from people who made their own larger parabolic device which would be infinitely more effective and could be reasonable if you knew how to make one. I'm all thumbs so there's little hope for me.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBhJWTPzohY

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOxmdVWbmDE

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLiUJoLJYRs

 

I've found they don't last very well in cold weather, so thats one item worth spending a little on.

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MIB

Kayak ... there's a better option at lower cost.    Look into PackRafts ... Kokopelli Rogue-Lite.   https://kokopellipackraft.com/product/rogue-lite/.   The weight is around 5.5 pounds compared to the kayak's 20 pounds and it folds / packs smaller.   I want one for hike-in fishing and access to islands in lakes for camping.   I think it'd strap to an external frame pack very nicely.

 

A parabolic mic is directional.   Unless you have a specific direction to target, you're better off with an omni-directional mic.    The built in mics on most audio recorders aren't that great so I use aftermarket mics with my small audio recorders.   I very much like the Olympus ME-51S.    If you want a very small directional mic, I've been playing with the Edutige ETM-008 and it seems to be pretty good.    You can get both through Amazon fairly cheap.    One recorder that does seem to have decent built in mics is the Tascam DR-05, not to say they can't be improved on, but the margin of improvement is slimmer.

 

So far as recorders, the one I use in my pack while I'm hiking is an older Olympus.   The ones I set out when I'm backpacking are Sonys.    The Tascams are a bit bulkier and heavier .. mostly use those car camping where bulk and weight don't matter.   Each type has strengths and weaknesses.   My selections for each use is intended to play on their strengths and avoid their weaknesses. 

 

MIB

 

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starchunk
2 hours ago, norseman said:

Amazing!!!

 

I have an inflatable kayak, but that is nice.

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