Overland charging devices checklist – keeping tabs on what to charge before, during and after an overland trip.
My first mobile phone was an old Motorola, it was the size of a brick, weighed liked one and had rubber buttons – my first mobile phone was cool. Fast forward nearly twenty five years and there seems to be a whole multitude of devices that are suppose to make our lives easier.
Not only do the adults in the family have phones but so do the kids, more flat batteries, more charging, we have tablets for GPS, camera batteries that need charging, battery jump starters, two way radios, gimbals and battery packs that need charging in case something else needs charging while your out.
It’s all very convenient, modern age etc but for me you can bring back the era of the brick any day – especially when it comes to phones, smart phones – I hate them. Preparing for an overland trip, even just a one day outing or a weekend’s camping involves careful planning as we all know, forget something and that can make the difference between a good trip out and potentially returning home or even getting stranded with a flat battery.
So here is the list we currently use to check off and make sure we have everything we need, it’s not just the devices either, its the ability to charge them so USB cables as well as standard batteries are on the list too.
Do you have a checklist that you use specific to overlanding?