Choosing a Portable Battery Pack for Camping/Life

We tend to camp as family in locations where electric hook ups aren't available. So we have a few solutions to this.

The main thing that we want to keep power in whilst away is our phones. They're such a versatile, essential tool now for camping and hiking (maps, camera, video, weather, local information) its vital to be able to charge it and not worry about running out of juice.

The iMuto power pack/charger is our first port of call. It has a great capacity and will charge my smaller iPhone 5s a good 6/7 times and my larger Google Pixel XL 4 or 5 times. At 20000mah (the larger the number of milliamp, the more capacity the pack carries) it has a large capacity and comes with a percentage counter which accurately tells you how much is left in it.

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Also it has an inbuilt torch that comes in pretty useful for a quick grab whilst you're climbing into your sleeping bag at night. It has two charge ports one at 1A and one at the faster rate of 2.1A so you can do two devices at a time (albeit one a bit slower). It also charges our tablet (Nexus 7) and it will do iPads and even our Go Pro. I've even used it to power a desktop USB fan one particularly balmy night in North Wales!

It comes with a protection system built in which keeps your devices from overloading and short circuiting, a little peace of mind whilst out and about. It also manages charging to a variety of devices. It is capable of charging ones that use a fast charging as well as the slower ones. (Don't ask me how it does this, probably voodoo or something else way over my head)

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I’ve been using this pack for over a year now and it’s still going strong unlike the previous pack from RavPower that I bought. (the ports died on it after 4 months) It's chunky, it's durable, I've dropped it, I've flung it around, it's scratched, marked, the paint has worn and it's still working 100%. It's fantastic value too between £20/£25. It goes with me everywhere and gets used near daily when out and about.

The kids love it too for extra Pokemon Go! time ;)

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If you need a little more power, for say multiple tablet charges, the 30000mAh version is available too. Even allowing you to charge a Macbook or Nintendo Switch! (Can someone buy me a Nintendo please?)

It’s only recently that I’ve started looking into something a little bigger for longer trips - something that I can charge the drone, my DSLRs and camp beds etc. Hopefully I’ll be able to find some bits of kit soon that allow us to do this. I really like the idea of a high powered solar solution too. If you have used anything along these lines drop me a comment below!

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Matt

PS. I bought this with my own money, it's not sponsored or an ad or anything. Just my/our love/hate for a product :)