Camping can be a wonderful way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city as well as taking time out to enjoy the wonders of nature. It also can be a great way in which you can make use of a variety of different solar powered accessories that will help benefit the environment while you are camping. Solar powered accessories have a much longer lifespan and are also very lightweight and a lot less bulky than other camping accessories.
When you are planning your camping trip the first thing you are going to want to do is to figure out which accessories that you are going to need for your trip. Depending upon where you are going to camp will help dictate what kind of accessories that you are going to need.
You also need to take into consideration the size and the weight of all of your accessories. For example if you are not planning on camping at a traditional campground this means you will be carrying your accessories a lot further so you aren't going to want excessively heavy supplies.
Some of the things you might want to invest in might be some solar powered flashlights, lanterns and a radio. These are all very safe alternatives to the standard battery operated items you might normally take with you. Since they are powered with solar energy you are not going to have to worry about getting any new batteries or even having to get any fuel for the lanterns.
If you are using small electronic devices you will need to have a solar battery charger that will be able to recharge your devices. In order to connect your devices to the charger you will need to also have a 12 volt cigarette lighter adapter that is especially made for your devices.
You will also need to add a solar controller to your solar panel when you decide to recharge solar batteries. You would connect this device between your controller and your battery. This will help you to avoid overcharging or damaging your batteries. All your devices that are 12 volt will keep fully charged when they are connected to your controller.
You can also get a special backpack that will provide you with all of your solar needs and this will even include a 20 watt PV panel and the battery controller. This will attach the device's cord to your backpack's outlet to charge. You can get these from any place that specializes in camping gear.
Note: It's important though that the important things like a lighting source that you have a back up power source just as a precaution. Also remember that your solar power will not work unless it has a recharging source like your car's lighter.