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A Walk in the Woods

by on Feb.13, 2012, under Afield

Finally, I took the time for a Walk in the Woods…

While outside the house early this morning, the sound of a Pileated Woodpecker rattling his (or her) brains caught my ear…

It was like the thunder of a Harley to my ears, I was hooked…  I had to go…  So, I put on my boots and headed for the woods…

Lucky me, the woods I grew up fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, and of course – dirt biking in… is now a state park – preserved, and accessible…

I had been hearing heavy equipment down at the bridge, and figured they were back dealing with erosion…  Sure enough, they were…

I struck up a conversation with the supervisor, who turned out to be a backpacker…  He clued me in on something I hadn’t known – there are people that will shuttle you back to your vehicle when hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Talking to this fella, reminded me of backpacking as an application for our Global Solar SUNLINQ portable solar chargers…  I’ll be thinking about that on my walk.

I chuckled to him before I left that the old wood, steel, and concrete bridge hadn’t seemed to have any problem standing up to the years of storms…  but in the few years since this new concrete bridge had been built, crews have been back several times to deal with erosion – LOL

The trails are pretty much the same as they were when I was a kid…  Wasn’t long before I jumped a half dozen deer – in one of the usual places…  A small amount of snow left on the ground from a few days ago, made seeing them all the easier…

Wow – it felt good to finally be out for a walk in the woods…  When I was younger, it was more the rule rather than the exception…  Gonna have to do something about that…  Too good for my head to not be doing it regularly…

I came across a couple of the old stone foundations I remember finding when my buddies and I began exploring deeper and deeper into new areas…  Fond memories…

Heard a few more Pileated Woodpeckers, and several Flickers…  Eventually, I jumped up another group of deer…

Alone with my thoughts, I began thinking of backpackers as a market group again…  Maybe it would be worthwhile to offer a free Global Solar SUNLINQ USB Plus portable solar charger to the first backpacker to post a comment to this post – telling me they’d like to try one out.  I know I’ve sold them to backpackers, but I haven’t found them to be bloggers…  That wouldn’t be that much to ask of the winner… a comment saying they’d like to take me up on the offer…  and maybe one in followup to say how they like it, how it’s working for them, etc…

These portable solar chargers are great for maintaining a charge on hand held electronics – cell phone, iPhone, GPS, etc.  Certainly of interest to those who make wilderness trips canoeing, kayaking, rafting, or simply camping.

So, how about it…???  Any wilderness trekers willing to take me up on an offer like that…???

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Solar Capitalist LLC is our sister company specializing in the Deltran line of Battery Tenders and accessories(including solar powered units), Global SUNLINQ Portable Solar Chargers and accessories, as well as, SAE 2 Pin connectors, leads, and cable assemblies.

Bohemian Biker LLC and Solar Capitalist LLC are authorized dealers for both the Global Solar and Deltran lines of products.

Capitalize on the Sun’s Energy !


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New Category of Posts emerging from time spent Afoot Afield

by on Oct.10, 2011, under Afield, Hello World!, Solar, Thoughts

While recently spending some time “Afoot Afield”, it occurred to me to create a post Category for just that… thoughts, topics, observations emerging from time spent “on foot…in the field”.  Somewhat similar to time spent “on a bike…on the road” in terms of opportunity and atmosphere, being on foot in the field can be an opportunity for reflection, and thoughts prompted by something other than life’s events coming at you at lightning speed.  Time spent in the quiet of being on foot in natural surroundings can be similarly spiritual, minus the mind-cleansing wind in your face.

This Category will also lend itself well to discussions related to the use of portable solar charging equipment in the field.  Beyond discussions, pictures (and maybe even videos) will no doubt be of interest and encourage understanding.

I am finding my 4G iPhone indispensible while afield – not just a means of maintaining communication, I am often using the additional “smartphone” features.  That use results in battery drainage, and the need to maintain sufficient charge.  Enter the convenient, portable, charging means – capitalizing on the sun’s energy !!!

Something probably not often recognized – that USB connection charging means is based on 5 volts.  Therefore, not only does your 12 volt charger step that 12V down to 5V, but the 110 volt charger does as well.  5 volts DC is within relatively easy reach via one of our Global SUNLINQ – USB Plus portable solar chargers.

I am finding that not only is my smartphone enabling me to “stay connected”,  but often address things as they occur to me, or at least make notes.  Speaking of notes – here’s an example of how I have used my smartphone’s features in the field.  While scouting deerstand sites established by a local state park, I recorded pertintent notes at each using my smartphone.  Now, when I’m participating in the deerstand lottery drawing on a particular day… and must quickly decide which remaining stand to chose… I can quickly consult the smartphone field notes I recorded while scouting each stand prior to the season.

I doubt I need to bring up very many smartphone features/applications before those participating in outdoors recreation see the light, if they haven’t already.  Capitalizing on the Sun’s Energy by outfitting oneself with the means for portable solar charging of handheld electronics… makes a lot of sense.

Much like recognizing that your cell phone is dead as you prepare to take off on your motorcycle – recognizing the same as you leave to go afield hunting or fishing presents a similar dilemma, but one with the further complication of there not being a motorcycle battery and charging system from which to draw 12 volt power.

Since you’re afield hunting or fishing (hiking, camping, canoeing, or kayaking), there is the Sun from which to derive energy.  Yes – it could be as easy as pictured above.   With Sunlight available, a Portable Solar Charger like the Global Solar SUNLINQ – USB Plus unit with a USB output connector could do the trick for you.

So, the USB Plus might become a vital component to be included in your daypack, or backpack.  Since your cell phone is no doubt critical to your ability to communicate in an emergency, planning for its charging is important, if not critical.  In fact, the USB Plus could be used to charge your GPS, or other handheld electronics with a USB connection.

The Global Solar SUNLINQ – USB Plus is available via our ecommerce store at:

Here’s a direct link to the listing:

Solar Capitalist LLC is our sister company handling Global SUNLINQ Portable Solar Chargers, as well as Deltran Battery Tenders (including solar powered units) and related SAE 2 Pin connectors, leads, and adapters.

Bohemian Biker LLC and Solar Capitalist LLC are authorized dealers for both the Global Solar and Deltran lines of products.

Capitalize on the Sun’s Energy !







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