andrew_s wrote:bigjim wrote:I really want to know where the OP is going. This place where there is no mains electic available? Where is it?
Let's suppose cycle camping in Scotland, with a fair amount of wild camping thrown in.
Charging at a campsite:
1) leaving stuff charging unattended in the toilet block can be prone to pilferage.
2) charging in reception means that you are subject to reception opening times, and if it's a small site where the man comes round and collects the fee there may be no reception.
Charging in cafes:
1) Scotland is sparsely populated and cafes are thin on the ground in many areas
2) Sod's law says that the socket that's not in use for kettles, toasters etc is under the tables with a well settled party at it.
3) You need a fast 1h charger, which in general terms is bad for the batteries
4) I'd be worried about only remembering the charger when I was 5 miles down the road.
the above is brilliantly summarised. to take it a stage further by having a dynamo and able to charge yourself you can forget about all of the above as it does not apply.
So it makes it even easier to get away from it all by having less to think about.
As with anything I realise it costs and can be expensive but it's like having an hillberg tent (I wish ) it works well..