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Portable phone chargers

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I was reading the must have tools and didn't want to plug up the post with this.  

Iphone portable chargers,, do you have a recommendation for a good one?  

Time is coming for all day sits, and that will for sure lead to a dead phone. 

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I don't believe there is really much difference between them.  They are just a battery and a little electronics.  Get a big one if you can accommodate the size and weight. 

Or get a couple just to make sure you don't run out.  Pick up a spare usb/lightning cable while you are on amazon ordering so if you drop it overboard or something you are ok.  

Round ones are like 3000 ma-hrs, oval ones are like 5-6000, and rectangular ones are 10,000 to 15,000.    There are a bunch on amazon that get 4+ stars for 10 to 30 dollars. 

I wouldn't over think it. 

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Last year some one posted some pictures of a solar charger to be taken into the back county. cant remeber who. there about a hundy but heard they work well.

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I have an early generation solar charger that my wife bought a few years back.  I have never used it...

The battery packs can be bought online, they are made by many companies.  Make sure you get one that has the higher amp output for charging your device.  Some are low power chargers and don't make it clear in the description...   I have not bought one yet, but am considering it, have had multiple stands where I am on the edge of phone reception and it kills my battery.

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I have a few different portable charger packs at home.  We got them all free as comp gifts at work so I don't know a ton about each one but there is for sure a difference between them.  One we have is a little smaller than a normal cell phone and it works great.  The other is a square tube shape and its garbage. It won't hold the charge so by the time your phone is dead and you need to use the charger its already dead and useless. 

I plan to bring the good one with me into the field.  Normally my phone will last me all day but if I decide to relocate or do any sort of stalking its nice to have the phone with gps on to keep track of my location on the aerial maps.  That can burn through a battery pretty quick so its nice to have the charger as a pack up if need be.

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I bought an itek at menards for $5. It probably gets about 1.5 charges. But we bought a few and my wife and I each keep one in our work bags and me ind in mg hunting bag. If u have spot to charge every night they are handy and cheep 

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