How to charge camera batteries in wild for 7 weeks

1 month 4 weeks ago #675864 by Cristy Fields
As I just posted in another thread on camera bag recommendations.  This summer we are taking off up to Canada for 7 weeks in the wilderness.  Super excited. 

I need to figure out how to charge my camera batteries as we will not have electric power for the full 7 weeks.

Any ideas how to do this?  The real challenge is that our camp site will be under trees, so if I'm looking at solar options I will have to walk and leave the charger a good 100' away from our site.  Now there is a river near our camp site, do you know of a charger that works off the river water passing through it?


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1 month 4 weeks ago #675869 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day Christy

Rinning water - short answer 'no'
Solar - plenty of options and widely used by campers & travellers

Talk to any outback / bush-survival shops about small solar panel + motorcycle battery feeding into a 12volt charger for your camera + other batteries.

Hope this helps
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1 month 4 weeks ago - 1 month 4 weeks ago #675870 by Nikon Shooter

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1 month 4 weeks ago #675875 by Cristy Fields
Thank you and thank you.  The problem with those battery backs is that I'm going to be there for 7 weeks.  I need a way to charge those battery backs then.  And considering there won't be constant sunlight around our camp site, this could be challenging.  


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1 month 4 weeks ago #675877 by Nikon Shooter
Will you have a car around?

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1 month 4 weeks ago #675895 by effron
Anker power packs....

Why so serious?
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1 month 4 weeks ago - 1 month 4 weeks ago #675896 by effron
...and search this at B&H, don't even worry about batteries

Tether Tools Case Relay Camera Power System Kit with Coupler for Nikon Cameras with EN-EL15 Battery....
Or find one for your camera.....

Why so serious?
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1 month 4 weeks ago #675902 by Cristy Fields

Nikon Shooter wrote: Will you have a car around?


Yes about a half mile away


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1 month 4 weeks ago #675903 by Cristy Fields

effron wrote: ...and search this at B&H, don't even worry about batteries

Tether Tools Case Relay Camera Power System Kit with Coupler for Nikon Cameras with EN-EL15 Battery....
Or find one for your camera.....


Thank you, I will look that up.   


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1 month 4 weeks ago #675908 by Nikon Shooter
Good, then you cloud recharge the
battery bank with the car battery.

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1 month 3 weeks ago #676059 by Frost Photography
:agree: i was thinking the same thing.   

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1 month 3 weeks ago #676131 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day all

Using the car battery while on-site for 7-weeks !!
I hope that the engine is run for a good 30 minutes at least twice a week then ........ :(

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1 month 3 weeks ago #676141 by effron

Ozzie_Traveller wrote: G'day all

I hope that the engine is run for a good 30 minutes at least twice a week then ........ :(


Yup, and make certain you start with a healthy car battery!

Why so serious?
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