Anker PowerCore 10,000
Possibly the best mAh to weight ratio among portable battery packs. Provides enough power to charge your backpacking electronics. It can charge my Samsung Galaxy S7 phone and my Delorme InReach in between resupplies.
6.9 ounces (including charging cord, USB to micro-USB)
Here’s where you can buy this battery pack:
Garmin InReach Explorer+
I actually use the previous version of the InReach before they were bought by Garmin. The newer version (pictured above) integrates maps into the device itself, which is much easier. A necessary piece of electronics in the backcountry for peace of mind, communication, weather reports, and navigation. The InReach packs a punch well worth its weight, but it’s definitely expensive to both initially purchase and then pay for the monthly subscription charges.
Here’s where you can buy the InReach Explorer+:
Here’s the model I currently use:
Samsung Galaxy S7
The S7 has great battery life on airplane mode, is water resistant, and is an endless source of information. I’ll mainly be using Guthook’s PCT and Hikerbot apps to stay informed on the trail. I’ll also be using Earthmate, which pairs with the InReach to more easily send out messages and navigate.
Here’s where you can buy this phone:
Power Cube Wall Charger
RAVPower Power Cube
This cube has two ports, one of which supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 for my Samsung S7 phone. These chargers are important gear for speeding up charging times during resupply stops in town.
Here’s where you can buy this charger:
Black Diamond Storm
Super bright, but admittedly outdated and heavier gear than what I could have.
Here’s where you can buy this headlamp:
Here’s the current version of this headlamp:
GoPro Hero 4 Silver
Using for camera/video along the way. Essential experience-recording gear. It’ll stay in a waterproof/shockproof case. There’s newer versions of this GoPro out.
6.46 ounces (including charging cable).
Here’s where you can buy this GoPro: