I spent the weekend in preparation for our annual Ancient Bristlecone Forest trip to the White Mountains. Since this trip is really off the grid with dry camping it was time to update some critical items.
I’ve updated both my off grid power and a shade and rain cover solution by Slumberjack.
Advantages of using the Goal Zero Yeti Lithium 1000 include the following:
- Lighter weight than AGM or Lead Batteries
- Can safely discharge them lower than AGM batteries
- Integrated solar panel charging while powering devices
- AC inverter that allows for 1500W of pure sine-wave power (3000W surge)
- 4 USB outlets
Of course, the disadvantage is the price. While Lithium prices have come down they are still expensive. I was first looking to purchase the Goal Zero Yeti 1400 Lithium which retails for $1,999.00. Thankfully I discovered that Costco has a version for half the price which is more than adequate for my needs. No running blenders, power tools, or TV’s for me – I just want to be able to recharge iPhones, power the Engel 12 volt refrigerator, and occasionally grind some coffee.
I also did a test run on the new Slumberjack Roadhouse tarp for the Rover.
I will have video reviews on all of these new products soon but wanted to share a few pictures taken today.
If you want to know more about the Slumberjack Roadhouse Tarp here is a manufacturer video.