with 93L waterproof bag
with styrene side panels
light sleeping bag, air mattress
stove, pots/pans, cutlery
filter, solar shower
solar panel & electrical system
it's possible to ride across the country without solar panels
as done in the past, but in this modern age, just about everything
requires electricity; lights, phone, radio, laptop, camera,
GPS, you name it!
total, I have calculated my electricity needs to be about 3
Amp hours (36 Watt hours) per day. With a total of 20W of solar
panels on board, I can produce that amount with 2-3 hours of
sunlight in ideal conditions!
main solar panel is connected to a small 12 volt battery (5
Amp Hours) via a charge controller to prevent overcharging.