I am wondering if you could provide any guidance on GOAL ZERO power/solar. I am looking for a simple/nice/expandable setup where I could power different items while off grid (primarily for camping now, potential expanding to allow more power pull for off grid). Was looking at Yeti 1000 and either the 100 or 200 boulder briefcase solar panels.
Lots of different reviews and I am sure some expectations are misguided.
Wondering if you could guide me given no stores are open. Summarizing some specific high level questions.
@JohnO Thanks for reaching out!
The lineup of Goal Zero products is a great way to get power to places that don't normally have it, whether that's far from the grid while camping, or close to home during a power outage. The Goal Zero 1000 paired with Boulder Briefcase solar panels is a great place to start, particularly if you are hoping to power bigger items like tools.
In terms of durability and longevity of the batteries, if you follow the manufacturer's guidelines of keeping the unit continuously plugged in, when possible, and help maintain the battery by allowing it to drain to 50% and recharging it (3-4 times per year) you should be able to rely on this product for power for many years to come.
Some other considerations:
Hope this helps!