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Upcoming Camping Trip - What vaping gear do YOU take when you go?

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  1. catalyst

    catalyst Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 19, 2012
    Sweet Home Alabama
    I have a weeklong hiking trip coming up in about a month and I'm in the process of packing my gear. We're very restricted on space and weight but I have plenty of room for my vaping equipment. I typically vape > 10 ml a day. I'm curious if you guys think I have enough vaping equipment for 6 days.

    Three 1100mah batteries (one twist and two spinners)
    Two vivi nova's (filled)
    Three replacement coils
    2 30ml bottles of juice
    2 2200mah 'instant chargers' $7.43 JIB LD3000 "3000mAh" Single USB Portable Power Bank External Power Source - real capacity 2200mAh at FastTech - Worldwide Free Shipping-

    I haven't used these chargers yet as they are still in the mail. They are supposedly 3000mah, but they were tested at 2200.

    I'm afraid I'll run of battery by the end. Your thoughts, please? What gear do you take on your trips?
  2. Chas F.

    Chas F. Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 3, 2013
    I haven't been camping since I started vaping, but one thing will be my 12v battery/booster pack. It has a usb conx that I can use to charge my c-twists.

    Of course it weighs quite a bit and may not suit your needs.
  3. VIPOD

    VIPOD Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 15, 2010
    I do this every other weekend.

    Only one unit that I would ever consider camping/hiking/fishing/hunting with:

    REO Grand (mech) combined with a Griff holster + extra 30ml bottle + 2 extra LR attys + 1 extra 18650 batt

    Of course, I would slip an eGo Twist + eVod/T3 in my backpack just in case.

    BTW...I do need to get an instant charger if the trip goes beyond 2days without electricity access.;)
  4. catalyst

    catalyst Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 19, 2012
    Sweet Home Alabama
    Well, weight isn't the actual issue, volume is. Our trip is a competition where we can only take one standard size shoebox worth of equipment and the clothes on our back. Every battery I take is that much less room for food.
  5. Mohamed

    Mohamed Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 15, 2013
    Funny you ask. I haven't gotten a chance to use it...but just posted in a VV thread. Hopefully not considered cross post.

  6. DasBluCig

    DasBluCig Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 30, 2013
    Chichester, NH
    If you're vaping > 10ml/day...I'd DEFINITELY take at least ONE more 30ml bottle of juice..
    2 - 30ml bottles = 60ml @ 10ml/day = 6 days.....NOT QUITE a week....!!;)
    Lose a bottle....SPILL a bottle....8-o!!
    Looks like you SHOULD be set from a "hardware" standpoint, though....
    Have a GREAT trip!
    Happy (vaping) Trails!
  7. Mohamed

    Mohamed Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 15, 2013
    Yeah batteries were my main concern as well. Try to figure out how many hours your 1100 mah last you. That should give you a baseline...then divide the sum of your mAh's by 1100 multipled by hours you get from that 1100 mah. That should give you total hours. Then multiply by 80% as you may only get a 80% efficiency rate when charging external device.

    I also thought about solar panel $17.56 WN808 Solar Powered 3500mAh Power Bank Mobile Power Source - with converters at FastTech - Worldwide Free Shipping but I think that might be overkill...and as you stated at somepoint you got to factor in the weight of all the stuff you are carrying. Also packing space when that becomes issue. If you are ordering from fasttech it may not get in here time for your trip though.
  8. aikanae1

    aikanae1 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 2, 2013
    Hopefully both of your chargers work well and hold their charge properly. That would be my biggest concern on the list. Some mechanicals conserve battery power better IMO. This is something I've been thinking about too, so I'm interested in hearing the comments.
  9. grandmato5

    grandmato5 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 30, 2010
    Doesn't look to me like you've left much room for any error but IF you can make it through an entire day each of your hiking days only needing to recharge one battery and you don't waste any juice ya might make it. Your charging capacity worries me the most although not much room from juice accidents with only those two filled viva's beyond your normal 10ml per day usage.

    If your trip is a month away then hopefully you've a week to experiment ONLY using what you'd be taking with you (no cheating :lol:) to see how it goes for ya and to see if ya still feel confident you've packed enough to cover the unexpected.
  10. Mohamed

    Mohamed Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 15, 2013
    CHINA-SELLS.COM-Wholesale and retail supply of electronic cigarettes from China - Adapter USB Adapter USB – EGO with the control button

    I was searching for something like that for 4 hours one night and stubbled upon it today. That could be used to directly connect to your tank/clearomizer directly to those bigger "instant" chargers, power banks. Depending on type of terrain you may only be able to vape on breaks and at camp fire.

    At any rate that could turn pretty much any external power bank into a mod. No idea what volts it would run at. I assume 5 V for the power banks you and I listed. Both say Output: DC - 5V .

    You might want to get holster as I need two hands on steep terrain.
  11. tfnc

    tfnc Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 7, 2013
    My MVP and some juice!
  12. RoseB

    RoseB Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 3, 2012
    I take my MVP fishing and bought it for that purpose. It's a 2600 mah box if kept at 3.7 volts with a LR cartomizer it will get long battery life.
    Is that charger a one time deal? What you have planned for your setup, would last me 2 days. Hopefully you'll be to busy to vape much ;)
  13. Mohamed

    Mohamed Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 15, 2013
    BTW really? a shoebox for all your equipment and gear. You are going much more hardcore than anyone in our group. We all use some type of military type steel reinforced military backpack or mountain back pack. I'm guessing 25-50 or shoe boxes without stuffing a bunch in there ;) You have a telescopic fishing pole or know how to trap for food? I don't think you can hardly fit 6 days worth of dehydrated food, can-tine, portable water filtration system...not to mention any cooking equipment. In our case volume is not the issue it's how much weight you want to lug around. Then you get into the expensive titanium cooking gear etc to cut weight down as much as possible.

    You doing a survivalist type of thing?

    If you are going this hard core I'd do without vaping and look at what you need for essential survival gear. Knife, fishing line, hooks, water filtration/purification system/tablets. Handgun/ammo for hunting. Pliers, needle, cotton balls and vasoline for tinder (or at bare minimum magnesium and zinc rods), needle, thread, for possible stitching. A few antibiotic wipes. Mylar sleeping bags very very light but hold in heat very well. 1 gallon rubber water bag if you still got room maybe a small hand axe. Fishing line could be used for traps but probably want the metal wire. Not even sure the essentials could fit in their. May want to work with your buddies so you don't triple pack anything...i.e. 2 knifes, 2 axes, etc. If you're working together you shouldn't need 3 of anything but redundancy is a good thing.

    A Shoebox...just flabbergasted when I re-read this thread and saw that. If that is seriously all you got you got much higher concerns than vaping. Even most common bug-out bags meant to last 4 days to a week are in a school sized book bag and weight 25 lbs or so. If you are seriously going for 6 day trip with nothing but contents in a shoebox I highly recommend rethinking what the priorities are.

    I'm very curious about this trip as friends and I have never attempted anything so adventurous/dangerous. Have you ever done anything remotely close to this...I'm just curious if you know what you are getting yourself into. And definitely not trying to discourage you just making sure you know what you're getting yourself into.

    I even forgot compass/map. Mirror for signaling. You can probably do without mirror if you got the mylar bags. The list just goes on :)

    If you got bug-out bag that can fit in shoe-box for 6 day wilderness trip I'd really really like to know what you got in there and what buddies are carrying for duplicates.
  14. Mohamed

    Mohamed Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 15, 2013
    In fairness a lot of that dehydrated food can be cooked in the bag by just adding boiling water. You either need fireproof can-tine (no plastic/rubber again titanium is light) or you need to find a plastic bottle to boil water in. You may or may not find that depending on where you are hiking. So you might be able to get 6 days of bare essentials in shoe box with just those 2 items...but I wouldn't put my life on the line with just those 2 items.
  15. LeftHandBlack

    LeftHandBlack Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 17, 2013
    Brighton Co
    Im going on a hunting trip next month. Gonna bring my 3 1100 mah batteries charged and my car charger. For juice Im gonna bring 30ml of one of my favorites and 4 Kanger evods. First time hunting without cigarettes so it is a work in progress to see how it goes.
  16. Mohamed

    Mohamed Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 15, 2013
    Hunting trip with cars in site is a completely different story than only surviving on contents in shoe-box for x amount of days. I think we need clarification from LeftHandBlack as to what this trip is really about. I'm curious because I kind of want to go along :) I just would want at least a school book bag sized backpack before attempting. Haven't hunted without real cigs but deer season is coming up here shortly. I think I can get by with 2 1000mah batteries as long as one is charging in the car. Maybe have 2 on me for backup and 1 in car charging.
  17. Debra_oh

    Debra_oh Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 23, 2013
    Cleveland, OH
    Wow, are you going to be hunting/fishing/scrounging for food? I would be very hard pressed to make a survival kit that small if it needs to include food (not even sure i could make a week of food that small, lots of pemican i guess). At that point I wouldn't even be thinking about vaping. Good luck!
  18. Train2

    Train2 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 11, 2013
    CA, USA
    Cool plan.
    The missing spec is your personal depletion of the Mah. That's going to vary based on everything from your coils to your vape style...
    Previous post mentioned it, but looks like you are "cutting it close" with both battery storage and juice.
    Might be fun to test out a solar thing - fabric style, outside your pack, charging one of the storage devices while you hike - that'd be cool.
  19. Ipster

    Ipster Super Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Absolutely grandmato5 hit it perfectly! You've got a month to 1)get your gear=vapemail 2)sort out 6-7 days worth of gear+ +_YES allow for the possible accident to happen with atleast 1 extra days worth of supply 3)give it a sincere/honest 6-7 day try out. Take notes, figure what could happen, and practice uneven surfaces and simulated packing endurance for the perishables. dont forget any other factors if needed like "dry bags' if near forth. All the best! I'd love to see your final solutions, so others could benefit from your valuable experiences.
  20. degnr8

    degnr8 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 29, 2009
    The power banks only put out 1a sp this wouldn't work with what he ordered
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