Tweeting and Adventuring – Powermonkey Explorer Giveaway

I am often asked whilst I am out hiking the mountains for days on end… “How do you manage to tweet all the time, especially when you are not near a plug socket for your phone”?

Tweeting and Adventuring - Powermonkey Explorer GiveawayWell, yes I do hike and tweet, and yes, when camping along for days I do not have the customary ability to charge from the wall. The answer? I always travel with my Powermonkey Explorer. With the solar panel attached to my rucksack and a little robust pack being charged as I hike in the daylight. Ready to charge my phone and other devices when I wish.

I was very kindly invited by Diana (@adamsconsulting) of the great bitrebels site to write an article on the gadget. If you want a detailed rundown on the Powermonkey and how I use it please read here > The Ultimate Power To Hike and Tweet.

Now then, would you like to get your hands on one for free? I have a brand new boxed Powermonkey Explorer with very kind thanks to (Twitter: @Powermonkeys) and if you want a chance to own it all you need to do is add a comment below stating where in the wilderness you would love to get out and use it 🙂 The winner will be picked totally at random on on Sunday 24 April 2011 at 7 pm GMT. Please make contact details easy.

Tweeting and Adventuring - Powermonkey Explorer Giveaway

This competition is now closed. At 7 pm 24 April 2011  Comments at the time numbered 1 – 20 (1 per person) Random.Org gave the number 3 (see below)

Tweeting and Adventuring - Powermonkey Explorer Giveaway

Congratulations Joyce Cherrier. Will post soonest 🙂

Written by Paul Steele

Paul is the founder and Editor of BaldHiker. An avid hiker and trekker. Never liking to sit still and always seeking new Travels and adventures in Britain and around the world. Sharing personal views and stories here and tweeting live via @paul_steele


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  1. Hi paul, this would be good for those tweets or updates when kayaking or hiking around sunny Guernsey #LoveGuernsey

  2. Powermonkey? I never heard of it but since you're putting in on your blog heck I would love to use it everywhere I go. This tool could be very useful for traveler, researcher, and also field worker like me. I would love to use it around my country Indonesia which electricity distribution for several island still bad. Some areas and teritory need to be explore but it could be a problem if your GPS and other device running out of power. Thanks!

  3. I do a lot of events for Charity. All my training is outdoors, and often away from powersockets. This would be vital for me staying safe & in touch with all using my android phone. Plus giving live updates/tracking whilst doings an event. perfect piece of kit!

  4. I would LOVE to get out and use the AWESOME powermonkey from the top of MT Lafayette where I could share its invigorating beauty with the world! Please pick me, it will be put to good use!

  5. Hey Paul,

    I'm hoping to head to the Himalayas later this year and that Powermonkey Explorer sure would be a welcome addition to my gear. It sure looks like a solid piece of equipment!

    Happy trails 🙂

  6. Hey Paul – thanks for posting this. I'm a fellow bald backpacker (named Paul – what a coincidence!) This looks like a great tool to have in my flashpacker inventory! Having a Powermonkey Explorer would have helped when I was on the Tongariro Crossing in New Zealand last year, and it will really help when I'm on a longboat, chugging up the Sungai Tembeling in the Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia soon.
    I'm excited at the prospect of winning one and reporting back how cool it is.

    Thanks for putting this together.

  7. I have been doing the Yorkshire three peaks with a dead iPhone (which is pretty bad for a twitter-addict like me…. LOL) And i'm about to do The 3 County Tops Mountain Challenge in aid of Royal Manchester Children's Hospital in July this year and on to climbing the Himalayas next year…. The PowerMonkey would be a great help to keep my iPhone fully charged so i can climb, suffer and tweet at the same time 🙂

  8. I would love to get out and use the Powermonkey Explorer hiking locally in the Gatineaus. What a great gadget!



  9. We are doing the Mongol Rally this year and will be in some pretty remote places. This will definitely come in handy in the middle of Kazakhstan or Uzebiksan or Mongolia or Russia.

  10. I am biking to Leh , Ladakh during the summers. One of the world toughest road journeys , i shall be riding the world's highest motorable road and will also go through several passes. Following this i shall also be driving right up to the Indo-China border. Expected to be the adventure of a lifetime 🙂 I sure could do with one of these solar chargers !

  11. I'd love to tweet from Mount Magazine, the highest point in Arkansas. It'd also be cool to tweet from the banks of the mighty Mississippi in Memphis, Tennessee.

  12. Great piece, Paul. I spent many formative years in the Adirondacks, and had been out of commission till recently when I finally had a hip replacement. Back in action now and it feels wonderful to be hiking again in the mountains that I love. Would enjoy sharing these experiences in real time the way you do, and the powermonkey sounds like just the thing. Thanks for getting it on my radar! All the best, Walt

  13. I want to be a PowerMonkey in my own backyard. While exploring and hiking in the the Colorado Rockies as well as on my trip to Nepal next year. Thanks for the great info.

  14. Hi Paul, I would like to continue to tweet and email when i go to mongolia later in the year and a powermonkey would be just the ticket. Hope to catch up soon. cheers

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