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Out There goes Solar

This August, Out There Outdoors magazine made the shift to solar power for their Spokane office where much of each issue is created. The print edition of Out There has been around the Spokane area for nearly 15 years and is now available for free at hundreds of locations around the Northwest. “Powering a major …

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Photo of solar panels installed on the ground.

What to Know Before Installing A Home Solar System

Some think that installing solar panels on your home only makes sense if you live in Nevada or the sunny southwest. Not true. Spokane’s solar potential is enough to pay for itself, according to Jeremy Patterson of Voltric Electric, a locally owned and operated business that provides electrical contracting services and installs solar panels. If …

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Summertime Backcountry Gear: EnerPlex Kickr IV Portable Solar Charger & Jumpr Slate 5K Power Bank

On two different mountain bike trips to Bend, Oregon, in recent years, our lost-out-in-the-woods camp vibe was disrupted by a dead car battery thanks to our bad habit of playing car stereo tunes and charging phones from cigarette lighter chargers for way too long. Nothing delays a morning bike ride like having to hike down …

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