The great outdoors are a source of endless fascination and wonder — and endless challenges.
If you’ve ever gone tent camping in a primitive camping site without electricity, then you’ve likely encountered many obstacles along the way.
Here are just a few ways WigL could take care of those obstacles for you!
Get Ready, Get Set…
If you’ve ever gone camping, especially for an extended period of time, then you likely know that the preparation work and setup can consume much more time than you expected.
Nothing is worse than pulling out your camping gear and finding out that somewhere in the time since you used it last season, a battery burst and leaked acid all over your gear.
Battery acid is extremely corrosive and challenging to clean up. If you had battery-free devices receiving power through WigL’s broadcasting methods, you’d never have to worry about batteries destroying your gear again.
Once you’re packed and at the site, the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of time and elbow grease inflating an air mattress.
Sure, you could use a slow, noisy pump that plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter. But if you have an air compressor outfitted with WigL tech, cordless setup of inflatable air mattresses becomes a quick and easy task. This could come in handy later if you plan to do any inflatable rafting or kayaking as well.
Shedding Some Light
The right light for campsite activities, exploring or potential warding off inquisitive wildlife is a crucial part of any camping venture. Unfortunately, flashlights are still dramatically limited by battery life.
You can usually expect a set of batteries in even the most quality flashlights to top out at 24 hours maximum. Many standard flashlights will burn out in more like 8. This could leave you in a bind if you’re hiking and the battery blinks out.
WigL power could charge your flashlight wirelessly, sending from the nearest transmitter to a receiver installed on the shaft.
Turn Up the Heat
There’s a strong likelihood that if you’ve gone camping in the fall or early spring, you’ve dealt with some unexpectedly chilly nights.
Even if you thought you packed warm enough, sleeping bag ratings can be inconsistent and unpredictable, leaving you shivering instead of sleeping. You can’t exactly bring a campfire into your tent, and even the safest space heaters usually need an outlet.
Here’s where WigL comes in. Devices could be powered up remotely to provide emergency heat. Sleeping bag warmers already exist, using a similar chemical reaction to HotHands, but a WigL-powered warmer wouldn’t rely on chemicals that wear out or risk spilling.
Dinner Is Served
Although there’s nothing quite like cooking over an open fire, sometimes you just need to supplement. Whether it’s finicky flames or a rain shower that forces you to cook in shelter, many campers opt for propane cook stoves for backup food preparation.
Unfortunately, the cost of propane and similar fuels is rising– and fast. Over the last year, the cost of cooking fuel has risen by around half. That’s not good news if you’re camping on a budget. Plus, propane always carries the risk of spilling and flammability.
WigL has the potential to wirelessly power heating elements that remove costly, hazardous fueling methods. With an electric burner outfitted with a WigL power receiver, you would never be stuck eating cold, canned beans again.