I try to keep all my batteries, cables and chargers together in one place. This way I don’t forget anything and charging everything is easier and quicker. The power strip is a plus when AC outlets are far and few between, like in hotel rooms.
Part of me is embarrassed to show you this picture because, admittedly, it is a little over the top. Another part thinks I need to redo it to make it better and cleaner. Never satisfied, right? The rest of me thinks, who cares what anybody else thinks because this works. Just pull it out of the bag, attach all the devices, plug it in and wait for green lights. Regular readers and people that know me will say that is so Wade and they are right, it is. I still adhere to the old military adage of the 7 Ps of success (Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance…and Push-ups if you play football for me). Although, I actually like the original British Army version too which is Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.
I won’t say that the modern outdoorsman relies on a bunch of battery operated devices because I think that we should all be proficient without them but the reality is that they have become part of our kit and they require attention to work. iCom two way radios, Garmin GPS unit, DeLorme inReach, SPOT Global Phone, iPod, ipad Mini, iPhone, and Goal Zero Switch 8 batteries all require charging.
In addition to all that; ACR Firefly III strobe light, Surefire Fury flashlight, SPOT gen 2, Steripen water purification, laser rangefinder, and Petzl headlamps require fresh disposable batteries which I keep in the same bag with an inventory list.
In order to keep it all squared away and make sure everything makes the trip when I hit the road in a hurry, I keep all the batteries, cables, and chargers together in one Shoebox Duffel made by The Wilderness here in Phoenix.
The moral of the story? Get your shit together and keep it tight or suffer the consequences at the worst possible time.