my friend and i will be riding from vancover to SF in september and we will be mostly camping along the route. i have not found much advice/experience/beta on the interwebs about access to outlets along the way. i use rechargeable batteries at home to reduce toxic landfill issues as well as save money. I plan on bringing a small 4 AAA/AA battery charger for my camping headlamp and bike lights. also, as one of the last humans to not own a smartphone, i will be upgrading to an iphone this summer for the ease of posting pics/blogging/internet access and trip route info/maps etc. i will be needing to charge that thing too and truly have no idea how often they need charging.
so, will i find outlets at the campgrounds? or need to mooch power while shopping in a store or eating at a cafe?
are there outlets anywhere at the hiker/biker sites?
what do you do?
my buddy had a power generating hub built for him, and i am also open to building a front dynamo hub wheel and using that power to keep my phone topped off as well as recharge batteries when needed. almost seems too easy actually! i know this will also require a waterproof phone case and some additional special electronics to charge both the phone and a set of batteries.
i like shimano but haven't been able to exactly figure out the difference between the DH-S501 and the DH-3N80. i would like 36 hole and the best one. the price difference is very small and not an issue. any advice would be very appreciated.