Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Central Coast, CA
Bikes: Surly LHT, Specialized Rockhopper, Nashbar Touring (old), Specialized Stumpjumper (older), Nishiki Tourer (model unknown)
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I look for tables at restaurants close to the wall where there's an outlet. No one has so far said no when I asked if I could charge something. In campgrounds I've gone to the full-hookup sites, found a vacant one, and plugged into the post for 30-60 minutes.
A campground in Idaho had no outlets in the bathrooms, but they had a covered picnic area, and I found outlets on the support posts that were live.
I've also charged in bathrooms where there is often an outlet for electric shavers. I'm nervous about that though and like to watch my device. 15 minutes plugged in will do a lot. I don't use my phone much - only to make outgoing calls, and then I turn it off. My mp3 player will play for 3 or 4 days on a charge at the rate I use it.
For my flashlight, camera, and this year my gps, I use batteries.