This is the solar setup I have decided to implement. The solar panels are perhaps the most important, since you need a durable, well made item which is going to quickly charge your batteries and/or powered component. I did a great deal of research and testing and finally decided on the All-Powers 18W solar charger. I also went ahead and placed all my recharging kit inside a durable zipper bag, keeping it organized and protected. The components are: AP Solar Charger (with built in 6000 mAh battery) USB battery charger Sentey USB Power Bank 6000mAh Aweek USB charger for Baofeng UV5R Gomadic Charge Cable for Motorola iDen Your Choice of AA/AAA Batteries Cumberland Concepts Zipper Bag (buy from Wal-Mart in the school section also) You may trade out items for your own preferred ones, since this is only my choice based on my own preferences and research. The portable solar kit should consist of a rock solid solar charger, a charge component for your items you intend to use, and a sturdy container to store and carry them. Total weight of the solar panel is touch over 1 lb. (18 1/2 oz.), and the total weight of the charge kit in the bag is 14 1/2 oz., just under 1 lb. In total, the complete kit weighs 2 lb, 1 oz. --not bad at all. My weighing is a bit on the heavy side, so your exact weight may vary slightly. Specs for the size of the solar charge panel: Folded-- 232 x 160 x 13mm/ 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.51inch (Size as notebook) Opened-- 800 x 232 x 1mm/31.5 x 9.1 x 0.04inch. I keep the batteries and the power bank in a separate, small zipper bag and place this inside the large zipper bag so I can find it easily and keep my charged components separated. The solar charger has a control docking port with a red LED indicator, two USB charging ports, and a USB to mini USB cable. Above, you will see the solar panel laid out in the sun, and then fully closed and rested atop the kit packed inside the zipper bag. This is the full kit, as described. The Lingsfire USB AA/AAA battery charger. Fast, reliable charging with no overheating of the batteries. Built very well, and is easy to use. Blinking red lights indicate it is charging, and green lights indicate when complete. The Baofeng USB charger with cigarette adapter plug. Simple, versatile, useful. The Sentey USB power bank and batteries (field tested Rayovac). Quickly charges your components, and the indicator lights show you its charge state when activated. Small, light, sturdy. Packed up and ready to go. A complete list of all items (radios, flashlight, etc.) and the solar equipment can be viewed at this Amazon wishlist.