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Survival Packs For Pokémon Go

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Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm and, along the way, users have made new friends and enemies, but most importantly of all, it has united players of all races, ages, and genders to a shared dream of becoming a Pokémon Master. Plenty of players are seizing the opportunity to cash in on Pokémon-related services and goods, and some have turned to the dark side, becoming as devious as Team Rocket; however, others travel through the roads and seas, spreading goodwill and joy. Before you leave Pallet town in search of your own adventure, make sure you’re prepared for the journey so your mom won’t worry. Here are a few things you’ll need for the road ahead

A backpack

Kensington LS150 Laptop Backpack

A backpack is essential to your journey because it will hold everything from your Pokéballs to your Potions. Do you remember Ash without a backpack in the game? Of course not. Prepare yourself for whatever and wherever your adventure takes you. Take the Kensington LS150 Laptop Backpack, for example. It has a simple and clean design so you can customize it easily to your preferences. Add stickers, pins, and even draw on it as you’d like. It also comes in Valor and Mystic so you can flaunt your team colors. As for Team Instinct players, I’m sorry to let you down. You’ll have to make do with another backpack; however, adding a splash of yellow to the black version isn’t that bad, either. Aside from the handy front quick-access pockets and stretch side slip pockets, this backpack can hold laptops and tablets up to 15.6" and 10" respectively. That means you can unwind at your nearest coffee shop or Pokéstop to recharge your devices and browse through your favorite Pokémon forums. If it’s been tagged by a lure, even better!

Portable battery pack

ASUS ZenPower 10050mAh Portable Battery Pack

Most of you that play already know that Pokémon Go is a giant battery drain. It consumes as much power as Google Chrome consumes RAM. Therefore, keep your devices powered with the ASUS ZenPower 10,050 mAh Portable Battery Pack. With 10,050 mAh of charging power, you’ll be able to charge most phones two to three times over, so you can stay out longer. It’s also available in a variety of colors in case you need all your accessories to match. The best part about this battery pack, though, is its small size and 2.4 A power output. It only has one USB port, but it can charge a phone as fast as some wall chargers without you being tethered to an outlet. Enabling battery-saver mode may help a bit, but there’s no better alternative than having extra power on hand wherever you go. Think of these as small, metallic Pikachus with which you can’t interact, but will keep your phone charged. Get one, two, or even three and become a human mobile charging station and help out other Pokémon trainers in need.

Charging cables

ORCA 3-in-1 Power Cable

Obviously, with a power pack, you’ll need a charging cable. Luckily, you can use whatever cable you have lying around that you’re already using for your phone. If you happen to be the Santa Claus of power, though, check out the ORCA 3-in-1 Cable and the Xuma Lightning/micro-USB Combo Cable. Both of these cables feature multiple connectors of varying interfaces so you can share your power not only with other people, but also with varying devices. If you happen to be using someone else’s power, pay it forward and drop a lure.

Wall charger

Ventev Innovations wallport R2240 USB Wall Charger

If you finally run out of juice, take this time to cool off and recharge your devices. The Ventev Innovations 2-Port USB Charger is a good choice, since it has two ports capable of delivering 2.4 A of power each. This mean you can quickly charge your phone and your battery pack simultaneously. The prongs also fold away for easy storage and better handling. Should you be carrying multiple battery packs, consider getting a wall charger with more ports; however, be sure to note its total power output as well as its output per port.

Protection

All Terrain Terra Sport Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30+

Charizard’s flamethrower is no joke, and the sun’s rays aren’t either. Ash may be fireproof but, we, on the other hand, will need some protection. It doesn’t matter what type of sunscreen you get. Just make sure you have some before venturing out or you’ll end up as red as Mr.Krabs. A sunscreen with an SPF 30 rating should be enough for most people. On the same note, consider adding a first aid kit to your pack. You never know what you’ll run into on your journey and it could also help out others in a pinch. The Adventure Medical First Aid Kit is a small and lightweight kit designed for one person. It contains only items for small accidents such as cuts, scrapes, and bites, so if anything serious happens, be sure to call for help. Additionally, throw a few other things into the kit, such as Neosporin, Benadryl, an EpiPen, and whatever else can come in handy.

Water and food

Klean Kanteen Classic 27 oz Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Sport Cap

Unless you’re a robot, you’re going to need water and food on your journey. You don’t want to spend hours in the heat catching Pokémon and end up dehydrated or with heatstroke. There have already been a few instances posted on message boards, so it’s imperative that you put your health first before your virtual Pokémon. Grab a water bottle, preferably one with insulation so your drink stays cool, in a size that you’re comfortable carrying around. Anything too bulky and it becomes tiresome to carry, and anything too small will leave you unsatisfied. It’s also important to bring some snacks along. I mean, who doesn’t love snacks? Pack a few energy bars, fruit, chips, and whatever else is easily portable. When your stomach starts growling, you’ll be glad you brought something to much on. Final warning! Don’t neglect your health just to catch Pokémon! (Unless it’s a Dragonite, then maybe.)

Chair and a flashlight

GCI Outdoor PICO Telescoping Arm Director's Chair

Okay, so not everyone will want to bring a chair with them while catching Pokémon, but the GCI Outdoor PICO Director’s Chair folds up easily, letting you carry it around like a shoulder bag. There are plenty of alternatives, but here’s why you might want to consider bringing a chair with you: Have you seen the number of people at popular Pokéstops (especially, and usually ones who have two or three overlapping)? The benches are packed, the grass is covered with picnic blankets, and even the steps are occupied. Get a portable chair, sit back and relax, and catch Pokémon. For those of you who are night owls or searching for nocturnal Pokémon (sorry, there’s no such thing… yet), carry a flashlight with you to ward off the dangers in the night. The Vulta Hurricane flashlight is small enough to easily fit in your bag, and even comes with a holster and lanyard.

Intex Challenger K2 2-Person Inflatable Kayak

We’ve covered quite a number of items already, and your backpack seems much heavier than when we first started. Hopefully, by now you’ve accumulated Pokémon strong enough to take on gyms with the help of your pack. Speaking of gyms, some are located in really strange spots, such as in the middle of a lake. Good thing we’ve got kayaks, so if you’re really dedicated, you can definitely do it. Stay safe, good luck, and happy hunting.

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nice! if this were to be a real pokemon trainer like ash then I would consider for those of you out there carry a extra food, water and shelter and also if you can try thru hiking or backpacking for more real pokemon experience!!!

Oh come on now! Pokepacks?!?! You can't be serious!?!?!?!

Why not?? Gotta catch em' all!!

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