I bought a PowerFilm Solar charger. In the USA $99. The claim is it will charge AA batteries and Any electronics that can connect to it by USB. I tested it on my original addition IPod and it worked. When I got home tried my IPad2 no luck, tried to charge a IPhone no way. I contacted PowerFilm and they said Apples fault. This appears to be correct. It did keep my GPS powered for 10 days using the PowerFilm and 4 rechargeable batteries. http://www.powerfilmsolar.com/foldable- ... usb-aa.php
So, maybe this is away to use your phone and charge batteries. I'd hate to see TonyCC get lost.
I will test for winter use before Deep Freeze 12.