Note: We created this post when we were doing road shows for Goal Zero at Costcos throughout the country. This unique sales gig funded the first few years of our full-time travel as Martin stepped away from his law practice, and was a great way for us to educate folks about portable power for travel, camping, cabins, hiking and emergencies. You can still shop our online store but the Goal Zero road show program through Costco ended in early 2018.
Our travels have brought us to the revelation that we love living on the road, exploring new areas and meeting cool people along the way. To make that dream a sustainable one, we teamed up with Goal Zero’s solar energy line of products to teach people all over the country about the benefits of going solar.
Plug into the sun. Several times a year, we visit a different Costco throughout the country, educating members about the portable & sustainable power packs and solar panels available through Goal Zero. Goal Zero didn’t invent solar power, but they certainly led the way in making off-grid energy available to anyone wishing to power Anything. Anywhere. Solar is:
– Fuel-Free… and therefore FREE to use
– Environmentally Friendly
Try saying that about your noisy, gas-guzzling Honda generator…Having already been enthusiastic fans of Goal Zero, the opportunity to represent their brand on the road was a perfect match. We use Goal Zero to keep our devices charged when we’re living off the grid for extended periods of time, but also just for simple back-up power when we’re out hiking or urban exploring. Why might you need portable power?
- Emergency Preparedness – ensure you have the necessities (light, communication, maybe even a CPAP) in case of a power outage
- Camping – run lights and keep your devices powered up
- Tailgating – run TV’s micro-fridges, and more
- Photography – keep your equipment running in the backcountry
Why purchase Goal Zero from Costco? Simple:
- No doubt about it, Costco has negotiated the best prices. You won’t find Goal Zero portable power packs, solar panels, or emergency flashlights cheaper ANYWHERE (even better than our employee discount).
- Besides steep discounts off the regular retail price, you can count on Costco’s generous no-questions-asked warranty and return policy for one full year. Try it, use it, bring it back to any Costco if you’re dissatisfied for any reason.
Why Goal Zero?
Put simply, their company culture and mindset is one we immediately resonate with: