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  1. Bad batch of Duracell. Leaked 6 years early.

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Never had a bad batch like this. This was in early 2019 (or earlier, hadn't looked at them for a while.)
  2. My solar power setup for my BOB....

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So as not to completely get off topic in one of Kev's threads, I'm posting my solar power stuff here. Let me know what you think. PowerFilm 10 watt solar panel Nitecore usb battery charger I can plug a usb cable or an Apple Lightning Cable right into the usb adapter the battery charger...
  3. Rechargeable batteries with saltwater

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Whether bugging in or out, if or when the generator fuel is depleted, when there isn't sufficient sunlight to feed the panels, there is an alternative low VDC recharging solution out there. I haven't purchased this kit yet, but it is on my wishlist. I'm curious if anyone has used this kit from...
  4. DIY Cheapest Solar System Anyone Can Afford

    DIY - Do It Yourself
    If You Like Saving Money Or You're Budget Is Tight, Here Is A Nice Way To Get You Up And Running On Solar Power On The Cheap. Free Solar Panels: This may take a little time but is a way to get solar panels for free. Get a hold of the Dept. Of Public Transportation and find out who is working on...
  5. lighting...

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    What are you doing to prepare in the category of lighting ? Personally I take 5 dollars a week to focus on lighting for all my locations! This week I did candles , the dollar tree has 100 hour candles , it very hard to find them or know when they are in stock but when I see them I get them...
  6. battery death alternative

    DIY - Do It Yourself
    so i have been reading about rechargeable batteries and their life spans not to mention the cost of buying enough of them for a proper battery bank for solar/wind/hydro/geothermal/etc and i realized that in a long term shtf they seem to be the weakest link in a home electrical system. so of...
  7. question about batteries and generators

    DIY - Do It Yourself
    question for you diy guys , with knowledge on storing and producing electricity I had a thought occur to me today , me and a buddy put together a junk yard generator a few years back just for the heck of it out of parts we had laying around , but we never used it for anything practical ...
  8. Flashlight Batteries - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    A friend of mine is a hardcore flashlight hobbiest and he made this series. I wanted to share it with you all because this depth of knowledge on the topic is fantastic. He also told met that if you could have any flashlight in an apocalypse, it would be the Malkoff Turn-key HA Flashlight (MD2)...
  9. Ham Radio Plan and Battery Question

    Hi All I wanted to quickly shoot through my Ham Radio plan and see what people think and/or what I am forgetting. My focus was low price and versatility, while keeping in mind I doubt I will get into the hobby much more than turning it on while working in the garage, just to listen into the...
  10. My B.O.B / Portable Solar Charger W/ PICS

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    OK Guys and Gals, Here are some PICS of what I have bought for my Solar charging kit. The idea is to make the Solar Charger as portable as possible and hopefully fit in my B.O.B. So, Here are the pics: Batteries: 2x 6V Rechargeable Lantern Batteries $18 @ Walmart Inverter: Cobra CPI...
  11. Best Flashlight for the Money?

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    I've been looking hard at the Fenix T35.I was wondering if anyone had any experience with it or one of similar size ,cost, brightness. (6",$100,860 lumens. max).thanks
  12. For Alabama residents, a tax holiday on PREPAREDNESS ITEMS!!

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  13. Lithium Chargers

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    Does anyone know of a good AA, AAA battery charger? I have some lithium 3.2V Lifepo4 AA batteries and would like to have something on hand to charge them. Thank you X
  14. Off grid calculator ...

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    If you are thinking of putting in a battery bank, adding solar panels or wind generators, wondering what sun hour exposure rating you have in your area, wondering about what size converter you need, etc., etc., etc., then this is a good resource that you may want to bookmark or subscribe to here...
  15. C cell or D cell batteries...Where have the good deals gone?

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    Hello folks, Is it just me, or are good deals on c and d cell batteries a thing of the past? I'm slowly starting to use the newer rechargables, but here I'm refering to alkaline type. I've been looking at the local store ads, and of course, online. Even in bulk, i can't seem to find good deals...
  16. Ordered some new LED Flashlights!

    Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Home Depot has a 5 LED package set for about $15. Included 3 88 lumen LED flashlights and two 10 lumen headlights. Simple, runs off of 3 AAA batteries. Figured they might work great for when the power goes out. Then I came across the 820 lumens Solarforce L2P led flashlight. Also picked up a...
  17. Do I need to increase my stockpile of batteries?

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    Thank you for reading my post. I have recently finished stocking just about three months worth of food and water for my family, I will eventually increase this up to six months. Right now I am starting to look towards some of my other categories and sub-categories of prep. One that I thought...
  18. Flashlight batteries surviving the cold

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    I know most people keep a flashlight in their cars, but how do you keep the batteries from going dead during the cold winter months? I'm making a bug in bag for my mom to keep in her van, but the flashlights will be useless if the cold weather drains the batteries. Any suggestions?
  19. What Everyone Should Know About Rechargable Batteries.

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    Have you gone to the local store and purchased a battery charger for those re-chargeable batteries you have on hand? I have, and while it sorta seems that it works, there is a lot missing from that cheapo charger. This is along the lines of what every SB member should have for their...
  20. A few storage questions

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    I was hoping some people might be able to chime in as to some questions I had regarding long term storage, hopefully I found the proper thread :) -Batteries, I try as much as possible to not rely on electronic devices, but I have a few such as flashlights, radios etc. I have all my devices...