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TWO WEEKS OFF GRID – DAY 12

Day 12. The question for today is, “What do you need to feel “Normal” in an emergency and how much does “Normal” cost”?

We all have different capacities of how much shortage and or suffering we can deal with. I’m going to give you my basic list of what my wife and I need to […]

TWO WEEKS OFF GRID – DAY 3

Day 3. I feel like I have caught up on retrieving and setting up gear and supplies so today I’m going to try to take it a little easier and even do a little yard work. Collecting gear and remembering where you stored all your preps is not as easy as it might seem. I’m […]

TWO WEEKS OFF GRID – DAY 1

It’s the first day of our trial 2-week preparedness test. Not many surprises. The biggest surprise was that our 2000 watt modified sine inverter would not run the microwave on a test run. I don’t think we would have used it all that often because it is such a big power hungry appliance but it […]

EMERGENCY POWER FOR UNDER $25

There are many small electronic items that can be run off of a 12 volt battery. If you have a car, you can use the car battery in an emergency as a charging station. Here is a list of some things you could recharge from a car battery.

Cell Phone I-pod Battery Charger […]

LEAD-ACID BATTERY BANKS

If you haven’t read LEAD-ACID BATTERIES 101, please click on the link and read it. It contains a lot of great information and it lays the ground-work for understanding other lead-acid battery topics.

Battery Banks

There are many reasons you would want to connect two or more batteries together. You can increase Voltage or increase […]

LEAD-ACID BATTERIES 101

Lead-Acid Batteries were invented in1859 by a French physicist. They are the oldest type of rechargeable battery. They are the most popular starting (car) and marine battery worldwide because of their inexpensive cost compared to their electrical output.

Lead-Acid Batteries come in many voltage and cell configurations but this article will mostly be concerned with […]

RECHARGING ALKALINE BATTERIES

I read about a battery charger that is supposed to recharge Non-rechargeable Alkaline batteries, something I thought couldn’t or shouldn’t be done.

I have a great rechargeable battery set-up that includes Ni-MH batteries and a “Smart Charger”. So why would I want to worry about what up until now has been “use once then throw […]