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Electrical Grid

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Electrical GridWhen the electricity stops so does the 21st Century – you instantly revert back to the days of our Civil War 1861-1865; unless you build your own electrical grid. The police can function for a while, until gas can’t be pumped into their patrol cars and backup generators, then the police ride horses and protect nearby governmental buildings. Your job is to run your own electrical grid to … Read entire article »

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Portable Solar Panels

Portable Solar Panels

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Electrical GridYou need portable solar panels to power your devices while away from base-camp. You can strap the foldable solar panels to the back of your back or pack and charge up batteries while hiking; 7 Watt output.   Then, that night, use the built in flashlight, in the power pack, to supply light or the USB connection to power cell phones or other devices.     Here is the … Read entire article »

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Goal Zero Lantern

Goal Zero Lantern

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Electrical GridI highly recommend that you buy the Goal0 Lantern since it can be charged from solar cells, 120 Volt, 12 Volt car, or the hand crank on top of the lantern. This allows you to take a dead lantern and with 5 minutes of cranking, light up the night for 30 minutes. I’ve found that it’s about 1 to 5 cranking time; crank the lantern … Read entire article »

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