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A battery charger

General Stores are Great for Preppers

Being a well rounded prepper means more than food, water and shelter. Many of those additional items are available at our local general store.
Tenergy 18650 batteries

I Don’t Want to Live in the “Dark Ages”

In a grid-down situation, how long will your batteries last? Do you have a way to recharge them? You need a way to fight the dark.
A modem pack in various stages of disassembly to recover the 18650 batteries inside.

Buying Cheap Used/Recovered 18650 Batteries for My Survival Stash

What is best for the prepper: Brand new 18650 batteries for $10 each or recovering used or surplus batteries for a fraction of that price?
My NiteCore HC90 headlamp.

Why Every Prepper Should have a Headlamp (or Three)

Flashlights are handy, and I carry one as part of my EDC, but headlamps allow you to go hand-free which is important when you have chores to do in the dark.
Various batteries waiting on my bathroom sink to be charged

Prepper Diary January 28: Time to Charge the Batteries

A search through our stock of radios leads to a marathon battery recharging session.
examples of CR123s and 18650 batteries

The Best Batteries for Preppers

When the power goes out, either for a few hours or forever, most of us reach for a battery powered device. Here's our advice for the best batteries for preppers
The LED Light (on right) is brighter than the incandescent bulb lantern

LEDs: The Prepper’s Bright Little Friend

In a TEOTWAWKI situation, you’ll need bright, efficient, robust lighting. LED lights are the answer.

Day 10 of Quarantine: Quiet on the Home Front

After 10 days, we have adjusted to our life in quarantine and settled into a routine. We’ve adapted to being home full time and are getting along well. We’ve determined that it is important to have goals and to schedule at least one activity or chore per day.

Coughing on Day 4 of Quarantine

This morning, the New York Times chart showed 4,482 known coronavirus infections in the U.S., a jump of 880, bring us back down to a 24 percent increase. Deaths jumped from 66 to 86, an increase of 30 percent.