Solar Power for Your Bug Out Bag

You will likely want to take small electronic devices with you in the event you have to get out of Dodge. Things like an AM/FM radio, cell phone, flashlight, and a GPS unit would come in handy. Have you considered the possibility of using solar power for your bug out bag devices?

“Backwoods Home Magazine” for July/August, 2016 (Issue #160), includes an article to give you guidance on keeping your electronics powered up. Here’s an exerpt. Click the link below to read the whole thing.

Power your bug-out bag

By Jeff Yago, P.E., CEM

More and more people are starting to see the advantage of having a bug-out bag for each member of their family. Normally these bags are kept in a closet near the front door with everyone instructed to grab theirs if forced to evacuate due to an approaching forest fire, tornado, chemical spill, or other disaster. Most preppers will also keep an additional bug-out bag in each car or truck in case disaster strikes while they are away at work or school.

There are numerous articles and books describing what each bug-out bag should contain so I will not repeat that advice here. I will point out, however, that a bug-out bag is not a camping backpack designed to hold a tent and a week’s supply of food. The main purpose of any bug-out bag is to contain just enough emergency supplies and equipment to evacuate from where you are to a safer location when disaster hits. A bug-out bag for someone living or working in a city might include a fold-up dust mask, loud whistle, Bic lighter, thermal rain sheet, and universal tool; while a camping backpack may not include any of these emergency items.

Read the whole article here:

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine. (541)247-8900.

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Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.