Have the Right Battery Powered Devices When the Power Goes Out

whether you experience a local power outage because of a major storm, or the whole grid goes down, you’ll need to have the right battery powered devices when the power goes out. Jeff Yago gives us guidance in the January/February 2017 “Backwoods Home Magazine” (Issue #163).

He covers four areas of concern.

  • LED hanging lanterns
  • Battery-powered radio
  • Battery pack and solar charger
  • Digital battery charger

Find a list of recommended products and suppliers in the article as well.

An excerpt of the article follows. Click on the link below to read all of it.

Grid-down battery devices

By Jeff Yago, P.E., CEM

Most of my past articles and my just-released new book titled, Lights On, drive home the importance of having multiple battery-powered devices during an extended power outage. I also keep reminding everyone that having a generator during a power outage is great, at least until you run out of fuel. Whether you are without power from the start of a utility outage due to not owning a generator, or you are well into an extended power outage but ran out of fuel, the results will be the same unless you own battery-powered devices. There are many battery-powered devices that will make life easier and continue to operate during an extended power outage, but there are four specific battery-powered devices that everyone should have.

LED hanging lanterns

Of course lighting is our primary concern, but I am not talking about having a flashlight. A flashlight is handy to illuminate a small area directly in front of you, assuming you have batteries. However, during an extended power outage you need room-filling lights, at least in the room or rooms where most of the family will be congregating. I recommend having several of the new LED hanging lanterns.


Read the whole article here:
http://www.backwoodshome.com/grid-down-battery-devices/

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine.
http://www.backwoodshome.com (541)247-8900.

 

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.