18 Comments on "SHTF – Quick Tip: batteries!"

  1. @miguelsotoseudonimo … We just bought one of those 45 watt solar set ups from Harbor Freight. We still need a deep cycle battery to set it all up. Were working on it, step by step 🙂

  2. miguelsotoseudonimo | August 25, 2010 at 2:39 am |

    You may know, but if you keep a bigger power storage device (car battery or even a deep cycle one, charged with solar, why not) you can use it to run different devices including your rechargers (also at night). Plug an appliance to an inverter and plug it to a car lighter socket with crocodile clamps to your battery. For big applicances you need higher watt inverters and it’s costly, but keeping big batteries charged gives you more options and peace of mind. Depends on your needs of course 🙂

  3. @astrialkil … If that boogie man or even the sand man comes around my place, watch out! I just hope that if my grandkids are with me they don’t lose a tooth. If that toothfairy trips my alarm… she’s toast too! LOL

  4. Dam blow our ear drums out! Scare the boogie man sneaking around your camp to death.

  5. @katzcradul … I bought it a while back, but I think it was Family Dollar. We also have Dollar General, but I really think it was Family Dollar. Sorry, it’s been a good 5-6 months ago. As I age, my memory is fading 🙂

  6. Good video. At which dollar store did you buy your alarm?

  7. @woohog1 Great to know, Thanks!

  8. @watuwaitn4 im fairly certain that NICaD batteries dont, but for example any of my drill or power tool batteries, I tie a string around them and make sure they are all the way rundown b4 charging them up again. Same thing w/ my cell phone, I have to let it die b4 charging it.

  9. @woohog1 … I’ve heard that about some batteries. I’ve also heard that some rechargeables don’t do that. I wonder if it is all rechargeables or only certain types? My video and camera batteries don’t seem to have this problem. Good point. Does anyone know if all rechargeables do this?

  10. one thing I have always heard about rechargeable batteries is that you should let them drain completely before recharging otherwise the battery will develop a false charge. Meaning it wont always have a full charge and can develop only about a half charge.

  11. @faranglaw … I can’t believe I didn’t think of that. I guess it is because I don’t wear one, but I remember my Dad had one of those for years. Like they say… old is better. I think things just lasted longer and were better built back then. Thanks for the comment 🙂

  12. very good battery tips… about watch batteries, your right most watch batteries go flat after a year or so, that why I wear a Seiko 5 Automatic (no batteries needed..EVER)
    The one I’m wearing now is a vintage 1974 model and keeps almost perfect time and has day/date window so when TSHTF I’ll know what day it is 😉

  13. @12fitzgerald … Haven’t seen them yet, but I’ll keep my eyes open. Thanks!

  14. @akaalbany … sent a reply earlier, but I guess it didn’t go through. Anyway, thanks for the craft store idea. I wouldn’t have thought to look there for batteries and they seem alot cheaper than I found. Thanks 🙂

  15. 12fitzgerald | August 25, 2010 at 9:15 am |

    rayovac sells solar rechargable flash lites at wally world.at 3.88 each with key chain,very briteand long lastingcheck them outi love them….over and out from the northcoast of america……

  16. @MrJohn196741 … Thanks for watching 🙂

  17. MrJohn196741 | August 25, 2010 at 10:16 am |

    good job keep up the good work

  18. We stock up on the batteries at holiday time we only buy things that AA and AAA Oh my I have the solar Christmas driveway markers I They take double A’s Great Idea!! Thanks! CR2016 Batteries come in six packs for 1.99 in most craft stores. We have Christmas music boxes that take them. Hope that helps They also have some watch size batteries and if you have an older person in your group dont forget hearing aid batteries.

Comments are closed.