Category Archives: electronics

Charging and Maintaining Sealed Lead Acid Batteries

In my preps I have some sealed lead acid batteries, both 100 amp gel cells and some 7.5 amp batteries made into 12-volt battery packs.  See my old post A Simple 12 Volt Battery Pack., each pack contains two 7.5 amp 12 … Continue reading

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Thermal Imaging Devices, Pro’s and Con’s

A few months ago, I posted an article on hiding from thermal imaging devices, since then I learned a bit more about them.  So I decided to post a second article with some new information.  I see a number of … Continue reading

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Desiccant Packs, What They are and Why You Need Them

I live in a fairly dry climate and have not had problems with preps rusting from the humidity.  However, I know that it is a big problem in parts of this country that are subject to high humidity, so I … Continue reading

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Every Prepper Needs a Battery Tester

My wife will tell you I am cheap, I try to drag the last ounce of life out of everything.  We use a lot of Eneloop rechargeable batteries, but because of the number of alkaline batteries we have had in … Continue reading

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My Trip to Utah and Visits with Suppliers of Preparedness Products

This last week or so I have been traveling in Utah to visit family.  While there, I was able to visit four different companies that deal in preparedness products.  I dropped in on all four companies without any notice to … Continue reading

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A Good Portable Solar Charger, the New Goal Zero Nomad 7

I have both the older Goal Zero Nomad 7 and the new Nomad 7 solar panels.  The new one has some improvements over the older panel.  These are a lightweight portable solar panel designed to charge batteries, cell phone and … Continue reading

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Small Solar Systems are Easy to Make

A small solar system designed to power lights and possibly your refrigerator for an emergency is easy to build.  It is something that you can do yourself without a lot of training. If you have read yesterdays post, you know … Continue reading

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Storing Information on Computers for After TEOTWAWKI

The other day I was talking to some friends about storing information.  Much to my surprise even though they are preppers, they still store a lot of information on computers, without paper copies.  Granted they do have extra laptops and … Continue reading

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Protect Your Internet Communications With the Tor Project

The whole situation with the NSA and internet surveillance is a major invasion of our privacy.  I know some people say if you are not doing anything wrong, it shouldn’t bother you.  My attitude, I do many things in the … Continue reading

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Emergency Weather Alert Radios

Two years ago this month I posted a blog on emergency radios; a lot of this information is a repeat of what I discussed then.  As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog you need a radio that is NOAA equipped.  After … Continue reading

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