Emergency Essentials offers three little products in their catalog that will solve one of the most consistent problems we'll encounter in a SHTF scenario, namely how to charge batteries, cell phones, ipods, etc. if the grid goes down. Here's your answer: Goal Zero makes an entire line of portable power paks, AND the solar panel support for these systems.
Goal Zero started as a company building power and inverter products to meet the needs of missionaries in Africa and other Third World locations. The company has seen such success from their small beginnings that they are becoming a household word among off-grid, Prepper types.
|Nomad 7-Watt Portable Solar Panel|
We also run AA on our red dot sights, backup radios, walkie-talkies, and other appliances. So just how does the Nomad portable solar panel fit into our equation? Well, with four batteries in the charging unit in the Guide 10 Power Pack, and a sunny day, we can recharge those four batteries in about 2 hours. The entire unit will fit in your BOB; it's completely portable, and you can use it while on the move. Just set it up on the dash in your car while driving, turn it toward the sun, and let it do it's job. Or you can attach it to the exterior of your BOB while you're walking. The 7-watt panel will charge cell phones, iPods, GPS systems, and even has a USB port.
|Guide 10 Power Pack|
|Luna LED Light|
Bottom line---we love our mini power pack and solar panel, and have no problem recommending Goal Zero's products. One more benefit: their customer service was superb when we were shorted a battery in our order. That's worth a lot in my book!
Psalm 113:3 "From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised."