In an emergency, power generation can mean the difference between being comfortable and sitting in the dark drinking cold instant coffee. With the ability to keep the lights on and prepare hot food, even charge your cellphone or keep the little ones entertained watching their favorite Veggie Tales DVD, you'll be better off than those who laugh at preppers.
Described as "quiet,
portable power" the Goal Zero power pack allows you to have power whether camping or going through an
outage, while avoiding the neighbor-alerting noise and choking fumes of traditional back-up generators.
These types of "humless generators" can be charged from a regular power outlet or charge using the convenient solar panel. While it won't power your whole house, it will keep the lights on and keep the refrigerator cold.
Goal Zero® has a wide variety of accessories for their solar generators, all designed to make going through a power outage a real walk in the park.
There are rechargeable batteries and then there are rechargeable batteries; meaning just because a battery says it's rechargeable, doesn't mean it is going to hold up to repeated recharging. In fact, if you are stocking up on cheap rechargeable batteries, you could quickly find your battery-operated devices dead and no life in sight.
Emergency Essentials carries the Medcell rechargeable alkaline batteries. "Med" is a reminder that these are the batteries designed specifically for high-tech medical devices and preferred for use by medical professionals for their superior and reliable performance.
Then Emergency Essentials carries the Goal Zero® line of rechargeable batteries best known as Low Self Discharge, making them ideal for long-term storage. Even after a year, you'll find they still have a charge.
Now, if you plan on using a fuel-operated generator, then you will probably also be storing a certain amount of gasoline or diesel. If so, you should already know the importance of using a fuel treatment on stored fuel.
Before the power goes out is the time to stock up on what you need to do to secure your own power generation. Do it now – but do it the right way.
Having an old noisy generator or generating power in an obvious way that can be seen by anyone can make you a target should a disaster last a long time, and other survivors will surely want to take these devices from you. So be aware of that when you buy this type of equipment – the more clandestine the better.
Everyone’s taught to keep a flashlight, batteries, and candles handy – in a place you can easily find them in the dark – in case the power goes out. If the outage only lasts a few hours or a day, this is enough to keep the lights on, but will you be able to eat and drink?
And what happens if the power grid goes down for more than a few hours or a couple of days? Be prepared for anything with these power generation solutions from Emergency Essentials.
More and more people are getting rid of their landline phones altogether and switching to strictly using cell phones. When was the last time you walked into a friend’s house or apartment and saw a landline? It’s becoming more and more rare. If you hope to communicate with the outside world, you’re going to need to be able to charge your phone.
How can you tell what’s going on outside your door if the power’s out, and the roads are iced over? At the very least, you should have a small recharger around, like the Goal Zero. It’s a USB charger for phones, flashlights, GPS, tablets, and laptops.
If you’re preparing for a longer outage, or you just want to save money on your power bill, Emergency Essentials has a few larger, solar powered chargers and generators to get you through this time without grid power. If you’re prepared, a disaster can go from an emergency to a bump in the road.
You may not be able to get online or watch TV, depending on the severity of the emergency situation, but you’ll definitely be able to call for help, talk to friends and family, and even make a hot cup of coffee and cook something for breakfast. Power generation is an essential part of preparation. Don’t get caught without it.