Are you prepared to last through a temporary disruption of electricity, water, food or fuel? Crazy weather in the future could cause the power to fail for a short or uncertain amount of time. Water could become tainted and come under a boil alert. This just happened in Detroit when a water system failed and a large area was put under a boil alert because air got into the water.
The federal government recommends everyone be prepared to last for 72 hours in an emergency such as flooding, tornado, severe storms, blizzards, a pandemic and there are scores more situations that could cause you problems. Want to see all the different things that you need to prepare for. Click Here
We recommend that you have the following products on hand to deal with power outages and other situations. We have all these products and depend on them in emergencies. In fact, we recently lost power for about 6 hours and pulled out some of these to get through it.
Following our links will not cost you any more but will pass a few pennies our way to help keep the Outhouses of America Tour going. Take a look below.
- Amazon Prime
- Amazon Home Services
- Power and Lighting
- Water Purification Products
- Cooking and Boiling Water
- JetBoil Fuel
- Loveable Loo Information
First of all, we recommend joining Amazon Prime. Not only will you get free 2-Day shipping on most products, there are many other benefits including unlimited photo storage in the cloud. You will never have to worry about your digital pictures being lost when a computer fails or phone is lost.
Amazon Home Services
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Next, we recommend cheap, dependable lighting by using products that utilize AA Eneloop Rechargeable batteries. Here are links to the lighting products, AA Eneloop batteries and the quick charger we use:
Power and Lighting
We recommend you use Eneloop AA or AAA Rechargeable batteries. Buy at least 16 of each and use them in all your AA and AAA Battery devices. Try to buy radios and other gear that use AA or AAA batteries. It’s very easy to recharge AA or AAA batteries from your battery bank with the charger we have listed below.
This charger is so good that I bought 2 of them. Remember this saying in preparedness:
2 is 1 and 1 is NONE
Lighting – Imagine this: You don’t have power and you need to walk around in your house. I own AT LEAST five (5) of these great headlamps powered by AAA batteries. They are also great for working on cars, especially when you are under the car or truck.
If you bought the batteries above, buy some of these to store them in. No more batteries rolling around and they work great carrying batteries when you travel. They hold AA and AAA batteries. Like I said above, I own at least 5 of these great products.
Buy several of these plugs. You can plug them back to back at the end of an extension cord (way better than power strips) and carry some in your suitcase when traveling. They work great in hotel rooms!
Did you know that you have a $20,000 plus generator in your garage? Yes, you do. Using the cables below or a set of jumper cables, you can connect this inverter to your car battery and then run an extension cord into the house to power your refrigerator, freezer and a bunch of lights. Run the car for 10 minutes every half hour to keep the battery charged. You can also connect it to a deep cycle battery (or two in parallel) to power lights in the house. Batteries alone will not provide power for very long to a refrigerator or freezer so use it hooked to your car battery for that.
These are heavy duty and are designed to connect between deep cycle batteries and your inverter.
This lantern is powered by 3 D Cell batteries. It runs a LONG time on 3 D Cells. Buy a sleeve of 10 or 12 D Cells and you will have a nice light for when the power goes out due to a storm.
I own and depend on this AM/FM/Short Wave radio. It uses 3 of the AA Eneloop batteries and it runs a LONG time on them as well.
Water Purification Products
One of the best water filters around for hiking, camping and water emergencies. This water filter is built to last a lifetime.
This is my backup to the above water filter. It is a bit cheaper but filters just as good.
I keep one of these in every vehicle I drive as well as in every backpack as a backup. You could actually suck water out of a mud puddle and clean water would enter your mouth. These are a must have item in case of an emergency.
This is very portable and will sterilize water in about 2 minutes. It works but uses power. My preference is one other other filters above.
This is the best you can buy for home use. In fact, use it ALL the time; even with city water. It will get everything out and give you pure water.
Carry one of these in every vehicle you own. This and a life straw or Katydyn water filter will provide you water in any emergency.
Cooking and Boiling Water
I have owned and used one of these for over 5 years. It is dependable and easy to use. I use it when camping, backpacking and hunting. One small butane container can fit inside or you can buy larger butane fuel containers that last a long time.
I carry one of these inside my Jetboil but use the larger size below since price wise, the larger container is cheaper.
I buy a lot of these and store them for emergencies. I carry one with me when I go hunting because it lasts forever!
We recommend the Loveable Loo “Collection Device” for your Outhouse
More information can be found by looking at our Loveable Loo page.
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