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#291866 - 03/06/19 10:05 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Taurus Offline
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Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 458
Loc: Northern Canada
I watched the latest episode of walking dead.

Reminds me I need to get a good bat and a roll of barbed wire. Even if the world doesnít end Iíll have a great conversation piece.

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#293508 - 09/19/19 08:27 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2199
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
I'm in the process of rotating my stock of tea by brewing old, mix-matched bags of tea. Each blend of iced tea will be different.

Jeanette Isabelle
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ďTrust me, this is not gonna end well!Ē ó Pleakley, Lilo & Stitch

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#293568 - 09/25/19 10:28 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: bacpacjac]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7050
Loc: southern Cal
With the arrival of the autumnal equinox and an impending winter looming, to say nothing of power shutdowns, this has been a good day to check the condition of emergency lighting and lanterns and charge up those that have lost some charge. The process will probably continue into tomorrow.

I didn't realize how many batteries I have stashed in various devices. This was brought on by a light failure in our bathroom, plunging it into darkness. I deployed a Goal Zero Mini Lantern, which functioned quite well, but I noticed that it was not at full capacity.

It is prudent to check stuff like this every now and then.
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#293569 - 09/25/19 10:51 PM Re: What did you do today to prepare? [Re: hikermor]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5227
Loc: SOCAL
Agree. However, since my little solar panel experiment Iíve been a lot less worried about maintaining charge in little things because now I know they can all be charged off-grid.

That said, besides the backpack-able solar panels, I needed a few power banks for the experimentís test and they (one Anker PowerCore 20,000 mAh and two 10,000 mAh) are now included in various kits. A Goal Zero Yeti 400 is for use at home, it makes for a nice power back-up for small gear. I charged the Anker power banks last week, the GZ is plugged in now. The Yeti 400 takes forever to take a full charge, but Iím not sure itís healthy to push power banks and back-ups to 100%; Iím happy to get them to ~90%.

Charging AA and AAA NiMH batteries is a continuing process, no set schedule, but the way I use those lights, the batteries last a long time.

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