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Old 03-27-2012, 12:21 PM   #11
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Look for crank operated flashlight radio combo. Batteries only last so long and may be hard to get.

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Don't forget that wine comes in one gallon glass jugs. Drink the wine- save the jugs for water storage. A twofer, IMO.

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If you are lucky enough to have well water, as I do, invest in a pitcher pump. If there is a prolong power failure you can disconnect your electric pump and screw or bolt on the pitcher pump and have all the water you need. Purification is another issue but your water supply will continue.

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Don't forget that wine comes in one gallon glass jugs. Drink the wine- save the jugs for water storage. A twofer, IMO.
& box o wine comes in a reusable bladder that makes for a nice cheap camel back.
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Bleach, solar still, & Sanyo Eneloops.

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One can never have enough water. I have community water, a well and 3 of those 275 gallon tanks in the cage, that catch rain water.

I have a LOT of bottled water and a LOT of water stored DIY gallon jugs in bleach, HD orange juice bottles. Milk jugs are not good tenders for water. I may not drink what I put up myself, but there infinate uses for water that is no quite good enough to drink.

I have a fair amount of batteries, but cycle them as I can. I do get an easy 3-5 yeras of storahe on them. Look for the best dates. I also have a fair amount of re-chg batteries. I have two small solar panels for charging those if needed.

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I bought Tenergy Slow Discharge rechargeable batteries and a very portable solar charger. Batteries say they are good for 1000 cycles and hold 80% of charge after 1 year. Haven't had them long enough to verify claims.

Watch out for the gallon jugs of water from the grocery store. I had 5 of them in the closet and they all sprang pinhole leaks after a couple of years.

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Grumpy;
I've gone thru that too -- lol. I only have a couple left.

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I bought Tenergy Slow Discharge rechargeable batteries and a very portable solar charger. Batteries say they are good for 1000 cycles and hold 80% of charge after 1 year. Haven't had them long enough to verify claims.

Watch out for the gallon jugs of water from the grocery store. I had 5 of them in the closet and they all sprang pinhole leaks after a couple of years.
Could you post some links, I'm interested in this. I could google it but since you have a setup that seems to work, I'm interested to hear what you got
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Cheaperthandirt.com is a good place to start

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