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Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by HKSlinger, Jan 1, 2011.
Anyone have ideas on how to store spare batteries?
Theoretically they last longer in the refrigerator. However, I don't know if that's really true. I just keep mine in a cupboard.
they last longer but not forever if stored below freezing. i just keep mine in tuperware container in the pantry.
survival battery i would think rechargable would be better choice. they should keep till you need em. its charge/discharge cycles that wear out rechargables.
if your talking car type battery lead/acid battery is a good storage choice especially if you get one that hasnt been filled with acid yet. it will keep for a lifetime until its filled.
No, I didn't mean car batteries, but that's nice to know all the same.
Personally, I keep mine in the 'fridge.
of course if they leak in your fridge they can make an aweful mess.
Treat batteries the same way you treat food that doesn't keep indefinitely: cycle through them as needed.
Keeping them in a cool place (not freezing!) helps extend their life. But if you don't burn through batteries that much, consider getting rechargeable batteries in the sizes you need. Consider power options for your recharger (solar, inverter for your car, etc.)
In a survival situation ......how are you going to recharge them?
in the cellar
I store my batteries in the cellar where it is dry and cool, just like the manufacturer recommended.
course they are dead when I go to get them, but they are dry and cool just like the manufacturers recommended how I should store them.
Solar trickle chargers work great. I'm pretty sure there are dynamo chargers (hand crank) available, too. If you have a vehicle, get an inverter for your cigarette lighter and just use the charger that is designed to be used with the batteries.