~ Where the Sun Will Never Set on Our liberty ~
With the storms sweeping our country recently, I thought I would call everyone's attention to a few items that can vastly improve our preparedness. The first is a new portable solar panel from Anker. They have two, one with two panels and one with three. Go with the three panel one. The extra couple ounces is worth it, delivering far more bang for the buck, and maximizes the weight vs. rate. The three panel version is a 21W 2-Port USB Solar Panel Charger with PowerIQ Technology.
It would take a considerable amount of time and space to quantify what a monumental difference and advancement this new Anker solar panel is over my previous solar panel. The Anker solar panel is every bit as durable, and is about the same size and weight folded. However, my old solar panel only delivered 7W at 1 amp out of 2 panels with no Power IQ technology, and cost a lot more!
You can purchase the Anker solar panel here: http://amzn.to/1NNDanZ
You can view it on Anker's website here: http://bit.ly/1mg2R7O
Here are a few of its features taken from Amazon for your convenience:
When you're out enjoying the great outdoors, enjoy another perk: free limitless power. Simply spread out the solar panels or attach to your pack to start recharging your gadgets.
Fast Charging Technology
Exclusive to Anker, PowerIQ discovers and replicates your device's original charging protocol to provide its fastest possible charging speed up to 2.4 amp per port or 3 amps overall (with enough direct sunlight).
Compact design (11.1 × 6.3in folded or 26.4× 11.1in opened) and rugged stainless-steel eye-holes on each corner make attaching it to a backpack or tent a cinch. Super lightweight (14.7oz) and thin (1.1in folded or 0.2in opened), it easily fits in a daypack.
Industrial-strength PET plastic faced solar panels sewn into high-wear polyester canvas ensure it's able to withstand the trials of your outdoor adventures.
Short circuit and surge protection technology keep you and your devices safe.
If you couple that solar panel with the following external battery to store all the solar power you can now harness, you just easily and inexpensively created your own personal, portable micro grid. It really is that simple.
You can purchase the external battery here: http://amzn.to/1YPe6Qh
You can view it on Anker's website here: http://bit.ly/1TnCO8W
Here are a few of the battery's features taken from Amazon for your convenience:
Anker Astro E7 Ultra-High Capacity 26800mAh 3-Port 4A Compact Portable Charger
Portable power pushed to the limits.
PowerIQ Detects your device. Delivers the fastest charge.
Exclusive to Anker, PowerIQ amp-adjustment technology intelligently identifies your device to deliver its fastest possible charge.
Power to keep you going, and going...and going. Add up to ten charges to a smartphone, two charges to a tablet or multiple charges to pretty much anything else.
About the length of a Galaxy Note 4, it's the most compact charger of this capacity on the market and has a built-in flashlight to boot.
We use only premium battery cells, together with the most advanced materials and cutting-edge technology, to ensure complete safety.
For those of you that desire the ability to quickly charge this huge battery from the comfort of your own home, you can buy a wall charger here: http://amzn.to/1R5pTtc That is their newest and fastest wall charger to date. That way you can top the battery off when you know a storm is coming, and easily keep it charged for use on a daily basis.
The ability to keep this battery with you will ensure that your phone and other devices will always have power when you need them. We have and carry a variety of devices that demand power all of the time. USB rechargeable flashlights, Kindles, smartphones and tablets are all things that we keep with us, and this battery can charge up to three things at one time, and even has a small light built into it for convenience.
I hope you all find this information both useful and helpful.
Well, I'm totally lost with all of this technical stuff. I'm still back at trying to figure out what solar generator I should get ... but have no clue. I have almost resigned myself to the fact that, if the country's power grid and communications go down, I'll just have to get by with what we have until we can't any more. <sigh> If we were younger, it might be a different story. But I'm almost 63 with health issues and hubby will be 73 in a couple of weeks. So I guess we'll have to be satisfied with the food, water & heating supplies we have.
Thank you for all you are doing to help each other. I admire you greatly. I admire all of you. You all seem to have it together. And I'm so relieved to know there are people out there who are prepared to the extent y'all are.
Thank you for sharing that info Rahthrae.Appreciate your research into this item. Sounds like a very handy gadget. Hope that you are doing well.
Since they are saying our grid is in bad shape I thought I'd bring this back to the front and tweet it out again. ;)
Think I will bump this back to the front for any new members. This is good information and I am happy I got mine!
Time to get some good info out again. People are going to need things.
This needs to be brought back to the front and sent out again.
Bumpity bump. With things getting crazier by the day, people might want to look into this if they have not yet.
Thought a bump to the top for some really great things Rahth researched for us all was in order!
Bringing this back to the main page. With all going on, it's time to think about your supplies and gear again. Also, Hurricane season is upon us!
I will be looking into this information! Thank you!