Something you've NEVER seen before. Mothball in a Cotton Ball, Violent Easy Fire
Forget Vaseline !!! That stuff makes a mess !
ONLY from Steven Harris. No one else has EVER
told you to use a mothball and a cotton ball.
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Smooth download...flawless play back online...not to mention great
delivery of some great new ideas, items and hacks. I enjoyed and learned
throughout the the entire presentation. This is a well thought out and
presented video that offers many new ideas and ways of approaching a
topic that has been covered ad nausea on Youtube by persons unqualified
or flying by the seat of their pant presenting their ideas and a topic
that has the lives of many people hanging in the balance. If you have
ever watched any of Steve's other videos you will be pleased to know
that this video has it's share of "why didn't I think of that and/or
WOW...that CAN be done without spending an arm and a leg" moments. Watch
this and other Steve videos and be prepared to be amazed !!!!! John B.
I love to have Steve's tested knowledge shatter my ideas of preparedness
and make it accessible to everyday people so we can empower our homes
and communities our spouse can relate to and incorporate them naturally
as well. I appreciate how you teach us about normal technologies and
guide us to buy realistic accessible and affordable tools/ components.
Thanks! Miguel R.
I have worked my whole life as a hands on fix anything kind of a guy and
learned most every thing by hands on application. This video is based on
hands on knowledge by Steve ,which will save me endless time and money
by trial and error to find out the results that Steve has given on this
video. Gary N.
You have provided so much information for the people of this world to
better themselves and to help their families in time of crisis. I wish
you the best and will continue to read your emails and buy your
products. You have shown me repeatedly, in a proper manner, that you
know what you are talking about in a field of so many pretenders. Craig
The lithium battery info was great. I avoided Li
rechargeables until the video explained them. I have a VC2 USB Battery
Charger, Lithium ion 14500s, and Lithium ion 18650s on order, the 14500s
destined for a Coast HP1 I found out about on one of the 1234 sites.
Nothing 'Harris approved' I've bought ever had any issues. Get the
video, it's full of great info. Ryan W.
We like it that you "love/test" this stuff...so that when we spend our $
we know we're not getting fake/junk and it's going to work. Really liked
the charger that charges various sizes of batteries as well as the cell
phone! Barbara T.
The videos Steven Harris makes are fantastic. I have learned so much,
and plan on rewatching all 3+ hours. They are that good. Mike E.
This is a good video, I'd like to think I have an OK bag, but in the
normal Steven Harris Fashion, I saw a few holes to be filled in after
watching this video. Dave D.
A refreshing perspective on how to select methods and equipment to meet
your emergency needs. The information presented in the video was clearly
the product of a LOT of personal experience and research. Cameron H.
Steven always has unique ideas, I call them my duh moments. Why didn't I
think of that type thing. Valuable ideas that are useful not only in
disaster situations but practical everyday items as well. Tim
This is a good video that teaches you more about how to think than what
to bring, even if there are 101 items in the video. If you are looking
for paint by numbers go somewhere else. Thank you for your dedication to
truth. In a genre filled with so much crap, your candor and knowledge
are refreshing. - Tim D.
BUG OUT BAG VIDEO DETAILS
I finished shooting, editing and producing the video for those 84+ items
on the table, the sample video is above. Currently the video is
about 3.5 hours just on the
items on that table plus more. Get ready to see stuff you've never seen
before, and that does not yet include the video on keeping your cell
phone charged anytime, anywhere you go in the world (scroll up for
The emphasis is on
light weight, small, multifunctional, 2 is 1, 1 is none, stuff that will
keep you in communications, contact and keep you illuminated, navigated
and warm. This is stuff I travel with personally and have done so
for a decade.
Some of this stuff I have ONLY taught to the Military and NATO for
people deploying to Afghanistan, Iraq or other parts unknown.
The video contains a great deal of stuff that you would NOT of thought
of nor how it could be so functional. I don't need to tell you to
put in cloths and other items in a kit, those are obvious and different
items from person to person. My emphasis is to get you to slap
your forehead and say, "Why did I not THINK OF THAT!!!"
A great deal of the subject matter are on items I use when I travel by
air, but I'll talk about travel by car and 'get home' items. These
are things you can have in a small bag in your luggage, or at work, its
not whole totes full of items. You'll find a vast majority of
these to be 'common' items and NOT some damn survival junk!!
THE READER: ALL of the descriptions below are
written by ME, Steven Harris, because I either own everything on this
page or a version of the item on this page. I do NOT just copy and
paste the descriptions from Amazon. I write it all from
scratch based on my personal experiences with the items. I tell
you the good, the bad, how it works, how it does not work and when and
how and where to use the items. Reading my descriptions on
the items below is like reading a mini preparedness class. My GOAL
IS TO ENABLE YOU! So YOU can make YOUR own decisions on if this is
a good item for YOUR NEEDS or not.
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Steve Thank You! Finally common sense to help people prepare. You don't
tell me what I must have, you are helping me make decisions on gear
based on real practical, tested advice. You said it yourself best in the
Bug Out Bag video when you said I'm just educating you and allowing you
to make decisions. (21:20 into the video). Finally someone providing
helpful teaching rather than trying to sell me expensive gear I don't
really need. I started the video and didn't stop the entire time. 2.5
hours of solid teaching worth every minute I spent watching. This not
only will help me build a proper bug out bag but will save me hours of
surfing the net trying to build a complete bugout bag. Such valuable
information just packed into 2.5 hours. It is just loaded with things
you have never seen before on other sites. Gordon K.
KNIVES, MULTITOOLS, TAPE, WIRE, CORD, SCREW
DRIVERS, WATCHES AND OTHER TOOLS.
Gorilla Tape To-Go 1 INCH in Width $2.97
is my FAVORITE TAPE. Gorilla Tape. Normally it comes
in a big 'duct tape roll' but this is more along the size of
'electrical tape' Its a 1 inch wide roll of the super
sticky incredibly durable tape. I use this to wrap my saw
blades in my travel kit. Sometimes I travel with a whole 1
inch roll and other times I will just have 10 feet of it or so
wrapped around a dowel rod for compactness. This is
something you buy 2 or 3 rolls of because it is so handy.
Black Gorilla Tape 1.88 In. x 35 Yd., One Roll $8.98
If you need a whole rolls of the super sticky stuff then get
this roll. Its the same size as a normal 'duct' tape roll.
This is the stuff I use to wrap my saws all wood saw blades so I
can have a handle that won't cut my hand when I'm using it.
OOK Framers Hanging Wire Supports Up to 50 Pounds $3.19
As shown in the bug out bag video, picture framing wire is one
of the most handy things you can have in your kit. When
550 cord or other cordage will just not hold something together
then picture frame wire will do it. Make sure your
multitool has a pair of wire cutters built into the pliers
feature so you can cut this wire.
Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier $22.39
As I say in the bug out bag video, and I'm the only person who
says this, I am NOT a fan of multi-tools. I think they are
a good pair of pliers and a piss poor knife, piss poor saw, piss
poor screw driver, piss poor scissors etc... I carry a
very good compact screw driver with me when I travel, both a
regular one and one small enough to open my laptop hard drive
bays to fix it if I have to. A multitool has a roll in a
kit and its roll is very good as a 2 is 1, 1 is none backup to
other REAL tools that you have in your kit. This Gerber is
the one I carry, but there are HUNDREDS of multitools out there
and I will let you decide for YOURSELF which one is BEST for
YOU. What is good for me is not always good for you.
Watch the Bug Out Bag video for greatly more details on this
subject and see the items I demonstrate.
MILWAUKEE Compact 8IN1 Ratchet Screw Driver $24.99
This screw driver is INFINITELY better than the POS screw
driver in any multitool. If you are going someplace where
you think you will need to have a GOOD screw driver in your kit
then this is it. It fits in the palm of our hand, ALL of
the bits fit into the handle of the screw driver and its small
and compact and ready to go. Since its a Milwaukee its of
the highest quality. You can depend on this. See
this demonstrated in the Bug Out Bag Video.
Maxcraft 60609U 7-In-1 Precision Pocket Screwdriver Colors May
In the video I show a screw driver similar to this one. I carry
it because I might have to get to my hard drives in my laptop if
there is a problem. I've had to do this ONCE before on
vacation when I had a hard drive problem. Also, if you
have some of your children's battery operated toys with you,
they often have the battery compartment screwed down and this
screw driver will open those easily.
Swiss Amry Knife VICTORINOX RUCKSACK (LOCKBLADE) $35.15
This is the swiss army knife that I have in the Bug Out Bag
Video. Its the LARGE variety of the Swiss army knives with
a 4 inch locking blade on it. I mainly have it for the
sharp blade on it and the very sharp wood saw that is on it.
Although the wine cork screw on it has gotten the most use.
This is small and compact and very durable tool to have in
anyones kit and it backs up the saws all blades that are also in
a good persons kit. See the video for many more details.
Swiss Amry Knife Victorinox WorkChamp $89.90
If you want to go crazy and get a Swiss army knife with almost
everything on it then this is the one to get. I think the
one above is good enough, but I'm not you, maybe you really need
or want this one. Here it is...
Gerber Paraframe I Knife, Serrated Edge, Stainless Steel $23.12
Having a damn sturdy damn good knife with you is VERY important
no matter where you are going or what is in your kit. I
carry an SOG knife on me but this Gerber will do JUST FINE.
In fact I carry this knife in my kit as a back up in case
something happens to my primary EDC SOG knife. This knife
will do a VERY good job for you. Its not too heavy and its
all stainless steel and won't rust.
Lansky PS-MED01 Blade Medic Knife Sharpener $8.39
This is my favorite knife sharpener. Its small, LIGHT and
easy to use. I used it to put an edge on my SOG knife
after I cut through the tires steel belt so I could drive home.
There is a lot more to 2 is 1, 1 is none than just having more
than one item that can replace the other if it breaks. It
also has to do with items that can fix one of your items after
it has been used or broken. This is one of those items
that is a MUST HAVE in your kit if you have a knife. You
need a way to sharpen your knife.
Casio Men's PAG240-1CR "Pathfinder" Tough Solar Triple Sensor
Multi-Function Sport Watch $168.73
This is part of my Every Day Carry. I've been wearing this
watch for probably about 8 years. Its solar powered, NO
battery to ever replace. Ones with batteries only last 18
months before the battery needs to be replaced. One of the
most powerful features of this watch is the compass. I've
used it quite a few times on overcast days to find out what
direction I was driving. It also have a barometer and a
graph so you can tell if its going up or down so you know if the
weather is getting better or worse. I've used the altitude
feature when I was driving through Vail CO at 11,000 feet and
was wondering why it was snowing in July up there. I am
extremely hard on watches, I'm always banging into something,
this watch has taken my beating and it keeps on working.
This watch will NOT let you down.
Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System (fits on a water
The GREAT thing about this water filter is that it fits on the
top of a water bottle. So any water or soda bottle you
find, or buy can be used to fill up with water, and then to
squeeze the water bottle and force the water through the sawyer
water filter and into another bottle that you'll use for
drinking water. Keep your dirty water and clean water
bottles separate from each other. With this I can easily
clean up any hotel pool water, lake, river, stream or pond water
so its safe to drink. More details on it on amazon.
All of my friends and associates are ONLY using this water
filter now because of its high high filtration ability, the fact
that it goes on any water or soda bottle and its price. It
also lasts for 100,000 gallons of water.
Nalgene Wide Mouth Cantene 96oz $18.73
This is the 96oz Nalgene Flexible Water container I have in the
Bug Out Bag Video... it stands up on its own when full, has a
darn strong handle or place you can hang it. The link will
let you get a 48oz or a 96oz Nalgene Canteen. I
really really like this for water storage when traveling,
especially in the hotel room. However 1 gallon zip
lock bags will do the same job, just not as fancy and not as
durable. This is not going to rupture or pop or lead and
its a lot thicker. Ziplocs are smaller, lighter and are
more versatile. You can do many things with a zip lock, you
can only do one thing with this. Still, if you get this,
you will love it.
Ziploc Double Zipper Freezer Gallon Bags, Total:
152 Bags 4 Boxes Total $21.80 *NEW*
These are my
favorite Ziploc bags that I use all the time for everything.
I always buy the freezer bags because they are more durable and
thicker. I only buy the double zipper bags because they
hold 4x better than a single zipper bag. 1001 uses for
this in bug out bags and get home kits and travel kits.
You can put food in them, keep your maps and papers dry, put
water in them for water storage or hauling. You can put
your smart phone in one and its 100% water proof. You can
talk and listen through the bag like its not even there and you
can manipulate the phone buttons and tap and swipe the touch
screen through the plastic just perfectly. I show you me
doing this in the video.
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I waited to build my bug out bag until Steve was done with this video
because I knew I'd get fresh ideas not seen anywhere else. I was not
disappointed. You won't find rehashed "what kind of bag and foods do I
need?" material in this video- you can get that anywhere. Steve presents
innovative solutions that will have you saying "ah-hah" often. Great
work! - Ryan S.
SAWSALL BLADES !!!
This is something that is pretty original to me, Steven Harris. I
carry sawsall blades with me when I travel. They are cheap, very
durable, take up little space and they will cut through Wood, Metal or
Masonry. In a disaster situation you might have to get through a
fence to get into a position to hide from the masses that are rioting.
There might be a lock that you have to cut to get to a resource, you
might have to cut some tree branches. In all of these cases, a
sawsall blade will be your needed tool. There is really too much
for me talk about on this subject and I can't put it here in text,
you'll really need to see the explicit details I cover in the Bug Out
Milwaukee Folding Jab Saw 6-Inch Takes ALL Saws All Blades
In the bug out bag video I show you how incredibly powerful SAWS
ALL blades are. They are cheap, affordable, very durable
and they cut through anything. I have one for cutting wood
(makes anything else look like a toy), one for cutting metal and
one for cutting brick and mortar. THIS HANDLE will take
ALL of those saws all blades. It takes only 2 seconds to
change the blade. If the blade is 6" or less it will fold
down into the handle, if its longer, it won't fold in, but I
don't see that as a big deal. This handle is very heavy
duty. It might be a bit too heavy and large for you to
take it on an airplane but for a car kit or a home kit it is
SKIL Wood / Tree Limb Pruning Reciprocating Saw Blades, 5-Pack
You'll have to click on this photo and zoom in on the saw blade
and see the HUGE wood cutting teeth on this thing. It goes
through a tree limb like nobodies business. I cut a 4 inch
limb in about 30 seconds with this and the above Milwaukee
handle. These blades are fairly long so what you can also
do, is wrap part of the blade with gorilla tape (as I show you
in the Bug Out Bag Video) and then I tape off part of the
exposed teeth so it does not hurt or catch anything in my bag /
kit and now I have a wood saw that will work anywhere and it has
its own handle made from tape and or 550 cord. You've got
to see me do this in the video.
DEWALT DW4813 6-Inch 24 TPI Straight Back Bi-Metal Reciprocating
Saw Blade for Cutting Metal (5-Pack) $6.62
These saw blades are for cutting metal.
Are you in a disaster, do you need to get through a metal fence?
Do you need to cut a lock. Do you need to get in to hide
from the mobs? These blades will cut through anything
metal that you need to cut through to get to safety. You
can use them with the handle above, they will even fit in the
handle or you can tape them up as I show you in the video and
use them that way. Either way, sawsall blades are cheap,
small, light and extremely an extremely powerful emergency too.
Bosch 8-Inch Diamond Grit Reciprocating Saw Blade $17.82
This is a diamond grit blade, it does not have teeth, it abrades
away the material. This will cut through iron pipe, it
will cut through metal and it will even cut a brick on half, but
that takes a lot of work. Its a lot easier to cut the
mortar that is holding the bricks together than it is to cut
through the brick. This is part of your 2 is 1, 1 is none
for your metal cutting blades.
FIRE STARTING TOOLS
This is one of the favorite sections of a lot of people. Many
people will have 8 way to start a fire but no other tools. There
needs to be a balance. You need an easy way to start a fire like
with a Bic lighter and then you need a way to start a fire in the
situation where you just swam a river and you and everything else is
100% soaked and wet. Usually its the 'flint' or the 'magnesium
fire starters' that take on this role but as you'll see in the Bug Out
Bag Video, waterproof matches and a small can of WD-40 can get a fire
started pretty quickly.
UCO Stormproof Match Kit with Waterproof Case, 25 Stormproof
Matches and 3 Strikers - Orange $7.49
These are the same 'Storm Proof' matches that I showed on the
video. They burn under water (seriously) and they burn hot
and hard for a good 15 seconds. These matches come in an
air tight and water proof container so there is no degradation
of the matches from long term exposure to atmospheric moisture.
Even if they burn under water they still need to be stored in an
air and water tight container.
CLICK ON THE LINK AND GO WATCH THE VIDEO ON AMAZON and you WILL
become a BELIEVER!!
UST Sparkie Fire Starter MINI Blast Match $8.63
This is the much smaller version of the above blast match.
This one is great for any small light weight air travel kit you
might have. This is the one that you see me use on the Bug
Out Bag Video and in the Promo Video.
The Friendly Swede Magnesium Alloy Emergency Fire Starter Blocks
(3 Pack) $14.99
This is the tried and true magnesium fire starter. The
same one you see in the TV Show Survivor, only in my video, I
show you how to REALLY use it, not like the idiots on Survivor.
These come with a really greats scraper to scrap off the
magnesium into a pile and to strike the sparks on the
ferrocerium 'flint' rod. This is the same type of
magnesium fire starter you see me using to light the mothball in
the cotton ball. One of these travels in EVERY single kit
I have. Scraping off magnesium and then lighting the
magnesium creates an incredibly hot little fire that will start
anything up. THIS and the storm proof matches above should
be in every kit you have. These have the highest level of
durability, NOTHING is going to stop these from working.
Not water, not impact, not harshness, nothing.
BIC Classic Lighters Cigar Cigarette MAXi
Lighter Full Size (QTY 12) $13.90 *NEW*
These are FULL SIZE Bic Lighters. BIC Lighters are the
highest quality lighters on the market (for a regular flame
disposable lighter). I personally talked to a US Navy
Seal, who also became a Seal Team Instructor, they carried BIC Lighters as their PRIMARY method of starting a fire.
Yup, a simple bic lighter, why? Because it works every
time. What they would do is they would take 1 Bic lighter, vacuum seal
it and then carry it with them when they traveled and even
dived under the water. They could be under water for over
24 hours, and at a depth of 33 feet or more. If they had a
situation where they needed to start a fire, they just cut open
the plastic and use the lighter. It would be 100% dry in the vacuum seal
even if it was under water for days. YES.. there are
lighters on Amazon at 1/5th the price, but read the reviews,
they are UNRELIABLE and BREAK or FAIL. Would you pay $1
for a lighter when you really needed to start a fire? Darn right
you would. Get the BIC Lighters. Full size Bic lighters will 'burn'
for a total of 60 minutes. That's 3600 one second fire starts.
BIC MINI Lighters (QTY 16) $14.96
These are the SAME high quality bic lighters but they are the
mini lighters, very small ones. These are PERFECT for EDC
(Every Day Carry) you can keep one on your person or in your
pocket and never even know its there. When you get to the
Amazon Page, click on the 16 or 50 for these mini lighters. These will
burn for 30 minutes. Small and the right size.
WD-40 110118 Multi-Use Product Spray, 3 oz. (Pack of 1) $6.15
When you absolutely need to make a small fire bigger just spray
on some WD-40, or pre-spray what you are going to ignite and
then light it, that would be safer. WD-40 makes a great
accelerant. The cap stays on tight, the container is
very durable. It will travel well in a bug out bag.
You can use this to start plenty of fires especially when your
fire starting conditions are not idea. This is just
another common item that can be used in so many other ways.
Altoids Curiously Strong Mints, Peppermint, 1.76-Ounce Tins
(Pack of 12) $11.90
This is not even a $1 per tin !! These are $2-$3 or more
in the store. If you want to make your own water proof
container with fire starter material in it, such as cotton
balls, mothballs, matches, match strikers or a mini-bic
cigarette lighter then this is the item for you. Just eat
the candy and then put your items you want into the tin and to
be extra safe wrap some 1 inch gorilla tape around the tin to
keep it extra secure and water tight. These tins are water
tight to start with, but if its taped, then even with the most
severe abuse in a kit will not open and spill it. DO NOT
place the 'strikers' in with the matches. Fold them in
half (as seen on the bug out bag video) and then super glue them
to the roof of the tin. That way matches bouncing around
wont' accidently get lit by hitting the striker strip.
M&M's Minis Milk Chocolate Candy Tube, Singles (24 Count) $22.99
Along with the Altoids Tins, this is one of my favorite
containers for holding fire starting materials. Its a
plastic tube with a very tight sealing lid. When you open
it, it makes a distinctive POP. This will keep your fire
starting material safe and dry. You can buy 24 of them
here or get the candy tubes at Walmart or other stores 1 at a
time. I don't think I have to remind you that you have to
eat the chocolate before you use the tube :)
Loctite 4-Gram Bottle Super Glue Ultra Gel Control Adhesive
In the above item I tell you to use super glue to glue the
folded in half match striker to the lid of the altoids candy tin
(the underside). These new containers from Loctite make it
so so so darn EASY to put just one drop of super glue right
where you want it each and every time. It beats regular
bottles all to heck.
Intrinsics Beauti Balls 100% Cotton (100 per Bag) $4.46
If you saw the promo video above, or the entire bug out bag
video, then you'll know about my mothball in a cotton ball fire
starter. NO ONE has EVER put this out but for me. I
did check google before I put it out on video. The cotton
ball starts on fire from ANY sparking fire starter, or from the
fastest flick of a bic lighter. The cotton ball catches
fire and then it starts to melt and burn the mothball and then
the fire really takes off. It burns hot and fast for a
good 5 minutes and it will make even the hardest fire a lot
easier to start. Unlike the WD-40, mothballs are a lot
smaller and they will fit inside the altoids tin so you have a
one thing does all in your kit for starting a fire quickly and
IMS Original Moth Balls, 4 oz, 4 Pack $9.14
As shown in the promo video and in the bug out bag video, these
are mothballs that you can put into a cotton ball, light it and
start a really hot fire pretty quickly. These even fit
inside an altoids tin just perfectly. I had mine in there
for over 8 years and when I opened it up live on camera (in the
video) they were all fine. If there was an air leak, the
mothballs would of sublimated into the air and been all gone
when I opened the tin.
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Wow, I didn't even know that some of the tools
in this video existed! I love Steven Harris' "bottom-line, no nonsense"
approach to sharing his first-hand experience with various tools and his
very clever tips. He teaches you the principles you need to know to
build redundancy not just in your But Out Bag but also in your every day
life and travels. If you're looking for practical and useful
information, then check out the Bug Out Bag video! - Lee G.
FLASHLIGHTS AND TOOLS
Generally I want a AA Headlamp, a AA Flashlight, a AAA Headlamp and a
AAA flashlight. This way I have 2 is 1, 1 is none and I can use
either AA or AAA batteries. Not only am I carrying a reasonable supply
of AA and AAA batteries, and I can recharge them too, but I have to be
cognizant of FINDING AA or AAA batteries in a disaster scenario.
Energizer Vision HD+ LED Headlamp (Batteries Included) $18.98
FLASHLIGHT FOR YOUR KIDS !!
Most of you know I'm not a big fan of energizer, but they have
it 100% Correct in this 7 LED headlamp. Its has red LEDs and
lots of bright white LEDs for near and far, it has 4 different
modes it switches between. It has low light mode for long
battery life and it has a LIGHT 'EM UP mode for plenty of light
NOW. Its made for contractors so its durable as heck and can
take a beating. Its water resistant so you can wear it in the
rain, but no go swimming with it. It does run on 3 AAA
batteries. I wish it was AA's, but its does not. So make sure
you get some of the Eneloop AAA rechargeable batteries as shown
in the video.
This is an excellent "Small Light" and the bright mode is good,
but not quite emergency light bright, but close.
This is the PERFECT light for your kids.
It runs on rechargeable
batteries so they can fall asleep with it
on, just charge the batteries the next day in the PowerEx
charger. Its very durable, drop proof, water proof,
spill proof, easy for little hands to operate, but you might
have to open it for them to get to the batteries. its NOT
TOO bright so it won't hurt their eyes like many of the extreme
flashlights will do today. I believe all kids should have
their own flashlight that they play with and use before and
during a disaster so they are 100% familiar and comfortable with
hit. Make recharging the batteries the kids
responsibilities so they have a sense of accomplishment.
This flashlight is for adults or kids and you can even 'dim' the
light so its just the right brightness for what you need and
thus save the batteries.
Fenix HL23 150 Lumen light weight CREE XP-G2 R5 LED Headlamp
(Champagne Gold color) with EdisonBright AA alkaline battery
I keep on telling people that a great deal of the lights are TOO
BRIGHT. That you do not need that much light unless
you are trying to find a lost child, or trying to find
something. This light runs on 1 AA (NiMH, Alkaline or
Energizer Lithium) Battery. It has a High Mode (150
Lumens), Medium (50 Lumens) and Low (3 Lumens). On 3
lumens it will run for over 100 hours. This is bright
enough for you to find your way around your house, hotel room,
any place that you are familiar with. Its also great for
reading. So on 1 AA battery you can have 100+ hours of
usable light. It will run for 1 to 1.5 hours on High.
This light is small, light weight and very reliable. Fenix
is known for their quality. I own this, and the version
before it. I use it and I travel with it on a regular
Coast HP1 Focusing LED Flashlight 220 Lumen $16.99 *NEW*
Coast is an even higher quality flashlight than maglight is.
This flashlight will run off of 1 AA Alkaline(1.5 volt) or 1 AA
Lithium (1.7 volts), 1 NiMH (1.2 volts) battery or one 14500
lithium (3.7 volts) battery. Its brightest with the 14500
battery, but you won't complain about the light from the AA
Alkaline or AA NiMH batteries. I have 14500
batteries below along with a HIGH quality charger. You
want a GOOD charger and not a cheap one. If you want an
Every Day Carry (EDC) flashlight GET THIS ONE. I've had a
1AA Coast flashlight in my pocket every day for over 10 years.
I use it all the time. All of my previous coast
flashlights like this cost $40 each. This one is $10 and
is better than all of the previous versions. Get this
light, its awesome. Its listed as being over 200 lumens
with the 14500 battery. More than bright enough.
If you use this light with 1 AA rechargeable
NiMH battery it would
be GREAT for the kids. !!!
Nitecore SRT5 Detective (Black) 750 Lumens XM-L2 T6 LED Variable
brightness Flashlight/searchlight, Red/Blue secondary strobe
with Genuine Nitecore NL186 18650 2600mAh Li-ion rechargeable
battery, Nitecore i2 intelligent Charger, and 2 X EdisonBright
CR123A Batteries $99.95
Ok..here is a combo pack. it comes with a charger (the i2)
and it comes with batteries as well a flashlight holder, DC and
AC cables for the charger ( you don't get a DC cable with the i2
above) and it comes with what is considered one of the highest
quality flashlights available. This is a 750 lumen
flashlight, and unlike a lot of the hype and "numbers war" this
is a real 750 lumen flashlight. One of the BIGGEST reason
I love this light is that it has a ring near the top and you can
turn the ring and it will go from brightest to dimmest, its
linear, no clicking needed. On its lowest setting, just
under 1 lumen, is all you need for the most basic stuff around
the house and the 18650 battery will last for over 400 HOURS !!
on this setting. So you can use the flashlight to search
for a lost child (750 lumens) or you can use it to read a book
(1 lumen) and this light does it all. Click on the link to
see a large photo of all of the stuff on Amazon.com If you
are a professional who needs to use a bright flashlight, then
this is the one for you. Of this item and the 6 above it,
I own them all and the info I am giving you is from my 1st hand
experience of owning and using these lights. I actually
own most of everything you see on all of the 1234 pages.
Maglite Mini LED 2-Cell AA Flashlight with Holster, Black $18.99
The 3 AA Maglight Flashlight I had in the video is no longer
made anymore. I can't find it on Amazon. So you'll
have to live with the new 2 AA version. It does have a
high and a low mode on it, which is pretty good. Its just
a darn good reliable flashlight that will take a beating and
keep on working. It has a very solid OFF to it. Your turn
the light head until its all the way tight and its off, and its
not moving off of off either. You unscrew it just a bit to
turn the light on. Just like what you saw in the video you
can take the top off and set it down as a base and put the
flashlight into the base like a candle and it will light up the
room. Its important to have a flashlight, a headlamp that
runs off AA batteries and its important to have a flashlight and
a headlamp that runs off of AAA batteries. So no matter
what you find in the field, you can use it.
ON THE WAY Super Bright CREE XM-L T6 U2 2000Lumens Zoomable 5
modes LED Flashlight Torch Lamp Light 26650 18650 Rechargeable
Battery/AAA Battery Waterproof Shockproof $17.98
This flashlight is in the bug out bag video, not because I want
you to have it because I think 2000 lumens (max) is TOO BRIGHT.
But I want you to see how versatile these new "OMNI VOLTAGE"
flashlights can be. This flashlight runs off of 1 26650 or
2 26650s, 1 18650 or 2 18650s, or 3 AAA batteries or 6 AAA
batteries (you got to see the video). Although I'd NEVER run
AAA's in a light this powerful because they'd last about 30
minutes. See how powerful and flexible the 'omni voltage'
feature can be? If this light had a 2000 lumens HIGH, 300
Lumens MID and 10 Lumens LOW feature, then I'd say it was
awesome, but its just as bright as it can be based on the
batteries that are in it. Right now I'm suggesting
flashlights like the Nitecore SRT5 (above) that takes 18650's
(or CR123's) but I AM experimenting with the newer, less popular
(for now) 26650 batteries. p.s. I HATE CR123's,
18650's blow them away.
2 Pack 3.7V 6000mah 26650 Li-ion Rechargeable
Battery Protected $10.92
I early adopt everything and I test it test it test it, play
with it and then I bring it to you if its good. If you
want to play with the 26650 flashlight above, or if you want
some LARGER batteries for the XTAR charger below, then get these
batteries. 18650's are a good 3400mah (for the good ones)
and these 26650's are 6000mah. So they are larger and have
more energy. You WILL need the XTAR charger (below) to charge
these. They don't fit in most lithium ion chargers, they
are big. So these are here for as a notice of what I am
experimenting with. If you want to experiment along with
me, get these...if not..wait for me to come to a final decision.
If you want to know the difference between a 14500, 18650, 26650
and what that all means, then get the Bug Out Bag Video.
BATTERIES AND BATTERY CHARGERS AND TOOLS
Some people have the problem of having an alkaline battery in an item
and it leaks and thus destroying the contacts or hurting the item.
NiMH batteries and AA/AAA Energizer Lithium batteries DO NOT leak.
With the current generation of NiMH batteries being 'Low Self Discharge
(LSD)" I have started to keep NiMH batteries in my different tools.
NiMH Batteries USE to loose 2-3% of their charge PER WEEK. Now at
room temperature they will loose about 15% per year. So before I
take my items on a trip, I top off all of the NiMH batteries to 100%.
Then I know they are tested, charged and perfect and I can trust them
100%. I keep the Energizer Lithiums as a backup in case the charge
in my NiMH batteries runs out and I can't recharge.
Powerex MH-C800S Eight Cell Smart Charger
This is by FAR my favorite charger, and its a
premium one and it does not GOOF UP. It charges each
battery individually, so you can put in 1 battery, 2, 3, 5, 7 or
8 at once. When you put it in, it starts to charge it. It
takes about 1 hours to charge one battery, but you can charge 8
at a time. 8 batteries in 2 hours is about as good as 4 in 1 hour
for me. Also, there is an LCD display for each battery, so
you know when each one is charged. There IS a more
expensive version of this
one that does charge all 8 in 1 hour
BUT THIS one here is my favorite. The 1 hour charger has a
huge power supply that comes with it. This one has a nice
small 'wall wart' power supply. This is the charger you
use to top off and check all of your AA / AAA NiMH batteries
before you leave on a trip.
(12 AA Batteries)
PANASONIC NEW 2100 ENELOOP 12 Pack AA Ni-MH
Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries $34.94**NEW**
Panasonic bought the Sanyo Enloop Batteries. A
Good thing! These are now the 4th generation of the
batteries and take 2100 charges instead of the 1500 the Sanyo
3rd Gen batteries did. BUY THESE BATTERIES. DO NOT buy the
eneloop charger they have. I don't like it. Get the
PowerEx one above. DO NOT by the
eneloop "XX" batteries, I have not put those though the ringer like
these ones plus they are ONLY good for 500 charges. I have exhaustively tested the eneloop
batteries for years on my lab bench and in all of my personal
gear. They are the batteries I carry the most. These
eneloops can be charged and used up to 2100 times each.
That's a lot of charging. They have the PERFECT chemistry
for a AA NiMH battery. You can trust and depend on these. DO NOT buy the Energizer brand of NiMH
batteries, they all STINK and are antiquated NiMH technology.
Shame on the pink bunny.
La Crosse Technology BC1000 Alpha Power Battery
This is the swiss army knife of battery chargers. It does
everything. Do you have NiMH AA or AAA batteries
that are getting old?? 4 years old, 5 years old? Do you
want to know if they are still good. You are going to have
to look at the manual for this charger, because it does a lot
and you need to know which mode does what. If you put in 4
AA batteries and put this in mode 4 Test Mode. It will
charge the battery to 100%, then it will discharge the battery
to zero and measure how much energy came out off the battery in
mAH and it will then recharge the battery. This can take
10 hours or so for it to do this. But for example,
Panasonic Eneloops are about 2000-2200maH. If the La
Crosse says that each battery is 1800mah or better, then you
know you have a good battery that you can trust and put in your
kit or bag or whatever. If it comes back and says 1500, or
1200 then those batteries are getting old and you should just
use them in your TV remote controls and kids toys and such.
If they are below 1000mah, just recycle them.
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WOW this is an incredibly informative video. The dude knows a lot, this
is the video to have. One of the coolest things about it is that he has
not only tested all of the products he recommends, but he has researched
and compared them against other alternatives and determined which ones
he would choose. This is all logic based, practical application. It
isn't so much "you need this tool", as it is "you need a tool that is
able to perform this function, and here is why. So make sure you buy the
one that will do that". He is also all about being price conscious,
brands don't matter, functionality does. He said it best himself in the
video, "I'm teaching you principles, not stuff." This just adds to his
credibility in my mind. He thinks beyond the immediate situation to the
"and then" scenarios, as well as providing scenarios that you may not
have thought of. This video is all about going beyond the obvious. This
video has so much information that it should have chapters and a table
of contents! If this were a book, it wouldn't be a 'how to' book, it'd
be a text book... or an encyclopedia! Kevin N.
Energizer L91BP-8 Lithium AA Photo Battery (8-Pack) $14.01* NEW
I talked in detail at the end of the show that
the stuff in your 'go bag' or 'emergency' kit should have
Energizer Lithium AA batteries in it. They have the
longest shelf life, the most power, the best heat and cold
tolerance and they are the lightest batteries there are. (these
are NOT rechargeable). If you are getting stuck with one
battery, you want to get stuck with this one. You use the
rechargeable ones when you are home in a disaster and you can
recharge them from your car. When stuck in the wild, use
these blue and silver Energizer Lithium Batteries. You can
"AA Ultimate Photo Lithium Battery 24 Battery Bundle for $41.99
(bulk pack)" or you can get
Rock Solid Battery Holders Storacell by Powerpax "AA" 12 Pack Battery
Caddy, Yellow - Holds 12 "AA" Batteries $4.95+
These are the most awesome battery holders I have
ever come across, I use them all the time, AA, AAA, C, D, 9volt,
CR123, you name it, they have holders for the batteries or sets
of the batteries. Want to hold 12 AA battts ? they got it, want
to hold 6? or 4? they have it. This link will
give you an entire page of ones to choose from. Stay with
the POWERPAX brand, its 100% Harris Approved. I'm
traveling now with the 4 AA holders and the 6 AAA holders.
I carry 4 extra AA NiMH batteries, 4 lithium AA Energizer
Batteries. 6 AAA NiMH batteries and 6 AAA Energizer
Lithium batteries. Plus all of my devices usually have
freshly charged NiMH batteries in them.
GS Yuasa eNiTIME 2 Pack AA Rechargeable Batteries with Smart USB
Chargers - 2 Position - $16.24
You'll find it weird for me to suggest this USB AA charger
because I like fast chargers. The PowerEx charger (way
ABOVE) is the best charger for home prep. However this charger
is VERY small and light and just right for when you travel.
When I travel I have 1 Coast HP1 Flashlight (above) that takes 1
AA, and I have the Energizer Headlamp (above) that takes 3 AAA
batteries. I travel with 4 Energizer AA Lithium Batteries
and 6 AAA Energizer Lithium batteries. These are my
'emergency batteries'. I also travel with 4 AA Eneloop
NiMH Batteries, fully charged, and I use these in my flashlight
and head lamp almost nightly. These are my 1st line
batteries when I travel. If I end up using up any of the
AA NiMH batteries I can always recharge them overnight with this
USB AA battery charger and ANY of my USB Chargers that I have
with me. The same one that charges my phone and tablet
will charge the AA's in 8+ hours. If you get this, don't use the
1400mah AA NiMH batteries that come with it, use ONLY Eneloop NiMH
batteries (about 2000mah). Trust the charger, its awesome.
This is the SMALLEST charger option for you if you are traveling
Mediabridge USB 2.0 - USB Extension Cable (6 Inches) - A Male to
A Female with Gold-Plated Contacts $5.49
Sometimes my Wall Charger will be in a place where its not
convenient for me to see the DROK USB Meter that is plugged into
it, so I use this 6" USB cable or the 12" cable below it to get
the meter away from the charger so I can see it easily.
Its just a little tool that works good. This 6" Cable also
works VERY GOOD with the simple, small 2 AA/AAA battery charger
that I have on
http://www.BugOUT1234.com because if its plugged into the
wall or car charger it will block the other ports. This
cable gets it away from the ports so they are all free and open
for the maximum number of USB Cables.
USB 2.0 Male to Female 1 Foot Extension Cable Yellow Extension
Here are some nice 12" (1 foot) extension cables. The one
above is 6 inches, these are 12". These are NOT the ones I
had in the cell phone video because the blue cable in the video
is a USB 3.0 cable and I think its too thick and stiff for what
I want it for. I'd rather have a thinner and more flexible
cable and these should be it. Plus, these cables are
really affordable, and with these I can carry 2 or 3 of them and
I need a 2 foot or 3 foot extension cable all I have to do is
chain them together.
Nitecore UM10 USB Li-ion Battery Charger For
18650/18490/18350/17670/17500/16340/14500/10440 w/ 1x 18650
Battery CASE $9.75
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This battery charger is powered by the SAME USB Charger that
charges my cell phone or USB Battery. This charger ONLY
charges Lithium-ION batteries. It does NOT charge AA / AAA NiMH Batteries. This small, light weight, does not take up
much room and I use it to 'top off' my 14500 or 18650 lithium
ion batteries if I end up using them to any extent. I
travel with 2 18650's. One in the flashlight, one in a
plastic case at 100%. If I have to recharge the one in the
flashlight (with this charger) then I swap the 18650 batteries.
One working, one charging. It can take all night or all
night and all day to bring a 100% dead 18650 battery back up to
full charge but like I said, I have 2 of them. So its ok
if it takes a long time to charge the battery. Just
for the sake of being lightweight and as small as possible, I
carry the UM-10 when I travel by air. The UM-20 Below does
2 batteries at once.
XTAR VC2 Plus LED Display USB Universal Battery Charger with
NOTE: This is fast becoming my #1 portable charger.
SO important that if you were traveling to remote areas, I'd
tell you to buy 2 of them. Now, the UM-10 above is smaller
than this charger, but this charger is NOT that large. If
space is super critical get the UM-10 Above. If not, GET
THIS CHARGER. Unlike the chargers above, this charger
charges ALL Lithium ion batteries AND it charges ALL NiMH AA and
AAA batteries. PLUS... The in the LEFT SLOT, you can put a
lithium ion (like an 18650 or 26650) and you can plug your
Phones USB cable into this 'charger' and it will charge your
phone from the lithium ion battery. ONE 18650 took my
Android Galaxy S4 from 14% Battery to 98% in about 1+ Hours.
SO this BACKS UP your portable Lithium Ion USB Batteries (like
the Lime Fuel). So you can charge batteries for your
flashlights and head lamps (any battery) AND it will charge your
phone if you have to. (Charging feature only works WITH Lithium
ION Batteries). I cannot say enough good things about this
Storacell Powerpax 18650 Battery Caddy, Orange, 4-Pack $10.29
This is exactly like all of the other Storacell Powerpax battery
holders but this holds the much larger 18650 batteries and keeps
them protected. You really MUST have your 18650's in a
battery holder, a battery case or in a device when you travel.
You DO NOT want them loose. A shorted or damaged lithium
ion battery is a small flame thrower (I'm serious) and it can
easily start a fire. Lithium Ion batteries are like
NOTHING you are familiar with in your entire life. Heed my
ZTS Computer Controlled Pulse Loading Mini Battery Tester $42.00
This is probably the most important tool on this
page. This lets you see how much energy is left in your
AA, AAA, C or D NiMH or Alkaline Battery AND your 14500 and
18650 Lithium Ion batteries. This is NOT some
'dumb' battery checker. This is the smartest charger on the
market. All of those 'meter' battery checkers just check
the voltage and that is NOT a real way to check a battery State
Of Charge (SOC). To really test a battery you need to see
how much current it can deliver, this lets you know how much
active surface area of the battery is reactive and left.
This tester 'tugs' on the battery to measure its current
ability. Its also called Pulse Loading. When
this thing says you have 80% of your battery, you can bet on it.
When it says its near dead, its nearly dead. I have been
using this line of battery checkers since 2005 and it travels
with me everywhere I go (when I travel). What good are
batteries if you can't tell which ones are good and which ones
Tekpower M-810B Ultra-Compact Pocket-Size 19-Range Digital
This is the meter that I show in the Bug Out Bag Video, its also
the meter I use in the Cell Phone Video (http://www.CellPHONE1234.com)
to check the polarity on the big 100 watt solar panel before I
hook up the DC Car USB Chargers. This meter is SO SMALL.
It fits in the PALM of your hand, look at the photo, that is a
Quarter below the meter. The NICE thing about this meter
over other small meters is that it has a full DC 10 AMP Range on
it. I use this to dead short a battery to test the REAL
capacity of it left. Voltage measurements of a battery are
about USELESS. This is a back up for me to the ZTS battery
tester above. The ZTS is better at testing batteries but
this will do in a pinch if you follow my instructions in the
CELL PHONE USB BATTERIES TO KEEP YOU CHARGED FOR A
WEEK OR MORE
These are the basics for batteries to keep your cell phone charged in a
bug out bag. For an incredibly in depth look at EVERYTHING to keep
your cell phone charged 100% of the time anywhere in the world please
USB External USB Battery Pack 15,000mAh 5V/2.1A (Black Limefuel
Lite LP200X) Charger $19.95
*** FAVORITE ***
Currently this is my FAVORITE external USB Battery. Its
got two 2.4 amp ports for you to plug into, even has a white LED
for light (2 is 1, 1 is none). One of my FAVORITE things
about this battery is that it has a digital display on the front
that tells you the EXACT percentage of energy left in the
battery. Most batteries just have 4 dumb lights that light
up to give you an idea of how much is left. I love to be
able to look at this and see that its at 100% State of Charge
(SOC). This battery has been tested by myself and numerous
friends. One of them got this battery 6 months ago, left
it in his truck, jWhen your phone needs a
charge, just plug it into this and it will dump current into
your phone and charge it up pretty quickly. We're talking
this battery can charge some phones 8 to 10 times!! If you
are going on a week long back pack hike, don't take no damn
worthless solar panel, take this battery. its 1/4th the
price, 5 to 10 times the energy of your piss power solar panel
and it works day and night, rain or shine and will end up
weighing less. You fall and break your leg in the woods
and find out your cell phone is dead and you are under the trees
(in the shade) and you just try to get out your solar panel to
charge your phone. You'll be bear bate !!! This you
can trust your life on this. IF you are an extreme sports
person or rugged outdoors person or back packer, there is a
waterproof, rugged version of this battery at
http://amzn.to/1NCCn6G If there is going
to be a bunch of you who are going to use the same battery, and
you need to charge 3 phones at once instead of 2, then get this
one here: http://amzn.to/1GNou5E
NOTE: The USB Lights that I have below WILL NOT work on
the lime fuel battery because the lime fuel is 'intelligent' and
it turns itself off when the cell phone battery is full.
It does this by sensing how much current is going out of the
battery. When there is a lot, its charging a phone, when
there is a little, the phone is charged. So it sees the
USB lights as a 'little' current and it turn off the USB light
after about 30 seconds. Still..its an awesome battery.
USB External Battery Pack 15000mAh 5V/4.2A (Limefuel Rugged
This is the same as the battery above, but its RUGGED.
Its in a heavy duty case rugged case. The Limefuel L150XR
takes a beating while packing a punch- totally dust proof,
shock, crush and vibration proof, and waterproof (when the top
cover is closed). It's the ideal external battery pack for the
outdoor adventurer. While the non-rugged battery can get
bounced around in your luggage a lot, if you are going white
water rafting down the Colorado river for a week (or just days)
then this IS the battery for you to take with you.
If you are going to a very wet environment like the rain forest
this is the battery to take.
DROKŪ 5PCS Super Bright White Micro USB
Power Touch Switch
Night Light 3LEDs 5V 150mA 6000k $11.18
; They sure
as hell are NOT a 'night light'. They are BRIGHT.
These are very small, very light, all 5 will fit in the palm of
your hand with room to spare. They plug into any USB port
forwards or backwards, it does not matter. When you
bring your finger near the top, or you touch it, it will turn ON
or it will turn OFF. It actually senses the 'capacitance'
of your body to turn the light on and off. There is NO
physical switch so there are no moving parts at all. If
you loose your flashlight, your phone and everything else that
can make light at least you'll have a few of these that can go
into your USB batteries. They will light up a room nice
and will cast a light onto anything you are working on so that
you can see what you are doing easily. These are a backup
light to your backup light. For the weight, size and
price, I can't see any reason to not carry these. In fact
I have 2 of them taped (with gorilla tape) to the back of my
lime fuel battery so I can always find them in a hurry without
having to search through my stuff. On a 15,000mah
Lime Fuel Battery, one of these can be illuminated for over 100+
DROK 5PCS 3LEDS Handy USB Night Light 5V 150mA
6000k Pocket Nightlight with USB Connector and
Touch Dimmer Switch
Supper Bright White Light $13.78
The DROK LED's ABOVE are Touch for ON and Touch for OFF.
THESE DROK LED's are not only Touch ON and Touch OFF but TOUCH
and HOLD to DIM and TOUCH and HOLD to BRIGHTEN. They are
just so awesome. Not only will these run between 100 and
200 hours on a limefuel 20,000mah battery but on the dimmest
setting, which is great for a night light so you can wake up and
see some stuff, and then touch the light for full brightness,
but on the lowest setting the lime fuel would run for THOUSANDS
of hours. My DROK USB meter measures down to 0.01ma and
when the LED was the dimmest it was 0.00. So a darn long
time is how long it will run.
iClever BoostCube 4.8A 24W Dual USB Travel Wall Charger with
SmartID Technology, Foldable Plug $10.99
This is a full power 4.8 amp charger, with 2 ports, so it will
deliver a full 2.4 amps to each port for the fastest charging of
your tablet and or smart phone. Its about as small its
going to get for a charger of this amperage and the neat thing
is that the plugs on it fold up so it won't snag on stuff in
your luggage or get bent. Its nice and compact. This
USB Charger will handle any voltage from 110 volts to 240 volts
AC. So you CAN plug it directly into the ADAPTER above
that is plugged into the 220 volt foreign outlet where ever you
are. If you are 1 person, you should have 2 of these, if
you are 2 people traveling, you should have 3. If you are
4 you should have 5 or 6 total. Crap gets broken or lost and
your cell phone is your lifeline. This is an intelligent
charger and will charge your cell phone at the highest amperage
that it can.
Anker PowerPort 4 (40W 4-Port USB Wall Charger) Multi-Port USB
Charger with Foldable Plug $26.99
This is a VERY nice USB Charger. It supports up to 4 USB
ports for charging at a full 2.0+ amps per port. If you
want to charge 3 or 4 items at once than this is the charger for
you. Note: If you take this traveling I would NOT have
this as my only charger. Its a single point of failure.
I would have at least this charger and then ONE of the iClever 2
port chargers above. The plug folds in on this one just like on
the iClever so its easy to put into your luggage and not snag on
anything. I will be carrying this on my next trip abroad.
This is an intelligent charger and will charge your cell phone
at the highest amperage that it can.
iClever BoostDrive Premium USB Car Charger 36W / 7.2A, 3-Ports
with SmartID Technology, Black $11.99
This thing is so small I love it. It has
3 USB ports
on it and each one can handle 2.4 amps. You can see me
using this with the big 100 watt solar panel in the cell phone
video. This is the charger that I use on a regular basis
in my truck and defiantly the charger I take with me when I
travel. If you are going to be in a vehicle most of the time for
your travels, take 2 of these. If not, then 1 will work.
This is small and light weight. This is an intelligent
charger and will charge your cell phone at the highest amperage
that it can.
iClever BoostDrive 48W 9.6A 4-Port USB Car Charger, Multi-port
Power Adapter with SmartID Technology $13.99
This is exactly the SAME as the above charger BUT it has 4 ports
rather than 3 charging USB ports on it. This is NOT the
4 USB port charger
I used in the video, this is the one I will be using from now
on. The one in the video is an older one that I was using,
and as you can tell it was bigger than the 3 port one I have
above, this is is small as well but its larger than the 3 port
one below. For the super light weight traveler, take the 3
port one above. For the traveler that needs 3 ports, Mom,
Dad and 2+ kids with Phones in the car, then take this one.
If you need more than 4 ports then get 2 of these and use the 3
outlet 12 volt adapter I have below in the vehicle. If you
are military or government and you are traveling to the 3rd
world as a team, I'd have 3 of these 4 port chargers AND the 3
outlet 12 volt adapter below WITH the 12 volt clamp on cigarette
lighter adapter shown below. That way you can clamp onto
any car battery and charge up to 12 things at once. This
is an intelligent charger and will charge your cell phone at the
highest amperage that it can.
Roadpro 12V Battery Clip-On and Cigarette Lighter Adapter $5.02
You are way out in the middle of no where, in a small village
that has no electricity. You see Achmed drive into
town in his Toyota pickup truck. You stop him and offer
him a few dollars for you to charge your phone and USB batteries
from his truck battery. Being that he only makes a few
dollars a day he accepts your offer. He lifts his hood and
you use these clamps to clamp onto his battery and then you use
the THREE 12 volt adapter below to plug into THIS adapter and
now you have three 12 volt cigarette lighter power sockets.
You plug 2 of your 4 port car chargers into the sockets and
start to charge up 3 cell phones and 2 large lime fuel batteries
plus an android tablet. Into the 3rd socket you plug in
the 30 minute Energizer 4 AA/AAA battery charger and start to
charge up some AA batteries. This is what I, Steven
Harris, call Harvesting Power.
AVANTEK R41 3-Socket Cigarette Lighter Power Adapter DC Outlet
Splitter 4.8A 2-Port USB Car Charger $13.99
Not only do you get 3 12 volt power ports by just plugging into
one 12 volt outlet, but this adapter has TWO USB 2.4 amp
charging ports, one on each side of the device. So if you
had three 4 port cigarette lighter USB chargers you could charge
4 + 4+ 4 +2 = 14 USB devices at the same time. If you are
going to need to charge more than 4 USB devices at any one time
when you travel (for what ever reasons) then you MUST have one
of these. There is no way around it. In the video I
have a 2 OUTLET 12 volt cable that I show you. It has thin
wires in it, and can EASILY handle charging as many USB devices
as you'd want, but if you plug in something that takes over 100
watts into that splitter than you might smoke the wires.
For the size, this is just as compact as the 2 outlet splitter I
show in the video and this is fused so if you do try to do
something stupid with it, it will blow the fuse. Plus this
has 2 USB ports on it so that is a bonus. The fuse in this
is too small, it will blow to easy, GET the PACK of fuses below
and put a 15 or 20 amp fuse in it. You don't just want it
blowing...but if the wires get shorted out and start smoking,
then you want it to blow.
Foxnovo Fast-blow Glass Fuses Quick Blow Car
Glass Tube Fuses Assorted Kit Amp $7.99
The ABOVE 3 12 Volt outlets has a much too small fuse in it, its
like 4 amps....which is nothing. You want to put a 15 or
20 amp fuse in it. I paid $4.29 for five 20 amp fuses at
autozone, most of the fuses on amazon were about the same price.
For a few dollars more you are better off spending $8 on this
and getting an ENTIRE ASSORTMENT of of fuses in a nice box just
in case you have any other fuses in 'something' blow on you
during a blackout. The 2nd time you ever go to this
thing to get a fuse you'll be saying, "Thank you Steven Harris."
Anker [5-Pack] Micro USB Cable Combo in Assorted Lengths, Ultra
Durable and Nylon Braided Charging Cables $15.99
This comes out to be just over $3 per cable.
You get 5 cables in this pack. You get a 1 foot cable
(good for charging a USB Battery next to the wall charger) and
you get a 3 foot nylon braded 3 foot cable (the cable I use the
most) and you get a 6 foot version of this same cable, and you
get a black 6 foot cable (not nylon wrapped but durable as heck)
and I get a 10 foot cable, which is good for going from the car
charger to the back seat. It works nice. I just got
2 of these 5 packs and now I have plenty of cables. If you
want to see ALL of the High Quality Anker Cables ( I use nothing
but Anker Cables now) then
click HERE on THIS LINK to see them ALL.
These are USB
cables for ANDROID (non-Apple) Devices. See below for an
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The bug out bags video training is a well rounded insight in to the
philosophy of what to carry and why.
Steven provides pros and cons on specific carry items based on his
personal experience. His insights and
practical approach to various traveling scenarios gives you everything
you need to design a carry system
that meets you specific needs. Whether bugging out, getting home, stuck
in traffic, or traveling overseas, there is something in this video for
everyone. Patrick M.
WATERPROOF SMART PHONE CASES
As shown in the Cell Phone Video, these after market phone cases will
keep your smart phone 100% waterproof, and I even show me using my phone
through the case on the video. If you are doing to be an extreme
dusty environment, a rain forest or white water rafting and you are
taking your phone with you, then you will want one of these cases for
your smart phone.
Ziploc Double Zipper Quart Freezer Bags, 216 Count $18.49
You can get one of the nice water proof cases above or if you are on a
budget a quart size ziploc bag will work JUST AS WELL. There are
1001 uses for a ziploc bag in your travel kit. Put bathroom stuff
in one, shaving stuff in another, put batteries in another one etc...
Plus... you can even fill them up and put water in them in an emergency.
I show this in the bug out bag video with a gallon ziploc but a quart
bag would work just as good.
Michelin USA Road Map 761 (Maps/Country (Michelin)) $7.03
As I show in the Bug Out Bag Video, this is one of the most
important things you can have in your kit. Where ever you
are in the USA, you'll be able to find your way home. This
is small, very light weight and you should keep it in a 1 gallon
zip lock bag to keep it 100% water proof. During 9/11 I
had friends stuck in Oregon and they had to rent a vehicle and
drive it all the way from Oregon to Michigan non-stop.
Having a map like this in their kit would of prevented them from
having to stop someplace and buy a map to find their way home.
During the Blackout of 2003 if you did not have CASH, you could
not buy anything. NONE of the ATMS or Debit or Credit card
machines worked in the stores, the cash registers did not even
work. If you don't have it when you need it, you generally
are not going to get it.
Soldier Fuel Energy Bars - Real Peanut Butter - Box of 15 $29.95
These are my FAVORITE food bars, energy bars etc... They do NOT
have that darn 'chalking' whey aftertaste. They are a bit
more on the sweet side if anything. These bars ARE used by
US special operations/forces. The bars are thin (like a
Hershey bar) but they bend and flex and don't break like a
chocolate bar would. They come in chocolate or
peanut butter. I have eaten these when I was driving and
stuck on the turn pike and was really hungry and then I
remembered that I had 6 of these in my computer bag. I ate
2 of them and felt full for many hours.
Energizer Recharge Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH
Rechargeable Batteries (included) Car and AC Wall Adaptor,
15-Min Charge Time $31.44
This is currently the best AA/AAA RAPID charger on the market
for "Harvesting Power". See the Bugout Bag Video and the
Cell Phone Video for more details on this. This allows you
to charge 4 AA NiMH batteries that are near dead to full charge
in just about 30 minutes. It will charge 2 batteries in 15
minutes. If you had 4 of these you could charge 32 AA
batteries in 1 hour from the battery of a passing car that you
paid to wait for you to charge your batteries. 32 AA
batteries can do a LOT for you in a place where there is little
or no power. Note: For HOME charging, we VERY much
LOVE the Powerex AA/AAA charger. It will charge 8 AA/AAA
batteries in 2 hours. There is even a 1 hour version, but
the 2 hour version is good enough. For AA charging
while traveling light we very much like the GS Yuasa Charger on
this page OR the XTAR VS2 Charger on this page. Both
recharge from ANY USB power source. This charger is ONLY
for "Power Harvesting".
American Weigh Scales Black Blade Digital Pocket Scale,
BL-1KG-BLK 1000 by 0.1 G $8.28
T[ As seen in the Bug Out Bag Video, this milligram scale
is used to CHECK your 18650 battery to see if its any good.
If its 42 grams or more, then its good. If its less than
42 grams, like 37 grams then its a FAKE. It might say 3000
or 3400mah on it, but its not... its probably 2000mah or LESS.
Normally these cheap 'fake' ones come with something when you
buy it on Amazon, but... you can also buy 4 packs or more of
these and they are no good. Always buy a small batch
first, then test them, and read the amazon feedback and then go
and buy more if they are good. The 18650's we have on this
page and the TOP OF THE TOP of the best of quality and capacity.
You pay a premium for these but they won't burn your house down
(I'm serious) and they will be their rated capacity and they
will work for you for years.
#1 Rated 20L or 33L- Most Durable Packable Handy
Lightweight Travel Backpack Daypack $19.96
As seen on the video this is a backpack that folds up into a
little pouch that you can then put in your luggage or travel kit
etc... when you need a backpack, as in if you need to scurry
away or even just go down to the pool you just unzip it and
shack out the insides and you have a full fledge backpack.
Its pretty awesome. I'vv been using these for years. Need
to carry something extra on to the airplane in addition to your
1 carry on? This qualifies as 'purse' and you can use it
as a second small carry on. It has a 1001 uses. This
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As usual, Steven has put together a bunch of great original thinking
that results in a very permacultured design... everything in the kit is
supported by several other elements in the kit, and each element
performs multiple functions as well, many supporting some other element
of the kit. Steven's "Two is one, One is none, Three is for me (and so
on)" philosophy results in a Bug Out Bag that isn't just resilient, it's
anti-fragile. Anti Fragility is what we all need to strive for in the
coming years. Check out this video from Steve Harris (and his many
others) and you'll be well on your way. Kyle W.
THIS IS REALLY REALLY IMPORTANT
AND CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE & YOUR HOUSE.
Kidde 21005779 Pro 210 Fire Extinguisher, ABC, 160CI $39.77
NOT on any of my videos, but its very important. Want to
have the cheapest fire insurance you can. Buy one of these for
each level of your house, even if its kept in a bedroom closet.
A fire in your house will take everything. Your photos,
memories, tools, comfort, computers, backed up hard drives, your
life's work, your library, your pets and maybe even your lives.
When that smoke alarm goes off at 3AM you have seconds to hit
that fire and to hit it hard before it spreads. Where I
use to live, the professional fire department could be at your
house in 2 to 5 minutes. Every single time. Where I
live now, it can take 5 minutes for 911 to call dispatch, then
10 minutes for the volunteer fire fighter to get to the
station, then 5 to 10 minutes for me to reach my house. By
that time my house or your house is gone. Buy an
additional one and start a box fire someplace safe and have
everyone in your house take turns at spraying the fire so they
know how to use it and what to expect. This is cheap cheap
cheap education and protection.
Fire Gone White/Red Fire Extinguisher - 16 oz., (Pack of 3)
I have USED THESE. They are AWESOME. That big fire
extinguisher can be intimidating, and its makes a huge huge
mess. People might be reluctant to use it on a small fire
(but they should). These little extinguishers are NOT
intimidating and don't make a big mess. EVERYONE knows how to
use a spray can. Keep one in the kitchen, keep one in the
main living area hidden, but everyone knows where its at.
You get a small grease fire, spray it with this. Problem
solved. You are having dinner and the cat knocks over a
tall candle onto the carpet and the carpet (very flammable)
starts on fire. Hit it with this. Small fire, small
problem solved before it grows. Buy this 3 pack, put 2
where I just old you, and have everyone take turns spraying the
3rd one outside, maybe on a box you set on fire. I've used
these, literally 1 second of spray puts out the small fire.
If you can use hornet spray, you can use this. Stay safe