Video of the Week: Blackout Bag by Zion Prepper

 

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  1. Good video. I like the idea of storing all your accessories in one large tool box. You can then find them when you need them. Didn’t think to check on the LED lights after Christmas- great idea, wish I had thought of it in time to catch them on sale.

  2. Ouu Rah fella…. Your ac/dc preps are way ahead of most preppers already. Q for you, Do you have a solar regulator for the charging system system?

  3. Zion, your off to a great start. I also purchased a very small 12V solar charger that I currently use to keep my acid cell batteries charged. Lots of sun in Texas. You did mention EMP and that is where I am lacking. Need some type of Faraday cage for my electronics. Hoping to find a broken industrial size microwave oven one of these days. Also, remember to have some heavy black plastic to cover your windows so no one will see your lights and come take what’s yours.

  4. Minor comment and probably a slip of the tongue, but an important point, nonetheless. The Poster refers to multiple batteries in SERIES. When batteries are connected in Series the Voltage is additive. What he means is in Parallel. In parallel the current/amperage is additive. 3 Batteries in series would result in a terminal voltage of 36 volts, enough to blow out any and all 12V accessories.
    You might also look into the Harbor Freight Solar kit. It consists of 3 15 watt (1.25 amps) solar panels, a charge controller and two 12V fluorescent lights. Depending on sales, discounts and other promotions they can be had for in the neighborhood of $150 up. It’s a reasonably inexpensive way to get started in Solar Energy. The total output to charge the batteries is about 4 Amps and the charge controller will prevent damage to the batteries from overcharging. The controller also has Cigarette lighter outlets, USB and other connectors to charge multiple devices.

  5. I’m not real crazy about this Vid. The key comment that he made is “I don’t know a lot about this” This is still electricity folks! If you screw it up you can still easily burn your house down. Before you start randomly buying and wiring up stuff, learn about it and how to safely do it.
    Yes the Harbor Frieght solar is a good safe way to get into this. There is literally a TON of things to learn about this. I have a 1500W solar /880 ahr battery system and I ran all of the numbers from A to Z a dozen times before I started buying things. You need to know what your LOAD will be and then build to that end taking into account the MANY guessimate variables.
    Unless he is only planning on keeping a laptop or Iphone charged, that battery WILL NOT last three or four days without a charge. Also discharge over 50% will rapidly diminish the batterys life. This is a good idea starting vid and thats all…please study and learn…save yourself some money, be safe, and do it right .

  6. First and foremost I’m honored to be video of the week. Thank you. Second, as D. noted I’m not an expert but you have to start somewhere. I’m not doing this alone. My teacher is an Electrical Engineer. He keeps me safe. My goal, at this stage, is in fact to keep the kids iPhone, laptops, and 12v lighting going; nothing more. We have generators if we need more power. Love the website and thanks for watching my video.

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