May 31, 2016

SunJack Solar Charger – Product Review

September 5, 2014 aptprepper 7

I had the opportunity to test out the SunJack portable solar charger.

What is the SunJack?

It is a portable solar charger by GigaWatt that can charge any USB device – phones, tablets, GPS, cameras, speakers, lights, and more. […]

An Ideal Stove for Outdoor Cooking: Solo Stove

December 7, 2012 aptprepper 5

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   What is the Solo Stove? It is a small, portable stove that uses biomass (twigs, dried leaves, etc) for fuel.  Not needing to bring special fuel is a big advantage:  since you can easily find branches and twigs, you are not adding weight to your bug-out bag. Assembly The stove is very easy to assemble:  just set the cooking ring on top of the stove so that the prongs are on top.  […]

Backpacking Stove Test

June 10, 2011 aptprepper 5

At my last post we discussed backup cooking methods when there is no electricity http://wp.me/p1dmhM-pv.   We purchased the backpacking stove for two reasons:  we would like to go backpacking one of these days, and we also wanted a lightweight stove in case we have to evacuate in an emergency. It was still in the box with the rest of the supplies so we needed to test it.  When you are in the midst of an emergency the last thing you’d […]

Solar Battery Charger Test that Failed

May 26, 2011 aptprepper 4

A couple of days ago I was all excited to test a new solar battery charger we had purchased.  Per instructions I loaded it with four rechargeable batteries I had in the battery drawer. I left the solar charger in the window sill under direct sunlight for about five hours.  Then I plugged in a drained iPod to see if it would charge it.  Well… nothing happened.   Perhaps I didn’t leave the charger under direct sun long enough.  I move […]