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This is great information to remember and maybe even trying out before an emergency happens. People toss away these batteries all the time. Maybe it’s time to start stockpiling these bad boys for that just in case moment and take advantage of the stupidity of others.
In a SHTF situation getting power may be hard or pretty non-existent if you have no solar or wind generators. Car batteries are not always dead or flat as we think, yes, to start a car which needs hundreds of amps.
Normal sealed lead batteries like the one above are not idea to keep as a solar or wind bank but do work nether the less. If SHTF there will be millions of cars abandoned and millions of batteries. (not that stealing is legal) just saying.
I found a great instructable that explains that “dead” batteries can be revived and very useful, especially in a grid down situation. Read the full article below:
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can't afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then check out Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.