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What is a disaster? There is a problem when it comes to vocabulary in our little prepping and survival world.
We struggle with things like a disaster, emergency, SHTF and the like. You can take 10 people and ask them to define these situations and their symptoms and you would likely get 10 different definitions.
Let’s consider, for the sake of this article, that a disaster is one that affects some of the essential services like power.
While it might seem like the best course of action is to prepare like a bushcraft minded survivalist that needs no power and lives completely off the grid, most disasters are not that serious. Could we see a situation like this? Sure!
Its highly unlikely that the next disaster you face will be a situation like that. To lean on technology in your preparedness plans is just good sense.
The Cellphone or GPS Device
Your cellphone is a powerful tool in dealing with disaster. It can be so many things to you. Even if you have no signal you are still dealing with a device that can showcase your location. You can get reports, you can communicate with text and you can access maps and survival guides that are offline.
Don’t deny the cellphone a place in your disaster plans.
The ability to power things through USB power is a big deal! You can do so much. Having USB power packs and even larger battery packs to power things like phones, games, and radios can be a game-changer in disaster.
The Electronic Prepper Library
The amount of information that you can store on a simple kindle is incredible. If you employ USB charging you are going to be able to keep something like Kindle powered up for days. If you employ solar USB charging than you can keep those electronics going the same.
Build yourself an extensive prepper library.