Video (Prepper)

Community Preparedness: Is Your Town Prepared for a Long Term Blackout?

Congress thinks we need a community preparedness “civil defense” plan for a long term electric grid outage. So why doesn’t your town have one?

 “Seven U.S. government departments and agencies have now concluded that if our national electric grid is not upgraded to ensure its continuity in the event of a massive solar event — which happen about every hundred years,– or of an attack, we could face a blackout lasting four to 10 years, costing countless lives and potentially bringing cataclysmic damage to U.S. society as we know it. It could emerge as the most severe crisis in modern history.” Representatives Yvette Clark (D-N.Y.) and Trent Franks (R-Ariz.)

 

Read more about House Resolution 762 here.

Congresswoman Clarke - Community Preparedness: Is Your Town Prepared for a Long Term Blackout?

Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY)

Rep. Trent Franks - Community Preparedness: Is Your Town Prepared for a Long Term Blackout?

Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ)

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VIDEO: HALO 3000 mAh portable charger: Gear Review

Here  my review of the HALO 3000 mAh portable charger. We got two of them for $54.96 from QVC. You can also get them from the company, Halo2Cloud LLC. I ran several tests and talk about the results.

HALO 3000 mAh portable charger

HALO 3,000 mAh portable charger

 

One point I didn’t mention in the video. When I first received them, one was not working. I called the company and they immediately replaced it – within four days I had a replacement. My only disappointment was that the replacement was black instead of OD Green. But that was a minor point (black also happens to be a pretty cool color). The company was very responsive and took care of the replacement issue immediately.

Specifications for the HALO 3000 mAh portable charger (From Halo2Cloud LLC):

  • 3,000 mAh
  • SOS and flashlight functions
  • Charges mobile phones, gaming systems, Bluetooth devices, cameras, and more
  • Compatible with devices that utilize micro USB, standard USB, or 30-pin tip
  • Compatible with all devices equipped with a USB male connection cable
  • iPhone(R) 5 adaptor tip not included; iPhone 5 can be powered using the iPhone 5 USB connection cable that came with your phone
  • LED fuel tank indicator: Red (E: 1%-33% charge), Yellow (1/2: 34%-66% charge), and Green (F: 67%-99% charge)
  • Can charge one device while being recharged itself with split charging cable
  • Measures 4-1/8″L x 7/8″W x 3/4″Diam
  • UL-listed charger; 1-year Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Imported

 

Charging Information: 

The HALO 3000 mAh portable charger will hold its charge for approximately 6 months.

Fully charged itself, it can provide:

  • up to an additional 8.5 hours of talk time to the iPhone® 4
  • up to an additional 12 hours of talk time to the Samsung Galaxy S4
  • up to an additional 6 hours of talk time to the Samsung Galaxy SIII
  • up to an additional 3.5 hours of video playing to the Samsung Galaxy Note II
  • up to an additional 2.5 hours of video playing to the Samsung Galaxy Tab II
  • up to an additional 1 full charge to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5
  • up to an additional 3 hours of web use to the iPad mini™
  • an additional 1 hour of web use to the iPad® 4th generation
  • an additional 9 hours of talk time to the Blackberry Z10
  • an additional 3.5 hours of web use/reading time to the Kindle Fire
  • up to an additional 3 hours of reading time to the Nook Color
  • up to an additional 3 hours of web use to the iPad 2nd generation
  • an additional 8 hours of talk time to the iPhone 5

Information on the HALO 3000 mAh portable charger provided by HALO.

 

 

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WROL: Lone wolf prepper? Prepper group? Is there another option?

In a WROL (Without Rule of Law) situation, are you better off as a lone wolf prepper, a member of a prepper group or is there another option? This is a video response to HealthyPrepper’s YouTube video: “Preppers Survivalists: Lone Wolf vs Group Survival Approach after SHTF WROL – Pro’s and Con’s.” This is a much debated topic in the prepper community and HealthyPrepper did a great job of outlining the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

But are these the only options? The answer is no.

Both the lone wolf prepper and prepper group approaches are “reactive.” In other words, it is a forgone conclusion that a WROL will occur and preppers in these two categories are thinking about how they could react to the WROL.

There is a third approach which is “proactive” and has none of the disadvantages of the others. In a sentence: Don’t let WROL happen to begin with. In this video response, I explain this approach.

 

Here is HealthyPrepper‘s video in case you haven’t seen it.

WROL: Lone wolf prepper? Prepper group? Is there another option?

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