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Old 11 September 2017, 00:45
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I posted this in the Irma thread. A good hand crank AM/FM/Shortwave radio is a good way to get news when everything else is down. I got one from the Sportsmans Guide, but there are others out there.
I have a truck with AM/FM/SXM radio and can charge my phones ND has a 110 outlet inside,,,
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Old 11 September 2017, 03:01
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I have a truck with AM/FM/SXM radio and can charge my phones ND has a 110 outlet inside,,,
Me too. My GMC does everything but jack me off and hand me a tissue.
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Old 11 September 2017, 11:01
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I'm exploring now a rig that several people have described, namely a trickle charger, a car battery, a 12volt socket, a waterproof housing, a volt meter, and a USB charger that plugs into the 12 volt socket. The unit is portable, and can be taken to friends and relatives houses without power so they can charge up their electronics as well.
Would a marine tolling motor battery work better for that? Just wondering since my Ranger has 3 of them in it. My boat is part of my bug out plan to head to my place at the farm. It already has much of my gear in it, has 3 big ass charged batteries, 30 gallons of treated fuel and a trolling motor that can run for days.
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Old 11 September 2017, 13:11
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Would a marine tolling motor battery work better for that? Just wondering since my Ranger has 3 of them in it. My boat is part of my bug out plan to head to my place at the farm. It already has much of my gear in it, has 3 big ass charged batteries, 30 gallons of treated fuel and a trolling motor that can run for days.
Likely--the point is to have a large capacity 12v battery that you can recharge but which can provide power out to the things needing to be recharged.
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Old 12 September 2017, 22:32
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Deltec homes claims...

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According to its website, the company has built more than 5,000 homes in 47 years and has never lost one to hurricanes or high winds.

"Our homes have stood against some of the most detrimental storms in history including hurricanes Hugo, Sandy, Katrina, Ivan, Andrew, and Charley, and the most damage our homeowners have experienced is a few lost roof shingles."
The homes' round shape and structure help distribute energy from the wind to prevent the build up of "enough pressure on any side to cause a structural failure."
The floor plan of a circular home might be a little odd, but after being battered by Harvey and Irma, an indestructible home might sound pretty good to some people.
I can see the engineering behind it....
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Old 13 September 2017, 13:05
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I can see the engineering behind it....
Geodesic dome homes were briefly popular back in the late 1970s or so for the same reasons, but they never caught on. The only ones I've seen since about 1990 were abandoned.
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