I would like to start a list of places people can go to for supplies for encampment. Everyone please add to it if you have more ideas/info.
-Strickland's Military Surplus,Carolina Bch Rd. (it is on the left side past Monkey Juntion,as if you are going to Carolina Bch).
This is a fully stocked military surplus with cold weather and camping gear,all manner of "survival" equipment-flashlights,glowsticks,etc. They have cold weather clothing and I believe sleeping bags as well. They also still carry(as far as I know) MRE's(Meals Ready to Eat). Full meal kits that DO NOT require heating or cooling to eat*. These are military issue full meal kits-so we're not talking the best tasting stuff ever,but they are perfect for situations such as these.
In essence,if you need to pick up some stuff,this is a great place to do it.
It is a locally owned business.
That's what I have for now.
As I said,please add to the list.
Anybody who has an old uninteruptable power supply for computers they would like to get rid of, we could use them as electric inverters to power small loads (roughly no greater than 200 watts) and charge laptop, cell phone and camera batteries. We just need to take the buzzer out of their circuit. Anybody with a soldering iron can do this. I've run flourescent lights and a small tv on one before.
Typically UPS's are made for 12 volt lead acid batteries. Anywhere from 8-30 amp/hour rated 12 volt lead acid batteries would be good to have. Yes energy is lost in tranferring charge form lead acid batteries to li-ion laptop batteries however it does have to be done this way. Smaller laptop batteries are about 8 amp/hours which means you'll want at least a 15 amp/hour lead acid battery to charge it.
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