Batteries: an electrochemical cell that can be charged and express energy.

Essential equipment for day to day use, camping, or surviving batteries are GREAT! Think about all that you couldn't do without a battery - cameras, cell phones, toys galore etc...

Did you know the very first batteries were discovered in Baghdad back in the 1930's and was called the Baghdad Battery. This battery is thought to be around 2000 years old. It was powered by a weak acid like orange juice.

Well, batteries have come a long way. Made out of all kinds of metals, they are not limited in size, shape, or power. One of the most used battery types here at our house is the rechargeable battery. Wow! I love rechargeables! It saves me money and trips to the store to buy batteries for my kids noisy toys :)

Have you thought what would you do after a hurricane with just your rechargeables? Or even if you had the regular kind of batteries but power was out for 2 weeks and you started running out of battery power? You'd be stuck! Maybe not!

Have you ever heard of a Solar Powered Battery Charger? No? Well, check it out!

This battery charger can charge D,C, AA, and AAA. Depending on the size of the battery and the strength of the sunlight,

Charge Chart - from full sun to moderate sun

D: 9 - 12 hours

C: 6-8 hours

AA: 3 -4 hours

AAA: 1 - 2 hours

This great product is on SALE at Shelf Reliance this month! Original retail price is $19.50 but it's selling for $15.50 which is 21% off retail.

This is a great product to have and I highly recommend it for your emergency kit. As a matter of fact, I think I might just use mine daily and save some kilowats on my electric bill this month!

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