The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through the end of November, so You can’t quote James Franco Pineapple Express And I say, “I thought hurricane season was over.” Not yet at least. And with climate becoming increasingly unpredictable and variable, it’s a good idea to have a large stockpile of equipment in your hurricane preparedness kit to help weather any storms. Hurricanes can leave people without electricity for weeks, cause massive flooding, cause winds and trees to damage homes, and worse.
To protect you and your family from a lot of discomfort and disruption from your daily routine after a hurricane, it’s a good idea to have a hurricane preparedness kit. Items like generators and chainsaws are the most common necessities after a storm, but gas can be hard to come by, which is why the latest crop of solar-powered generators and electric saws It can be key when fuel lines are long but sunlight is plentiful, especially after a storm has passed. Other important items include first aid kits, flashlights, non-perishable foods, water purifiers, and radios, all of which are mentioned in this comprehensive guide.
All the gear you need in a Hurricane Preparedness Kit
1. JACKRY SOLAR GENERATOR 2000 PRO
You can finally get rid of those pesky, smelly gas generators by switching to Jackery’s new Explorer 2000 Pro solar generator and 200 Watt SolarSaga portable solar panels. Previously, gas generators were prevalent because rechargeable battery technology usually did not provide enough juice to keep electrical appliances or major appliances such as refrigerators or microwaves running when the power was out.
But this powerful new generator features a 2,160-watt capacity with 2,200 watts of AC power (like your home outlets) and 4,400 watts of peak power, enough to power any basic electricity-dependent home. And thanks to the new integrated 200-watt solar panels (which fold down to the size of most 100-watt panels), you can quickly recharge the Explorer in just 2.5 hours using six panels. It also mounts two hours after you plug it into a household outlet, and can be charged via your car’s 12-volt socket.
Other cool features of the Explorer include two electronic chips and four temperature sensors for better management of lithium battery protection and charging; Clear and concise LCD panel for monitoring usage and status; Pass-through charging (can charge and recharge at the same time); And a sound output of only 53dB, which is lower than the noise of a refrigerator or fan. Most modern gas generators can generate up to 90 decibels (comparable to the sound level of a leaf blower).
Rated with a conversion rate of 24.3 percent (sun to electrical energy), the solar panels are the leader in portable panels, have three pillars to get the right angle to the sun, and are waterproof and made of durable laminate. Both the panels and the alternator are backed by a five-year warranty upon ordering from the brand’s website.
[From $3,599; jackery.com]
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