Hello every one saint .357 here with another strange idea. now we all know that after the z-poc finding power is going to be a bitch. with power grids most likely unmanned and non operation big ticket items will be lost. unless you have a generator which I'm sure most of us do. i know i got mine ready and waiting in the wings. even then finding fuel for it will be difficult and they make noise which with zombies crawling around is a very bad thing. now i think most of know that we'll also be on the move. no way your humping even the smallest of generators over rough terrain. still even if your taking with you what you can carry on your back its likely you'll have small things that will require power.
night vision goggles,
holographic scopes for your rifles,
and many other small devices you will need or may want with you during the zpoc.
all these things will need to have their batteries recharged and how will you do it. well I've been toying around with the idea of incorporating some small flexible solar panel's into my clothing, like on the back of my tack vest, or maybe into this. my homemade Gorget/shoulder armor.
Interesting discussion! I think that for myself I would avoid relying to much on tech in this scenario. When it comes to Zombies, big guns and high tech are usually the talk of the day but as a general rule I tend to go in the opposite direction. I have always maintained that when choosing a firearm, the simpler the action, the easier it is to repair and maintain and the also remain generally more dependable. I think that the same concept can be applied here. If I can get away without using tech I will. If I absolutely requre a power source, I will probably go with something that I can wind to charge a battery or other device.
While I find it tempting to use something like flexible solar charging devices, it is important to note that such devices tend to require full sunlight to operate at peak efficiency. In New England we have a saying: "Don't like the weather? Wait 5 minutes...". If I am going to rely on something to charge my batteries, I will likely go with something that does not require anything other than what I can reasonably provide by myself...
Yeah, should just said it that way.
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Saint... your a fucking genius!!!!