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River Queens: Keeping good company with Huck and Hemingway

Pre-Release, publication set for 10/17/18
A boat is a hole in the water you throw money into,” is one of thousands of sayings that denies the truth which every sailor respects: a boat is conduct into a hostile environment. Water is a hostile environment. Seafarers are so afraid of it that we make jokes about running aground, catching fire, and blowing up; accidents happen. But that danger is the bond that holds together otherwise free-spirited individuals into one cohesive lot.
- River Queens
Based on a review copy of the book, I was pleased that my initial impressions were shallow. Initial thoughts (after reading the leaf notes alone) were a presented heavy handedness, calling hail to the great American novel as many small publications aspire every year. Determining what I was actually to be reading required cracking the first page and just taking it on directly. The title of the book, ‘River Queens: Saucy boat, stout mates, spotted dog, America’ supported a potential hyperbolic w…

Nunet Solar Powerbank - made for cell phones but better for emergencies

So this was a seriously cool product. FYI, I received it for free to demo.
Such a simple thing. a single panel of solar cells, a plug in for fast charge, two usb out ports, and LED light bars.

I do not think this is really being marketed for emergency prep but it should be. Does it charge a cell phone? Yes.

more importantly, it takes 2.5 days of direct sunlight to charge fully.. and it can emit bright emergency light non stop for two full days..

This means that if you NEVER USED IT FOR RECHARGING, you could charge it as fast as you deplete it and have active light during the darkest hours of an emergency with no fear of low juice or batteries....

Nunet should consider making a waterproof version of this and ruggedizing it just a tad more, then really push it for 72 hour kits and emergency preparedness.

Enough said.
Here is a link to the product.
It is not an affiliate link, i will make no money off it.

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