How do you store/travel with batteries?

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How do you store/travel with batteries?

Post by FlashPan » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:11 pm

H'ola Amigos :)

So I am getting a good and healthy supply of AA and AAA long life and long life rechargeable batteries setup. (Loving GP Recyko Pro USB chargers and batteries right now)

I've been buying these to assign to a particular task eg: torch, radio, lamp and numbering them so they are rotated/recharged evenly.

At present I am keeping them in these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10x-Hard-Plas ... 1727698249

Which are fine for home but not very sturdy at all. I've already put tape over the spine to stop that from splitting.

Naturally I'd like to keep a supply in my BOB and am looking to see what other "containers" out there you may have found that I have not?

Am thinking for transportation purposes water proofness is key, sturdiness of course as well as compact size.

Ideas?

Cheers Hombres

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Re: How do you store/travel with batteries?

Post by Deeps » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:23 pm

Crazy gringo, I use the same, H'you get them for the 18650's too, h'you wouldn't want to speel any Tequila on h'them so I put them in leeeedle sealy bags muchacho.

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Re: How do you store/travel with batteries?

Post by jaffab » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:42 am

Vacuum sealed bags. I have little vacuum sealed bags for all sorts in my kits...
* Batteries
* Spare pants/t-shirt/walking socks
* Jerky
* Even my bug out sleeping bag is in a vacuum sealed bag

Water tight, air tight, and for things like sleeping bags (clothes, etc) they compact right down.
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Re: How do you store/travel with batteries?

Post by jansman » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:11 pm

I use those little containers. Got mine from Poundland.Kodak.before that I just wrapped em +to - in insulation tape.Simples!
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Re: How do you store/travel with batteries?

Post by pseudonym » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:14 pm

Mine are loose in a zippered pencil case in the lid pouch of my bergen:lol:

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Re: How do you store/travel with batteries?

Post by sniper 55 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:11 pm

Tip don't do as they did in RAF Wildenrath some years back. I was coming back with a load of rechargable AA batteries in a clear plastic bag (been carrying them like that for ages) Anyway security decided to make them "safe" they'd tape them in a long line, looked a belt from a GPMG when they finsihed. Great till I get to Gatwick airport and the x-ray machine...... :lol: (they panic easily at Gatwick)

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Re: How do you store/travel with batteries?

Post by featherstick » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:09 am

Ziploc bag in a pocket of whatever I'm carrying at the time. Easy enough to find, replace, low cost etc. Normally always have a couple of spare ziplocs on me too, good for plant cuttings, biscuits and the like.

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Re: How do you store/travel with batteries?

Post by sniper 55 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:33 pm

featherstick wrote:Ziploc bag in a pocket of whatever I'm carrying at the time. Easy enough to find, replace, low cost etc. Normally always have a couple of spare ziplocs on me too, good for plant cuttings, biscuits and the like.
I keep a spare to bung my phone in if it starts raining, always handy to have a few spare. Wheres the thumbs up icon?

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Re: How do you store/travel with batteries?

Post by Hamradioop » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:44 am

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Re: How do you store/travel with batteries?

Post by Plymtom » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:45 pm

jaffab wrote:Vacuum sealed bags. I have little vacuum sealed bags for all sorts in my kits...
* Batteries
* Spare pants/t-shirt/walking socks
* Jerky
* Even my bug out sleeping bag is in a vacuum sealed bag

Water tight, air tight, and for things like sleeping bags (clothes, etc) they compact right down.
I got a commercial vac sealer and started to go a bit mad with it and those larger vac bags for such as sleeping bags, 1 I put inside a bivi bag and shrank it down way smaller than it was to start with, since then I have thought, hang on I can't get it back that small without the machine so I'm starting to think compression sacks for stuff like that, but hell yes all the other stuff makes sense, any increase in space would be OK because there would be stuff getting used.. food I'm thinking.
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