Let’s face it, we’ve become overly dependent on our cell phones and most of us would be at a disadvantage without them in a short-term emergency situation. In the hours following a disaster, you do not want to be waiting in line for charging station or searching for one of the few working phones. It is for this reason that you should have these Top 3 Phone Accessories included in your doomsday prepper supplies. These accessories will help ensure that that you can still have use of your phone no matter the circumstances.
Every Doomsday Prepper Should Have a Waterproof Case
One of the biggest weaknesses of smart phones is water. It doesn’t take more than a few drops of water in the wrong place to destroy a phone, which is why it’s so important to have a means to protect your phone in an emergency situation. Whether you keep some zip-lock bags handy or always have a waterproof case around, you need to have a means of protecting your phone from water damage. A great resource to have is a Waterproof Case with IPX8 Certificate. They’re sturdier than zip-lock bags and versatile enough to store most phones at a reasonable price of under $20.
Instant Battery Backup Charger
Battery life on phones can be an issue even under normal circumstances but in the event of a disaster you may experience extended periods without a signal that can quickly drain your battery. Having a small, portable battery backup that you can plug-in into your phone for an instant charge could be lifesaver in extraordinary times. I always carry the GMYLE(TM) 1000mAh Mini External Backup Battery Charger Power Pack for my iPhone. It’s small enough to fit in a pocket or on a key chain and provides a good charge when needed.
Long Term Battery Charging Solution
If you’ve ever been in the city during a partial power outage, one of the most valuable commodities is an electric outlet to recharge your phone. You’ll see people using any and every available outlet in bookstores, salons, restrooms and coffee shops. Having a solar charger for your electronic devices is important if you’re going to have continuous access to your phone and other devices. One good option to keep in your bug-out bag is the ReVIVE Series Solar ReStore External Battery Pack with Universal USB Charging Port for Portable E-readers , MP3 Players , Smartphones & More USB Powered Devices.
Bonus Fourth Accessory: Edible Phone Case
That’s right, now you can protect your phone and have a food source in an emergency! The Survival Senbei Rice Cracker Case can provide you with both. Ok, I know it’s not practical, but it has to be one of the most bizarre phone accessories that I’ve seen.
Do you have any other phone accessories that you think every doomsday prepper should have?