Weird ways to recharge your cell phone

Charging Cell Phones
Ten ways to recharge your cell phone in an emergency

There's more than one way to recharge your phone in an
emergency. From strange to ingenious, this list of weird ways to
charge your phone will have you thinking. Learn how to recharge
your cell phone...

Emergency Phone Power
Enhance your communications plan by knowing how you'll power
up in an emergency. Below are ten ways to recharge your phone...

#1: Charge your cell phone with sticks.
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but as it turns out,
sticks can also help recharge your cellphone. Using the thermal
power of a fire made from sticks, you can recharge the battery in
your phone.

That's right, you can light a campfire, sit around the CampStove
and watch the flames dance as you roast marshmallows and tell
stories with friends, as you charge your cell phone. While it's fun,
it's also an incredible emergency preparedness item to own. Boil
water, cook, be incommunicado!

#2: Charge your phone (and other devices) with your
Don' take for granted that you can turn the DC current from your
vehicle into AC current for your survival and communications
gadgets. It's the next best thing, if you don't have a generator. A
power inverter is a car essential and the best selling power
inverter you'll find for the price, also has the highest review rating
of any power inverter brand. Pictured left in red, the Bestek is a
300W power inverter with 2 USB ports and 2 AC outlets. This is a
road trip must-have with wide range of applications for preppers.
Full protection features and auto-shutdown keep your appliance
and car from damage.

#3: Charge your cell phone with the sun.
The easiest way to recharge your cellphone is with the power of
the sun, but it will take time. Compact size design for portability,
the Levin Solar Panel with Dual USB Port portable charger pictured
immediate left and below, comes with a free hook to hang where
you like. This device can keep you phone charged, or charge your
iphone about 50% to 60% juice for emergency after being solar
charged for 7 to 8-hours under normal sunlight.

Hang the Levin on your backpack when outdoors. It's rainproof
and has a shockproof feature to protects the device from

#4: Charge your cell phone by hand cranking.
Get cranking! You can charge your cellphone with a hand-crank
device.  To charge cell phone with the self cranking device, you
need to keep cranking it to provide enough energy. For smart
phones, you need to start cranking really fast until the screen
shows normal charging, and then slow down to normal cranking

Granted it's not the most convenient, because it requires your
manpower, but it is an alternative when you don't have battery
power, solar power or any of the other ways to charge your cell

#5: Charge your phone with kinetic energy.
Using kinetic energy you can get a charge just by walking around
and being active or spinnin your phone:

  • Spin charge your phone. Another device on the market that
    use kinetic energy. You can also spin your cell phone and get
    a charge from the spinning motion.

#6: Charge your cell phone using the LAND line.
Did you know you can get emergency power from a phone line?
Even in a blackout, the telephone that's hardwired into the phone
line will always work. This is an amazing hack for preppers to
learn. This free, hidden source of electricity is for emergency use
only. Yes, you can tap the power from the telephone company
and just enough to recharge your cell phone, but you need some
tools and you'll need to consult with your own sense of ethics. No
one can argue that in a matter of life or death, it's the right thing
to do. It's always good to have options, even if you don't exercise
them, so if you want to recharge your cell phone using the
telephone line, then learn how to do it! The video below gives
simple instruction.

Here's how to recharge your cell phone from your phone line...

Above learn to use the phone line to get your cell phone charged
in an emergency.

#7: Get a portable power pack.
Recharge your cell phone with a portable backup charger:

This portable power bank will automatic shutdown if a short
circuit or overload output occurred while unit is charging.

  • Anker. Ultra compact, Anker is often copied but never
    equalled lipstick-shaped portable charger is now better than
    ever. Pictured right, Anker is compatible with Apple and
    Android smartphones, tablets (including the Nexus 7) and
    other USB-charged devices except for the iPod nano, iPod
    Classic, HP TouchPad, LG G2, Asus tablets and some GPS
    and Bluetooth devices.

  • PowerGroov: With PowerGroov, a portable cell phone
    charger, pictured immediate left, you don't need to worry
    about running out of battery. PowerGroov external pack
    charger provides your smartphone with power instantly,
    wherever and whenever you are. You don't even have to
    search for outlets to plug in your phone. Just connect it with
    this portable charger and enjoy, everywhere! This keeps your
    battery alive in case of emergency. You don't need extra
    cables or wires, you don't even need electricity. And it comes
    in other fun colors, pink, lime green, and more.

#8: Recharge with a solar lantern.
Tinker around with Tnyker! With Tnyker, you can charge your
phone for emergency. This rechargeable led camping lantern
flashlight also functions as a charging station to bring your dead-
phone's battery back to life wherever you are! Tynker Solar
Camping LED Lantern Flashlight collapses easy for travel.

#9: Wind Turbine Phone charger.
Wind turbine technology has come a long way, and now you can
recharge your phone with the wind. The K3 Wind and Solar Mobile
Charger is expensive at $79.99 and doesn't work very well, but it
is available on Aaazon. Watch for this product as technology

#10 Charge your phone with an onion a Gatorade.
How To Charge Your Phone with An Onion and Electrolytes

More crazy ideas for charging your phone...

How to make your phone battery last longer
Now that you know some unconventional ways to recharge your
cell phone, here are some ideas for how to keep your charge

  • Dim the display. Turn the brightness of your display to the
    lowest possible setting.

  • Keep the battery cool. Don't fry your phone by leaving it in
    the car to bake in the sun. Your battery will last much longer
    when it's at room temperature. While an odd thing to do,
    you can put the phone in battery in the fridge.

  • Don't use the vibration mode. That takes too much power.
    Ring tone uses far less energy.

  • Turn off the features. Turn off WIFI, GPS, infrared, AirDrop
    (iOS) and Bluetooth, except when you need these features.
    They are battery drainers. Animations are also battery hogs.

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