Apple has confirmed they are working on a new 128GB iPad. That much memory on a tablet is great for setting up massive portable libraries of information. For survivalists, such a device could be a lifesaver.
We can’t all know everything, so a library of knowledge on survival topics is essential. A bug-out bag can’t be loaded with heavy books and magazines, but condensed into an iPad, a survivalist could carry a library-sized collection of documentation on first aid, wilderness survival, farming techniques, and more.
But iPads are not the most rugged devices. Bouncing around in your pack on a long march could scratch and even break the iPad. Exposure to water could put it out of commission completely. So what does a survival prepper need to keep his iPad safe from the elements and running even after the power goes out?
We’ve developed a list of items you’ll need to protect your iPad survival library. The list starts with the Griffin Survivor case for iPads. The Survivor is a military grade case that protects your iPad from drops, rain, dust, vibrations, wind, shocks, and dirt. It even comes with a multi-position work stand.
One of the most devastating survival situations imaginable is the threat of an EMP attack or solar flare event that takes out the power grid. How do you protect your iPad from being disabled by one of these events? Buy some EMP bags from Tech Protect. Once you have the iPad in the Griffin Survivor, you’ll want to place it in the 17” by 16” EMP bag, which will protect it from both EMP and water damage when properly sealed.
Next up, you’ll need power. An EMP or solar flare could take out the power grid at any moment, so you better bring your own power along. To power up your iPad after the lights go out, you’ll need the PowerTraveller Solar Gorilla along with the PowerGorilla portable charger. If you live closer to the equator, you can get away with just the Solar Gorilla for an iPad, but if you live in a temperate zone or want to run a bigger machine like a laptop, you’ll definitely want the PowerGorilla.
Alright, so now you’re set up to survive and thrive on your iPad after the lights go out. But what goes in your survival library? For starters you can check out the Modern Survial Online library of free PDFs on survival topics. Then think about downloading a season of Doomsday Preppers for ideas and inspiration. If you plan on keeping a laptop rather than an iPad, get the Mother Earth News DVD archive. Every issue from 1970-2012 is available on the DVD. Fill out your survival library with any of the troves of books available for download on Amazon or iTunes.
Being prepared doesn’t mean you have to leave technology behind. It just means you have to be prepared to take it with you.