A quick insight on batteries. If any of you have had the privilege of being in a cellular site, you will already know this. One place to look for excellent quality industrial batteries after the pole shift is your local cellular site. They are small concrete buildings, that may survive in part through the earthquakes as they are pretty sturdily built. Anyway each has between 20 and 100 wet cell batteries, industrial 12 volt ones. They have long useful lives, and may withstand the cataclysms. Also the cell sites are spread all over the world, so everyone should be within about 10-20 miles from one.
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