If you’re like us, you have digital and electronic security gear stashed across your loadout levels. These amazing items facilitate communications, light up the night, serve as force-multipliers, etc. We use some of these items on a daily basis, and so recharge them regularly.
A good number of these devices are not used regularly. They sit waiting in one loadout level or another in case of emergency. The problem is, without periodic charging these items are of limited or no use when needed. It’s never a good feeling to find that the item you were depending on to serve in a crisis situation is at 0% charge.
For years we’ve done a pretty good job of keeping our digital and electronic security gear charged. In early 2021, however, I found that the flashlight pictured above, which sits within one of our chest rigs, was uncharged. It had entered so deeply into a digital coma that we had to charge it for a while simply to see any signs of it being useful.
Learning from this mistake, we developed a list of our devices and where they are located. You can see this list at the bottom of this page. The item highlighted in yellow is new to our Loadout Level 02 Bag. We plan to review this product soon.
In addition to the list of devices, we also set up a periodic charging schedule. For most of 2021 we charged all the items every three months. While doing so, we found that most did not need very much charging. For this reason, in 2022 we’re extending the charging schedule to once every four months.
My iMac Pro calendar reminded me just this morning that April 1, 2022 is the date we scheduled for recharging everything on our list. We thought we’d take this opportunity to remind you as well. This will help ensure that the digital and electronic security gear that you don’t use on a daily basis will be ready and charged when you need it.