Digital Charge Reminder

by | 27 July 2022 | Loadout Levels

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. We now charge these once every four months as follows: April 1st, August 1st, and December 1st. We encourage you to establish a similar schedule.

The purpose of this post is to remind those who follow the same schedule that we do to charge all their digital items on Monday, August 01, 2022.


  1. The_Tompkins_Family

    Great idea! I was just considering this problem when planning the next steps for upgrading my Loadout Levels, so it’s timely seeing this now. On a related note, I do something similar doing a regular cybersecurity checkup for all my family’s devices. I have a list of devices (computers, phones, etc.) and a list of actions (check updates, scan for malware, ensure VPN’s are active, etc.). I set a Google Calendar reminder to do this every 2 months.

    • Jay R.

      That makes a lot of sense. Thank’s for sharing this idea!

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