The Powerpot V: A Product Review
If you remember a little while back I had posted a blog about why a smartphone is an excellent device to have with you while camping, hiking or stuck in a survival situation. Many of you were probably skeptical about that because you were probably thinking, “Sure, it can be very useful until the battery goes dead”. Today I am going to do a review on the Power Pot V, an ingenious product that will charge and/or power most small devices. I can feel your comments and thoughts on the smartphone post being retracted!
Talk about a truly amazing product… It’s one of those things that make you think, “Why didn’t I think of that?!?!”. Besides using it to boil water and/or cook your food, which it also does an amazing job at doing, it has a built in thermoelectric generator that can charge your smart phone, mp3 player, tablet, usb headlamp, gps, fans, speakers, lights and many other low-power usb devices! This is a great piece of gear that you absolutely need to include with your camping or survival gear.
I filled the Power Pot with water and stared a fire on my survival stove. I turned around to move some stuff out of my way so I could take another picture when I noticed that the “ready” green light indicator on the adapter was on. I almost took a double take. I said to myself “It can’t be on already… I just put this pot on the fire barely 30 seconds ago. If I would have ready the instructions in the first place I would have known that it only takes on average from less than 30 seconds to 1 minute until this thing is ready for charging your devices, all depending on the heat source. Additionally, I had put almost a liter of water in the pot and it took around 6 to 7 minutes to bring it to a boil.
Next, I plugged in the usb light that came with the Powerpot. It has five bright high powered led’s. I was obviously holding it too close to my face because it blinded me and it was still daylight! This light is definitely going to be put to good use next time I’m out camping or stuck in a survival situation. It’s annoying trying to hold a flashlight while cooking your food at night or doing other things. Now, my hands will be free and I won’t be wasting the precious batteries in my flashlight! On a second note, I’ll just get myself some flashlights that can be charged via usb and the same with walkie talkies. No more batteries? Problem solved!
The Power Pot is is made from anodized aluminum, is very durable, compact and weighs in at only 12 ounces! My suggestion, however, is to place some of your cooking or other survival items inside it to preserve even more space in your pack. It also comes with a handy cover that also triples as a bowl or cup to drink from, a mesh net (as seen in the first picture above) with a draw string on the top that keeps everything together during transport and the most common power adapters (as seen in the first picture below) that will fit any of your small devices.
All in all, this is an excellent product that I highly recommend to all of you! If you don’t already have one of these, put it on your “things to get” list. When the power goes out you’ll have a piece of mind that this handy device will be there to save the day! Check out the Power Pot’s website for further specifications and to order one of these babies!
Be sure to use the coupon code “INCHSURVIVAL” when ordering your PowerPot to save $10 on your order!
Below are some more pictures of the Power Pot for you to check out! I’ve also included the manufacturer’s video for your viewing.