6 Essential Powered Items to Survive a Natural Disaster
(and How to Keep Them Running)

6 Essential Powered Items to Survive a Natural Disaster<br> (and How to Keep Them Running)

Most survivalists know to always keep the basics on hand: water and nonperishable food to sustain the family for at least three days, a first aid kit, and essential supplies like candles, matches, and a knife. However, with the help of modern electrical conveniences you’ve grown accustomed to using on a daily basis, you can stay safer, and more comfortable, for longer.

With a NATO slave cable, you can keep these items powered even under grid collapse. Originally designed as interconnectors for military vehicles, slave cables are a safe way to quickly access power from 24-volt Battery banks to be used for other purposes. In the case of a catastrophe, this access can mean the difference between life and death.

Fan or A/C Unit

Extreme heat often coincides with drought, wildfire, flooding, and other natural disasters. Keep your body temperature at a healthy level, and survive soaring temperatures, by accessing a fan or portable A/C unit via the NATO slave cable.


By changing DC power from a battery into conventional AC power, an inverter can ensure your continued use of electrical devices, such as lights, kitchen appliances, and radios. A NATO cable is your key to unlocking the power of an inverter, which is turn can power countless other devices.


While it’s always a good idea to keep plenty of water on hand for emergencies, those gallons can go fast. When supplies run out, you can access clean water from other sources with pumps and filters. A NATO cable connection can be your source to the most important life-saving item on your list.


With a power connection to a portable oven or food warmer, you don’t need to worry about propane, matches, or keeping a fire going in windy or wet conditions. Keep your family fed with food cooked safely and dependably in an oven.  

Water Heaters

Trying to bathe with frigid water–or dealing with nothing more than ice–can make winter conditions nearly impossible to survive. A water heater is a must for extended time off the grid.

Cell Phones

A disaster is no time for Candy Crush, but it is time for accessing emergency services, loved ones, weather, news, and maps. If your cell phone seems like a lifeline now, imagine how you might need it during a catastrophe. With a NATO cable, you can keep your phone charged.

For access to these essential items, a NATO slave cable is a must-have in your emergency tool kit. Browse cables, power kits, and more survival supplies from Graywacke, your direct-to-consumer supplier of military power equipment built to last.

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