Is this really efficient enough to be practical? I don’t know, but I do know that it’s awesome. Once the power grid goes down and zombies are roaming the streets, electricity is gonna be in short supply and the more ways you know to get around that, the better. Let’s face it, despite the fact that shake-to-charge flashlights exist, most still use batteries.
And darkness isn’t your friend.
My advice in the event of a real-life zombie apocalypse: be the guy who knows this stuff. Then A) you won’t have to go find someone who does and B) you can convince the guys with guns that you’re useful. I know, I know… you plan on being the guy with the guns, but it’s a safe bet you won’t be the only one and numbers won’t always be on your side. Odds are pretty good, on the other hand, that you could be the only one around who can rig a power generator out of gardening equipment. So study up now.
Last thing, when everything goes to hell, it’s taking Internet access with it, so don’t just bookmark that link. Start taking notes on paper and keep copies in a binder in the backpack next to your bottled water, canned goods, flashlight, first aid kit, and machete (or whatever zombie skull crushing/chopping implement you prefer).
Best of luck, everybody!
PS: You may be wondering about the awesome art that has started appearing on the site. That’s from the talented mind and hands of our new art director. Jeff will introduce him next week, so be ready for more visual zombie candy.