If so what was that Anker product and what was the predicament?
Any situtation, emergent or not, where Anker was there and came to the rescue.
If my phone dying counts as an emergency, yeah lol. But otherwise nope, not really an actual emergency.
Kinda the opposite but I know someone who was up a mountain and hurt their knee and ended up having to slowly come down in the dark, forgetting that their Anker had a light on it!
This past summer after a concert, some friends and I were stuck in a long line of traffic waiting to leave the venue. The line wasn’t moving, so we listened to the radio with the car off to pass the time. Of course, when it was our turn to go, my car battery was dead! The Anker car jump starter in my trunk saved the day, and prevented the people stuck in line behind me from attacking me.
It wasn’t the primary help but it sure made the help go by faster. We were in a hurricane and a neighbor really needed to charge his phone. I let him charge with my van using an Anker car charger, and it got the job done quickly. My friend brought his Anker battery by and we all charged our phones using that after my Anker batteries died out.
Lol nice I really need to invest in one of those since I live in a rural area and a dead battery is not a good thing. Also I work on an Ambulance and have had plenty of dead batteries. I just dont know if it would have enough umph for a Mercedes Diesel Engine to crank over in cold weather.
So I’ll take a longer arch to this.
Firstly, I don’t allow me to get into emergency situations if at all possible. I do hiking and biking and lots of outdoors moving stuff and in the way “not getting lost is always knowing where you are”, preventative and avoidance is always better than fixing post-fact.
The single most important thing is to keep oneself physically fit, able to physically withstand direct life threatening risks, such as being able to run / jump / duck and generally move fast. Don’t get fat.
The 2nd most important thing is to carry water, a little food, and layer of clothing. These help you handle unexpectedly longer events.
The 3rd most important thing related to gadgets is proactive defensive approach to keeping devices charged. I recently swapped my mobile to one which lasts a lot longer on internal battery. For longer trips I carry a spare mobile. If I’m in a long off-grid period I connect the Powercore to the mobile when using the mobile like when say down. This is electrically more efficient (battery-cpu is better than battery-battery-cpu). So if my Powercore were to fail, I’d know long before my mobile is flat so can ration my mobile use. This much better than “ooh if my mobile dies I’ll then use my Anker”.
I carry 2 Anker Powercore batteries to allow one of them to fail. I aim for if one of them works to last a couple of days. Powercore 10000 and Powercore Slim come to mind as often carried.
So no, Anker has never helped in an emergency, because I never let myself get into an emergency. You think a little bit of $20 tech is going to save your life?
Also if your mobile was to die, Anker cant fix that. So what is your plan if your mobile dies? Carry another, or use human memory and human strength and human ingenuity to get out of the situation? Anker is part of the solution but its a warning sign if you find you really actually relied on Anker.
As for jump starting a car, well I don’t drive. If the car can’t start it can be for many reasons not just a dead battery, so then you’re carrying your food, water and a bit of clothing and able to walk 20 miles or so to civilisation.
Not exactly an emergency situation, but was climbing Kilimanjaro and we had a few Anker chargers between my group. I also have the Anker solar panel but it had been cloudy for 2 days and I use the panel to charge my GoPro and phone. Anker definitely helped keep my batteries charged up between the videos and the mountain time lapses we captured, especially in the cold.
Wow that must have been a heck of a trip. Did you make it all the way to the top?!
I made it to Stella Point which is technically “Summiting” but not the true peak. From the last camp to this point is the hardest 12hrs of the entire climb, and I didn’t have the energy in me to complete the last gentle walk to the summit and honestly don’t regret it as the rest of my team were heading back from the summit anyway (i lagged behind)
So from where you made it to the actual peak you describe it as a gentle walk how far is it actually? That is freakin awesome though not many people can say they climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. Mad respect my friend
Charging my dead phone is always an emergency situation.