The Top Off-Grid Emergency Batteries We Should Get Our Hands On

L16 batteries

6V Golf Cart

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6V Golf Cart Batteries

Because these batteries are so readily available, they are one of the most popular choices for those who are just getting started or watching their budget. While they aren’t the best option for larger setups, they are more than enough for smaller cabins and are a good way to get started.

For an economy system, I recommend 6V golf cart batteries. Just about every manufacturer out there makes T-105 replacements, and they’re all pretty good quality. Most people will get 4-5 years out of these batteries when daily cycled on a small off-grid system.


They take a lot of abuse and are perfect for those who are just getting started.

They are cheap and easy to find.

They are relatively light and easy to handle.


They typically only last about five years.

They are only recommended for smaller setups.

Luckily electricity doesn't have to be as big of an issue with a generator. If we keep our cool and take advantage of some prepped supplies, we'll be one of the few with power. That is a huge advantage when a collapse is going on.

After the break learn about another off-grid battery that can make all the difference. This one is specifically designed for commercial use and it really does pack a punch!

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