We are in the 21st century and you can no longer get around the fact that you need batteries for every day life. There are a lot of different battery brands out there, so which ones should you be stockpiling in case the power grid went down? Or, what about if there was an economic collapse and all the store’s shelves were empty? Batteries will not last forever. But they will last for a while and give you some of those small luxuries such as light, radio power, and more.
1. The Energizer Ultimate Lithium Battery
Not only do these batteries have a 15 year shelf life, which is perfect for hoarding, but they are also believed to last 9 times longer than other batteries. The major downfall to the Energizer Ultimate Lithium battery is the cost. These bad boys cost about $2.50 per battery, however, if you are planning on using them in high drain devices such as a digital camera then they are worth the money.
2. Ikea Alkaline
Yes, this surprised us as well but the tests don’t lie. These wallet friendly batteries cost about $1 per battery and typically out last most other alkaline batteries, when used in high drain devices. Naturally, they didn’t outlast the lithium batteries but if you are looking for a low cost alternative, then go with the Ikea Alkaline.
3. Duracell Ultra Power Alkaline Battery
You can’t have a list of the best batteries and not include Duracell, right? These batteries work best in low drain devices such as flashlights. They tend to die fairly quickly if you are using them for high drain devices such as cameras. At a cost of $1 per battery, these are easy on the pocket book and more readily available than the Ikea brand. A great choice for low drain devices.
If you’re really wanting to make sure you can have access to batteries for a longer period of time, you can always find good ways to recharge batteries when you need the, as explained in this video.