Can the world get by without batteries?  Nah.  My spares are rolling around in the kitchen utility drawer, in the packaging on a refrigerator shelf, or in tiny zip-lock bags in my hiking bag.

Did you know you can start a fire with loose batteries?  I’m talking AAA, AA, D, C, even the little coin ones?  Well, you can.  The fire danger hiding in household batteries.  Had a friend drop a coin battery in his pocket while working and almost torched the family jewels.

For years I’ve kept my batteries in ziplock bags or rubber banded together in a drawer.  The ones in the ziplock bags fall over in the refrigerator.  In the drawer the ends might come in contact with metal stuff.  So I bought this… battery organizers.  They aren’t cheap.  Maybe $7 each.

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Yeah, Buddy.  That’s what I like.  No more rolling around.  No more rubber bands.  No more zip-lock.  Neat.  Metal stuff has a much harder time coming in contact with both ends.  When they are used up, put them in the organizer backwards.

I treat old batteries like they are as dangerous as fresh.  When they go bad, I wrap the ends in shipping tape or drop them in small ziplock bags.  Someday I will need to find a place to take my two peanut butter jars worth to recycle.


About trekkingtess

Retired Industrial Arts and middle school computer teacher. Escaped Texas for the peace and quiet of New Mexico.
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2 Responses to BATTERY FIRES?

  1. Bill says:

    Think about investing in some good, earth friendly rechargeable batteries. Little more expensive upfront, but way cheaper than regular batteries in the long run. Plus, you never run out of batteries, just recharge them!


  2. Pingback: HEAD LAMP WENT PFFT, AUGUST 2017 | Trekking Tess

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