In order to use air effectively, quite often it needs to be
inserted into an inflatable device. There are several types of
air pumps that can be used to accomplish this.
Pump - These come in battery
powered pumps as well as those that plug in the wall. The
best air pumps are those that can plug into the wall and be
recharged, yet they can be unplugged when being used. This
would allow for the use of an air pump inside a tent or when
the electricity has been lost.
Some electric air pumps have an attachment that will also
deflate an air mattress and these are handy enough under normal
circumstances. However, under an emergency situation where you
may need to move on quickly, they can prove to be very
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Hand Air Pump
- Most school kids have used these to air up the tires in their
bikes or to inflate a sports ball. If you rely on a hand air
pump as a preparedness item, you might want to get a good
quality one as there are a lot of cheap ones that don't last.
However, check with the mountain bicycle vendors as they must
have good quality air pumps that will last.
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Lung Power -
Yep, the old fashion lungs can be used to inflate some
inflatable devices such as balloons and air mattresses.
But this will be limited in its use. However, keep in mind
that, perhaps, something does not need to be inflated all at
once and it can be done over long periods of time that would
allow the lungs to rest and recuperate between sessions. This
is good to know if the only means you have to inflate something
is with one or more sets of lungs.