The Natural Disasters Expo is a show all about the best when it comes to protecting us from the worst.
On the show floor at the Anaheim Convention Center: firefighting gear, ready to eat meals, instant shelter tents and more.
The biggest trend: portable backup power. Goal Zero was showing off power banks that use the sun to recharge.
“It’s all about solar but being able to take it wherever you want to go,” said Chris Allen of Utah-based Goal Zero.
Zendure’s plug and play home energy system raised 5 million dollars on Kickstarter almost overnight. Why? “There are a lot of outages… so people are really concerned what if there is no power… I need backup power, so this is a product to fix your worries,” said Zendure’s Cindy Deng.
A British company named Zenova was showing off their FP paint, or fire protection paint, which resists the spread of fire. It was an impressive demo.