I now have the batteries for the portable Mesh nodes. I will be using the Deka DC27 Marine Master deep cycle battery. These batteries have a nice carry handle built in and also are rated at 200 minute 23 Amp hour. This should be enough to run a node for several days. These can be recharged in the field with a small generator or a vehicle. Now it is time to work out the best way to make the nodes portable and quick to deploy.