While no one wants a disaster to happen, we should all be prepared for the worst. Here’s why this hand crank radio and flashlight should be in your survival pack.
No one knows if and when a disaster will strike but when it happens, it is important to be prepared. You should have a backpack with essentials such as canned food, bottled water, and medical supplies at all times. While selecting these isn’t always a problem, there’s a variety of options you can consider when it comes to radios and flashlights.
Should whatever unfortunate disaster that strikes last more than a few weeks (and there is no aid in sight), your battery-powered flashlight and radio will only last you as long as the batteries you have. Thankfully, there are a few better options. This manual flashlight/radio combo, for example, is a fool proof way of always having light (always be prepared for the worst case scenario is our motto)…so long as you have energy to crank it! This compact device features a flashlight, radio, and a port to charge cellphones.
Every 1 minute of hand-cranking delivers 5 minutes of radio, 30 minutes of light, and about 5 minutes worth of phone charging. This device can also be charged via solar power or USB, the latter of which is not practical should the electricity be down (or if you’re camping, or simply not readily available). For less than $20, it’s truly a steal!