Disaster Preparedness: No Batteries or Electricity Needed

dynamoradioAs I’m putting together an emergency kit, I’m thinking in terms of worst case scenario. No batteries needed.

And the problem with most emergency appliances is that they either require batteries, or if they’re rechargeable, you need a power source to charge them. You may think you’ve prepared yourself by packing batteries in the kit, but what do you do when the batteries are gone?

The Dynamo Radio Flashlight solved both of my dilemmas. It does have a rechargeable battery, but uses a hand crank to charge it. I feel better knowing that if something disastrous happens, I can get weather reports, signal an alarm, find my way in the dark, and even charge my cell phone – no batteries or electricity needed!

2 thoughts on “Disaster Preparedness: No Batteries or Electricity Needed

  • September 5 2007 at 6:49 pm
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    I have a similar one of these in the basement and in my car – I'm awful at remembering batteries, but I grew up in earthquake country and still feel the need for emergency preparedness items in all the right places.

  • September 9 2007 at 4:50 pm
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    We received a similar radio as a gift and it comes in quite handy. A couple of years ago, an ice storm hit (I live in the South) and we had non power for 5 days. This was good entertainment for us as we sat around our fireplace to keep warm.
    We also get thunderstorms quite often in the summer, so this is a good item to have.

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