Eaton Hand Crank Radio
I *highly* recommend this radio for anyone who does not currently have a hand crank radio in their home or car. It has worked extremely well for me, and it doesn't require batteries! It will ALWAYS work.
It has a solar powered top, so if it's daylight you can charge it without even touching it. It also has the hand crank, so if it is pitch black you can still turn it for a minute or two and get live radio to find out what is going on.
It is so compact! I keep this in my glove compartment of my car. If I'm home and there's a problem, I can just run out to my car and get it. If I'm driving and there's a problem, I have it right with me.
It has a nice built in flashlight, so it provides light AND information all at once. It gets not only AM and FM but also 7 weather bands. I didn't have any problem tuning in a huge variety of radio stations.
This thing is SMALL. It's about the size of most MP3 players! Perfect for bringing along with you on a hike, on a walk, you name it. It can always be with you and you know it will always work. Like I said, just having it in the glove compartment means you're always prepared with a functional flashlight and radio.
Highly, highly recommended. Every home should have a hand crank light / radio in it, just in case.
Oh did I mention it will even CHARGE YOUR CELL PHONE???
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