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Why Everyone Should Have a Hand Crank Radio in Their Emergency Kit

The hand crank radio may seem like an antique, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. These devices are more relevant and more reliable than ever. They are multi-purpose and are one of the best items to have in your emergency supplies.

Hand crank radios are considered an emergency kit essential by emergency authorities. The best emergency crank radios provide NOAA weather alerts, sustainable power, and light. In an age that we a virtually helpless without cell phones and the internet, these radios can be a beacon of hope when you need it most.

The Hand Crank Radio is the Ideal Addition to Every Emergency Kit

These radios are an essential piece of equipment whether you’re off-grid in the backcountry or live in tornado alley. Hand crank radios are there when you need it. Is your family prepared? If not, then check out our line of emergency prep solutions including our hand crank emergency radios.

NOAA Weather Radio

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A critical feature to look for when considering an emergency crank radio is being classified as a weather alert radio — opposed to a weather band radio. Weather band radios require being powered on and tuned into a local weather station to receive alerts. Weather alert radios notify you regardless of the station you’re listening to or if the radio is even on. The radio could be powered off and you would still receive the alert.

Our weather alert radios are enabled as All Hazards NOAA Weather Radios meaning you receive severe weather and civil emergencies alerts instantly. In a crisis, instant alerts can make all the difference.

Reliable

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Hand crank radios are simply more reliable than cell phones and the internet. Cell towers and networks are vulnerable and susceptible to service disruption from extreme weather, mechanical failure, and solar flares. When extreme weather strikes and you’re without power, hand crank radios are your best option for staying powered up and informed. Multiple, sustainable, reliable power source options are a fundamental feature when shopping for an emergency radio.

Our crank radios offer multiple power options: solar panel, hand crank, AA batteries, and a long-lasting rechargeable lithium-ion battery. You can quickly recharge the device when power is available and have the backup charging options when it’s not.

Multi-Purpose

Hand Crank Radio - ER310 E+READY Emergency Crank Weather Alert Radio

When in an emergency or a power outage the last thing you need is to fumble around your emergency kit trying to find what you need. Our multi-purpose hand crank radio is there when you need it with the essentials.

Find your way in the dark with the bright Cree LED flashlight. Charge your cell phone and other devices with the USB port. Tune into the AM/FM radio for alerts and entertainment. In the event of Search and Rescue, signal for help with the SOS flashlight beacon and the ultrasonic dog whistle.

Our radios are durable, compact, lightweight, and reliable with instant alerts. They are ideal for emergency prep, recreational use, and daily use.

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