Lately, I’ve been writing articles highlighting emergency and survival-type gear. This Solar Crank NOAA weather emergency radio from RunningSnail is another must-have product.
Many of you are probably thinking that you’re always connected with your smartphones and so on. During an emergency, that may not be the case.
During an emergency such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and so forth, you may not have power at home for your internet connection and the local cell towers may be damaged so you won’t be connected. You are effectively cut off from the rest of the world.
Even if the cellular towers may be up and running, the networks can be so clogged with everybody calling that the network is unusable. Again, you’re still cut off from the rest of the world not knowing what’s going on.
This is where these emergency radios come into play. Radio signals can be broadcast over vast distances and don’t rely on cellular towers so you can still get up-to-date news over the radio while everything else is down.
This radio also includes the ability to receive seven NOAA weather channels to receive up-to-date weather information.
Here are the highlights of the RunningSnail MD-090 Solar Crank NOAA Weather Radio:
- Receives AM/FM/7 NOAA Weather Channels
- SOS Alarm with flashing red light
- 1W Bright LED Flashlight, Zoom adjustable
- 4 LED Reading Lamp
- 2000 mAh Battery will provide long lasting hours of radio time and flash light time
- Solar Panel will provide continuous power to the radio
- Hand Crank self-powered system
- Micro USB, to charge the radio via USB cable
- Support AAA dry battery for backup
- Waterproof Level: IPX3, can be used during rainy weather.
With the Micro USB connection, you can actually charge your smartphone from this device, and with the ability to hand crank to charge the device and solar charge during the day, you’ll never run out of power.
Years ago, I included an emergency radio in my survival pack. It’s not as feature-rich as this one but I also included other items in my pack that make up the rest of what I’m missing in my emergency radio. This is definitely a good buy in my opinion.