Saturday, November 15, 2008

Gear Diary: Survival/Disaster Radios

Holiday Gift Suggestions: the Etón FR150 Microlink or FR500 Solarlink Radios for the Survivalist

In her fifteen-mile-deep concrete-and-lead-lined geothermal-powered bunker, Judie couldn't pick up any AM radio. (In fact, she asks if anyone uses AM anymore! Hello! AM has the news stations here in NYC! One of which is Bloomberg, which is better than CNBC on TV!) The rest of us will probably do better at ground-level.

I've seen radios like these are J&R. Also saw some cheapie ones in a discount store. I've always wondered about the lifespan of those plastic hand cranks. That would be a horror: to have the crank break off while trying to recharge the battery!

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