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Simply another "must have" for the family emergency kit, both ...,
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at home and in the car. This is a big one. E-Power on hand, at hand, that will charge essential communication equipment, offer light and most importantly the news and any alerts in effect. Does anyone from California remember Loma Prieta? Do you remember how incredibly unprepared most people were? In our apartment complex at the time, one, (1), family had a radio, no kidding.
Buy it, and hope you never have to use it. By all means thoroughly familiarize yourself with it. Not a bad idea annually.
I've owned one of these since they became more commercially available and solid, vs. new on the market and junk or novelty.
I did buy a basic 9V radio the first chance I had after the earth quake business settled a bit. I also, for the first time in my life (I was maybe just 22 or 23)realized that having and maintaining an emergency survival/disaster kit is simply a necessity, nothing to argue about, just make sure you have one (e-kit, the car too) and everything is checked regularly.
Believe me, I could see my 50 bucks buying a lot of other things!!! None of which would be worth a dime in an emergency.
We are simply "up-grading" to the cell charging model ... BIG day in this household!!!