EMERGENCY DISASTER RADIOS
One essential item in any emergency kit is an emergency disaster radio. It’ll allow you to get weather and disaster alerts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), so you’ll be ready for and aware of anything happening in your area, from fires and tornadoes to Amber Alerts and chemical spills. There are many different emergency radios on the market. Try to keep on hand the following types of radios. This way you are covered. One self-powered (hand-crank) radio with AM/FM, and emergency flashlight. If you live in the US, this radio should also include the NOAA weather radio frequencies. One capable digital portable shortwave radio with SSB (single-side band) mode. Several sets of fully-charged rechargeable batteries to power the shortwave radio and other devices like flashlights. Last but not least, a Solar or DC powered battery charger.