Daily, we use our smartphones, computers, and TVs to keep us aware of what’s going on around us.
But if a storm knocks out the power grid, our everyday tech isn’t enough.
The Best Emergency Radios Made In the USA of 2021
Here are some of the best hand-crank radio to buy:
Running Snail Solar Crank NOAA Weather Radio
This is a good, affordable substitute to the ER210 if you are willing to give up mechanical weather alerts.
It would not flash or beep to let you know where the weather is coming, but it still picks up a signal from the NOAA weather band radio with the best reception once you turn it on and tune it in.
The lack of alerts makes it a bad choice for tornado-prone and flash-flood-prone areas, but it is an otherwise capable radio, mainly if earthquakes are your key worry because they can be forecast.
Midland ER310 Radio
The Midland ER310 is the best upgrade if you want a heftier built with a big battery to match.
It gets eighteen hours of radio between charges matched with 6 hours for the little ER210.
The ER310 also makes a remarkable base station for your campsite. It is loud, bright, and big enough that it should not blow away in a storm.
There is also an ultrasonic dog whistle to support search and rescue teams to find your things get truly hairy.
Besides portability, the only downside matched with the little ER210 is that the crank generators get just about ten minutes of power from one minute of cranking, but its longer-lasting battery mitigates this.
Epica Emergency Radio
Weather radio costing less than approximately $30 all have similar issues, a lack of power choices, bad sound standard, and typically no built-in weather alerts.
The Epica emergency radio has all those issues too.
Still, an affordable weather radio is excellent than nothing, and at just $20, the Epica emergency radio is the top budget product among many mediocre choices.
Construction-standard problems aside, it works perfectly and plays shockingly loudly.
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