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necessity for beginning prepping and thankfully they are

You may also consider a satellite phone, a two way radio, a CB-
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All about emergency survival radios and a review of features

Get cranking on getting yourself an emergency radio!
The American Red Cross recommends you have an emergency
weather radio in preparation for a disaster. As they say, "no
emergency kit is complete without one," and yet for preppers this
basic survival item is often overlooked.

A cell phone is not always going to cut it in an emergency.
Batteries die, signals get overloaded in an emergency, and cell
phone towers collapse. You need a backup communications plan!

A survival radio is there to keep you informed through most
outdoor and emergency situations including
earthquakes, flash
flooding, hurricanes and tornadoes. It will keep you connected
with important news and the authorities on the situation even
when your cell phone stops working.

Below are some ideas on how to choose the best survival radio...

All about Survival Radios
A survival radio is how you will get lifesaving information when
there's a blackout or other emergency.

Here's how to choose a reliable survival radio...

#1: Get the most features and functions for the
A survival radio has two major functions:
  1. AM/FM radio to hear news reports on the emergency
  2. NOAA weather band to keep you in the loop of the latest

If you are a more advanced prepper, you'll want a two-way or
shortwave radio. See our
communications page.

Features to look for in a survival radio include:

  • Phone charging. Make sure your survival radio has the add
    capability of charging your cellphone.

  • Earplugs. Headsets enable you to listen privately.

  • Siren. The green survival radio, right has a siren handy for
    alerting the area to danger; alternatively, to aggravate.

  • Flashlight. The secondary important feature is that your
    weather radio has a flashlight, but look also for a reading
    light and a feature that flashes.

  • Flashing light: Flashing light to signal someone or to
    aggravate somebody enough to leave.

  • Reading lamp. The Voyager survival radio has a 5 LED
    reading lamp that you can use in poorly lit conditions. See
    the picture of the red Voyager at the bottom of the page.

  • Weather bands. The Voyager survival radio includes a 7 -
    band Weather radio to precisely give you weather bands.

#2: Look for a survival radio that has multiple ways
to charge.
Your survival radio should have at least a few ways to recharge.
Most survival radios have around four ways to recharge. As an
example, the green survival radio, pictured top right, can charge
by hand crank, solar, USB adapter or you can just use 2 AAA
batteries. On the other hand, the Voyager is a 5-way powered
emergency radio, AC, battery, hand crank, solar, and computer!
It's pictured at the bottom of the page.

  • Alternating Current (AC+. While you have power, you'll
    want a way to charge your device directly to an electrical
    power source.

  • Battery types on your survival radio: Given the choice of
    AAA or AA batteries, pick AA batteries. They are more
    common should you need to quickly hunt a battery from
    another source in your viscinity.

  • Computer. Only the Voyager has the ability to recharge
    directly from a computer.

  • Hand crank. Good old-fashioned hand-crank power is
    essential when all the other methods of powering your
    emergency radio won't work.

  • Solar. The Voyager solar panel tilts with the suns position
    to receive maximum energy during the day time.

#3: Size.
Size matters if you want a survival radio that fits into your glove
compartment. This is especially important if you work a long
distance from home and drive to work each day.

The green survival radio, pictured right by Voyager, is small and
compact enough for your backpack or glove compartment.

#4: Color.
Color is mostly a matter of personal preference, but if you want a
stealth color then look for a hunter green, which will blend in to a
natural environment. Bright yellow or red is more of what you'd
use when you're in an urban environment where you want
rescuers to find you and you'll likely use the siren mode to help
them identify your location, say if you're trapped after an
earthquake, hurricane or tornado.

The Voyager has the most color options of any survival radio on
the market. See the full range of colors at the bottom of the page.

Don't get cut off from Communications
Be sure you're ready with a weather survival radio. Here's how to
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