Best Emergency Radios

Updated November 2019
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17 Models Considered
6 Hours Researched
1 Experts Interviewed
230 Consumers Consulted
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An emergency radio is one of those items where you hope you won’t need to use it, but it’s important to have one just in case. These are also handy to have on a non-emergency camping trip. The biggest feature to keep in mind here: how it is powered. Some options include batteries, a hand crank, USB cable, or a solar panel; the majority have multiple options. The radio option can have bands such as AM, FM, weather channels, and pre-set channel options, plus the sound quality should be decent. Other popular options include a built-in flashlight or lamp, a smartphone recharger, and a built-in siren or signaler. Also consider one with a strap or handle for easier carrying.

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