Solar / Wind Up Radio
It's important to stay informed about what's going on during an emergency. A simple radio can be a morale booster at least, but possibly a life-saving piece of equipment.
Never worry about batteries going bad with this little unit. The hand-crank allows you to charge the power pack with a just a few minutes of turning providing 20 minutes of listening. A small solar panel on the top of the unit also allows you to sit it in the sun and forget about winding it. This radio has FM/AM and NOAA weather bands available. Extendable antennae.