NOAA weather band radio

If you're like me, you have a lot of names on your gift lists.  And maybe like me, you want to give somebody something they'll find really useful, so you need good gifts at a great price.  How about giving someone a product that that help them out if a winter storm causes them to… Read More

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

It's not even officially summer yet, and already storm devastation has begun with tragic loss of life.  Whenever there are dangerous conditions in your area, you need to be informed so you can protect yourself and your family.  There's already a nationwide NOAA weather alert system that works in conjunction with the FCC's Emergency Alert… Read More

Posted in: Gear, Home and Kitchen, News

A reliable emergency radio radio is a great idea for anyone. Something that will work even if you forgot to replace the batteries and that can get the weather bands can literally be a lifesaver in an emergency. The Eton Corporation, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, offers several radios that fit this need… Read More

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

I've mentioned several times that the Piedmont area in North Carolina where I live has a lot of bad weather - tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hurricanes in the summer; ice storms and sometimes even tornadoes in the winter - that can leave us without power for days.  No power means no lights and no telephone service… Read More

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

I live in the piedmont region of North Carolina.  In exchange for our usually mild winters, we have hot, humid summers that are ripe for thunderstorms and even tornados.  (We’ve already had tornados in the area this year, and it’s not even summer yet.)  We often also find ourselves in the path of hurricanes.  About… Read More

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