I realized during Sandy that 1) we don't own any sort of radio; 2) I don't have a UPS for my desktop Mac; and 3) there are surely other things/tools/resources we probably should buy now to prepare for the next big storm. Can you make any recommendations?
1) No radio
We should get a portable radio with a dynamo crank, probably a built in flashlight and/or siren, and some sort of charging solution for phones. Probably waterproof, too, right? Can you make specific recomendations for a unit to buy? The more bombproof, the better; cost is more or less no object, but I expect it to last for years.
Some of these kinds of units are listed here on Amazon
, but I don't care where we get it.
I'm not thinking we need two-way, or shortwave, or policeband or whatever--but I'm happy to learn otherwise.
2) No UPS
Again, here's a bunch on Amazon
. I really have no idea what I'd need--but this would be solely for a mid-2009 Mac Pro and monitor, and I guess I'd just need enough power to shut down safely.
3) Anything else?
We have a good flashlight, but should get another and ensure the batteries are healthy. Anything else we would need?
We live in a rental apartment in a city, so we're not going to buy a generator, or a canoe.
Not really looking for info on general storm preparedness--just for the stuff/tools we can buy now (or whenever inventory is back!) and then have on hand for the next October freakstorm. Go-bag kind of stuff.