As a happy Quonsar present to my significant other, I am building an awesome emergency & first aid kit. I am particularly interested in getting elements that are cool gadgets. (Yes, I know I should be focused on storing 30 gallons of water ... )
Please provide me with your best suggestions for emergency radios, flashlights, flares, batteries, lanterns, cook stoves, and other disaster-related gadgets, especially those that are crank and/or solar powered and/or otherwise cool and that work really well.
I started reading reviews of crank and solar radios on Amazon and here
, and got a bit overwhelmed. Also, I just purchased a solar backpack, which seems (is?) really cool, but does not actually seem to work (will probably be taking back), so want some guidance.