The snow and ice that covered much of Alabama recently shows just how important it is to have an emergency kit on hand in the car or truck – especially when headed out on an interstate or for a longer trip.
If you’re looking for technology to have on-hand, check out the following items that may help in the event you find yourself stranded and without power.
To keep your smartphone powered up, consider a rechargable case or one of the following:
The PoweRocks Magicstick runs about $34 at major electronics stores. The gluestick-sized charger is powerful enough to fully charge your phone via USB cable twice in a day.
The ReVIVE Series Solar ReStore runs about $30 is great for charging your gadgets in the great outdoors. The Solar Restore gets its charge from the sun or a wall plug.
A weather radio and extra batteries are also important additions to any on-the-go emergency kit.
Other options include electric blankets that can run on battery power or plug into a 12 volt power outlet or cigarette lighter socket. You might also want to invest in a portable, rechargable handwarmer that can provide several hours of warmth as needed.
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