May 23rd, 2012

For my birthday (a month ago today, hey!), I got a hand-crank/solar-powered radio, with NOAA and shortwave bells-n-whistles — it can even power/charge USB devices (and can run on batteries, if you want).

More pieces for getting off the grid! Or for when Connecticut Power & Light are surprised by the weather….

Little Michael thinks this is the best thing since sliced toast, and loves turning on the lights, changing the volume, and then finding something shiny and letting it on the floor to discharge the battery…. and he’s always frustrated when I try to crank it back to life.

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