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    Emergency Radio Comparisons 2014

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    Sangean AM/FM Digital Weather Alert Pocket Radio

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    American Red Cross Radio Review

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    Ambient Weather Emergency Radio Review

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  • Eton Emergency Radio

    Eton Emergency Radio

    The Eton Corporation has been in business since 1986, when they sold their first radio under the name of Lextronix. From their home office in Palo Alto, California, Eton has become known as one of the...

  • Sangean Emergency Radio

    Sangean Emergency Radio

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  • C Crane Radio

    C Crane Radio

    The C Crane Company has been in the radio business for almost thirty years. In these decades, C Crane has quickly gained more than a foothold in the radio world to become a well-regarded source of rad...

  • Midland Radio

    Midland Radio

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Welcome to Emergency Radio Reviews


matt from emergency radio reviews Why I started this site

Before September 11, 2001, I was a pretty typical guy. But after that horrible day, I started taking stock of what I had on hand during an emergency. I made a change in my life that would help me protect my family: I got prepared for a simple emergency. This site is dedicated to helping you do the same, because I believe if we are all better prepared, we are stronger.



What I do here

I review emergency radios and give you additional information about the manufacturers and how to choose the right emergency radio for your situation.



My Radio Review Process

When I review emergency radios, I look at every important aspect - from power options to weight to the ability to add another antenna. Each aspect I review is going to have differing importance, based on your intent.


For instance, weight is important to consider if you are including it in your bug out bag, but not so important if you are going to stay home in the event of an emergency ("shelter in place").


And whether or not your emergency radio can receive a signal underground is only important if you have an underground location, such as a basement. To others, its just a nice-to-have feature. Makes sense, right?



If you need help, get in touch!
I'm dedicated to this work. It's really important to me to help out. So if you have any questions, make sure to contact me through my social networks. I'm here for you!

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