High-tech earthquake preparedness


Duracell DPP-600HD Powerpack 600 Jump Starter & Emergency Power Source with Radio
Price: $130 (listed at $190, but Amazon is $130)

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  • The sealed, non-spillable 28 amp-hour AGM battery can be recharged from any household AC outlet or DC cigarette-lighter outlet
  • Multiple outlets to plug into
  • Can jump start most 8-cylinder engines with included jumper cables
  • Built-in AM/FM clock-radio for news and emergency broadcasts
  • Built-in emergency light
  • 3-digit barragraph LED indicator monitors the charge level
  • Audible alarm signals during overheating and under-voltage situations
SentrySafe 500 FIRE-SAFE Box
Price: $25

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  • UL classified with 1/2-hour proven fire protection at up to 1550ºF
  • Lifetime after-fire replacement guarantee and a manufacturer's limited warranty
  • 10.2 x 12.2 x 6.1 inches ; 12.4 pounds; 0.15 cubic feet
  • Key lock
Energizer Multi-Function Lantern/Weather Ready Emergency Lights
Price: $22

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  • Maneuvering through a dark house will be easy with windup LED flashlights and compact lights showing the way.
  • 500 hour LED area light
  • Area light, LED nightlight and detachable LED pocket light
  • Packed with 3 Energizer MAX D batteries
Zippo Hand Warmer
Price: $19.95

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  • Produces heat with no flame: the platinum-catalyzed glass fiber burner offers quick and sure lighting.
  • Constant warmth for up to 24 hours with just 0.4 oz of fuel
  • Thin profile
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel Mini
Price: $7.99

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>> Product details

  • 3,000°C (5,500 F) spark makes fire building easy in any weather, at any altitude
  • Works when wet
  • Approved by the International Survival Instructors Association
  • Bright spark can also be used as emergency signal
Solio Universal Solar Cell Phone Charger Kit - Classic
Price: $99

>> Buy on Solio.com

  • This is the solar charger that proved you could go green in style. At the airport, on vacation, in remote locations, in an emergency situation- Dependable and durable. Just unfold the blades and blaze, with the sun soaking, eco-friendly Classic Hybrid Solar Battery Charger.
  • Multi-device charger -works with 3200+ devices.
  • Stores Power - Holds a charge up to one year, so it's ready anytime, day or night.
  • Hybrid versatility - Charge it from the sun, via USB port or from an optional wall charger.
BodyGard Survivor 12-in-1 Self-Powered Survival Tool
Price: $39.95

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  • Turn the hand crank to charge it-no batteries needed! The ultra-bright LED flashlight has both high and low beams. Red LED emergency flashers help attract attention when you need assistance. Panic button activates a piercing 130-decibel sonic alarm.
  • Digital FM radio features a back-lit LCD display, built-in speaker and telescoping antenna. Also includes an oil-filled, long-life compass, signaling mirror, low voltage output for charging cell phones and a storage compartment for pills, matches, etc.
Katadyn Micro Microfilter Bottle
List price $40, but can be found on amazon for $30

>> Product information

  • Drinking bottle with an integrated water filter
  • Meets EPA standards for removal of Giardia and bacteria.
  • Additional carbon filter reduces chemicals and makes water taste better.
  • Delivers 160 refills per replaceable cartridge
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Brian Tong brings his high energy and edgy style to CNET showcasing the latest and greatest in the tech world. Brian hosts Prizefight, a face-off between two of the hottest products ranging from MP3 players to cell phones. He also hosts the popular Crave video podcast, a weekly rundown on the latest, greatest and sometimes strangest tech products from the CNET Crave gadget blog. You'll also see him introducing the newest products reviewed on CNET in the Product Spotlight. Brian graduated from San Jose State University, majoring in broadcast journalism. He started his media career working at CNN headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his first break as one of the hosts of an Asian American pop-culture TV show called STIR TV that aired nationally for over four years. While at STIR in 2003, he had the opportunity to cover cell-phone technology in Japan that still has yet to reach the U.S.
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