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Eton American Red Cross Solar Link FRX3

This emergency weather radio givesyou 24-hour access to special location-based weather alerts, warnings and forecasts from the National Weather Service that aren't broadcast on AM/FM radios. It also carries AM, FM and shortwave. Features include an alarm clock, LED flashlight, USB port, headphone jack, glow-in-the-dark locator and built-in smart-phone charger. Can be powered by crank, battery or solar energy. Available in red or black. ($60 at Best Buy stores, amazon.com and cabelas.com)(Credit: Handout)

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Emergency preparedness gift guide

Recent events no doubt have made us keenly aware of the importance of being prepared. In the wake of superstorm Sandy, many of us were left without power or heat, and some tragically without homes. So this year, if you really love someone, you might consider giving him or her the gift of warmth, light or safety. They’ll thank you now, and likely bless you later. (Items that may be sold out now because of recent high demand are either expected to be restocked or can be ordered for receipt in time for the holidays.) -- Jessica Damiano