A few weeks ago, I made a recommendation that everyone have a multiple power source radio for emergencies and I did not have one myself.
Of course I would also recommend that you have an armored car and I don't have one of those either.
In any case, I feel I have redeemed myself because I bought the: Kaito KA888 radio!
It is a FM/AM/Shortwave radio. It can be operated from four different power sources:
Dynamo Power: The hand crank generator charges the internal NI-MH Batteries (5 minutes cranking for 1 hour of power)
Solar Cell: You can play it with the direct Sun or charge the NI-MH batteries. ( With 12 hours in the Sun, you will supposedly get 6-8 hours of play time)
Batteries: 3 AA batteries
Electric : With the AC adapter, you can play or charge with 110V electricity.
6 hours charging = 48 hours playing.
AM -- 525 KHz------1710KHz,
FM -- 88MHz ------108 MHz
2 Continuous short wave bands:
SW1 :6.00 - 12.00 MHz
SW2: 12.00 - 18.50MHz
The KA888 also has:
- LED flashlight ( you can never have too many lights )
- Liquid filled compass
- Siren (which might be nice if you drive off a ravine or a boulder lands on you or something. It happens.)
- Internal storage compartment ( just enough for the headphones and shortwave antenna)
There are dozens of radios like this, some a lot more basic and some with a lot more features. I got this one because, at $20.00, it was an absolute steal and I couldn't afford to not have it. It does not have NOAA radio alerts or Air band radio, but for the price I don not believe you could do any better. Kaito has a deluxe radio that I liked more, but it was 3 times more expensive and I am cheap. But everyone should have something similar.