Today for my preparedness point, I'm talking about the communication area of our 72 hour kit. In times of crisis, it is nice to be able to turn on a radio to hear the news. Unfortunately, in a crisis, there probably won't be electricity, so battery powered or a crank style radio are best. Also good to have, is a whistle. The sound of a whistle carries a lot farther than a voice can, something that can be helpful if you are lost.
These are what we have in the way of communications. A crank radio that has a battery compartment if you would rather, and a radio that is attached to our lantern emergency light. It takes a lot of cranking to keep the radio going, but I know I can get it to work if I need it. There is also an attachment that charges cell phones, but I haven't looked into that yet. It would be handy to be able to charge your phone with a hand crank when there is no power.
I'm linking up with Homestead Revival for the preparedness challenge!