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Be Prepared for Severe Weather with the American Red Cross FR160 Microlink Emergency Radio by Eton (Giveaway)

Posted May 07 2010 7:29pm
Most of us love summer, but there’s one thing we don’t like -- severe weather. In Florida where I live, that means hurricanes. For you, it might mean the chance of harsh thunderstorms and tornadoes. Unfortunately, no place is safe from natural disasters. When several hurricanes hit us here in South Florida, many people were without power for weeks. As temperatures rose, and generators sold out, people really suffered. Now, most of us who live here are much more prepared. We all have emergency supplies on hand. Even if you’re not in a hurricane area like I am, you need to have access to three things in case you’re left without power for an extended period: light, information, and energy.

One item that provides all that is an Emergency Preparedness Radio. I was recently sent the American Red Cross FR160 Microlink Emergency Radio by Eton to try, and it has some very ingenious features! For instance, it is self-powered. When you turn the crank on it for about 90 seconds, it will give you about 30-40 minutes of low volume play. It also has a solar power adapter, so you can charge it by setting it out in the sun. You can even charge your cell phone with it. And, of course, there’s an AM/FM radio, so you get important news, as well as entertainment. Plus, there’s an NOAA weatherband, which includes all 7 channels for local alerts and updates. There’s an LED light on the unit, so you have a built-in flashlight, and an earphone jack. And I love how small and compact it is for easy storage and portability. Finally, it comes in red and white -- I adore the little red radio I received because it will be so easy to locate!

Here’s a really nice video that shows the features of the American Red Cross FR160 Microlink Emergency Preparedness Radio

[Email subscribers will need to view this video directly on the blog site.]

When you purchase an FR160 Microlink Emergency Radio by Eton, they will donate up to $1.00 of the sales price to support the American Red Cross. Click HERE to purchase this product on Eton’s site or find out which retailer near you carries this valuable product. (They have it at Target!)

For peace of mind during the storm season this summer, the American Red Cross FR160 Microlink Emergency Radio is an extremely valuable product to have on hand.


One lucky reader will win an American Red Cross FR160 Microlink Emergency Radio by Eton of their very own! To enter, leave a comment here telling me which feature of this radio impresses you the most and why. You must do this to enter the giveaway.

You can earn optional, additional entries by
- Following Susan Heim on Parenting on Twitter ( @ParentingAuthor ) and tweeting about this giveaway. You may tweet this giveaway twice a day. Leave a separate comment with the URL of each tweet. (It’s easy to tweet this giveaway by using the Bookmark button at the bottom of this post. 1 entry per tweet.)

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- Putting a button for Susan Heim on Parenting on your blog (the code is in the upper right-hand column of this site) and/or a text link on your blog roll. Post a comment with your blog’s URL. (1 entry for button; 1 entry for text link)

- Posting this giveaway on your blog with a link to this page. Leave a comment with a direct link to the post. (3 entries; leave a separate comment for each)

One winner will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Friday, May 21, 2010, at midnight ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winners must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. Contest is open only to US residents.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary FR160 Microlink Emergency Preparedness Radio to facilitate this review. No other compensation was provided.
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