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'Tech Ninja' Tshaka Armstrong Has The Emergency Tools You Need For National Preparedness Month

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It's always without warning that an emergency or a catastrophic event happens, but a little planning can make all the difference....and September is National Preparedness Month.

One step everyone can take is to receive training in Basic First Aid, and CPR.. And here with ideas that will help you and your family be more prepared is our FOX 11 'Tech Ninja' Tshaka Armstrong....

The items featured in the segment this morning:

Goal Zero: Nomad 7 Solar Panel- $99.99

Charges handheld devices directly from a USB or 12 Volt charging port. Charges most cell phones in 1-3 hours and most smartphones, GPS and USB cameras in just 2-4 hours
Foldable, rugged design weighs just 0.8 lbs and is weather resistant making it ideal for hiking and backpacking.
Available at: Costco, REI, Bass Pro Shops, Cabelas, Sport Chalet, Frys and Bestbuy.com
Website: www.goalzero.com

Verbatim: Power Packs (10,000 mAh)- $19.99 to $89.99

Perfect for iPads, iPhones, smartphones, tablets, eReaders, Bluetooth headsets, and more.  10,000 mAh with dedicated iPad port and an additional USB port for simultaneous charging.
Website: www.Verbatim.com  


Braven: 625s- $179.99 (16 hours battery life )

Users can daisy chain multiple speakers together, Equipped with waterproof dry bad and USB flashlight so you're ready for anything.
Available at: Braven.com

EcoXGear: EcoXpower- $99.99

Bike's front wheel drives a generator that powers the lighting system, the rechargeable battery and the power jack for your smartphone, Ultra-bright LED front headlight & red rear taillight fully powered by pedaling,   Includes water-resistant, touchscreen friendly handlebar smartphone/GPS case with pedal powered USB adapter cable,   Universal hub mounting bracket fits most standard and oversized wheel hubs,   Handlebar mounted on/off remote switch and built-in rechargeable battery
Available at: www.ecoxgear.com

Kelty: AirPitch Mach4 Tent- (Pricing TBA)

With two styles including the Mach 4 and Mach 6, AirPitch™ series tents replace traditional poles with Kelty's inflatable AirPoles, allowing both tents to be inflated and deflated in under a minute so campers can spend less time setting up camp and more time having fun in the outdoors.
Available January 2012 at: www.kelty.com

Swedish Firesteel 2.0 Scout- $14.99

Our second generation Swedish FireSteel 2.0® also features a new design, a color matched lanyard, and a built-in emergency whistle. The Swedish FireSteel's dependability and intense, close to 3,000°C (5400°F) sparks, have long made it a favorite of survival experts, hunters, fishermen, and campers. It has also found its way into cabins and backyards as a foolproof way to light stoves and gas barbecues.

Available at: www.industrialrev.com

UCO Storm Proof Match Kit- $6.99

The UCO Stormproof Match Kit is a waterproof case that includes 25 matches and 3 strikers. The case features an integrated striker on the outside to provide an easy location for lighting matches and can hold up to 40 matches. The ribbed case is easy to grip with cold hands. Unlike other "waterproof" or "windproof" matches, UCO Stormproof Matches are easy to light, and will stay lit for up to 15 seconds, even after being submerged in water!

Available at: www.industrialrev.com


3 rules to know:

  • Get a kit
  • Make a plan
  • Be informed
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