A hand-crank radio is a standard emergency item, but one that also charges small gadgets and
serves as a flashlight packs three vital services in a single package. Try the Rover by Eton ($50; brookstone.com
), which has a USB cell-phone charger and an LED light—brighter and more impact-resistant than an incandescent, says the Red Cross's Keith Robertory. Just 90 seconds of cranking buys you 15 minutes of power.