It usually takes a power outage for you to realize that none of the batteries in any of your flashlights are working. Luckily, these smart little babies recharge instantly using practically any liquid you've got at your disposal, from water to sake to, yes, urine.
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Your Hurricane Survival Guide
We're not sure if you got the memo from the Weather Channel, but it's hurricane season. Right now. And while it goes without saying that you've stocked up on wine and propane, you're also definitely going to want the following items within your reach. Godspeed.
On second thought, why bother with batteries at all when you've got good ol' elbow grease to get you through the forthcoming electricity-free months. These self-powered radios run on a hand-crank power generator and also feature a built-in flashlight and cell-phone charger. Good thing you've been doing those hammer curls...
This green-yet-sturdy knapsack can recharge your cell phone and MP3 player via solar panels, but it's also tough enough (reinforced by recycled bottles) and big enough to hold a laptop and other post-apocalyptic essentials (like some of that wine).
An all-too-familiar hurricane scenario: you neglect to stock up on water, and now the wet stuff from the tap is tasting funky. An old Japanese water purification method gone commercial, these white charcoal sticks can be stirred within your glass of water, bourbon or tea to leave it with a clean taste. Perfect for that blackout cocktail party.