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The Modern Emergency Radio

Emergency radios have come a long way from what they were 20 - 30 years ago, but that doesn't mean that all emergency radios are created equal. Making sure that you have a radio that is up to the job is essential when planning a trip outdoors or being ready for extreme weather conditions. Included in the BSP-221 Survival Kit is the ER-310 Midland Radio. We chose this radio because of its reliability, durability, practicality and long list of great features.

Long gone are the days when you needed a dozen batteries to power a little radio with quiet speakers. The ER-310 is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. It also has a solar power panel. No sun? No problem! It has a built-in hand crank. And if you really don't mind old fashioned batteries, the ER-310 can run off 6 AA batteries as well.

Exploring the great outdoors is a great way to unplug; however, being caught in a situation where you've wandered off the trails or you and your family are stuck at home without electricity, being connected is more important than ever. Whether it's for getting updates during a disaster or in need of medical assistance, the ER-310 will be very handy to have. This radio is both USB and USB Mini compatible, allowing you to charge your small devices and reduce the possibility of being completely cut off from others.

The ER-310 Radio supports AM/FM bands and is equipped with an NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) channel. This organization searches the skies as well as atmospheric conditions to issue major weather warnings and other disaster reports. The ER-310 comes with an electronic dog whistle that many emergency rescue team canine units are trained to hear.

Receiving and transmitting important information saves lives and brings people and communities together. Radios serve to remind us that even though we may live in different towns and travel different roads, we are all connected and are able to help each other should the opportunity arise.


AM/FM NOAA Emergency Crank Radio with Solar Power Panel
Product Dimensions: 20.32 x 6.1 x 8.64 cm; 453.59 Grams
Solar Powered & Crank Powered
Replaceable 2600 mAh Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery with USB Output for charging Portable Devices
1 ion-lithium battery (Included)
LCD Display
Extremely Bright Cree LED Flashlight 130 Lumens
Ultrasonic Dog Whistle to assist search and rescue teams
SOS Flashlight beacon that flashes Morse code


How do I use my radio?
The ER-310 comes with a crank that can be powered on by turning the crank.

Does the ER-310 come with batteries?
Yes, the Er-310 comes with a lithium-ion battery. The radio also uses 6AA batteries.

What is the whistle used for?
The dog whistle is designed as a locator. The whistle emits a high-frequency pitch that enables dogs to find your location. This is especially handy in remote locations.

Is the radio water-proof?
No. The radio is not water-proof. It is not IP-rated.

What is an IP-rating, and what does it do?
IP stands for Ingress Protection or International Protection rating. This system is designed to show the effectiveness of protection against foreign matter such as dirt, debris and moisture and how this affects the electronic components of the radio.

Will the radio still broadcast weather alerts etc if it is in use?
Yes. A light will flash and horn will sound when weather updates are in effect.

Can the ER-310 act as a phone charger?
Yes. The radio can act as a charger as it is USB and mini-USB compatible. This also ensures that there is always a port ready to plug in a phone or tablet, reducing the chances of being completely cut off from others.

Is the LCD Screen easy to read?
Yes, the radio’s LCD screen is bright and large enough to see.

What type of alerts does the ER-310 emit?
The ER-310 emits NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) alerts. It broadcasts changes in weather patterns and possible storms to keep you informed and safe on your journey outdoors.