Portable devices have improved at a remarkable rate over these last several years. Low power circuitry and LEDs have given rise to devices that would have been science fiction just a few years ago. One common thread with these new devices is that they require power. They need either solar energy, batteries, or some other form of power.

Be sure to have a plan to power your devices if/when an emergency occurs. Test and rotate batteries, test solar panels, and check/maintain home generators.