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Hand Turbine Solar Powered Emergency Radio

Hand Turbine Solar Powered Emergency Radio

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You're ready for anything at home or away when you have this emergency radio, flashlight, USB charger and clock combination. The radio features AM/FM with a weather alert feature. All seven NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) weather band stations and an " Alert" system. When the " Alert" function is on, the radio will automatically broadcast emergency weather alerts for your area such as hurricanes, tornadoes and severe storms. Set the solar panel in the sun or spin the hand turbine for one minute to get 10-15 minutes of radio and flashlight use. There are also AAA battery and DC power alternatives (mini-USB included).

The FRX3 also serves as a renewable power source for your other critical devices. Simply plug in your phone into the USB port and power will automatically charge your phone. This radio has a glow-in-the-dark locater so you can find it easily at night or during a power failure, plus an LED flashlight and red flashing beacon for emergencies. An auxiliary input is included so you can plug in your own music and headphones.

• AM, FM, WB digital radio w/display
• NOAA Weather alert
• USB smart phone charger (dump charge)
• Solar panel
• Dynamo motor/Hand turbine
• LED flashlight
• Alarm clock
• Glow in the dark locator
• DC input (mini USB)
• AUX input
• Headphone output
• Internal rechargeable Ni-MH battery

5-3/4"H x 7"L x 2-1/2"W

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The Olla: A Brief History

Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.

When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.

The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.

Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!

How it Works:

Water is pulled directly through the terra-cotta!

Read more about Ollas on our blog.

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