Update: This item is now available for $14.54, and you should still have one.

I firmly believe that everybody should have a couple of bug-out bags or emergency kits.

Is this deal for me?

One in your car, one in your house, and one buried in your backyard in case the zombies come. Okay, I'm joking about the last one . . . maybe.

An essential in emergency preparedness is a flashlight, like this American Red Cross Clipray Crank-Powered Flashlight. It's $9.99, which is the best price it has ever been on Amazon.

Yes, everyone with a smartphone has a flashlight, but phones require power. What if you need to change your tire in the dark and your phone is dead? Situations like those are why hand-crank flashlights matter.

These are ridiculously handy. They are powered by a hand crank, so you don't have to worry about keeping them charged or anything like that. All you have to do is turn the hand crank and you'll have a working flashlight. Another bonus is that they don't take up much space, and the built-in carabiner will let you clip these to your backpack, belt loop, or work surface.

Note that this flashlight does have a USB port, but it will not charge most modern devices. It is not compatible with Samsung devices, iPhones 4 and up, or basically anything else. This item received 3.7 out of 5 stars based on 545 customer reviews, and most of the negative reviews seem to be from people that expected this to charge their newer devices.

TL;DR

  • What makes this deal worth considering? - This is the best price ever recorded on Amazon, and a flashlight is something you should have on hand.
  • Things to know before you buy! - Need an emergency flashlight that can charge modern phones? This best-selling combination weather radio, flashlight, and power bank is $24.

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