If you are looking for inexpensive emergency kit equipment, you might check your local drugstore. I recently bought a hand crank AM/FM/WB radio at CVS for only $10.
Here is my review: Emergency Radio Review: Battery Free Crank Radio from Innovage Outdoor - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com
I'm pretty pleased with my purchase and I think I'll look for other handcranked equipment. Anybody have a higher end hand cranked radio?