My boyfriend and I live in the mountains of Western North Carolina. This means that it's not uncommon for the power to go off and stay off for several hours at a time. We finally got tired of the lights going out and stumbling our way across the room to find a flashlight. This led us to purchase the Black & Decker Storm Station.
The Black & Decker Storm Station features two outlets to plug in cordless phones, alarm clocks, or any other small electronic device you may need. There is also a radio that has FM/AM along with TV audio and weather-band radio. A flashlight is also included, but my favorite feature is the light that comes on when the power goes off. This allows you to easily find the unit and grab the attached flashlight.
I just leave our Black & Decker Storm Station plugged up in the living room so that it is easily accessible and stays charged. While this item is great for power outages, this would also be great for camping trips as well. I do recommend shopping around for the best price though.