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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Survival Communications

Following either a man made or natural disaster, normal methods of communication are frequently damaged, or clogged with calls. Preparing in advance can lessen the stress of the situation and improve your chance of survival. Many survivalists are searching for a reliable means of communication and thus far have not found the answer. Many others place communications very low on the list of priorities. When times are tough and the systems currently in place are no longer functioning the survivor must be prepared to provide this most basic essential for himself. In my case, a reliable communication system is equal in importance to guns, ammo and a years supply of food. I have two handheld CB's and two sets of two way radios (Motorola SX600) and I have a good amount of batteries for both sets and I have a small solar charger to recharge them. Now if I'm hit with an EMP I don't think they will work but I do keep a set of four Cobra (CXT90) radios in a ammo box without the batteries in them. Not sure if this will help or not I did line the ammo box with rubber that is 1/4" thick with a hope that it would stop the radio's from being messed up. I hope we never get hit with an EMP but you never know. We have cell phones with a crank charger, but if TSHTF I'm sure cell phones will be dead or so messed up you can't use them. We have a few short wave radio's and a few AM/FM ones to. I keep a small one of each in the ammo can with the Cobra radio's just in case. As it stands I have 8 two way radio's to use after the SHTF. What are your plans to communicate after an event of doom, or do you have one? If not you should start a plan and in the least of this you need a shot wave radio or two and two is always better.
Keep up your prepping and keep your eye's and ears open to the coming collapse. Our time is short!
Life goes on.......Will you?


  1. Pete I gotta agree, comms should be a very important part of your gear, but is does not seem like it is. Most people go buy their 35 mile bubble pack radios and call it good.. not. Comms are darn confusing for most people at best. Having something though is better than nothing.

  2. A couple of Motoralas, cb's in all 3 vehicles and 1 in a cage. Plus the boat comm gear, single side Icom 710, Sat phone, as if that will work in the case of a CME! A couple of tin cans and a mile of string! :) Yea that should do it! But you are correct in that most folks think about communications last but it can be the most life supporting item you may have.
    Loco Gato

  3. My weakest link I am afraid!Something I need to get on soon!


  4. the saying goes, If you don't have comm ya don't have jack.

    With that said, our comm preps are based around amateur radio. Multi band hand helds for local comms and HF for distance communications. It is all well and good if you can receive (shortwave) but is is really handy to talk two ways for sharing of information. CB's are great, but they are really only good for local comms and around here, where we are at, everyone and his cousin has one. Think OPSEC.

    I know, you need a license to operate ham radio. Well.... so what? if you are paranoid about the fed goons knowing where you are at, and you don't think they already know, well, think again. The license is really very easy to obtain. They are only 35 questions, multiple guess, out of a 350 question pool. You can take practice tests on line, you can find all of the info that you need on line, it's really simple. The only requirement that the FCC wants from you when you take the test, is a mailing address (can we say PO Box?).

    And yes, metal garbage cans make good Faraday cages. Just make sure that they are grounded well, and your electronics do not touch the can directly.

    'nuff from me about comms for now,