Emergency Communication Plan

Having a way to communicate with your family in times of an emergency is vital. Making an emergency communication plan PRIOR to a disaster is the only way to ensure everyone knows how to keep in touch should anything happen. In times of crisis, having a plan in place will keep everyone more calm and […] Read more »

Emergency Communications When TSHTF

As I learned from working in the areas ravaged by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and several others, cell phones and land-line telephones are basically useless.  It became obvious very quickly that I could not call home from most areas due to the telephone lines and cell towers being “down” or busy.  Fortunately, I was prepared […] Read more »

Choosing A Shortwave Radio

There are many different makes and models of shortwave radios, and they vary greatly in cost, features, size, complexity, and other factors. There is no one “right” shortwave radio for everyone. The best shortwave radio for you depends primarily on your listening interests. However, there are some features and specifications you should look for in […] Read more »

Part II: Survival Communications on the Cheap

What’s the difference between a ham radio …. a shortwave radio …. and a CB radio ? Nice info by guest post by Old Hillbilly on thesurvivalistblog.net about a Ham radio. Part II: The equipment-what it cost and where to get it. Frequencies and how to program your radio. How far can you transmit and receive?  EQUIPMENT: If […] Read more »

Ham Radio Survival Communications on the Cheap

What’s the difference between a ham radio …. a shortwave radio …. and a CB radio ? Nice info by M.D. Creekmore on thesurvivalistblog.net about a Ham radio. Part I: Why HAM?/Do I need a license?/How do I get a license? Water… food… shelter… medical supplies… security. Since you are reading this on a blog dedicated […] Read more »