Category: communications

The Mainstream Mass Media versus Alternative News

It is well established that most Americans do not trust the mainstream (mass) media (supported by Gallup polls and others – look it up…). It’s no wonder since most recognize that they are all owned and controlled by the same handful of corporations who are themselves integrated into the establishment …

Smartphone Communications During A Power Outage

During a regional (or wider) disaster (e.g. major storm) and subsequent power outages, one of the main things that people will be trying to do is communicate with others via their cell phones / smartphones, and searching for information about the event. Back during Hurricane Sandy, many people walked long …

3 Best Emergency Radios For Around 50 Bucks…

If you don’t already have a battery operated portable emergency radio, you might consider one from the following three quality brand companies. While I cringe whenever I type the word, ‘best’, I do believe that these brands are indeed among the best, if not the best in this market. I …

Best AM Radio For DX Long Range Listening

‘Best’ is a bold word, however in my opinion (and that of others if you search for it) one of the best AM radios for long range (DX) listening is the new CCRadio-2E by C Crane. I now have this radio, and can absolutely confirm its attributes. Here’s why I …

Online Scanner: Police-Fire-Emergency

One tool for situational awareness is a scanner. There are standalone ‘hardware’ scanners and there are online scanners (software), the latter of which are convenient and often ‘free’ services which you can simply run on your PC or smart-phone. Here are a few online scanners which I’ve come across. I’m …

Modern Survival Blog Has Reached 20 Million Visitors

I have been watching the numbers (given this particular notorious milestone) and we have just reached 20 million visitors here on ModernSurvivalBlog.com ! Wow. Thanks to all of you who are also ‘regulars’ here on the site for keeping the discussions going and making it interesting for others who stop …