Emergency Communications If The Cell Network Went Down
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Emergency Communications If The Cell Network Went Down

“Cell phones are great but before them people used CB’s (no license needed for CB), and today a lot of preppers are working on getting a ham license and buying a $30.00 radio.” says Chuck Findlay who recently commented here on MSB. It doesn’t take a Mad Max grid-down World to have the cell network…

Emergency Contact Card For Your Wallet
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Emergency Contact Card For Your Wallet

I keep an emergency contact card in my wallet. It’s something that I’ve been doing for a number of years. Here’s why it’s important: Getting Into A Serious Accident If you ever get into a serious accident whereby you are unable to effectively communicate with first responders or anyone else, an emergency contact card in…

Best Cheap Portable Pocket Radio For AM/FM Band
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Best Cheap Portable Pocket Radio For AM/FM Band

I’ve had this ‘best’ ‘cheap’ (inexpensive) portable pocket AM radio for several years and I’ve got to tell you that I still believe it’s the best little AM/FM radio for a survival-preparedness kit in its class (inexpensive and small). UPDATE: There is a newer model of this portable radio: Sony ICFP26 Portable AM/FM Radio Sony…

Free TV Secret To Cut The Cord
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Free TV Secret To Cut The Cord

These days, it seems that there is a secret to getting free TV. The multi-billion dollar cable and satellite industries don’t want you to know how easy it is to get TV for free. The free TV secret has been hidden from view, however I will shine the line upon it…

2-Way Radios For Pre & Post SHTF Local Communications
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2-Way Radios For Pre & Post SHTF Local Communications

(Midland GMRS ‘base’ or ‘mobile’ 2-way radio)   2-way radios (walkie-talkies) do not require a working infrastructure as do cell phones (antenna towers, network service providers, power-grid, a paid service plan). A set of 2-way radios ‘just works’. The only thing a 2-way radio needs is a charged battery. 2-way radios may have their limits…

Smartphone Communications During A Power Outage
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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 distances from areas that lost…

An Essential Preparedness Resource: Portable AM Radio
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An Essential Preparedness Resource: Portable AM Radio

Not only do I have a general interest in radios, but they are also an asset for emergency preparedness. Although not in the same preparedness categories as food, water, bullets and bandaids ;) , communications (listening-receiving, as well as 2-way comms) could be a vital conduit of critical information. There are some radios that just…