September 20, 2014 by graywolf 61 Comments So how would you communicate with your family or get help if communications go down?
Short-term emergencies have shown the limitations of using cell phones to coordinate with each other.
Cell phone communication has a lot of vulnerabilities that make it a poor solution for widespread or long-term emergencies. Heavy winds or flooding can disrupt the cables between towers such as during Hurricane Sandy. Cell towers require AC power to operate so if they don’t have an automatic backup system, they stop.
Cell phones require satellites, which are vulnerable to hackers, physical attack, or solar storms. Now don’t get me wrong, for day-to-day emergencies, such as getting a flat tire, a cell phone usually works pretty well.
A lot of people grew up watching BJ and the Bear and they remember seeing all the truckers talking over the air with each other.
One of the big reasons your range is very limited with CB vs other systems is that they’re limited to 5 watts input which is about 4 watt out. You might think that you could just hack into your ham radio and pump out more power, but the FCC goes after people who do that (just a few examples). Another big problem is that just like cell phones, they rely on the satellites to function so if the satellites stop working, then so do the satellite phones. If you have a true GMRS radio, you may be able to tap into a repeater, which will expand your range to possibly hundreds of miles, but the repeater obviously has to be running, and you have to be within range of the repeater for your radio to hit it. Basically, if you’re considering one of these radio systems for emergency use, go with a true GMRS radio and get the license. Ham radio is the go-to communication system for pretty much every emergency response system and is what MARS (the Military Auxiliary Radio System) and ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) both use, as well as many search and rescue and other emergency groups. One of the nice things is that a lot of ham radios can reach the national weather system (NOAA) frequencies.
Here is a list of emergency radio frequencies that you should keep in mind when both looking for radios and coming up with your emergency communications plan. Here is a large list of different frequencies that you could use to put together a list of channels to follow during an emergency or other times.
Ham radio operation requires a license, but as you can see in this article, they’re easy to get. A big part of getting your signal out and hearing others is the antenna so if you get a handheld, I’d suggest upgrading the antenna like I mentioned above. There are a lot of repeaters around the world that can help you transmit long distances with just a little radio. There are even repeaters that use the internet so if you tap into a repeater and type in the address of a remote repeater in another country, what you say on your little radio will blast out to that point on the other side of the world. There are several books such as Low Profile Amateur Radio: Operating a Ham Station from Almost Anywhere that can show you how to do these (which is a great book, by the way but good luck finding a copy of it).
With the proper knowledge (which you can pretty much only get with practice), you can make a radio out of stuff you can find pretty much anywhere that will transmit on frequencies that you can reach other people.
Obviously, the more experience you have with radios, the easier it’ll be for you to do something like this. If you want to get started learning about ham radio as an effective emergency communications system for you or your family, check out the Prepared Ham Forum. If you don’t have a ham radio license yet (or actually, even if you do), you should look at getting an emergency shortwave radio so you can listen into weather bulletins etc. So, there are many different ways to communicate during a disaster situation or if society collapses but for the most flexible and effective way, you should seriously look into getting your ham radio license and start playing with it.
Either way, make sure whatever you do that you come up with an emergency communications plan beforehand.
June 18, 2015 by graywolf 25 Comments Preppers have a bad reputation for hoarding gear, stocking up on a year's-worth (or more) of food, and packing bug out bags that could supply a platoon. In almost all cases, these preppers would be screwed if there were a disaster or SHTF.
June 11, 2015 by graywolf 21 Comments I see a lot of people suggesting that you get one of these so-called "emergency blankets." I'm here to tell you that they suck for their purported use - but there is an alternative and they still have their uses. June 6, 2015 by graywolf 12 Comments Most people have heard, "Two is one and one is none." Things break, get lost, or get taken and sometimes they aren't easily fixed or replaced in the field.
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How to communicate when the world goes silentSo if cell phones stopped working, how would you communicate? If you would like to include a short snapshot of my article (the preview paragraph) by way of RSS feed with a link to the rest of the article, please feel free to do so, and I thank you if you do. Also included below are a few info-graphics or "memes" created for the delight of our Facebook fans. Remember, if you have any suggestions, leave your glowing praise or scathing criticisms in the comment section at the bottom of the page.Enjoy! Survival Tip of the Day: If you find yourself lost in the woods without a compass or GPS, a way to determine cardinal direction is to study the trees. If you found yourself in the middle of a wide-scale disaster such as a hurricane or other catastrophe and you had no government coming to help for a while, how would you communicate with your family or others? Keep in mind that a lot of towers are just glorified antennas on the tops of buildings or mountains and backup power, such as an emergency generator, is a very short-term solution.
Your cell phone connects to it via Bluetooth and an app, and the signal is sent and received through an encrypted radio signal. CB radio is definitely more available during an emergency but they have a lot of limitations. In non-emergency life, you have to be concerned that the FCC will go after you if you transmit on a frequency that you’re not allowed to operate.
These people are typically in tune with dealing with emergencies or working with communicating with people in different scenarios. An inexpensive Baofeng UV-5R handheld that I keep on my Harley, a great Yaesu VX-6R waterproof handheld with an upgraded antenna that I keep in my bug out bag, and a portable Yaesu FT-857d radio that I can run off a 12v battery. Keep in mind also that if you get a Baofeng that their antenna connections are different so you’ll need an adapter in some cases.
Basically, a repeater will listen to the little radios in its immediate surroundings and then blast the signal out for hundreds, or thousands, of miles.
Antennas can be made out of flagpoles, ladders, fences, railings, and a lot of other things in plain sight. Not only is this useful to hide your antennas, it could seriously come in handy if you had to make an antenna in an emergency. There are several groups that use ham radio for dealing with disasters or for search and rescue. The cool thing is that it doesn’t require a power source and is made from simple parts like a pencil and razor blade.
The good thing is that they transmit over a HUGE frequency range so pretty much anyone nearby is gonna hear it.
You also have to learn Morse code or create your own in order to have anyone have any idea what you’re trying to say. The Safe-T-Proof radio is a great little one to have because you can charge it with a hand crank or the solar panel, it has a flashlight and a cell phone charger outlet on it too. It’s a great hobby and one that could be the difference between finding your family in an emergency or losing them. I grew up in the woods and spent a lifetime in various environments from deserts to jungles to politically-sensitive urban environments, and I'm here to tell you what I know. Each item in your kit will depend on your skill set and what you’re trying to prepare for.
When considering disaster preparedness, keep in mind that what survival gear and emergency supplies you add to your bug out bag and then pack for your survival kit can mean the difference between life and death, or at least affect your level of comfort if SHTF and you had to get outta dodge. All content on this site is subject to copyright law and cannot be reproduced in part or in its entirety without express permission from the original author.
Disclosure: This is a professional review site that sometimes receives free merchandise from the companies whose products we review and recommend. Homeschooled kids learn more and do better on standardized tests than those in public schools. Though they can be dangerous and even deadly if left unchecked, a fever is your bodya€™s way of killing germs by, essentially, cooking them to death.
In the northern hemisphere, and in the absence of high winds, tree branches will grow more horizontally on the south, or sunny side, and more vertically on the north, or shady side. To improve consistency at shooting, archery, sports, etc., you need to figure out which eye is dominant.
That end goal might be to lose weight, look great in a bikini or just to live a healthier lifestyle.
She is always on her computer learning new things and doesn't think she could survive without the internet!
I think I may make a larger version and post it in my office… reminder to get off the computer and get out there moving! My husband and I have started running in the morning, but we need to make it a more concrete, set in stone appointment! This is a pretty long article that goes into some good detail, but if you want the short answer, this is what you need. A quick look at some of the things that went on during Hurricane Sandy in NY will show that the government has a lot to deal with in addition to just trying to get your cell phone service back up so even though that was a pretty short-term event, it caused a lot of problems. They’ll be pretty useless if the national grid goes down due to a cyber attack, EMP or CME, which is actually a lot more likely than you might think.


For you to be ready for a SHTF scenario, you need to have the equipment and practice with it in order to make sure you’ll be able to get through.
This can be pretty complicated so it’s best to get a good book on antennas and propagation, and work with more experienced people to help you get going. Because of the range ham radios can get, it’s a LOT easier to get a hold of someone during an emergency. Obviously the repeaters need to be functioning to do this but people who have repeaters are usually up on emergency communication and will have backup power systems.
The two biggest are Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) and Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES). Suffice it to say that with all the wires and old electronics laying around, making a simple radio receiver is pretty simple. This is currently the list of the top 10 best-selling prepper and survival gear items, along with an explanation for each. Here’s what Graywolf from Graywolf Survival carries and why, as well as some suggestions on how to plan your EDC kit. These include: beets, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, onion, parsley, parsnips, rutabagas and Swiss chard. Theya€™ll benefit from the 1-on-1 attention and, though you have to satisfy the educational requirements of your resident state, youa€™ll still control their learning schedule and much of the curriculum.
Do this by punching a small hole in a piece of paper, then hold the paper at arma€™s length and close one eye and look through the hole. No matter who you team up with make sure you are both dedicated to supporting and motivating each other.
In addition to Newlywed Survival, she is a freelance web and graphic designer, a loving wife and proud owner of an adorable beagle. After our second anniversary, I realized how many times I turned to the internet for help with our marriage, money, and home. In a lot of cases, the only backup power available is a bank of batteries that stop charging when the main power system stops. As such, even though they’re an improvement, they have a lot of the same limitation on power and range.
The lower license will get you started but you really need the higher licenses if you want to communicate around the world. These people are also extremely resourceful so even if they don’t have a working radio (such as after an EMP pulse), they can make one. Again, fevers are deadly (thata€™s the point) and allowing them to run their course may prove beneficial.
If you have windows around your entry doors, these bring in extra light but make your house less secure. We blog, some work out of the home, we run the kids to and from practice and we have an entire household to manage!
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I found it was difficult to locate marriage websites that weren't based in religion or all about children. It goes in a loop up through whatever frequencies you tell it to and it stops if it hears someone transmitting. They can also be made to use power from the signal itself so they don’t all need anything else to power them.
But note that if may take years, for asparagus and blueberries for example, before the plant yields a harvestable crop. That is a lot of stuff on our plate, finding the time and motivation to work out isn’t always the easiest task. As a non-religious couple who doesn't want kids, I knew I wanted to start a site for newlyweds just like us. If you have a bug-out location, it would be beneficial to plant these crops now, so hopefully theya€™ll be ready when you need them.
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We take for granted that wea€™ll be able to do this smoothly in an emergency, but adrenaline dulls our ability to perform fine-motor tasks. The garbage collector should never have to call.a€? Take a look at your refuse and see what can be reused or repurposed. I also subscribe to a€?The Family Handymana€? magazine to stay abreast of the latest tools, techniques and even building code changes available to the DIYer. For instance, instead of throwing old socks away, you can knot them and turn them into dog chew toys.



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