Many preppers plan on banding together so that they are stronger during a survival situation. If each member of the group knows Morse code, they can effectively communicate without others knowing what they are saying or being able to intercept their communications.
The reason for this is that not many people in this day and age actually know Morse code. With all the advancements in modern communication devices such as cell phones, emails, instant messaging, and even inexpensive walkie-talkies, the art of Morse code has, for the most part, gone by the wayside.
What is Morse Code?
If you’re not familiar with this type of code let me take a minute and explain it to you. It’s really quite simple. Each letter of the alphabet and number is assigned a series of dots and dashes. For example: the SOS Morse code is simply ••• — •••. As you probably realize, SOS is the universal distress signal so knowing how to send such a message in Morse code could be quite beneficial for survivalists.
How to Learn Morse Code
There are many ways to learn this type of code and they are actually quite easier than in days past. The old-fashioned way was simply to get a book showing you the Morse code alphabet and start practicing. Fortunately, there are many online tools that make learning Morse code much easier in this day and age. My advice would be to download an application for your smartphone or tablet that is specially designed to teach you how to learn Morse code. There are also many Morse code decoder tools available on the Internet that you could use for Morse code practice. You can also find many good Morse code translator apps and websites that will help you to become proficient at this cryptic method of communicating.
How Could the Skill Be Practical in a Survival Situation
If you ever find yourself in a survival situation, this skill could be very practical and useful. A couple of ways that you might be able to use this type of a code to send messages are with signal mirrors or even with small handheld walkie-talkies or HAM radios that have the ability to broadcast tones that could be used to send and receive Morse code transmissions.
International Morse Code Chart
Below you’ll find a Morse code chart that I put together that you can print out to use to practice with it if you like. At the very least, it will give you an idea of how simple this code is to learn. It not only contains the alphabet code but also the Morse code numbers. Please note that if you would like to print it out, click on it first to enlarge it.
Make sure that you take the time to become proficient and that you just don’t spend 10 minutes learning Morse code SOS.
I hope you take advantage of this opportunity to learn how to communicate using this type of code and that someday it might be of benefit to you in some way.
Morse Code Sound
If you’ve never heard what this type of code sounds like, here’s a little 9 second video that basically just gives you an example of how it sounds.