Category: Communications

How We Dramatically Improved the Reception of Our Scanner

We, like many preppers have a scanner that we use to listen to transmissions from emergency personnel such as police, fire, and ambulance. If there’s something going on in our neck of the woods, we want to know about it immediately. This is why we choose to listen to a scanner in our home. For quite some time, we’ve been dealing with “less than ideal” reception issues. Many of the transmissions that we heard were scratchy or garbled. In a lot of cases, we couldn’t pick up certain frequencies at all. This was in part due to the fact that…

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How To Easily Learn Morse Code For Survival Situations

Today I’ll be talking about a skill that could be very useful in a survival situation and that is the ability to send and receive Morse code messages. 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,…

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Every Family Should Have a Secret Codeword System

In today’s article we’re going to be talking about something that’s been on my mind a lot lately. For some reason, I’ve been thinking about the importance of having secret code words that only our family member know that could be used in the event of an emergency. For example, my daughter recently got her drivers license and she is exploring the world on her own for the first time ever. I’ve been thinking that it would be important for her to have a secret code word that she can use when she calls us or if we call her…

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It’s Very Important for Preppers to Have Landline Phone Service

In this article I’m going to be talking about the importance of traditional corded telephones when it comes to prepping. If you’re like many people, you may not have a traditional landline phone service at your home. Most people have long since moved past them and are strictly using cell phones or cordless phones these days. Many have given up landline phones altogether and simply use their cell phone as their main source of communication. I have to admit that we don’t have many corded telephones in our house either but we do have a couple and in a minute…

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Useful Emergency Communications Products For Preppers

One of the first services that often go down during natural disasters and emergencies are the phone lines. When the phone lines go down, cell phone networks quickly become overloaded and are of little use. Depending upon the nature of the emergency, it’s not unlikely that the entire cell phone system would go down and stay down. Have you given much thought to how you would communicate if your house phone and your cell phone suddenly didn’t work? If you haven’t, it’s about time that you do. Today we’ll be discussing some of the emergency communication products that are on…

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