Why the Baofeng UV-5R Radio is the best budget survival Radio?
Dec24

Why the Baofeng UV-5R Radio is the best budget survival Radio?

                                                     The Baofeng UV-5R Radio is a great choice for prepping on a budget. The Baofeng Uv-5r Radio has been talked about a lot in both the Prepper and Survival circles. These inexpensive radios are a great way to get started on communications for prepping or survival in an emergency situation. These radios can be had for less than those cheap walkie talkie radios carried at most box...

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How to communicate when the SHTF part 4 (Final)
Mar27

How to communicate when the SHTF part 4 (Final)

There are basically 2 types of Ham Radio’s. Handhelds (HT’s) and Mobile/Base units. Handhelds (HT’s) Handhelds tend to be fine transceivers for  emergency communications. They are small, light, easy to pack in your go bag or the glove box of your car or even keep in your purse. Where as normal 2 way radios are limited to 1.5 watts of power, HT’s are between 2.5-8 watts of power output which translates to...

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How to communicate when the SHTF Part 3
Nov11

How to communicate when the SHTF Part 3

In this post we will cover Satellite Phones. *image from google search IF your in an emergency situation a satellite phone will do what they are supposed to do.  Satellite phones provide much broader coverage than normal mobile phones as they rely on satellites orbiting the Earth rather than land based antennas. They do have their setbacks, cost being one of them. Besides the expensive upfront cost of the phone usually around $1000...

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How to communicate when the SHTF Part 2
Nov10

How to communicate when the SHTF Part 2

In this post we will cover FRS,GMRS,MURS Radios. We will start buy discussing each one individually. FRS The Family Radio Service (FRS) is a private, two-way, very short-distance voice and data communications service that has been authorized in the United States since 1996. FRS Radios use 14 channels, some of which are shared with GMRS frequencies. The FRS radios do not suffer the interference effects found on CB Radios from the 27...

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How to communicate when the SHTF Part 1
Nov08

How to communicate when the SHTF Part 1

This will be a multi part post series on the different ways to communicate when the SHTF (Stuff Hits The Fan). Have you ever thought about how you would communicate with your family and friends or call for help if communications went down from a natural disaster or a terrorist attack? Cell phones although a great tool for everyday communications, become pretty much useless in large scale emergencies. Even if the towers are...

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