Ham Radio and Emergencies, A Great Combination

Communications are largely a forgotten area in survival; that is, until an emergency comes. Then we all wish we had some means of communicating with others. I say it’s forgotten, because being able to get the news and weather is just not as high a priority as having enough water to drink and food to … Read more

Handheld VHF Radios: Social media and S.O.S. in one

We are all well aware of how convenient cell phones can be and, for some people who simply enjoy chatting with their friends when they are out and about, they can be a source of entertainment as well. However, the problem with cell phones is that cell phone companies don’t find it profitable to build … Read more

EMP and Your Electronics

As we all know, the world we live in is filled with dangers. Trying to determine which ones we should concern ourselves with is one of the big challenges of life. Each of us see that differently, with some people going to the extreme of being afraid of everything, while others just ignore it all. … Read more

Why Disaster Preparedness is so Important to Your Family

We’ve all heard and used the saying, “feces occurs,” although most people say it a wee bit differently. Nevertheless, no matter how you pronounce it, the idea comes through. Life is full of unexpected problems, some serious and some not quite so bad. Breaking a shoelace is a problem, but not a big one. Wrecking … Read more

Personal Locator Beacons: your wilderness lifeline

If you are one of those people who watches the evening news on a regular basis, then you have undoubtedly seen one of the many stories about people who have ventured into the wilderness for a day and yet, due to a lack of navigational skill, they have wandered off the designated trail and become … Read more