Kodiak at The Kodiak Files is a prepper. He's also a HAM operator, and so (as you'd expect) he has some interesting thoughts on emergency communications:
I have found that communication in emergencies is with out compare one of the MOST important tasks to cover. Cell phones will save your butt in a pinch, but what happens when the cell network goes down? When you need help bad and the little gadget that you take for granted every day doesn't work, well.... it sucks..I have to say that I hadn't thought about this before.
When my home town flooded a few years back there was zero cell service. There was also no Internet or land line phones. I luckily had the fortune of being a HAM operator and was able to call my parents and let them know what was going on.
Old NFO needs no introduction to many of you. I'd comment on his thoughts on the fairer sex, but the lovely and has-her-opinion Mrs. Borepatch reads this blog. Heh.
Daddy Bear is another gun totin', libertarianish IT guy. I guess we run in packs or something. He brings validation to Old NFO's update on the fairer sex, and points out that our military takes a dim view of breakdowns in the chain of command. Especially that way. Boy, howdy.
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