Hello again! This is Robert Raskin, and today I’d like to talk to you about communication. In a world where your average person is glued to their cell phone, many people feel like it’s the end of the world when their battery dies and they have to put the phone down for an hour to charge it. Now imagine these same people in a real TEOWAWKI situation. In the event the power and communication grids go down and there isn’t any electricity due to EMP or another catastrophic event, let alone cell phones or internet, how would you communicate with the outside world?
Communication is a Basic Necessity
It’s important to be able to keep up to date with information and to stay in contact with our loved ones, but never is it more so than during a time of crisis. Imagine if the worst should happen and you didn’t know if your children or even your grandchildren were okay, whether they needed help, or even whether they were alive. If you live far away from them when disaster strikes, there may be no way for you to contact them in the near future, or possibly ever again. To many, the ability to communicate is nearly as important as food, water, and shelter, so why is it so often overlooked?
It’s Easier than You Think
Many people don’t give radio communication a try because they think it will be too difficult. I know it can be intimidating at first because there are many different kinds of equipment you can buy, including options to do it yourself. You may be telling yourself that you don’t know where to begin, that you will do it later, or even that you don’t feel like communicating with anyone anyway, but even if you don’t want to make conversation, it’s best if you are at the very least able to hear the latest news in your area. In fact, being informed could mean the difference between life and death.
How to Choose the Best Survival Radio
There are many options for radios across a range of price points, with different pros and cons to each. There are a lot of really great articles out there about radios along with many message boards devoted to the subject. I recommend that you check them out to see what people are saying about different radios. This is a great starting point because when you read something that resonates with you, you can research it further. Don’t forget to check user reviews, because those are also a great source of information. This is Robert Raskin of Las Vegas, wishing you happy homesteading and hoping you’ll check back soon.