Wireless Communications and Related Gear

Below you’ll find the posts at The Survivalist Blog.net about Wireless communications and related gear. I’m sure you will find some great inforation the will help you stay in touch with your family, survival group and the world after a disaster.

My power source in the event of power failure or a SHTF scenario

by Guest Blogger - April 21, 2014 • 29 comments

By Mastertrooper I decided I wanted a readily available power source in the event of power failure or a SHTF scenario. My cart itself consists of 4 Goal Zero solar generators on top, and 3 Duracell 12V golf cart batteries linked in parallel on the bottom. The solar generators stay plugged into a circuit that […]

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Letter Reply : Prepper Communications Primer – Antenna Tuning

by Guest Blogger - February 23, 2014 • 17 comments

By Salem Antenna efficiency is also a factor in figuring range. Chuck mentions in the article all CB antennas need to be tuned, and then in the comments expounds that ALL antennas need to be tuned. Natural tuning on any band is two quarter wavelength “elements,” with one being positive and the other negative at various […]

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Prepper Communications Primer – What You Need to Know too Communicate and Receive Needed Information Now and After the SHTF

by Guest Blogger - February 22, 2014 • 25 comments

Choosing a communications gear depends on what a person wants and how they qualify communications. Is it 2-way info, is it just getting info to be updated as to what is going on around your area, the world, how much money, how much time, how much knowledge are you willing to invest? Are you the kind of person that just buys things and plugs them in or putts batteries in? Or are you a builder / tinkerer that loves to know how and why something does what it does?

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What is the best system/device for post collapse communications and news

by M.D. Creekmore - February 21, 2014 • 26 comments

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The Moral Imperative of Spending Your Time Wisely, and the First Small Step: Getting Rid of Cable TV

by Guest Blogger - February 17, 2014 • 46 comments

This is a guest post by SN in Florida and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. For each of us, the revelation is different. For many, September 11 woke us up to the threats to our civilization. For others, it was the economic crash that we are still in where many of us woke up to found that […]

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Converting A Microwave Oven Into An EMP Resistant Enclosure

by Guest Blogger - February 3, 2014 • 40 comments

This is a guest post by Rod Z W0RVZ and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. Electromagnetic Pulse, or EMP as it is more commonly called, is a natural or manmade event causing over voltage conditions due to high power microwave electromagnetic radiation exposure in electrical and electronic equipment. This over voltage most commonly burns open semiconductor junctions […]

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Power for Communications, Defense, and Entertainment

by M.D. Creekmore - October 18, 2013 • 28 comments
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This is a guest post by Dan W and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. General: One of the more important things we’ve wanted to include with our other prepping supplies is a communication system. Something beyond two cans and a string! Should a catastrophic event occur we don’t expect help in the form of government assistance will be […]

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Part II: Survival Communications on the Cheap…or…How I put together a HAM radio setup for less than $120.00 that allows me to talk with other HAMS hundreds of miles away.

by M.D. Creekmore - September 2, 2013 • 77 comments

This is a guest post by Old Hillbilly and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. Part II: The equipment-what it cost and where to get it. Frequencies and how to program your radio. How far can you transmit and receive? Read part one here… EQUIPMENT: If you have survived my rambling this far then you must be interested  […]

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Survival Communications on the Cheap…or…How I put together a HAM radio setup for less than $120.00 that allows me to talk with other HAMS hundreds of miles away.

by M.D. Creekmore - August 23, 2013 • 69 comments

This is a guest post by  Old Hillbilly and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. Read part two of this article here… (Several weeks ago the  topic of the “Eastern Redoubt” came up and during that discussion,  someone asked how Wolf Pack members might communicate with each other both  within and outside of the “Redoubt”.  I responded briefly […]

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Q & A with the Wolf Pack : Tips for putting together a survival binder

by M.D. Creekmore - August 19, 2013 • 27 comments

Question from Southern Wolf, How do you like to set up your information binder system? Do you separate the information… by subject, website, type? Do you dedicate a binder to a specific subject or use tabular inserts? What is the best way you have found to keep track of your physical data and to be […]

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Q & A with The Wolf Pack : Goal Zero Yeti 1250 generator?

by M.D. Creekmore - August 7, 2013 • 13 comments

Question from – Linda S Is it possible to get an analysis on the solar generator Goal Zero Yeti 1250 generator? It is on sale now with free shipping and an extra solar panel worth $250.00 free. The whole package is AROUND $1600.00. We live in Florida so sun energy is abundant. We have a […]

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Build Your Own Faraday Cage. Here’s How.

by M.D. Creekmore - July 29, 2013 • 53 comments

This is a guest post written for TheSurvivalistBlog.net by Arthur Bradley – Author of “Disaster Preparedness for EMP Attacks and Solar Storms“. Introduction to Faraday Cages There is a great deal of confusion about Faraday cages. Not only about how to build them, but also what they actually protect against. In this article, Dr. Arthur […]

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The U.S. Government Has Been STEALING User Data From Major Internet Companies Without Their Permission

by M.D. Creekmore - June 8, 2013 • 30 comments

by Michael Economic Collapse Blog The U.S. government has been hacking in to the servers of Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube and Apple and has been taking their user data without their knowledge or consent.  According to the Washington Post, the information being stolen includes “audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents, and […]

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How to Get your spouse On-Board for Your Preparedness Journey

by M.D. Creekmore - May 31, 2013 • 31 comments

This excerpt is from my book 31 Days to Survival. I think I’m lucky for the fact that I live by myself, with the girlfriend living in town. Marriage isn’t a bad thing; in fact marriage can be wonderful if you have a compatible partner. Unfortunately, for many, the spouse isn’t supportive – or even hostile […]

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What is the most secure web browser?

by M.D. Creekmore - December 5, 2012 • 31 comments

What is the most secure web browser? After posting this post on how to secure the Firefox web browser, several pack members sent emails asking me which web browser was the most secure “out of the box” without their having to do all that technical stuff that was discussed in the previous article. Good question… After a […]

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Protect your personal information from being revealed by your browser

by M.D. Creekmore - December 4, 2012 • 31 comments

Browsers Firefox Security and Privacy Settings We recommend Firefox as the basis for configuring a safe browsing experience. We don’t recommend Google or Microsoft browsers since they are tied to companies that have search engines. It is therefore in their vested interest to design their browsers to cooperate as efficiently as possible with their search engines to […]

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Getting started in Ham Radio, part 2 – wavelengths and watts and whatnot

by M.D. Creekmore - November 21, 2012 • 7 comments

This guest post is by Raybiker73  and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . You can also read part one here. So you’ve already decided on getting an amateur radio license, and you find yourself with a few questions. One of the first questions you have is probably, “What is all this ‘wavelength’ and ‘meter band’ and ‘HF’ […]

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HAM RADIO EXPLAINED – sort of

by M.D. Creekmore - October 30, 2012 • 21 comments

This guest post is by Dave L  and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . Reports say applications for Amateur Radio (HAM) Licenses have skyrocketed in recent years (I wonder why!) and there’s been a lot of talk of using it for communications in a post Fan Event. I’ve been a Ham operator, off and on, for the past […]

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Primer for Ham radio part three

by M.D. Creekmore - October 18, 2012 • 12 comments

This guest post is by Michael C and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . Frequencies Since the start of radio, frequencies have been allocated for different purposes. There are over 10 thousand different frequencies for ham radio, starting with HF (high Frequency) and going into VHF (Very High Freq.) and UHF (Ultra High Frequency). Even higher bands in […]

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Primer for Ham radio part two

by M.D. Creekmore - October 17, 2012 • 10 comments

This guest post is by Michael C and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . Single Side Band (SSB) transmission is available on higher end CB radios and of course, in ham radios that support the mode. Think of the “mirrored sine wave” cut in half. That half of the signal uses less than half as much power. Also, […]

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