What is the most secure web browser?

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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 […]

Protect your personal information from being revealed by your browser

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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 […]

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

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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’ […]

HAM RADIO EXPLAINED – sort of

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 […]

Primer for Ham radio part three

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 […]

Primer for Ham radio part two

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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, […]

Primer for Ham radio part one

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This guest post is by Michael C and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . (This is part one of a four-part series - intro, history, AM, Carrier) There are less than 4 million active ham radio operators in the USA – about 1% of the population. I use my ham radio mainly to contact a friend about ten miles away. […]

Getting started in Ham Radio

This guest post is by Raybiker73 and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . Not long ago, I read an excellent guest post on this site by Tom C titled “Understanding the Fundamentals of Radio Communication: Is Anybody Out There?” Tom pointed out the importance of understanding radio fundamentals, and provided some great starting points for anyone who wishes to […]

RMS Express – Secure email over Amateur Radio

This guest post is by Ridge G and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . Please understand that I do not profess to be an authority on the following information.  My intent is to share my personal experience with the RMS Express software, the Tigertronics SignaLink USB unit and the WL2K WinLink 2000 system in a relatively non-technical manner.  […]

Understanding the fundamentals of radio communication: Is anybody out there?

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This is a guest post and entry in our non-fiction writing contest  by Tom C If you haven’t already, it’s past time you added to your survival toolbox an understanding of the fundamentals of radio communication. We all have experienced a dropped call on our cell phones. Many of us have picked up a home […]

What everybody ought to know about emergency computer kits

The ZONET ZSR4174WE wireless router is  about as small as a deck of cards, lightweight, and obtains its power from a USB  port.

This is a guest post and entry in our non-fiction writing contest  by E. Evans Introduction Upon hearing the word “survival,” a computer is probably not the first item that comes to mind, but having a small, portable computer system ready for use in times of need can be a handy device for communicating with others […]

Protecting your digital survival library

This is a guest post and entry in our non-fiction writing contest  by Patton There are so many things that a prepper has to consider and things to do that it is, at times, very overwhelming. One of the most important considerations is being able to learn new skill-sets and try to find and absorb all the […]

Counterpoi​nt to Communicat​ion Hi-Jinks

This is a guest post by Cliff C [This is an entry in our non-fiction writing contest where you could win - First Prize a 10 Person Deluxe Family Survival Kit,  Second Prize an Herb Seed Bank or Third Prize a copy of Dirt Cheap Survival Retreat.  For complete rules and list of prizes see this post.] […]

Communication Hi-Jinks

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This is a guest post by Chris [This is an entry in our non-fiction writing contest where you could win - First Prize a 10 Person Deluxe Family Survival Kit,  Second Prize an Herb Seed Bank or Third Prize a copy of Dirt Cheap Survival Retreat.  For complete rules and list of prizes see this post.] I’ve […]

Are You Prepared For A Threat When Away From Home

This is a guest post by Hal B and entry in our non-fiction writing contest – where you could win $100 cash. Most of your readers already have some level of preparedness with hopefully extra long shelf life food and water or are considering putting together a Bug Out Bag, Get Home Bag, preparing a retreat or […]