Category Archives: electronics

Small Solar Systems are Easy to Make

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A small solar system designed to power lights and possibly your refrigerator for an emergency is easy to build.  It is something that you can do yourself without a lot of training.

If you have read yesterdays post, you know …

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Storing Information on Computers for After TEOTWAWKI

The other day I was talking to some friends about storing information.  Much to my surprise even though they are preppers, they still store a lot of information on computers, without paper copies.  Granted they do have extra laptops and …

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Protect Your Internet Communications With the Tor Project

The whole situation with the NSA and internet surveillance is a major invasion of our privacy.  I know some people say if you are not doing anything wrong, it shouldn’t bother you.  My attitude, I do many things in the …

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Emergency Weather Alert Radios

Two years ago this month I posted a blog on emergency radios; a lot of this information is a repeat of what I discussed then.  As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog you need a radio that is NOAA equipped.  After …

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An Excellent Article on the Dangers of EMP

Here is an article sent to me by a friend that I think might be interesting to most of you.

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Dr. Peter Vincent Pry: America May Never Recover From EMP Attack

Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is the Executive Director

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Why You Need a Good Radio Receiver

I have written several posts on radio communications.  Now I know that some of you don’t like the idea of transmitting after or during an emergency.  In addition, I know some people don’t like the idea of getting a federal …

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More Information on the MURS Radio system

Here is another post by C.E, Harris on the MURS radio.

The FCC created the Multi-Use-Radio Service or MURS by refarming the five Business Pool VHF frequencies formerly known as the VHF “color dot” frequencies from Part 90 to Part …

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The Family Radio Service Can be Used as Tactical Radios.

The Family Radio Service (FRS) is an improved walkie talkie radio system that was first authorized for use in the United States in 1996. This system uses channelized frequencies around 462 and 467 MHz in the ultra high frequency (UHF) …

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Plan to Get Home Alive

A reader C.E. Harris sent me this article about staying in touch while out hiking or camping.  These same principals will work under many different situations.

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An essential safety step to any outdoor activity is letting a responsible person …

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What Type of Communications do You Need During a Disaster Like Hurricane Sandy?

I just finished reading an article about FEMA and the Federal Government telling people in areas without power to go to the internet or TV to get disaster information.  Our society has become so dependent on social media, cell phones …

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