An important aspect of survival, especially when there is a developing situation, is staying up to date with what’s going on in the world. They say that knowledge is power, and having the information you need in a SHTF situation empowers you to make the right decisions concerning your survival. This is especially true during a financial collapse, a nuclear strike or other world war scenario.
As a prepper, you need to be able to connect with the outside world one way or another, and whether you are relying on a windup radio, your mobile phone or a more sophisticated ham radio setup, getting reliable and accurate information gives you a distinct advantage.
You will quickly learn the places which are potentially threatening to your survival, or what the government is planning in relation to the crisis, allowing you to make informed decisions.
If you are part of a group, or you have family in different locations around the UK, you need to think how are you planning to communicate with them in a situation where regular phone calls and internet connection may not be possible at all.
An EMP would set the country back to the middle ages in a flash, so preppers should have a range of different equipment to rely on, and take the appropriate steps to protect delicate electronic devices.
Taking the initiative to put methods of communication to the test, and planning how you will communicate ahead of time during a developing situation such as rioting or civil war means you can rest assured that everything is in place should it come to pass.
Communication is not always verbal, and there are a variety of techniques you can learn to convey information effectively, whether it’s leaving signs for those following behind you, learning the phonetic alphabet, or even learning another language.
In this section you will discover many articles related to reliable communication when the world has taken a turn for the worse, such as how to use walkie talkies effectively, how to communicate in Morse code, and the benefits of non-verbal communication.