During and after a disaster, information is at a premium. The chaos that disasters bring can make getting any solid information almost impossible. Disaster communication is very different from when you were a kid, playing on walkie talkies or maybe CB radios in your vehicles. The rules are different, the style and flow of speech is different, and there is a whole different feel to it, too. Having communication after a disaster will put you so far ahead of the game compared to those around you, you may find yourself in a leadership role simply because you have a radio.
Sure, anyone can pick up a radio, press a button and start talking. The point to communication however, is to be heard and answered. There are some basic steps that every prepper should take so they have the advantage of being informed. The sooner you’re informed of danger, the sooner you can take action to avoid it. Thankfully, author Jim Cobb
has put together a fantastic explanation of various communication devices that can help you be ‘in the know.’
Never underestimate the importance of having multiple ways to communicate after a disaster or crisis. To rely solely on your cell phone is a surefire way to be left in the dark. Chances are good that the very fragile cellular network will either be down from the event or from so many people trying to make a call. Have a back up plan for your post disaster communication!