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In today’s world of instant communications via the internet and cell phones, it is easy to forget that radio communications started it all. What most of us don’t realize is the amount of infrastructure on which today’s communications rely. Behind every cellphone, tablet, and computer are very complex systems. If these systems were ever to fail, be it via hacking, EMP, or even a CME from the sun, they might cease to exist.
The beauty behind HAM, or amateur radio, is that you can effectively communicate worldwide with a very simple setup, as little as a car battery, radio, and antenna. That’s right, two people on different continents can talk with nothing more.
For most prepper’s, the only thing standing in their way of utilizing amateur radio is the test to get licensed. Truth be told, obtaining an amateur radio license isn’t that hard, and the Tin Hat Ranch has put together a plan to get you licensed in a week or less.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.