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What on earth are you going to do if you have to reach someone you love and the power and cell signal is out? This is the backbone and the main concern of post-disaster communications.
There are more options than you think when it comes to this goal. For many, they look at their only communications method as being that phone in their pocket. This can be a problem for beginner preppers. Communications can be a long road to travel for someone who is unaware.
You will undoubtedly need a plan for communicating after the disaster.
This is a serious comms method for preppers. Satellite radios and phones do some great work. These satellite phones are used by people who head off to remote areas where they might need rescue or help.
If you can get a satellite phone into the hands of your loved ones, you will be able to make a big difference in how you communicate post-disaster. These satellite phones are becoming more and more affordable.
Committing to HAM
Amature radio or HAM radio is something that requires quite a commitment. You are going to have to invest in radios and you are going to have to get al license to use those radios. If get to this point you will go a long way!
Ham radios can also be spread out to your loved ones to be sure that, in the worst-case scenario, you can get a hold of them. Having a communications plan will be paramount after the disaster.
Forest Garvin of Preppernet has a saying that is pretty interesting in terms of communications. He says that someone who is 100 miles from you in SHTF is someone you used to know!
You can thwart that with the right comms and backup power plans. Don’t suffer that fate with your loved ones.