After the SHTF WROL, Without Rule Of Law, many non-preppers in populated areas could die within the first 3 to 5 months, due to violence or lack of food. Those who survive will be tough. Many will be intelligent. Will they steal your radios? Will they will steal your batteries? Your solar panels? Your generator? Your antennas?
Around 6 months into the post-SHTF apocalyptic world, scavenger-looter gangs could start to evolve into armed militant roving raiders, as they ‘prep’ for the long term future WROL. Their effective radius of plunder and protection will be limited by their ability to communicate with each other, and by their need to maintain security for their own compounds. They will require long distance radios and batteries and power to extend their area of operations…
Everyone will face a similar problem.
Smartfones won’t be good for much, other than playing video games.
Radio communications will become very very valuable.
AA batteries will be scarce.
Will they steal your radios? Will they will steal your batteries? Your solar panels? Your generator? Your antennas?
You may say you will kill them with your guns, but that isn’t really a viable answer. It is just bluster. Are you really willing to die for your radio?
When you need to travel away from your base station, how will you protect your comm gear?
Will you disguise your gear, hide it, or camouflage it?
What techniques will you use?
Burglar alarms? Zone defenses? Trip wires?
Armed watch tower guards? Night sentries?
Buried caches? Remote control?
Do you use stealth techniques for radio communications, antennas, and gear?
Do you have backup radios, batteries, and antennas?
How do you protect all your comm gear, when you can’t be everywhere at once?
Are you prepared? Are you psychologically prepared? Are you a survivalist? Will you survive?
This blog is devoted to Survivalist Communications for the SHTF Prepper. In past and future articles, we cover some of the technical details of this interesting and vital subject.
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