Author(s): Andrew Baze
Whether youre hit by a natural disaster or power outage, you can expect this problem: your cell phones, landline phones and Internet eventually stop working. What will you do? How will you communicate with your family or friends? While you may have set aside food and water for an emergency, what about a pair of radios with batteries? Have you considered long-range options? Do you know what your best options are? This book will walk you through modern communications technologies, pros and cons of each, and recommendations to implement a realistic backup communications system. Options reviewed include: – AM/FM, NOAA, FRS/GMRS and Other Radios – eXRS and Other Unusual Gear – Satellite Phones and Personal Locator Beacons – Amateur Radio – the King of Emergency Communications Using the clear and simple recommendations in this book, youll be able to reliably communicate with others in your region, without a cell phone, landline service, Internet, or need for grid power. When others can only wonder if their loved ones are safe, you will be able to talk with yours! One area often overlooked in disaster preparedness is the need for communication. Whether it is to let distant loved ones know that all is well, signal for help from a stranded vehicle, or call for emergency medical assistance, the ability to reach out when conventional services have failed is crucial. This book fills an important gap and should be part of everyones library. -Arthur Bradley, author of Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family For additional emergency communications information, plan templates and other free resources, visit . Andrew Baze is the author of the novel The Road Home, speaker, and certified disaster recovery planner for a multi-billion-dollar business in the Pacific Northwest.