This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com
Today we are looking at Prepper’s Communication Handbook by Jim Cobb. Jim has been featured on Apartment Prepper a number of times, as he has written many books on preparedness: Prepper’s Survival Hacks: 50 DIY Projects for Lifesaving Gear, Gadgets and Kits. Countdown to Preparedness, Prepper’s Long Term Survival Guide just to name a few. You can also find him in SurvivalWeekly.com.
Prepper’s Communication Handbook deals with a subject that is often left out of many emergency plans, until you realize how important it is to be able to get in touch with loved ones in an emergency.
Here are a few more details about the book: (excerpt from Amazon)
Exploring the best options for every disaster scenario, this hands-on guide features in-depth coverage on a wide variety of lifesaving emergency communication systems, including:
* Satellite Radio
* NOAA Receiver
* GMRS and FRS Radios
* Citizen’s Band
* Ham Radio
* Radio Scanner
* MURS Radio
If you’re looking for a “take you by the hand” approach to learning how to set up a ham rig, look elsewhere. The focus here is on providing an overview of all the different communication tools out there, allowing you to decide for yourself which ones are best suited for your needs,situation, and experience level.
I think the book gives solid information on this important subject. I liked the sections on Amateur Radio as well as Codes and Ciphers. The chapter on Putting It All Together with a sample plan made for a fictitious family nicely illustrates the steps to take. I was not as keen on the Effective Communications chapter, or Conflict Resolution chapters however I can see how tips on resolving conflicts via communication can be helpful in times of high stress caused by a disaster. Read the book: you’ll have a clearer picture of emergency communication options available and you can formulate a plan to suit your needs.
Now for the giveaway…
The publisher, Ulysses Press is offering a giveaway copy of Prepper’s Communication Handbook. One lucky winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to win a copy. We’ve made it as easy as possible to enter, with lots of opportunities to win!
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