Originally posted by Papagrune
Too bad their is no Lafitte Electronics. I still own a Lafitte CB that has tubes in it. But it does require crystals to make it work. Good Cheap kit for everything.
Originally posted by chiefsmom
reply to post by DieBravely
I too used to get frustrated about all these expensive items that people claim you need to survive.
You know what? It is mostly bullcrap.
The people in the mountains of WV have survived 100's of years all while being dirt poor.
You want to know how to survive? Skills. Learn how to make traps and snares. Learn how to clean and cook rabbits, squirrels and learn to fish.
Basically, read. A LOT! Then practice what you read about, every chance you get.
Originally posted by chameleonwalker
The first best thing to do is to simply get your license. After that you'll be able to study what kind of radio you need: LICENSE FIRST. It's cheap and easy!
To be efficient a handheld radio such as the Wouxun kg-uvd1p needs a repeater to reach miles and miles of distance. To use them in a simplex mode (one hand held to another handheld) depending of your location and/or your surrounding you'll reach about 1 miles or so in the city with a 5W radio with a good antenna. Handheld are good for that.
My first radio was a Yaesu VX-3R. It was a nice radio double band that is covering 2M and 70CM (transmit). The power is very low but that was my first one. I still have the VX-3R but I've upgraded while acquiring knowledge.
Originally posted by Hellhound604
a plastic case alone don't give you any protection about EMP. I guess the best storage will be a pelican case, with anti-static foam inside. Line the inside of the case with aluminum foil, trying to leave as little gap as possible, and put one of those dessicator bags in it. You don't want humidity to ruin your stuff too, and pack your hard-drives and radios in it, with foam between everything. That should protect your equipment from almost anything. Of course, if a nuclear bomb explodes on top of your case, or an volcano erupts from below, or a huge x-ray burst or gamma-ray burst or something hits it, your equipment might be damaged, but then, most probably you will be dead as well...
Originally posted by neo96
i was going put the same system together even thought about the maxpedition versipack
yaesu ft-817nd is a good radio from what i have read and the youtube videos i watched.
pair it up with a folding solar panel theres a youtube video out there with that system setup and was going to get one of the goal zero sherpa power packs.
thats a great setup