Friday, March 20, 2020 by Darnel Fernandez
When caught in an emergency, many people’s first reaction is to reach for their cellphone to call for help. According to data from the Pew Research Center, about 96% of Americans own a cellphone. In any emergency, communication is key if you want to keep yourself alive. However, cellphone service is unreliable at times, especially as an emergency communication device. Many preppers choose a survival radio instead for all their communication needs. But how safe is it to use radios in a crisis? (h/t to PreppersWill.com)
If you’re using a radio to communicate with someone, you must watch what you say. Anything you say can be used against you to the point that it may threaten your personal safety. Preppers who make use of the Citizens Band (CB) channels should be aware that every time they transmit anything, they could be giving away vital information to unsavory folk listening in, looking for potential victims.
To prevent your survival radio to be used against you and protect yourself from potential threats, you should be able to lay out defensive measures to either eliminate or reduce the risk of compromise. (Related: 8 Pillars of survival protocol that every prepper needs to master.)
Here are a few strategies you can adopt:
If you’re in dire need of a communication system, and network signals go down, take note of the strategies above to prevent people from ruining your chances of survival and to keep you and your party safe from harm. Learn more stories about home security in a disaster situation at Disaster.news.