Communications is an essential aspect of any preparation plan. Whether you are preparing for a natural disaster, civil unrest, or simply backpacking into the woods, having the means to communicate can be a life saver.
Whether you have a BOB (Bug Out Bag), INCH Bag (I’m Never Coming Home), or any other type of preparedness bag, consider modularity as part of your design principle.
If you haven’t been reading up on the Ebola outbreak happening in Africa, you should know that this is the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Some quick facts before we begin: Ebola is a virus that is often characterized by the sudden onset of fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. This is followed by […]
Thanks to one of On Point’s members for the build design! The build plans for this Faraday Cage are thumbnailed below. The metal interior of the cage consists of six pieces of sheet metal. Pages 3 and 4 shows two pieces of 10′ by 4′ sheet metal. The top, bottom and four sides are cut […]
There are many things to worry about in today’s world…the global economy, cold war revival between the US and Russia, nature disasters rising, etc. One additional scenario that people are aware about but rarely prepare for is electromagnetic radiation that can fry our power grids and sensitive electronics. I personally put any type of specific preparation […]
“Real” unemployment figures in the United States are approximately 25% as opposed to the “official” government projection of approximately 7%. While those individuals are now unfortunately dependent on government assistance to survive, those that have a job are not doing any better. The definition of stagflation is simply a combination of stagnant income wages vs. rising price […]
Did you know that an alert from the President of the United States can come directly into your phone via a text message? Although the FCC instituted this feature back in 2010-2011, many smart phone owners have absolutely no idea that this technology is buried within their phones. Even if you do know about it, […]
Why is it that we see a militarization trend of the police? Why is it that we see a trend of police abusing their power and dehumanizing those under their authority? It’s difficult for us to understand as we cannot fathom that every police officer abuses their power…doing so would be stereotypical. While there are good […]
Whether you believe in global warming or global cooling, we must acknowledge that there is a trend of weather change occurring. With these weather changes come ecological changes spanning bacteria/viruses, to bugs, to larger mammals. This post will focus on recent changes in mosquitoes and other parasites, the diseases they carry throughout the United States, […]
Are you interested in adding HAM radio to your communication preparations, but have an apprehensive attitude towards it due to cost, time investment or knowledge? If so, this article is an easy way to get started into HAM radio for under $60.00 and about 3 hours of study time.