5 Must-have radios for survival in a grid-down situation

Monday, September 10, 2018
By Paul Martin

by: Amy Goodrich
Monday, September 10, 2018

With so many threats on the horizon, learning ways to prepare yourself and your family for survival might save your life one day. Whether it is an economic collapse, natural disaster, or chemical attack, don’t count on governments to come to your aid.

Riots, looting, and disasters can unfold anytime. Being prepared for these emergency events will give you a head start and a much better chance of survival. If you are new to prepping, it may seem like a daunting task. Have you ever taken the time to consider what makes the best survival tools for an emergency?

Sure you’ve thought of the basic essentials such as a Big Berkey gravity water filter, first aid kit, power supply, emergency lighting, and survival food. But whether you’re a seasoned prepper or someone who just started out, emergency radios are one of the most overlooked survival tools missing from many prepper kits.

In today’s world, many people rely on their smartphone or tablet. These communications methods, however, are unreliable. During any catastrophic event, a complete power outage is usually the first thing that happens. Even if the electricity grid is still operational, when thousands of people are dialing for help at the same time the mobile networks simply clog up.

Whether the outage is caused by heightened call volume (which happened during the Boston attack and the San Francisco Earthquake in 2007) or a physical destruction of the mobile network infrastructure (which occurred during Superstorm Sandy), cell phones aren’t the best survival communication devices out there.

In a time of disaster, there is nothing more important than to check up on your loved ones and get a clear understanding of what’s happening out there, so you can make the critical decision whether you should bug out or not. Instead of relying on modern communication technology when the grid goes black, use one of these five emergency radios that will work when standard equipment fails.

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