Aug 28

Rabbits and HAM: Food and Commo for the End of the World!

One of the 8-28Rabbits2simplest ways to prepare for disaster is to buy and stock up on ready-made foods and gear. There is nothing wrong with this unless it is your only strategy or unless you are only interested in being able to survive for a week or two. However, during any kind of disaster that might last weeks, months or indefinitely, it is necessary to have a longer-term plan. This involves sustainable food and sustainable, effective communications.

The most i8-28Rabbits3important thing to remember about long-term prepping is that there is a point where skills actually start to trump gear. Nobody can live indefinitely off of nothing but supplies if there are no skills to allow for sustainable resources. In the case of food, this realistically should include meat. Sustainable meat is very easy to provide in a number of ways, but one of the easiest and most convenient for the prepper is backyard rabbits.

Just like sustaina8-28Commo1ble food, the prepper also should be concerned with sustainable communications. That is, not only radio systems that work and have range, but also are powered by a sustainable, off-grid power source. If you could only choose one type of radio to become involved with as a prepper, learn about and operate, it should probably be HAM or amateur radio.

Join Sam Coffman of The Human Path on America Preppers Radio in today’s broadcast as he explains some tips and tricks for back yard rabbits as a sustainable food source, and also discusses various forms of post-disaster communication to include amateur radio.

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1 comment

  1. tweell

    I picked up my HAM technician license two years ago, after reading up on it and taking a few practice tests. Easy to do, handy to know. Since many HAMs use the 2m band, I suggest a decent radio like a Yaesu FT-2900 as a vehicle or base station. The solar power kit sold by Harbor Freight will power it (add a 12v battery, of course) as a base station, and Yaesu is well-known for quality and relative ease of use. For handhelds, I like the Yaesu FT-270R, even though it’s expensive for a handheld at $175. Submersible milspec handheld radios don’t come cheap, and the cheap ones are very difficult to program (plus they don’t use rechargeable batteries).

    Don’t expect to hear police or emergency – most of them have gone digital encryption – but for decent comms, 2m is hard to beat. The handhelds can talk to each other within 5 miles in the wilderness with trees and hills in the way, the vehicle/base station will reach out to at least 15 miles (and depending on atmospheric conditions, thousands of miles).

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