By Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog
Not only do I have a general interest in radios, but they are also an asset for emergency preparedness. Although not in the same preparedness categories as food, water, bullets and bandaids , communications (listening-receiving, as well as 2-way comms) could be a vital conduit of critical information.
There are some radios that just ‘receive’ (you only listen to them) and others that ‘transmit and receive’. For most, simply listening to radio communications (news and information, etc.) can potentially provide valuable information about current events, a particular event, or emergency. During an emergency or disaster, particularly one where local or regional power might be out, having an ordinary portable AM radio may give you an advantage while discovering more about the disaster from radio stations further away.