Emergency Communication Survival Devices Checklist
It is vital to communicate effectively with others, particularly during emergencies and natural disasters when you may need to alert someone to your whereabouts to be rescued.
You risk endangering yourself if you use only one form of emergency communication survival device and assume it will be successful. Always have a contingency plan and reliable equipment available as a backup.
Read this – Make a Plan (Ready.gov)
☐Cell Phones and Chargers
☐Landline Phone (corded, to work without power)
☐Handheld Two-Way Radios (walkie-talkies)
☐Mobile Two-Way Radios (vehicle-mounted)
☐Base Station Two-Way Radios (home or office)
☐Battery-Powered or Hand-Crank Emergency Radio
☐NOAA Weather Radio
☐Satellite Phone and Charger
☐Satellite Messenger Device
☐Satellite Internet Modem
☐WiFi Router and Modem
☐Mobile Hotspot Device
☐Cell Phone Signal Booster
Antennas and Accessories:
☐External Antennas (for radios or cell phones)
☐Antenna Mounting Hardware
☐Coaxial Cables and Connectors
☐Portable Power Banks
☐Car Charger Adapters
Headsets and Microphones:
☐Wired or Wireless Headsets
Storage and Protection:
☐Waterproof Cases or Bags
☐Hard Cases (for delicate or fragile equipment)
☐Extra Batteries (rechargeable and single-use)
☐Cleaning Kits (for maintaining device cleanliness)
☐Communication Device Manuals
☐Basic Radio Communication Guide
☐Local Communication Regulations and Guidelines
I’m the daughter of 2 original survivalists who moved from the north to sunny Florida. My mother, along with her parents, bought 30 mostly uncleared acres in 1938. The first home was made of pecky-cypress and built by a house-raising. My mother raised 10,000 chickens.
My divorced mother met and married my father in 1948. From pine trees on our property, he hand-built a log cabin. He also built a tarpaper-lined 65’x45′ pool with duck pond overflow. We had an artesian well for our water and powering our hand-built waterwheel for the pool. He built a substantial cantilevered roof workshop with a car pit in the massive cement floor.
Since my early teens, I have read a ton of books about survival, prepping, the bomb, an apocalypse, homestead living, and SHTF situations. As an adult, I continue to read sci-fi, survival prepping, and science. I practice a prepper lifestyle albeit a bit modified, read a lot, buy a lot, pack/store a lot of anything survival related.
Read my About Me post for more details on our self-sufficient living. I lived there until I went to college in 1968.
My SurvivalPrepperSupply.com blog strives to educate individuals on coping with natural and human-caused disasters using article posts about preparing for emergencies.