Number 10 - SIGNALLING & COMMUNICATION
Communication between fellow preppers is a vital part of setting up a network of like minded people who can help each other other out when the SHTF.
We all know the importance of keeping a low profile and operating below the radar in 'normal' times.
The same applies even more during times of disaster when you have get out quick and survive as best you can, away from the crowds of potential looters and nutters, hell bent on getting your stuff at any cost.
But there will come a time when things start to quieten down - depending on the type of disaster - whether its a meltdown of society or a natural event, it will reach a point of equilibrium where the strongest and most prepared are surviving. Yes, there will still be the nutters, but the most determined and prepared will be majority.
If you are a family who have bugged out together, then having a means of communication and signalling between yourselves is essential to your continued survival.
If you have a 'post doomsday' survival plan with other preppers then you must ensure you have then means to put that plan into operation.
There are many methods of communicating between two people - some covert and some not, but either way communication must be set up at some point.
Basic signalling is an essential survival skill to learn - as with all prepping, the simpler the better. Reduce the risk of equipment failure by keeping the equipment you use as simple as possible.
Signalling and communication between yourselves and others is something you must learn before any disaster situation and ensuring you are prepared with the basic equipment must be part of your bug out bag kit.
Take a look at this article on Basic Signalling and Communication Methods.