Step Eight: Secret Communications
Decide on some sort of code, sign or symbol to use at your rendezvous spot.
- This communication signal is not something that just anyone can stumble upon and understand. It could be as simple as a symbol carved into a particular tree trunk located on the corner of a particular park, bus stop bench, picnic table, to the side of a vending or newspaper machine, pay phone or postal drop box, that any member of your family/group may need to pass to get to the retreat. This is to alert them that “Johnnie has been through here, waited 10 minutes and went on”.
- A good source to develop your own communication signals is the “Boy Scout Field Book” (not handbook, field book – this is also great for learning other survival skills like compass and map reading, trapping and snares and the like). The sign for “Go Right” could be used as the “Suzie has been here and moved on” signal.
The Boy Scout Handbook does have a list of the most common trail signs and the Field Book has a list of all the trail signs.
You can also utilize other symbols or codes or make up your own.
Hint: When you have your drills, use colored dots, grease pencil or some other temporary method that will not be around when the crisis actually hits. If anyone stops to ask what you are doing; just say you are setting up a scavenger hunt.
American Boys Book Signs Signals Symbols 1918
Boy Scout Field Book http://openlibrary.org/books/OL8224590M/Official_Boy_Scout_Fieldbook; http://pdfebooksreader.com/ebook-boy+scout+american+handbook-pdf-1.html
Signs, Symbols & Codes http://citytechnology.org/stuff-that-works/downloads/signs_workshop.pdf
Secret Communications http://library.thinkquest.org/04oct/00322/
Secrets: Signs and Symbols http://pathways.thinkport.org/secrets/
Codes, Ciphers & Secret Messages http://www.42explore2.com/codes.htm
Cryptology And Other Forms Of Secret Communication http://hubpages.com/hub/Cryptology-And-Other-Forms-Of-Secret-Communication
Codes and Ciphers www.sciencenter.org/getthemessage/.../d/.../codes-and-ciphers.doc
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