New Mexico Urban Homesteader

Hello, I am A 50 Something, Prepper ;-}; former 60's Flower Child, don't believe in taxpayer subsidized special interest groups (political parties), DO believe in the Constitution and Bill of Rights (1st 10). Long time Independent & Informed Voter. Lover of the outdoors and firm believer that History Teaches - if only we will listen!

(No longer Urban or in NM. Now Rural in the mountains of Maine.)

This blog was started at the request of some dear friends that wish to become Preppers.

“No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods.”

Demosthenes (384–322 BC, Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Step Eight: Secret Communications - How to Make a Preparedness Plan that Works

“A person who has never made a mistake
has never tried anything new.”
Albert Einstein

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;
Signs, Symbols & Codes
Secret Communications
Secrets: Signs and Symbols
Codes, Ciphers & Secret Messages
Cryptology And Other Forms Of Secret Communication
Codes and Ciphers

Next week will be on Compiling your Important Information & Papers Documentation Book/Binder …

"Everybody thinks of changing humanity and
nobody thinks of changing himself."

Leo Tolstoy


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