Communication is something many of us take for granted. As long as our cell phones and email work, we don’t think much about it. But how would you communicate with your family and friends if cell service or the internet went down? You’d be left with off-grid options – something that many are unfamiliar with.
Preparedness (off-grid) communications was the focus of this past weekend at Fieldcraft Survival headquarters in Provo, Utah, where more than 100 people participated in preparedness communication workshops and events.
The weekend highlighted talks and programs delivered by Mike Glover, CEO of Fieldcraft Survival, Thom Rigsby, executive director of American Contingency and special guests including: Evan Hafer of Black Rifle Coffee and Josh Nass of Ham Radio Crash Course.
The all-star lineup covered topics that included family communications, local communications and over-the-horizon communications. This layered approach helped attendees learn about the special considerations for each of these areas and how to best fill gaps in their preparedness.
Attendees also had opportunities to take amateur radio license exams, led by American Contingency communications coordinator, Max Williams.
On Saturday evening, Josh Nass of Ham Radio Crash Course gave a summary of the day on his YouTube channel, livestreamed from Utah.
The events of the weekend were so well-received, plans have already begun for additional workshops.
If you’d like to increase your knowledge of off-grid communications, join American Contingency and get access to a network of more than 2,000 preparedness-minded ham radio operators who share their knowledge and skills to help you get up to speed.
The American Contingency members platform also offers several communication courses that are included in the monthly membership fee of $5.00. The group runs several weekly practice “nets” that help you put what you’ve learned to use.
We look forward to seeing you there!