What is a Prepper?
Our definition is "One who habitually prepares for adverse future
events where the adverse events present severe challenges to the well
being of individuals & families. For a great article on
the subject, see Newsweek Article: Rise of the Preppers: America's New Survivalists - Newsweek.com
What is a Survival Radio?
A "survival radio" can be any radio that proves useful in survival
situations. Many "survival radios" advertised for sale are merely
receivers. A receiver is better than nothing, but we offer
packages including receivers, scanners, and transceivers (radios that
transmit and receive) of many types.
What is a "Shack in the Box"
Historically amateur radio or HAM operators have had a room, closet, or
corner of a room devoted to radios. For many years these have
been called "HAM Shacks". Depending on the level of enthusiasm
of the operator, these equipment collections can be quite robust.
Our goal in offering the "Shack in the Box" we to put together some
choice pieces of gear into a storable trunk or box that could be easily
transported to a remote "Bug Out" location and then assembled and
operated, even by individuals with little or no experience.
Why is the the gear so expensive?
The cost of electronic devices is inversely proportional to the volume
produced. In the case of Citizen's Band gear, the units are more
reasonable because the sales volume is relatively hight. Amateur
gear, on the other hand, is made and sold in relatively low volume.