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A New Website Directed to Survivalists
« on: December 11, 2013, 11:08:36 AM »
Y'all might find this site somewhat informational. It's just starting, so be patient.

http://preppersocialnetwork.com/members/home
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Re: A New Website Directed to Survivalists
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2013, 12:06:37 PM »
If someone is using the internet they aren't exactly off the grid are they?
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Re: A New Website Directed to Survivalists
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2013, 12:14:27 PM »
If someone is using the internet they aren't exactly off the grid are they?

Exactly, ham radio anyone ?
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Re: A New Website Directed to Survivalists
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2013, 02:49:01 PM »
Exactly, ham radio anyone ?

What ever happened to Navy Signalmen and their flags and their coded lights to communicate with others ?

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Re: A New Website Directed to Survivalists
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2013, 05:04:31 PM »
What ever happened to Navy Signalmen and their flags and their coded lights to communicate with others ?

One of them worked as an deaf signer at Nelson Mandela's memorial.

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Re: A New Website Directed to Survivalists
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2013, 08:07:29 PM »
What ever happened to Navy Signalmen and their flags and their coded lights to communicate with others ?

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Re: A New Website Directed to Survivalists
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2013, 07:30:13 AM »
semaphore is as old as you pretend to be.

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Ha, smoke signals were put to use in the south west by the Natives, There is some argument about if the Central Americans that built those abandoned city's used some kind of polished Chrystal to send messages from A to B.   Biblical archaeologists  in the middle East argue that it is possible areas in the desert with a man made tower every couple miles were using polished bronze to reflect the sun to each outpost with news etc.

Today a simple mirror is included in a hikers pack with a whistle so if lost and the sun is out one can signal to the searching aircraft. ---------AND no Tarzan movie is complete without the war drums of the Natives

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Re: A New Website Directed to Survivalists
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2013, 08:17:40 AM »
Vesta, crossed semaphore flags are still the symbol of the Army's Signal Corps (using a system basically like the Navy's in their day), and the heliograph sets (mirror systems mounted on a tripod like surveyors use) the Signal soldiers used to send Morse turned out to beat the shit out of smoke signals.  Napoleonic France had a network of semaphore stations to transmit urgent news and instructions back and forth from Paris as well, in the days before railroads and Morse telegraphy.

However, those visual signal systems all fell out of military use due to two reasons - first, the availability of faster and all-weather electric, then electronic, means of doing the same thing, and second, the advent of long-range indirect fire artillery (Which relies on those same superior communications) which made showing yourself to send visual signals a suicidal endeavor.  In the civilian realm, there was always plenty of overflow from the military technology to accommodate any need, except for emergency expedients like signal mirrors, panels, downed aircrew ground signals, and such, and nobody's going to use a slower, shorter-range, less-reliable nonelectronic signal system unless they are forced to by circumstance. 
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