In the event of a major event, one of the very first things that will go away is communications and our society is so ingrained in having a phone, internet, cable, etc. that they will be dumb without it. If/when I bug out to a safer location I plan on having a couple of families go with. I would like to have some form of communications that we can use to coordinate responses, prepare defenses, and operate off of. I don't know much about ham radios. I figure that is the way to go cause you can have "reach" and I think you can do tactical work with them as they are handhelds too. It would be nice to see some commonality among us so we could reach out to one another. I guess what I am looking for is more than simple answers than "buy a cb" or get a "ham" radio. what are your communication plans?