I don't even have a recliner, so I have no way to answer your question ...Just curious... if a man doesn't own a tv, does he still occasionally sit in the recliner guarding the remote control? heeee....
We still have "disasters" in our area. We use the internet, AM/FM radio and scanners to keep up with local situations. As has already been said a scanner tuned to local emergency channels is probably the best thing for up-to-the-minute news. We monitor the Forest Service and Fire channels when the fire danger is high. Even back when we had network TV you still had to tune into the radio for such mundane things as school/bus route closings due to snow or forest fires, etc. When we're travelling we tune into the weather information on our ham radio. We hit "scan" and within minutes we have twenty-four-hour weather reports virtually anywhere.That is kind of narrow minded on your part. I get important local information such as river or creek flood data, tunnel closures, freeze warnings. Also other local happenings such as security threats. When I had cable sometime in bad weather it would shut it down, same with net...but the on air TV still was usually on.
Our newspapers are closing at record pace. Next our free TV will be gone. Magazines are also closing and there is a shortage of quality journalism and old time hard digging reporters. A corrupt governments dream wish!
No, a survivalist has many backups to support them and one by one our information systems are dropping like flies. Sure we got the net, but that too goes haywire in storms and can easily be squelched if the gov chooses to.
To the survivalist...two is one and one is none. So always have as many backups to your systems as is practical.
Heard it, didn't believe it... if only he'd had a waterworks smiley to let me know he was sincere.So sorry
Bet you never thought you would hear a guy say sorry either