Snail Mail Backup…

  • Snail Mail Backup…

    Posted by Marthale7 on October 2, 2022 at 5:42 pm

    From Pinball’s youtube channel description…

    Pinball Preparedness
    PO Box 93
    Sharps Chapel, TN

    [email protected]

    It has just occurred to me since we are in a Cuba missile crisis with the Nord Stream pipe line that we might want to plan to have a snail mail backup for if a Nuke is launched and the internet goes down.

    I grabbed Pinball’s address from above, and I might grab other standard mail addresses and have them printed out for dark times may be ahead.

    RedFlyerRebecca replied 5 months, 1 week ago 7 Members · 17 Replies
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  • Marthale7

    October 2, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    And another one -> [email protected]


    Deep South Homestead

    P.O. Box 462

    Wiggins, MS. 39577

  • Sandra

    October 2, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    Glad you thought about that, it’s a wonderful ideal, alway useful to have more ways to get in contact with each other.

    • Marthale7

      October 2, 2022 at 5:59 pm

      I am big into backups. I have been finding local ham radio stations and repeaters so that we can build our networks again after a possible crash happens.

      Ham radios, and repeaters may be our new internet…. Also mailed USB drives could replace our message boards.

      • BentNeedle

        October 2, 2022 at 8:18 pm

        Same here. I have a ham radio but I’ve also collected a number of CB radios over the years for close communications instead of walkie talkies. I also like the fact that the lowly (and cheap at garage sales) CB runs off a car battery that is in every driveway in America.

      • Marthale7

        October 2, 2022 at 8:23 pm

        Yep, one of the reasons I like using the car as the second homebase. I run a group on mewe for those who live out of their vans / tinyhomes / RV’s. Being able to continue on with the least amount of items sounds like good prepping to me.

  • Marthale7

    October 2, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    Ham Radio Prepper Frequencies (What You Need To Know!)

    Ham radio prepper frequencies to know:

    • 146.52 MHz. (2m simplex)
    • 446 MHz., (70 cm simplex)
    • 146.42 MHz.,
    • 146.55 MHz.,
    • 14.325 MHz.,
    • NOAA frequencies
    • FEMA frequencies
    • RedFlyerRebecca

      October 22, 2022 at 1:08 am

      Thanks! I just got a small handheld one & am a total novice with it. This is a great beginners list.

  • BiggKidd

    October 2, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    Another good idea.

    Might also consider CB’s and 10,11,12 meter band radios since they are so much more common. I have a half dozen of so myself.

    • Marthale7

      October 2, 2022 at 8:04 pm

      Yeah, I have been thinking thru the EMP factor….. I think for a while will can use go carts and lawn mowers to get around till we repair the computers in our cars. May have to run on wood gas for a while… hard to know exactly what that world will look like… Not sure if CB’s will work after nuke event with a Nuke at high altitude..

      • BiggKidd

        October 3, 2022 at 12:04 am

        After the atmosphere clears they will work just as well as any other ham radio. Computer controlled golf carts may not be any better than cars though. The one I built is all solid state far as the running controls go. Charging the battery may be a problem. It’s solar powered after all.

      • Marthale7

        October 3, 2022 at 12:07 am

        I have an idea for a solar charge control that would be EMP proof. Use a mechanical timer, you know your battery takes 5 hours to charge, Turn the timer for 5 hours and it will shut off not over charging the battery….. But will be a PAIN to do that every day.

      • BiggKidd

        October 3, 2022 at 12:14 am

        Not the worst idea I ever heard by far. There’s also hope that it just doesn’t have enough exposed wire surface to have issues. My understanding is EMP or solar flares need a fair amount of wire to collect the pulse.

      • Marthale7

        October 3, 2022 at 12:27 am

        I have heard the same… That is the reason they say if you use an old microwave as a faraday cage to cut the wire off for more protection.

  • Aelrik

    October 2, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    What make’s y’all think usps, ups, fedex, etc. will still be functioning after a grid down; economic crash; nukes, etc.

    • Marthale7

      October 2, 2022 at 11:04 pm

      I would imagine it would be the scale of the nuke, small tactical nuke in the UK would not. the M.A.D. Mutual Assured Destruction would not be a pretty picture at all.

      If you look at Japan where we hit the cities came back. But, that was pre H-bomb, and pre Tsar bomb that Russia has, which has never been tested at full capacity they were afraid of how much damage it would do.

      We are looking at low flying hyper sonic missles… Not the high arch that our star wars program was made for… They may use both after the hypersonic missles take out the main targets then move in with the old tech.

      We would probably be looking at nuclear winter with all the dust created by the bombs. But at some point ham radio would be back online. Massive starvation, stick and stones scenario as Einstein predicted WW 4 would be.

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    • Marthale7

      October 2, 2022 at 11:09 pm

      But you make a good point, if there is no mail service then we would have to have a new means of finding one another….. Might have to use present GPS coordinates, again you work with what you have.