Elected Officials Are Criticized By Just Slightly Less Than Half Of the Electorate. In this case I published a comment that lists items some might consider as part of their self-reliance preparations. I can only "reject" or "publish" so I published. Now some Spokane news person criticizes the list. I have not printed any comment that uses out of line name calling. If your comment was not published please edit and send again. Thanks, Pam
You will notice by the sidebar poll that I am interested in urban survival. In government circles it is called emergency management. During the 40's it was under the heading of civil defense and was coupled with things like victory gardens.
Before the sophistication of the 20th century we just called it: Self Reliance.
Next month I will be chairing a meeting of the Joint Select Committee On Military and Veterans Affairs. The National Guard is under the purview of the committee and the guard coordinates emergency management. To be successful in emergencies some of us will need to know ham radio.
So...Jim and I are taking a ham radio class. For an electrician's daughter I can only hope some genetics help me through this! I am memorizing formulas for frequencies, and learning about ohms, and metrics, and AC, and DC, and antennas, etc.
There are ten in the class that meets in Enumclaw. A volunteer teaches the class.
More on this later. But, the test is next week. I want to pass it. And then, apply for my dad's call numbers. He passed away last year...but his numbers are still assigned to him. It would be a great honor for me to have my dad's call sign.
Note: I have posted an extra long comment. It is a list that I think gets us thinking. I have not published other long items.