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Monday, March 9, 2009

On the value of MP3 Players in Bug Out vehicles

By Joseph Parish

When we reach the point of no return and have to make that ultimate decision as to stay or go we want to do so with as little discomfort as possible. I know this sounds a little petty however lets consider for one moment the amount of time that we could perhaps be in hiding. One month? Perhaps several months? Maybe even as much as 6 to 12 months. In a case like that I could just about guarantee that radio stations will no longer be broadcasting. Television will certainly be non-existent at this time. Even if the infrastructure was still present most operators and maintenance people would be with their families and not at work.

Therefore as a survivalist out in the middle of no where you are left with very little entertainment. Maybe you brought a DVD player with you. Let me tell you watching the same DVD’s day in and day out can be more distressing then nothing to watch at all.

What I would like to propose here is that one install a MP3 player in their bug out vehicle and prepare accordingly while you have the time to do so. By preparing I mean getting your selection of CD’s in order. You can usually place in excess of 100 songs on one CD if it is recorded in the MP3 format. Not bad at all. That would provide you with a lot of variety.

In addition you can now record the old time radio tales that were popular when your father was young. In those early days there was no programming at all for a TV. TV’s were generally in their infant stages and so radio was the king of entertainment. Even as late as the 60’s to 70’s I myself enjoyed many of these shows while stationed overseas where we had no television service in English. There were shows such as the Shadow, Amos and Andy, CBS Mystery Theater as well as a vast assortment of additional radio shows. These radio shows no longer are under copyright so you would be free to copy and record them on your CD’s.

In conclusion when you have no choice but to bug out you may not have television but if you plan it right you and your family can be well entertained for quite some time.

Copyright @ 2009 Joseph Parish


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