I'm sure this has been mentioned many times, but I haven't seen a thread on it for some time. How vital would one of those old garage clutter or new cb radios be in a SHTF? Living way the hell out in a sparsely populated area as I do your pretty much on your own and I'm thinking the first thing to go will be the luxury of cell phones, and even if you got them can you bet on your neighbor having one or answering the call at 3 am when the zombies are at your gates? I'm thinking the old trusty cb radios will be making a huge comeback in the mad max days that may come, and can serve to quickly organize small rural areas and inner cities into fortresses and possibly in a time when speaking up with any government dissent might be considered treason can be done almost anonymously on a cb, but you can count on everyone having cable access and a tv showing only what they want you to believe is going on no matter how bad things get...personally I trust word of mouth more than fox news nowdays. On a lighter side you can barter a lot easier over the airwaves than hauling all your junk around, or hook them up in your cars, and they are a lot cheaper than cell phones.