Is a CB radio good for SHTF?

A CB (Citizen’s Band) radio can be a useful communication tool in a SHTF (Shit Hits the Fan) scenario, but it is not without limitations.

CB radios have a relatively short range, typically around 4-5 miles in optimal conditions. However, the range can be affected by factors such as terrain, buildings, and atmospheric conditions. This can make it difficult to establish communication with others who are farther away.

Additionally, CB radios operate on a shared frequency, so the airwaves can become crowded and difficult to use during an emergency.

On the other hand, CB radio is easy to operate, it’s inexpensive, and it does not require a license. It is also a good way to communicate with people who are not in your immediate vicinity and may be able to provide valuable information or assistance.

In summary, a CB radio can be a useful tool to have in a SHTF scenario, but it should not be the only means of communication and it should be used in conjunction with other methods such as ham radio and satellite phone.