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Virginia Resources

Virginia State Parks

Find a Park - Use this link to search for a park near you. 

Hiking VA State Parks - Click here to search Mountain, Central & Coastal Hikes

Virginia Outdoors Plan Mapper - View recreation information on a series of interactive maps with the VOP Mapper.

Events & Activities - Looking for some family fun and activities?  Click this link to see upcoming programs near you

Head over to the VTC's home for the Commonwealth's tourism industry and get a ton of information on everything Virginia. This site contains a wealth of information and assistance for the full spectrum of Virginia's travel businesses.

Places to StayWhether you’re looking for a romantic resort for a weekend getaway, a beachfront hotel for summer vacation, a mountain cabin rental during the snowy days of winter, or primitive campsites that allow you to experience the Great Outdoors, we have you covered.

Places to Visit - From the calming and relaxing waters of the Chesapeake Bay to the iconic Blue Ridge Mountains, there’s a scenic backdrop to suit all tastes within Virginia’s ten regions.  

Things to Do - Virginia is for mountain hikers, beach-chair-sitters, oyster-shuckers, brewery-hoppers, museum goers, and…well you get the idea. We’ve got lots of fun things to do, whether you’re here for a quick visit or plan on staying awhile.

Events and Festivals - Virginia is home to countless events and festivals no matter what the season.  Click on this link and see what's happening!

Survival Guides

Prepper’s Free PDF Library

Knowledge is one of the essential tools in the prepper’s inventory.  Having the latest and greatest equipment and gear won’t save you if you lack the proper knowledge of using them.

  1. Emergency Preparedness – Quick Guides & Checklists

  2. Emergency Preparedness – Survival Manuals

  3. Traditional Ways

  4. Hunting & Trapping

  5. Knots

  6. Medicine

  7. Food Production & Recipes

  8. Foraging

  9. Old & New Recipes

  10. Food Preservation

  11. Nuclear Threats

  12. Water

  13. Shelters

  14. Additional Resources

TruePrepper Survival PDFs, Manuals, and Downloads

This is a dynamic prepping library curated by all of their authors. Survival PDFs, Manuals, and Downloads are constantly being updated with up-to-date and accurate information, so please check back frequently for updates and even more printable and downloadable PDFs.

Communications

11 Survival Communications PDF Downloads - (Modern Survival Online)

As you’re probably aware, communications right before, during and after a disaster will be critical to getting out o dodge, finding family members, or helping others stay alive. With the Internet, cell-phone towers and potentially even satellites being down, you may have to rely on HAM radio and other two-way radio services to send and receive precious bits of intel.

Check out these downloads below to start learning, and be sure to print out the shorter ones for offline use.

Ethics and Operating Procedures for The Radio Amateur (3rd Edition)

This manual is much more than how to be polite when using amateur radio: it’s a very good intro into the world of HAM radios. Get it here for free.

FREQUENCY / CHANNEL CHART FRS / GMRS TRANSCEIVERS in the United States

This frequency list gets updated quite often, so in addition to printing it out, you may also want to save the link to come back to it for the latest update.

FEMA’s Community Emergency Response Team PowerPoint Presentation

Though not very in-depth, this presentation will give you a quick overview of the most common alternative communications methods, with their pros and their cons. Get it here.

Basic Radio Communications for Dispatchers

Learning to communicate effectively during a disaster is paramount to getting the message across. This 40 page guide will teach you that and more. Get it here.

Two-Way Radio Protocol

Short and sweet, print this one out to always know the golden rules of radio communications, as well as the NATO alphabet. Get it here.

Guide to Radio Communications Standards for DEM Emergency Responders

Yet another guide for spelling and etiquette – this one from the Rhode Island Govt. It’s only 8 pages long, so short enough to print. Download here.

FRS RADIOS THE EQUIPMENT AND THE OPERATION

A short PowerPoint presentation introduction to the world of FRS / GMRS. Get it here as a pdf.

HAM Radio Terms Glossary

If you’re new to the world of HAM radio and wonder what all the new terms mean, this PDF explains them all. Get it here.

Successful Disaster Preparedness Supplemental Communications Plan using the Personal Radio Services

if you’re looking to set up a neighborhood communications plan via the Family Radio service, this document will guide you through the steps, and offer lots of suggestions you may not have thought of. Get it here.

Authorized Frequency Usage:

If you want to know which frequencies you can and cannot use legally, this 26-page guide will tell you all about it. Download here.

Morse Code Charts:

This document has way more than just the Morse code, which you’ll conveniently find on page 1 for you to print out. You also get the Japanese Wabun code, the Greek Morse code, and many more – which you probably won’t use but are still fun for you check out. Get it here.

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