Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Wirecutter: Recons

A friendly reminder from Wirecutter regarding recons.
"You keep talking about doing your recons, WC. What are we supposed to recon?"

Recons. You recon anything that might be of value to you when the shit comes down. Sometimes it takes a little work, sometimes you can do it as you're doing your errands.

The easy shit first: Where's your police station located? Your local FBI/DHS/ATF offices? Where's the parking lot where the they park their personal vehicles. How's it secured? How about their radio antennae? Is their mast easily accessible so you can cut their comms if needed? How about cell phone towers, because when their radios don't work they're going to be using their cell phones.

Stuff that is such a common part of our lives that we don't pay attention to it anymore may come in handy someday.
Read the rest here.

If you have trouble locating antennas and cell towers in your AO, then use this neat little online tool.

You are taking notes, right?


  1. Thanks for the link to locate the towers & antennas. That will be handy.

  2. Shit, you learn something new everyday! Thanks for the tower link, man. Beats the hell out of burning gas trying to find cell towers disguised as trees.

    1. Just make sure you visually verify the locations and make note of them. Happy hunting!

  3. Don't totally trust the tool. There are ten towers within 4 miles of me and the tool only shows one.