Message from rob in Willem Petzer Live Chat #general
@Sheamus Secure messengers other than Telegram include Signal, WhatsApp and Wire. The most popular is WhatsApp, with 1.5 billion users.
In contrast to Telegram, all of these have encrypted end-to-end communications turned on by default. So your chat data is stored, and encrypted, only on your phone or other device that you’re chatting from, and not on a server. They use the Signal Protocol (developed by the Signal messenger developers), which has been approved by encryption experts and is available for the public to evaluate and freely use.
governments have shut down telegram in countries
our govn would never be able to shut down whatsapp
without pissing off the EFF too
All right then @rob whatsapp is rather limiting though in some ways.
it's also fire and forget, your chats with your girlfriend are as safe as your super secret plans
you can message your dad about something serious without worrying too much
This site is also good for secret mesages.
UI is important
you can also create accounts on mailinator.com very easily (just type the name and check the account)
If a civil war brakes out will we even have acess to the Internet?
@crazyBoer No but shit i would love to learn. Really helpful skill.
we can have local communications sorted
ctwug and jwug could help provide coverage along with mesh wifi networks
if a few people still have big pipes out (doesn't take much, fibre is widespread) but that will all most likely be cut
Perhaps we should focus on the baiscs first firearms, food, and medical care?
communication is more important
2 way radio?
walkie talkies are good, smartphones are great
smartphones can work with wifi etc and are nondescript
My father was in the army. he always said that the first step in conquest is taking over the radio stations.
also they include GPS and video cameras which can be good for emergency and PR respectively
I was reading the book Wardog by Al J Venter and one of the stories talks about intercepting enemy radio communications in sierra leone, editing it and rebroadcasting
causing major panic
so secure communications and keeping heads level is key
Also horses are awesome.
Attack and retreat back into the wilderness.
on your horse
Rob no offence you cant eat communication. He is right food shelter, warmth and safety or the corner stones of prepping. If you inclined try look at a few videos on you tube. Try learn TCCC tactical combat casualty care. You will face in a hostile area war like injuries. Gun shots. Burns gashing wounds
point taken, but ultimately in conflict can be impacted by low morale which is unrelated to the situation on the ground
we've had preparation, we have water tanks down here 😛
Boers have always been known for fighting in small ragtag groups.
Also try make friends with some US or European Ex Military guys on Social media. they have alot of info and maybe can help with logistics. Suggest a bug out bag with a US IFAK Individual first aid kit
most of us can go on a waterfast for a few days(week?) without much issue
You need to start documenting teh situation and build allies from across the water