Just saw an interesting ad on Patriots Against the NWO for a Slinky Jr. Shortwave antenna. That ignited my curiosity so I set out to learn more, tying in as it does my earlier post on communications preparedness. The ad linked to eBay where you can purchase said antenna, asking price $10.19 U.S. Not a bad price.
A little more research lead me to the forum archives on derkeiler.com with instructions on how to make your own. If you are technically inclined, a supply of slinkies might be a great survival item to have on hand. I think I'll just print that out and pop that into my Just in Case binder.