I hate "stealing" material from my fellow bloggers. I saw this referenced on John N8ZYA's extremely good blog and I thought that it could withstand repeating:
This is such a good video for promoting Amateur Radio!
It not only shows some of the "cooler" things you can do with the hobby; but it also stresses that Amateur Radio still serves as an important communications back up role.
A very big tip o' the hat to John N8ZYA - cool beans, John!
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!