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radio communicating options

Handy in many situations, radio communications can be life saving when phones and Internet are down or out of reach.

This 2-hour overview covers walkie-talkies across the yard to ham radios around the world. What radios should you have for emergencies? What do they cost? What do they do? How can you be sure they will be available when you really need them?

Regular, non-technical people become Ham radio operators all the time. Should you? If so, how?

I am offering one of the classes on the calendar for the Darby Adult Education Spring 2016 session. Darby […]

Solar Food Dehydrator

Best-Ever Solar Food Dehydrator Plans

Nearly two decades of expert testing and experimentation have gone into producing these solar food dehydrator plans. The resulting food dryer isn’t just efficient and off-grid — it’s also highly cost-effective for anyone wanting to preserve large amounts of food at home.

From Mother Earth News

(editor note: Go to the link above to see the original article. It includes a latitude adjustment table and, at the bottom, important related links. – Ted)

By Dennis Scanlin

For nearly 20 years, I’ve led research teams as founder and coordinator of the Appropriate Technology Program […]