Preparing for Disaster

Matthew Stein-Author of "When Technology Fails"

The devastating earthquake in Haiti has shown our human vulnerability when disaster strikes; how nothing seems to work and how chaos rears its ugly head.

Matthew Stein, a leading authority on disaster preparedness for individuals and families,discusses ways in which people can prepare for major disasters by organizing a 72-Hour “Grab and Run” Survival Kit. Stein has appeared on numerous radio and television programs. He is the author of “When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability and Surviving the Long Emergency.”

Broadcast Date: January 28, 2010

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Matthew Stein is the author of the highly praised book When Technology Fails (Chelsea Green 2008) a comprehensive manual on sustainable living skills.

As the owner of Stein Design & Construction, he has built hurricane resistant, energy efficient and environmentally friendly homes. The mechanical engineering side of his firm specializes in product design and development.

Over the years he has designed consumer water filtration devices, photovoltaic roofing panels, medical bacteriological filters, emergency chemical drench systems, computer disk drives, automated machinery, and portable fiberglass buildings.

In recognition of his expertise, Stein has appeared on numerous radio and television programs and is a repeat guest on Fox News, Lionel, Coast-to-Coast AM, and the Thom Hartmann Show. He has also written several articles on the subject of sustainable living and is a guest columnist for the Huffington Post.

Stein is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he majored in Mechanical Engineering.

He is an active mountain climber and serves as a guide trainer for blind skiers with the Ski for Light cross-country program.

Stein currently resides with his wife Josie in the High Sierra Mountains near Lake Tahoe, California.

Books/Publications

How to Survive Disasters

To Learn More About This Guest Visit his website When Technology Fails


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