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Matthew Stein is a design engineer, green builder and author of two bestselling books, ‘When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival’ (Chelsea Green 2011), and ‘When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency’ (Chelsea Green 2008). Stein is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he majored in mechanical engineering. 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 is an active mountain climber, serves as a guide and instructor for blind skiers, has written several articles on the subject of sustainable living and is a guest columnist for The Huffington Post.