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For some of us, Internet connectivity is a must. In times of disaster, this could still be an important communication medium — if you can get online, that is.

The Network Relief Kit will bring online connectivity to disaster sites. It relies on the Inmarsat Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN), which covers most of the globe. It ain’t cheap (the kit costs $3,500, and there are hefty service fees as well) but fits in a backpack and is quick to set up.

Mike Outmesguine shows you how to do it in the latest issue of Make Magazine.

You can get MAKE: Technology on Your Time (the magazine) from Amazon. Each issue is chock-full of great projects like this one.

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