About the Instructor
Thomas Bryant is a lifelong gardener who was taught about permaculture and integrated agriculture from his parents long before the term was used in common language. He grew up in the mountains of Idaho where he was taught to forage the mushrooms and berries from the forest, but to always leave some behind to propagate the next season's harvest. He has built numerous aquaponics systems, operated a small scale commercial landscape nursery, spent years remediating the pastures at his property and has run a working farm producing both animal and plant products for two decades. He has studied herbs with the Human Path for years and has completed the Family Health, Emergent Responder, Apophecarist, and is in the final stages of the Clinical program.
Thomas has also so taught numerous classes with the Human Path and is the Off-grid and Emergency communications instructor.
Effective communication is a fundamental key to running any successful medical or post-disaster mission. While HAM certification is very important, there is a lot of practical information, experience and skill involved in working with radios that is not covered in the process of HAM certification – or even HAM operation on a day-to-day basis.
This course is an introductory course that will help you gain skills and knowledge needed to function as part of a medical or health-care related team in remote, urban and post-disaster environments.
This portion of the course is filled with information about basic electronics & off-grid power supply, legal radio operations guidelines, types of radios, radio frequency spectrum and bands, practical radio usage, choosing, buying, storing and transporting radios and power supplies, antenna theory and more. This online portion can be taken alone even if you do not intend to sign up for the on-campus course.
The online portion of this course includes:
· Approximately 6 hours of pre-recorded webinars
· Several downloads
· Individual Q & A through forum and email
· A final, online quiz that must be passed in order to attend the on-campus class (several attempts are allowed)