LoraWAN role in prepping? vs AREDN??

Started by Drls, January 11, 2020, 10:44:00 am

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Drls

I'm thinking of setting up a node with
https://www.arednmesh.org/

While researching this, I started to also learn about LORA

I did a search for this forum and on youtube and find very little about use of LoraWan for prepping and communication in emergencies
https://lora-alliance.org/about-lorawan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LoRa#LoRaWAN

I know that this is typically thought of for other uses... but it is inexpensive, uses low power, portable, and seems like it could easily by a text-message option.  It doesn't even require a HAM license to use...

I'm just learning about this, and figure that there are many smarter here.
Thoughts?