I don't know if anyone here has already found and posted this info (if so, mea culpa) but it looks like it could be handy.
I hope you find it useful.
I thought I would share all of the inexpensive ways that I have picked up on foreign words and phrases, which may come in handy for both Survivalist situations and as a full-time money-making endeavor as a translator or interpreter:
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Figureing something is bound to happen, possibly sever a shortwave radio seems like a great to gather info about the country. I have no knowledge of shortwaves at all. If you were looking into one just to listen to others and I have read some will pick up military also which would be your choice?