People are already planning! Funny here I am trying to put everything into one post. lol But still with links to other pages and sites that have more information. Hopefully you know all this information already! So you won’t need any of it. Grandparents gave you info of how things were done before modern tech? Wonderful ! You know all the wild plants to use. Great! You are a hiker and camper. Way to Go! You have all had so many storms and black out, already so you know what you need or have to do. Yes, You are all set to go then ……. Good Luck! Be safe!
Now I have learned about the off grid, green house water filtered, solar wind powered, Earth Ships but do not have the land any more, money for build or strength in arms or legs to build one any more:( But I can share the information with others!
- DIY Home-Made Grounding at pages
- Earthship Biotecture by building self sufficient / off the grid communities / at pages
Earthship Academy Classroom video
Earthship-Reynolds: Simple survival model earthship
Earthship - Corner Cottage: a quick tour
How to Heat Your Room for 15 Cents a Day (VIDEO)
How to Heat Your Room for 15 Cents a Day
/ Other Tips of The Day:)Grow Food, Not Lawns
How to Heat Your Room for 15 Cents a Day (VIDEO)www.realfarmacy.comQuote:This video shows us an ingenious way to heat a whole room for under 15 cents a day or possibly even cheaper if you find cheaper candles. It’s simple, here’s what you need…
- Tealight candles
- A metal bread pan
- Two terracotta pots, one smaller than the other
- A lighter/matches to light the candles
via Mother Earth News Magazine.
Mother Earth News Magazine
Many people dream of going completely off the grid and producing all of their own electricity. Bill and Lorraine Kemp made that dream a reality at their home in rural Ontario. See how they did it.
Living Off the Grid (And Without Propane) – Modern Homesteading – MOTHER EARTH NEWS
Bill and Lorraine Kemp have been living off the grid for 20 years. They power their home with electricity from solar and wind electric systems, heat with wood ….
A Wood-Burning Camp Stove That Doubles As A Gadget Charger / The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
In weeks of Ice Storms shut downs , remember those? Yes, we find there are no Pumps working to get fuel for the cars or for heating, No public Pumps working so no water or sewer! Then it hits us No Mail/ No Banking! Stores empty out of supplies and close! But we know someone/public crews are working on it right?
So in any storm or earthquakes? What did the people do there?No it is not the time to panic!
Here is a cool prepper idea that I thought I would share. I used eye bolts (two per light) and solar lawn lights for my shed. When I need to get something out of the shed, I can pick the light up out of the holders and carry it inside with me. No wires! Patting myself on the back for a cool idea.
Lets see what these people did or what they plan to do here on the Internet.So far it is just a lot of thinking:) lol For Some it is a money scheme to sell you things!
New NBC Series, “Revolution”, Portrays Life After The Blackout
May 21, 2012, Submitted by: Ken
NBC apparently believes there is enough main-stream interest in the topic to pile on production money to produce the show. Given the extreme number of YouTube views of their preview already, I believe they’re on to something… Or, are ‘they’ preparing our mindset for the real possibility?
Electromagnetic Event Magnetic Pole Shift
NASA, NOAA Data Show Significant Antarctic Ozone Hole Remains10.20.11http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/ozone-2011.htmlThe Antarctic ozone hole, which yawns wide every Southern Hemisphere spring, reached its annual peak on Sept. 12. It stretched to 10.05 million square miles, the ninth largest ozone hole on record. Above the South Pole, the ozone hole reached its deepest point of the season on Oct. 9, tying this year for the 10th lowest in this 26-year record.This video compiles daily visualizations of the Antarctic ozone hole, from July 1, 2011, through Oct. 15, 2011. (Credit: NASA)
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Weird ‘Sounds’ Picked Up By Space Probes In Earth’s Magnetosphere
- The end of the world as we know itwww.wnd.com/2012/08/the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it/Aug 10, 2012 – What do I mean? … But take away the power that makes those conveniences and … But what would happen if the electrical grid went down? Quote: In the past week, I’ve seen a number of articles on the possibility of either a massive solar flare or EMP taking down the electrical grid in this country. While neither scenario is (thank God) a certainty, both are very uncomfortable possibilities. There seems to be a quaint fallacy that, should America lose its electrical grid, we would merely regress to the 1800s. Nonsense. We’d regress a whole lot farther back than that. If we’re lucky, we’d only regress back to the Middle Ages. Not in social structure, but in terms of primitive survival. Like the point of making a pencil? If any link in that supply chain is broken – say, the chains saws and trucks and refined gasoline and machinery could not be manufactured – how long before a simple pencil would become a rare and coveted creation, a miracle of unreachability? In short, our modern world is astoundingly complicated and interconnected. If a simple pencil requires massive amounts of supporting infrastructure in its manufacturing, how much more complex is our modern food chain? Transportation? Water? Medical care? Communication? Sanitation?The loss of our power grid will not put us back to the pioneers – it may well put us back to the Middles Ages or earlier, but without the survival skills the peasants had back then. I suggest you think about it.
- Planning AheadA good plan starts with considering what you consider as essential or critical requirements for your home or shelter to aid in your survival, safety and comfort. Here are some basic categories to consider going, going, gone:
- * Access to money
* Operation of medical and life support equipment.
* Refrigeration of food and medicines.
* Household septic systems and waste treatment.
* Food preparation and cooking
* Home or shelter security systems
* Hot water for hygiene, laundry, cleaning and sanitation.
* Air conditioning and heating
* Interior and exterior lighting.
- In A Blog:http://modernsurvivalblog.com/tag/electrical-power-grid/electrical power grid – Modern Survival Blog – Emergency …modernsurvivalblog.com/tag/electrical-power-grid/Jul 31, 2012 – Yesterday, and again today, half of them lost power as the electricity went out and the grid went down… for 370 million people. That’s more … Massive India Power Outage: Wake Up Call
NEW DELHI — The world’s largest blackout ever crippled roughly half of India for a second consecutive day on Tuesday, sending officials scrambling for an explanation. Hundreds of trains stopped across the region and, in Delhi, the subway system stalled, and massive traffic jams collected as traffic lights stopped functioning. The root cause of the vast power failure was not immediately clear.
Source: The New York Times
- What would happen if the grid went down? [Archive] – Bike Forums Quotes: First traffic would go to hell… really quickly. Cyclists would rule. I saw that last year when So Cal blacked out suddenly.
http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2011/09/power_outage_diego_oc_angeles_heat.php/ On the larger picture side… if power never came back, a whole lot of people would be out of work, hungry, scared, and perhaps cold. Water would also be a problem. Our high tech society depends on the grid for pumps to supply water and prevent flooding. Before too long cities would not be a good place to be. Mormons and those people from “Extreme Couponing” that have a basement full of Cheetos, canned beans and Mountain Dew. And toilet paper. A few million might be left, especially farmers and survival nuts. [Shakes fist at Benjamin Franklin] … how could you give us light … knowing that it was only for a short time??? Cruel joke indeed. Those living out in the sticks who could produce their own food and had access to water not dependent on pumps would be the best off.Those who live in under-developed parts of the world, would probably have a higher survival rate than the people who depend on higher technology to survive. Some “experts” believe that pre turn of the century steam powered machines would have to be dragged out of museums and put back into service, to rebuild the grid, a little bit at a time. What about those people who are using solar power and are already off the grid? I think they’d be okay. And people near a running stream could build a water wheel.I don’t think the world would take hundreds of years to recover. I think we’d switch to different types of technology. I”m not the only one here who’s gone through some short lived blackouts where the power might have been off, but the rest of the utilities were still working. I wasn’t as affected as most, because I could ride my bike to get around and had enough batteries and flashlights to see in the dark. But others didn’t do as well, and most of my neighbors just left for places that had power instead of staying. After about a year, those who survive would start to organize and adjust to the new normal.I guess I’d be reduced to stealing locomotives from museums to power the new mechanical Internet, but hey, it’s the price of progress.Some medicines might be available in their original plant form… but not right away.