posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 11:35 AM
If there is wide spread disruption in the ability to generate and distribute power the last thing you need to concern yourself with is having battery
power to run your laptop..... no internet.. what are you going to do watch movies ? when you should be catching "food" or distilling your run-off
water are moving firewood....
Please get real. If you live in a home then you have shelter sure it might get cold/hot in there but you will be shielded from the elements.
Top priority then is
Water- storage and distilling
Cooking- including storage of firewood
Forget refrigerators, think of it as no more processed foods. So go accumulate non-perishable food stores as quickly as possible, can foods,
dehydrated beans, noodles, rice, dry cereal etc.
Maybe you live close to a dairy or farm. You can barter to get milk, milk stock for butter, eggs etc.
If you kill a wild animal for food, realize you probably will not be able to eat it all before it spoils so set up a support network of neighbors who
you can barter with, split the kill and trade for other resources you may require, such as they may spend their day collecting or trading for can
goods while you hunt, and you share.
Create a commune of like minded people, strength in numbers as each may bring their own gifts and knowledge.
By having more members in your "tribe" you can better ensure the survival of your group.
Be as low profile as possible to people outside of your group as security is a major concern if you have sizable stored resources that someone outside
of your group may want to take from you.
This means being armed and being prepared to defend your group at all times. Stranger must be throughly checked for weapons before interacting within
your established group.
Once its determined that power will not be coming back on at all due to destruction or total collapse of the global governments etc then you need to
be prepared to grow food such as beans, corn etc
Animal fat can be reduced and made into candles animal fur fashioned over time into bedding or clothing etc uncommon portions of the animal carcass
may be used to feed livestock or other animals, ie your family pets cat dogs etc, the livers, kidneys, hearts and other fleshy muscle matter of your
hunted kill can be cooked to sustain your pets. Fish is a great food source for your pets as well, so even if you are trying to catch fish to feed
your family remember smaller fish can still be plenty for your cat or dog to sustain them.
Really when you get down to it, electricity is not needed, it powers your computers and TV (not needed) it runs your AC and Furnace (while nice you
can adapt without it), it powers your lights (use/make candles, go to bed with the sun you will need as much rest as you can as a world without the
grocery store or modern infrastructure is very labor intensive). Power your Radio ? what are you listening for ? Operate your toaster, coffee maker or
microwave ? its 1907 again, they did not have them then and you dont have them now....
Bored, find a book to read maybe something about hunting survival, medical attention, plant types, how to grow crops, how to boil and collect water...
lots of things you may need to learn...
Write everything down of your daily experience, make weapons, collect items to make your current life more bearable..
Make a sun dial and chart the movements of the sun indicating how warm or cold you feel at noon each day... this will help you predict in later years
when to plant and harvest crops, when Summer or Winter maybe approaching etc
Many many things to be done
I know personally should I have to face such a "tragedy" that my life's calling will be presented, to lead a group of people to continue to press
forward to have strength to have hope, to bond with nature.
Maybe children growing up through this will be a better human.