posted on Nov, 6 2009 @ 02:15 PM
Sure, I'll play. First, since I'm probably outside working, I don't even hear about what's happened for several hours, and even then, most
likely a frightened call from my buddy in central Florida.
We won't loose power for at least three weeks, as our power comes from a few giant diesel generators that run the whole island. Fuel storage is
probably about three-4 weeks worth. Here at our house, we won't loose power at all, unless God forbid, the intial strikes escalate into a nuclear
exchange that decreases the sun and foils our PV panels.
I'd get my darlin' home quickly, making sure she alerted everyone at work. I'd try to call various friends/family globally, and would probably
be frustrated by the lack of signal or commandeered transmission lines.
I'd get out our Kerney fallout meter, masks, cannisters, wind pattern printouts and hand-crank sw radio. Would review supplies. No problem there
-- there's enough for several prudent people to live indenfinately, particularly considering the profound coconut crop here. Water is not going to
be a problem for a very long time, even with possible fallout.
If retaliatory strikes elsewhere might drift fallout here, we'd bug out to the cave. hardest part of that would be listening to the cats screech in
their cat hotels. (we've done this drill before in the advance of a hurricane).
We'd pray and try to get information via the sw radio. Would possibly go to one of two ham operators on the island if no other info was
Our local network of like-minded folks would probably gather here, at least initially as we're centrally-located.
Water source is either one of two concrete cisterns, which are easily sealed and isolated from harvesting additional water. One is ALWAYS full,
while we work off the other. In addition to that, there is a good well, which is also sealed, at least from above. Water is drawn into the house
via a 12V pump with a demand switch, such that it pressurizes to 40psi and only comes on when the water is drawn. It runs off two cycled batteries,
and is charged by PV cells.
I think there'd be a lot more praying. I'm sure there would be a panic here, and we'd have to think about how to start processing and producing
food so those unprepared wouldn't tend to be instant enemies. This island is not so very far even today, from their pioneering roots. I don't
think we even had power until the 60's.
The very worst thing besides the worry for loved ones and those in cities, would be the lack of credible information. I think of the TV series
"Jericho". That series really ticked me off how it rambled and withheld information, but what did seem accurate to me was how people's behaviors
changed in response to the unknown and lack of information. I think that was accurate.