reply to post by inanna1234
Lights out is a fictional book. Very good but still fictional.
If you want a really good book on survival, I'm reading Urban Survival Guide by David Morris and here are a couple good sites to explore.
The link below is the whole entire video and it 2 hours and 14 minutes long, but seems quite interesting.
We all think we are really cozy safe and have no idea that say if a big enough nuclear device was exploded outside our atmosphere but say over Kansas
which is almost directly in the middle of America that most of all America would suffer a crippling EMP that might take 2-3 years (watch the video,
our government doesn't keep extra big transformers and they are not made in America / go figure, I'de have a couple thousand of them suckers deep deep
deep under a mountain vault if I were President)
Much of what is in Lights Out by David Crawford is based on research, my understanding is he knows and spoke with a lot of different people who have
various areas of expertise.
If we were surprised with a EMP we wouldn't get radiated, we would be thrown back to the stone age.
I grew up on a farm for awhile so I know how to mend fences, milk cows, feed, water and care for cows, sheep and chickens and plow and harvest with a
tractor (but with a EMP) the newer tractors wouldn't work because they all have electrical circuitry which would be fried.............in Lights Out
Half Fast aka: David Crawford stated that all cars made past I think it was 1972 would not function also, but than what about gas and food which the
trucks, trains and airplanes transport (they like wise would be fried because of the above/electrical circuits fried).
Yep, Lights Out was a fantastic read. I got it free when it was a ebook and 611 pages.
I'm going to buy a hard copy...............oooops just thought, EMP, No ATS, no PC
Also, no water because all of our water is run through you guessed it sanitation systems that are managed by computer systems and electricity.
If you lived in a Amish house with a manual pump, and knew how to grow your own food and had farm animals you would be okay but than with no
policemen, no law and order, you would have roving (huge gangs) of not very nice people so you would need a lot of guns and amo and a group of friends
to help watch your back.
Got to say, Lights Out is one of the top top 5 fictional reads and I've read a lot of books. This was one story that personally kept me up for three
days and prompted me at 58 to take a defense class, buy a rifle and amo and regularly go to a rifle range.
My youngest son worked at Target and quit the day after Black Friday.............he witnessed two women really battling it out over some stupid toy
(the last great one).
Now imagine if there were several families and one can of corn left on the grocery shelf.
Pretty spooky..................humans, even nice ones will do some pretty strange things to survive.
The senator says that the more urban areas (with more people) will get real scary first because the more rural people know how to hunt and farm still.
They're self sufficient save for electricity.
The Amish would know how to survive, but they had better have guns and enough amo to head off the urban trekkers marching upon their farms.
City folks, for the most part work and stop off at Jewel, Kroger or SuperK and buy dinner there.
We really aren't aware for the most part how much we depend upon our system now, we've become addicted to lights, cell phones, PCs, freezers, frigs,
TV's, hot showers, flush toilets, the whole gamut that our current power provides.
edit on 27-5-2011 by ofhumandescent because: added site,
grammar and spelling error