In the book One Second After
(highly recommended available in audio book form also) the
subject was EMP.
America was destroyed by a single nuke detonated high in the atmosphere simply because it fried all the electronics in the country, plunging the
inhabitants back to the 17th century in terms of technology and life style.
And this book has some good accreditation which you can look into. it is not pure fantasy.
So the main character he is a smoker, and right away, before he even tries to secure some insulin for his favorite daughter who is a type one
diabetic, he goes to see Abu at the corner quickie mart and buys a few cartons.
Himself being a retired colonel he knows the benefits of sharing out the occasional smoke. And the need for them when you are a smoker and in a
Cigarettes are like money in prison and they may become like money during or after an apocalypse.
So they will quickly be looted.
So if you are a smoker, you might stock up now on cans of tobacco, and hope you still have some supply when TSHTF.
Thats an expensive proposition in some places like Canada were it is 75 bucks a can. And a can might last you 2 weeks.
So for 6 months supply you have to shell out hundreds of dollars.
BUT! You can solve all that drama simply by purchasing an electronic cigarette and getting some e-liquid.
Those are about 150 dollars for the full kit that will recharge in a vehicle or in a USB port or in a solar charger if you have
one of these
The e-liquid comes in varying strengths and flavors. Strong medium and mild. If you buy a stash of strong, you can dilute it with Glycerin (USP) as
many as 10 times.
You can make 10 times the volume out of one small bottle of the e-liquid. And the price is the same for strong medium and mild.
So if you have a small stash, of strong e-liquid then when the rest runs out you will still have plenty.
So to make your e-cigarette work, it requires 18 drops of liquid into one cartridge and the cartridges are re-usable. You refill them yourself.
And the net is full of places where you can order the electronic cigarette, the e-liquids and everything else you might need. No need to panic when
TSHTF if you have a small e-cigarette kit in your B.O.B.
If you are a smoker, this is good advice. I have one and use it at work while driving and if I had to, could sure substitute it for cigarettes without
The only reason I do not switch completely is because tobacco smoke, has a mouth drying effect, that melds with coffee. The e-cigarette is not mouth
drying, so you will drink less fluids daily.
Cigarettes and coffee are like beer and cigarettes made for each other.
But in a pinch, you can still smoke and it is actually not harmful for you to use an e-cigarette as long as you don't take in too much nicotine to
Unlike cigarette smoke which causes cancer.
edit on 20-10-2011 by Rocketman7 because: typo