reply to post by BO XIAN
Initially no, it wouldn't be easy.
It wasn't an easy life for our ancestors either come to that, but they did it and did it well...in fact, every single generation dating from the
beginning of time managed it and managed to create progress too.
The proof it works is our own history.
I'm not saying it would be a walk in the park, but it is eminently and obviously possible to live a hard, but happy and rewarding life without modern
By the way, this doesn't have to be an individual 'bug out survival' situation.
It wasn't before when our ancestors lived their lives, and it doesn't have to be a dog eat dog situation today.
Government and agencies would still govern and enforce regulations, people would still work, people would still cooperate with each other and form
trading / bartering systems to obtain materials and seeds, animals for work and food.
It would be a shock to the system all right, (no pun intended) but people are resilient, tough and inventive today, just as the people were
yester-year when they had no idea about electricity.
Steam is a technology that only relies on engineering skills, wood or coal for fuel and water to make steam...the steam age was a period of great
progress around the world, great discoveries and innovation came from a steam driven society and quality of life improved dramaticaly for many
people...it can be again too in a world largely without electricity.
On your own, or without official support and tuition, it would be tough to adjust...not impossible, but hard. The Government and institutions, support
structures and agencies wouldn't simply vanish overnight in the event of the power going off...they too would adapt and drive the transition,
directing area or state leaders to organise their local populations and form co-ops in farming, industry and health areas.
As i say, it will be hard and nowhere as easy as flipping a switch to get light and heat (or coolness)..but obviously not in any way
impossible...we've done it before..for hundreds of thousands of years.