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  1. General Discussion
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/peterdetwiler/2013/04/23/electricity-theft-a-bigger-issue-than-you-think/#803c34c5ed7d I wonder just how common this is "Legitimate customers bear the cost of electricity theft, which has grown significantly from approximately 500 GWh (gigawatt-hours) in 2006 to an...
  2. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Oilprice.com article on what if grid goes down http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/What-Will-You-Do-when-the-Lights-Go-Out-The-Inevitable-Failure-of-the-US-Grid.html "This horror story doesn’t need zombies or genetically altered mosquitos in order to be scary. Using data from the United...
  3. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Daily Caller comments on seven threats to our power grid. http://dailycaller.com/2016/01/10/top-7-threats-to-americas-power-grid/ "American homes, industries, and businesses are deeply dependent on reliable electricity, so threats to the consistent delivery of electricity put modern life...
  4. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    "KARACHI: A deadly heatwave that has killed more than 800 people in Karachi showed signs of easing on Wednesday, bringing some respite to the sweltering city. Temperatures in the city were forecast to peak at 38 degrees Celsius down from the 40-plus highs of recent days. The government...
  5. New Member Introduction
    Hello! My husband and I are knowledgeable about many prepping subjects. We did search and rescue/medical rescue for many years for the county then SAR for Civil Air Patrol where Tony (Hubby) was Cadet Commander. I taught navigation and survival for the Girl Scouts. We are member of San Tan...
  6. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Last year, there were 145... these types of attacks can shutdown systems controls, leaving onsite workers helpless to correct the problems. In 2013 there were nearly 50 types of Malware developed specifically for targeting energy companies. Just thought I'd share the article I'm reading right...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    'Prepping' covers lots of territory; for this thread purposes I'm dividing preps into on/off/no grid. ('Grid' as in utilities--electric, water, gas--and general infrastructure and consumer goods). 'No-Grid' would be for post-collapse teotwawki stuff. Food On-Grid preps are for short-term grid...
  8. Controversial News and Alternative Politics
    Hey everyone, There are only a few satellites out there which watch the sun for CME activity and just a few sites which will allow you recieve a warning of impending doom. Even the most violent CME from the sun will take hours or even days to travel and effect the Earth. Such CME's can...
  9. The Tech Zone
    I don't know if this has been discussed before, And I don't like digging up old threads. But has anyone here attmpted to removed themselves from the internet? I've been using the internet since '95 and for the most of that time I've used my real name, Up until recently it dawned on me, That's...
  10. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    http://www.popsci.com/technology/gallery/2011-06/gallery-global-blackout?image=0 This is an awesome piece I just read about in Popular Science about the sun slappin around the earth. definitely worth the read and has anyone else noticed that all the stuff that used to be fringe topics are...
  11. General Discussion
    I have just been reading a long article about the grid. It is in dire need of replacement, and is also one of our biggest targets, both the terrorist and the sun. What will you do if it should go down ? Keep in mind, that a major portion of our daily lives would come to a screaching halt all...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Look at this guy in the UK. He claims he lives just fine in a van without money. www.guardian.co.uk/environment/green-living-blog/2009/oct/28/live-without-money I'm not sure I'd like living this way unless it were absolutely necessary. I wonder if it is difficult to get a date. What does she...
  13. General Discussion
    if they get past the unions - this is what they want to do: Link: http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2009/oct/20/6-zip-areas-may-get-zap-of-utility-info/ Excerpt:
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    We are very dependent on electric in the West :eek: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,513121,00.html I posted this here because I consider this an accomplished fact, not Controversial News, funny, what would Jack Bauer do? Oh yeah, same scenario on 24 :xeye:
  15. General Discussion
    So much for State's Rights and landowner rights. The new Federal mantra is to trample those rights for it's ultimate purpose, which, is in this case, the national electrical grid. http://www.newsmax.com/politics/power_grid_lawmakers/2009/02/23/184669.html
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I live in northern Arkansas and just had a rude awakening with the January 26-27, 2009 ice storm. Had no electricity for 11 days and only have electric heat. Temp at night was in the teens and one night 9 but zero with the wind factor. It was always warmer during the day (32 degrees) than in...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Go to a Auto Parts House of your choice. Ask for a 1970 Ford F150 alternator. It should not cost you more than $100 for a 80amp or 120 amp alternator. Take it home. Find some bolts or buy them and secure the alternator to your choice of material so that there is about 3 inches from the bottom...
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