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  1. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Hey all, I am getting ready for a few days without power here in middle GA and heat after the storm may be one of the concerns. I made a video a while ago on historic home cooling methods (i.e. how to maximize air flow via windows, window coverings, things that will help during an emergency)...
  2. Canada
    I live in Calgary and I've been prepping for some years now. I'm just looking for others who are taking this seriously. It appears that there is only a month or two left before the banking collapse shutdown happens and all hell breaks loose. Staying in the city when all the banks shutdown and...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey all, I am in the process of buying my first home. I always kinda felt like I would be wasting my time with any kind of long term preps at a house I was renting, because of the " you never know " factor. Now I am excited to have my own house on my own property, and I would like to slowly make...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    RE: San Diego SHTF last night... It was interesting to say the least... Going from "ahhh wtf who flipped the breaker?" to loading shotguns in a matter of hours was surreal... Later afternoon power goes out. We realize everyone's power has gone out... Radio is saying EVERYONE'S power is out...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    http://http://www.aps.com/main/news/releases/release_673.html Yeah, we did it. That's right San Diego, I'm calling you out. Anyway. WHAT I LEARNED (again) DURING THIS 5 HOUR POWER OUTAGE. 1.) The "D" cell mag lights I put by my parents bedside were nowhere to be found. 2.) We had no "D"...
  6. Urban Survival
    Something happened to the main power feed for my town, and then the backup power feed failed. Someone said it was related to the wildfire about 15 miles north of here, but I do not have any proof of that. The first thing I realized was that we do not have a radio here at work that works off...
  7. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    So i have a question. Lets say that there was a long term power outage. Be it from a solar storm, emp whatever. What happens when the generators at the nuclear power plants run out of fuel? It is my understanding that the large cooling pools would eventually heat up, and explode after a few...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    North Texas power plants might have to cut back on power production because they are not designed for cold fronts like what just blew threw. Due to the power plants being closed, parts of Texas might experience rolling blackouts...
  9. Urban Survival
    Has anyone heard the news on this: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/01/AR2010100104245.html Basically it's "A sophisticated worm designed to infiltrate industrial control systems could be used as a blueprint to sabotage machines that are critical to U.S. power...
  10. Urban Survival
    http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/innovation/08/09/smart.grid/index.html?hpt=C1 this is more likely in heavy electricity use times such as the extreme heat waves some areas of the USA are having. Urban areas can be under a lot of stress in blackouts. This seems to me to be one of the most basic of...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    http://www.timothybirdnow.com/?p=1596 So watching News stations today and theres a huge solar flare expected which they think will fry all the satellites as well as power grids all over the world! Couple of thoughts..................:taped::taped::taped: ive just purchased a Garmin GPS ...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    The power went out a couple of days ago. Somebody hit a pole. It was out for about 4 hours. Not long but was a valuable learning experience. What I learned about my neighbors: Only two other houses had light. One had candles as you could see them flickering in the window. This happened about...
  13. British Isles and ROI
    According to BBC news(not the most reliable but hey) the uk could be facing blackouts by 2016 due to the slow progress of green energy. so by 2016 coal and nuclear stations will be fazed out resulting in nation wide power shortages. So what sort of kit should we be socking up on or what can we...
  14. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Machined aluminum, black anodized body with a sturdy pommel-like base used for keeping the light upright or as an impact-weapon. It uses a dual momentary or constant-on side switch. You can keep the light on constantly, or momentarily with the press of the button. The head is also solid...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey Bunkies, I got a lesson this week in the need of a cash reserve. On Wednesday, BOTH my washer and my dryer died. I had to replace them just to keep up with my laundry. I like to keep our clothing and bedding super clean, so not having at the very least a washer is not an option for me as...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Oops... please delete this. Mods. Please delete this one. I double clicked when I should have single clicked and posted it twice. Thanks.
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
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