lynnw1366 at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 2 13:38:42 EDT 2010
My house was built before the county was electrified. There is spring water
piped to the house, but I have a well, so I've never tested the spring water to
see how well it flows or even if it's drinkable. Now there's a fun project for a lazy summer day! I also have an outhouse. I cook with
gas and heat with wood. Having a freezer full of food would be a pain, but I
have a generator to keep it frozen until I could can it or otherwise use it.
People lived in this house without electricity in the past, so I'm sure I could
But boy would I miss the internet. I can't imagine the culture shock it would be for the people with the cell phones glued to their ear! Like my daughter, they'd shrivel up and die without constant electronic contact with their friends!
Tioga Co. PA
> Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2010 01:05:26 -0400
> From: erthnsky at gmail.com
> To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [Homestead] TEOTWAWKI
> The end of the world as we know it.
> 4-10 years without electricity would definitely change the world, and
> even when there is a return to pre-CME ability, our whole paradigm will
> have changed, I hope. There will be fewer people-the entire medical
> system having collapsed. Transportation returns to simpler means, and
> the world essentially turns back the clock by 100 years.
> IMO, this is THE disaster to prepare for. How will you get water? Do
> you have the skills you would need? If you only had power for an hour a
> day(rolling blackouts) how would you use it? Can you improvise for
> your medical needs? Would you move to a different climate?
> I honestly don't know if I would survive ten years. I'd like to think I
> could, but I dunno if my body would be up to the labor needed,
> especially without the meds I currently take. Do you think you would
> survive ten years after a CME takes out the grid, creating a global
> The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. Thomas Jefferson
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