Electricity is a great thing, until it is no more. We get so used to having light at a flick of a switch. But what happens when those lights go out? On Survival and Tech Preps we have talked about high tech vs low tech in previous shows, now I want to talk about prepping for a low tech lifestyle. Continue reading Low Tech Prepping!→
Life Hacks When Technology Fails Us
Highlander “Tech Preps”
If you missed this show last week your not alone. Because of technical difficulties we all did. Tonight we give it another go. Thanks for your patients.
When Technology fails us, when the power goes out, when stuff breaks, what do we do? Who do we turn to? In this episode I will be talking about simple life hacks that you might not have even realized that can get you thru a rough patch; such as power outages, electronics failure, icy sidewalks, how to get water if the power does go out, how to cook, how to generate electricity. Continue reading Life Hacks When Technology Fails→
There are several different reasons and scenarios that could drive us back to the stone age. You could be tired of life heartbroken, in debt, just all around tired of the way things are run and suddenly you vanish. You pack what you need, find a decent piece of land and live there. No electricity, no air-conditioning, no … gasp Internet.
Power, Living Without
Host: Denob “The Prepared Canadian” Let’s face it, our power grid is unreliable. In the face of disaster, it’s almost inevitably the first system of support we lose. Even with relatively minor incidents such as snow storms or moderate wind, the electricity goes out, leaving us in the dark, with no refrigeration, heat, or working stove to cook on. So how many of us have truly considered the impact of an extended power failure? There are several options that can give us varying degrees of power for varying lengths of time, but how do you decide on what option to choose? Continue reading Power, Living Without!→
This week on The Prepared Canadian, we’ll take a look at power. No, not the political type, but how t have enough power to get by during an emergency situation. A simple inverter, a few extension cords, some rechargeable batteries along with some common sense and power saving tips will get you through most of what will ever happen to you as far as power failures go. No, you won’t survive the rapture or a global EMP strike, but that’s not what this episode is about. Power from your car will give you all the electricity you need to get through power outages that last from 1 day to a few weeks.
But, before we go into that, I have a bit of a rant that I just HAVE to get off my chest. So pull up a chair and have a listen.
It’s been estimated that the modern family’s dependence on fossil fuels, is equivalent to having around 100 human slaves living in your basement. To replace the energy we use in our modern lives, those slaves would have to toil for us, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
What would you do, if our energy sources suddenly disappeared? How would you cope, or even function? What could you do to perform those tasks that our technology does for us on a daily basis…Without oil, electricity, or gas?
This week, a “Derecho” (Straight line) wind storm knocked out electrical power to millions of people, right across the Eastern Seaboard. Some will be without power forup to a week, and right in the middle of a horrible heat wave!!! (How many people will die as a result of heat stroke?) Reports are already surfacing that grocery store shelves are emptying. Lines are forming around the block, from gasoline stations that do still have the power to run their pumps.
What commodity or other economic signs or tea leaves do you monitor in the course of your prepping? Are you watching the retail price of fuel? Milk? Electricity? Are you looking for shortages of fresh fruit? Meat? Grains? Let us look for signs of impending crisis and decide what we will do at certain price and availability points in this episode of The Preppers’ Poitin Hour with your host Chris (Redhorse_Ronin) only on Prepper Radio at prepperbroadcasting.com. Slainte! Listen in player below.
The Prepper Folks Hour was an hour of power with guest William. William is an electrical engineer with 33 years experience in the electric power industry. We talked about how to prepare for the loss of electricity. We also discussed what can cause electrical outages, how some outages can be prevented and what you need to do to prepare. Prepping tips were also provided for all budgets. Electricity has a deep impact on our modern lifestyles and everyone can do something to prepare for its loss. Listen to this show in player below!