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Re: What's your plan if the Power Grid goes down...
Reply #30 - 03/05/18 at 18:12:41
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Viet Vet wrote on 03/05/18 at 11:29:19:
There is an excellent story I just finished reading.

"One Second After." (Fiction, but very down to earth and thrilling)

Viet Vet

That was written to take place right in my area here. Until you have lived off the grid I don't care how much you prep or hoard it will not last. Every deer, bear, rabbit and squirrel would be cone the first winter, every cattle farm would be under attack all the time. Water is plentiful here in the mountains but food wouldn't last long at all.
Just a family of 5 do the math of how much food you would go thru. Remember the deer ya kill has no refrigeration either in the summer. Those on meds would be gone the quickest, those with guns a little longer.
As far as those cars and planes built before 1980. oh yeah I would bet every single one has be upgraded with electronics from coils, points or the entire ignition systems for that fact.
  

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Reply #31 - 03/06/18 at 06:37:31
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muffin wrote on 03/04/18 at 21:07:55:
...what about all the planes in the air, would their electronics (engines) shut down?


The short answer is no. Once you've started a jet engine it will continue to run until it runs out of fuel, unless you purposely, manually shut it off. Jets are designed to gravity feed the engines if electrical power is cut off, so what's left in each tank is all the fuel you're gonna get. The electronics (navigation computers, autopilot etc.) would probably get fried, but the airplane should still be flyable. I used to fly for the 55th "weather" reconnaissance  squadron out of McClellan AFB, and have some experience with this. Google "Constant Phoenix"...
  

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Reply #32 - 03/06/18 at 06:47:07
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The Stranger wrote on 03/05/18 at 18:12:41:
That was written to take place right in my area here. Until you have lived off the grid I don't care how much you prep or hoard it will not last. Every deer, bear, rabbit and squirrel would be cone the first winter, every cattle farm would be under attack all the time. Water is plentiful here in the mountains but food wouldn't last long at all.
Just a family of 5 do the math of how much food you would go thru. Remember the deer ya kill has no refrigeration either in the summer. Those on meds would be gone the quickest, those with guns a little longer.
As far as those cars and planes built before 1980. oh yeah I would bet every single one has be upgraded with electronics from coils, points or the entire ignition systems for that fact.


Anything diesel should still run...
  

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Reply #33 - 03/06/18 at 18:52:11
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If the vehicle was built after 1980 and not stored in a faraday cage you are probably out of luck. The real problem is the damage to infrastructure as it could potentially take years to repair. All of the work would have to be done without electronics.


Not true.  Testing has been done and new cars hold up surprising well.
  
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Reply #34 - 03/07/18 at 06:32:33
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Remember the movie in the mid 80's, "The Day After"?  This entailed what life would be like after a Nuke hit America.  It was scary but this appears to be the same except no bomb.  Crops would have to be planted with no machines because there is no gasoline and a dozen other things we take for granted would no longer be available.  There is no way to "Plan" for this.  If it happens.........we are doomed.  I hope someone is working to stop this and also hope that person is not Jeff Sessions.
  

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Reply #35 - 03/07/18 at 12:04:14
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Hope the beeeg 'ol propane tank is full and wait about 15 seconds for the generator to come on, go to the game room, fix a drink, file my nails, watch TV and wait.............. Tongue
  
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Reply #36 - 03/07/18 at 13:23:28
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   Go to bb's house..
  

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Reply #37 - 03/07/18 at 13:49:52
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Wayne wrote on 03/07/18 at 13:23:28:
   Go to bb's house..


Don't forget to come pick me up on your way, I'll even bring my stored up wine.  Wink Grin Grin
  

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Reply #38 - 03/08/18 at 00:51:44
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Fishman wrote on 03/04/18 at 22:52:27:
But what if I show up with fish?  Wink


The fish better be cleaned/gutted prior to arrival, and a case of beer for my hubby and either a bottle of tequila or vodka for me would really do nicely. Oh, be sure you call out and ID yourself before stepping onto the property as I won't speak to the caliber of my greeting otherwise.
  
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Re: What's your plan if the Power Grid goes down...
Reply #39 - 03/08/18 at 08:27:18
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ceelu wrote on 03/08/18 at 00:51:44:
The fish better be cleaned/gutted prior to arrival, and a case of beer for my hubby and either a bottle of tequila or vodka for me would really do nicely. Oh, be sure you call out and ID yourself before stepping onto the property as I won't speak to the caliber of my greeting otherwise.


Tequila???  Cheesy Grin Cheesy


  

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