Blackout: Cripple A Nation!

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Preppers know that today’s civilization is too dependent on electricity.  Most can manage a power outage of a few hours or even one or two days.  And, if things become too inconvenient, those affected by the power outage can just get in their vehicle and drive to a part of the city or state that is not experiencing a power outage.

But what if a whole nation goes down?

That scenario usually comes up when you think of an earth directed solar flare or EMP.  Now, with cyber terrorism becoming a big possibility, many realize that our high-tech world can have some serious issues when an enemy wants to access our grid through an internet or network connection.

This was the topic of a NatGeo documentary called American Blackout.  You can read my review and watch it – click here.

But I didn’t realize that there was an English counterpart to American Blackout.  I mean English as in across the pond…  A friend of mine told me about the British documentary the other day.  It is called….wait for it…. Britain Blackout.

The documentary follows the same premise as  American Blackout, it just might be a little darker.  But as you can imagine, it comes with looting, rioting, people making bad decisions, blaming the government and even a “self-sufficient” guy.  ***Warning*** – There is a lot of bad language in the British version.

The lessons are always the same:

You need water!Store it! Have filters and ways to purify! Know how to use them!  For more info. on water, check out the water tag cloud on Prepper Website.

You need food! – Start with canned food for your pantry.  Then, go to longer term food storage.  Know how to cook without your microwave or electric stove!

Have backup power! – Having something like a Solar Charger Zzero small solar battery backup is smart. You can also go with a battery/solar powered radio.  You might want to even make your own battery backup system.  If you were to add a solar panel, you would be in good shape!  Check out the solar tag cloud on Prepper  Website.

Have redundancies and backups!  – Don’t keep all your eggs in one basket.  One guy gets robbed and all his food is taken. He starts to make some bad choices after that.

Have a way to defend yourself! – Aren’t you glad you live in the USA?  Check out the firearms and defense tag cloud on Prepper Website – here, here and here.

Don’t panic and make good choices!  Repeat after me…  the government is not going to save you!  Check out the Situational Awareness and Gray Man tag cloud (and here) on Prepper  Website.

Check out Britain Blackout and tell me what you think below!

 

 

Peace,
Todd

This article first appeared on Ed That Matters.

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2 thoughts on “Blackout: Cripple A Nation!

  1. Janet

    I read Lights Out by Ted Koppel and One Second After by William R. Forstchen (second book a novel) and am convinced that this is a serious threat to our country.

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