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