ReVisiting American Blackout

It’s been about 6 months since NatGeo aired American Blackout.  Back in October, Houston, Texas isn’t all that bad. In fact, as a minister, that is the busiest month for me to officiate outside weddings. (Yes, I do that too!)  But as the weather has turned warmer, a lot warmer, I’ve been thanking the Good Lord for having AC and the electricity to power that AC!

This morning, I was reminded about how hot it could get as I took my son to his football conditioning camp.  It looked like electrical workers were outside the neighborhood and gearing up to work on the lines.  Although it was early morning, I came home and turned down the AC a few more degrees to cool off the house a little more before it went off.  They suggested to do that before Hurricane Ike hit us too.

Many people have a romantic outlook on the “apocalypse” or “the end” or “the collapse.”  I can understand where they would want a “reset” of all the crap out there.  Yes, there would be some of that, but I don’t think people really think about what it would “REALLY” be like.

When American Blackout first aired, I made my family watch it.  Yes, I made them watch it.  The kids kicked and screamed, but it didn’t take too long for them to get into it.  My oldest was on Twitter, following along online and even sending some Tweets of his own.  It helped to open up some good conversations and some appreciation for “being prepared.”

Thanks to Youtube, you can watch the full episode online.  If you haven’t watched it, or it has been a while, it might be a good idea to revisit American Blackout.


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Todd Sepulveda

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