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We are in hurricane country. We have stayed for most of them and shelter in place. Plenty of canned and dried food. Butane stove…. best price, Asian markets. Looks like this: https://eleanorhoh.com/stove/ But much cheaper price at Asian markets. Battery operated fans. Water in 5 gallon buckets. Porta-potty. Good flashlights, lithium ion shop lights. Canned and dried food. Now…. to the grid going out. And I mean long term, as in a year or more. These three things: 1. Water  2. Vitamins and minerals  3. Protein source. 1. Water. Hand pump on well. You can cut the pipe coming from the ground to the electric pump, lift and plunge. I prefer a secondary hand pump. 2. Vitamins and minerals. That one to three acres becomes/become produce bearing. Have rototiller… good for as long as gas holds up, to get it started…. but it is to hand tools for the long haul. Old fashioned manual push mower to keep grass down around house for snake prevention. 3. Protein source. Cuy. Raise in plywood boxes on shelves stacked in shed. Keep warm in winter with wood burning stove. They eat…. are you ready for this…. grass. Med supplies. Folding hand grills to keep it simple: https://www.wigme.com/barbeque-grill-chromium-plated-iron-royalford-rf10371/7e160325 Buy at Asian markets. I’ve seen bamboo rats, chicken, fish cooked in these. Different sizes. Larger conventional grate as well. Surrounded by trees… am in the woods. Plenty of fuel. Cinder block stove. Keeping it very simple, basic. Meds, first aid supplies. The things needed. It would be 1850s life. The modern conveniences would be no more. It would be living. It is estimated that after a year of no grid, 90% of the American population would be dead. The first thing in a strategic nuclear war is taking out the grid. If a limited nuclear war, with an adversary satisfied with taking out that grid, and then a stoppage, there is a chance we could make it where I am at. All out, no way. We don’t, here in the U.S., make so many of our own grid parts, for the most part. So much comes from China. Heck, as of this writing, this country can’t even keep its own babies with special needs fed… the baby formula mis-handling. So don’t expect things to get fixed any time soon should such destruction occur. I would say, for those who don’t have their own place… to look into how to hand drill a well… there are youtube vids. For one to think about relying on victimizing others, as too many do… I have heard such words coming out of mouths… would mean one is not ready to escape being among that 90%. Just some thoughts from an old man who has ridden through storms and put some thought into what it would take to ride into, and survive, the long haul fiasco that would be no more electricity for an extended period of time.

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We are in hurricane country. We have stayed for most of them and shelter in place. Plenty of canned and dried food. Butane stove…. best price, Asian markets. Looks like this: https://eleanorhoh.com/stove/ But much cheaper price at Asian markets. Battery operated fans. Water in 5 gallon buckets. Porta-potty. Good flashlights, lithium ion shop lights. Canned and dried food. Now…. to the grid going out. And I mean long term, as in a year or more. These three things: 1. Water  2. Vitamins and minerals  3. Protein source. 1. Water. Hand pump on well. You can cut the pipe coming from the ground to the electric pump, lift and plunge. I prefer a secondary hand pump. 2. Vitamins and minerals. That one to three acres becomes/become produce bearing. Have rototiller… good for as long as gas holds up, to get it started…. but it is to hand tools for the long haul. Old fashioned manual push mower to keep grass down around house for snake prevention. 3. Protein source. Cuy. Raise in plywood boxes on shelves stacked in shed. Keep warm in winter with wood burning stove. They eat…. are you ready for this…. grass. Med supplies. Folding hand grills to keep it simple: https://www.wigme.com/barbeque-grill-chromium-plated-iron-royalford-rf10371/7e160325 Buy at Asian markets. I’ve seen bamboo rats, chicken, fish cooked in these. Different sizes. Larger conventional grate as well. Surrounded by trees… am in the woods. Plenty of fuel. Cinder block stove. Keeping it very simple, basic. Meds, first aid supplies. The things needed. It would be 1850s life. The modern conveniences would be no more. It would be living. It is estimated that after a year of no grid, 90% of the American population would be dead. The first thing in a strategic nuclear war is taking out the grid. If a limited nuclear war, with an adversary satisfied with taking out that grid, and then a stoppage, there is a chance we could make it where I am at. All out, no way. We don’t, here in the U.S., make so many of our own grid parts, for the most part. So much comes from China. Heck, as of this writing, this country can’t even keep its own babies with special needs fed… the baby formula mis-handling. So don’t expect things to get fixed any time soon should such destruction occur. I would say, for those who don’t have their own place… to look into how to hand drill a well… there are youtube vids. For one to think about relying on victimizing others, as too many do… I have heard such words coming out of mouths… would mean one is not ready to escape being among that 90%. Just some thoughts from an old man who has ridden through storms and put some thought into what it would take to ride into, and survive, the long haul fiasco that would be no more electricity for an extended period of time.