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What would you do if the power went out.

 
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What would you do if the power went out.
If all the electrics were fried, if your generators didn't work.

All out, all gone.

And how would you react.

For one you won't have any idea how much area has lost power, and you don't know if and when it will come back up.

You're sitting there now in front of your computer and suddenly everything goes dark.

Satellites down, all comms down, radio down, all power including telephone lines down.

Everything we base our lives on today gone in 10 seconds.

You cannot contact anyone outside of your shouting distance and you have no information as to what's happened.

What would you do?

Realistically of course.

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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
i'd have to touch someone's butt
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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
get really freakin pissed and call the damned electric company!
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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
i'd have to touch someone's butt
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Intentionally, or are you sleeping in a room with lots of beds and you have to climb over them to get to the door?
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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
Why? Is there something you're not telling us?
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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
get really freakin pissed and call the damned electric company!
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I'll expand it a little then.

satellites down, all comms down, radio down, all power including telephone lines down.

Everything we base our lives on today gone in 10 seconds.
Solar Storms, Your basic guide: Thread: Solar Storms, Your Basic Guide.

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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
no more work!
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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
get really freakin pissed and call the damned electric company!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1165715


I'll expand it a little then.

satellites down, all comms down, radio down, all power including telephone lines down.

Everything we base our lives on today gone in 10 seconds.
 Quoting: OTOC


rape and pillage!
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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
If all the electrics were fried, if your generators didn't work.

All out, all gone.

And how would you react.

For one you won't have any idea how much area has lost power, and you don't know if and when it will come back up.

You're sitting there now in front of your computer and suddenly everything goes dark.

What would you do?

Realistically of course.
 Quoting: OTOC



I just stay calm,and take one extra beer cool2
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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
this scenario is why I always keep good hand tools around.
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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
I went a couple of weeks without power after a storm. It wasn't that bad if you are prepared. Lot's of candles,batteries, devices that run on batteries etc. Now water is alot harder to do without. Lack of fresh water is a serious pain in the ass.
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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
If all the electrics were fried, if your generators didn't work.

All out, all gone.

And how would you react.

For one you won't have any idea how much area has lost power, and you don't know if and when it will come back up.

You're sitting there now in front of your computer and suddenly everything goes dark.

What would you do?

Realistically of course.
 Quoting: OTOC



First thing that I'd do is to phone someone in another province. Land lines work with no power. I still have an old phone that requires no power to work.

The next step would to see if my truck would start and run.

If both did not work. depending on the time of day I would either go to sleep for a while, or immediately grab a few bags and head for the hills. hf
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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
get really freakin pissed and call the damned electric company!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1165715


I'll expand it a little then.

satellites down, all comms down, radio down, all power including telephone lines down.

Everything we base our lives on today gone in 10 seconds.
 Quoting: OTOC


rape and pillage!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1165715


So you're saying if you can't contact anyone by phone and the power is out you'd instantly start raping and pillaging.

You know I don't believe that for a second.

Hardened, experienced criminals, That then I could believe.
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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
We are 80% of the grid so it would be like a normal day for us, candles, fireplace, BBQ and smoker, solar chargers.The thing that would suck the most is hand pumping the Well. And the lack of communication

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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
get really freakin pissed and call the damned electric company!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1165715


I'll expand it a little then.

satellites down, all comms down, radio down, all power including telephone lines down.

Everything we base our lives on today gone in 10 seconds.
 Quoting: OTOC


Time to sharpen the axe and work on that steam engine.
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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
no more work!
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No more taxes! :-)
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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
It certainly wouldn't be pretty, would it? The best you could do it have enough food stored so that you could get to the spring when you have your first harvest (provided you have the seeds and a place to plant), and guns for safety as people desperate people would be going from house to house looking for food. Country people who live by lakes are better off. But still, this would really suck.
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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
Get some sleep, pack my stuff and head to deer camp, I have enough gas already to get there.
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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
Why? Is there something you're not telling us?
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bump

Well?
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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
We are 80% of the grid so it would be like a normal day for us, candles, fireplace, BBQ and smoker, solar chargers.The thing that would suck the most is hand pumping the Well.
 Quoting: PARANOID.


At least you'd have water though.

Some people might just have the melt water as their freezer warms up.
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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
First thing that I'd do is to phone someone in another province. Land lines work with no power. I still have an old phone that requires no power to work.
 Quoting: Final..Frontier

No such thing, sorry. Even old POTS phones required line voltage.
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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
It certainly wouldn't be pretty, would it? The best you could do it have enough food stored so that you could get to the spring when you have your first harvest (provided you have the seeds and a place to plant), and guns for safety as people desperate people would be going from house to house looking for food. Country people who live by lakes are better off. But still, this would really suck.
 Quoting: Faith


True, but talking the first few days.

The unknown bit, where no-one (except a few) has any idea what the hell has happened.
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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
If all the electrics were fried, if your generators didn't work.

All out, all gone.

And how would you react.

For one you won't have any idea how much area has lost power, and you don't know if and when it will come back up.

You're sitting there now in front of your computer and suddenly everything goes dark.

Satellites down, all comms down, radio down, all power including telephone lines down.

Everything we base our lives on today gone in 10 seconds.

You cannot contact anyone outside of your shouting distance and you have no information as to what's happened.

What would you do?

Realistically of course.
 Quoting: OTOC

sleep
eat
have sex
the norm
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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
I would get to go camping, and wouldn't have to worry about going home.
Fishing and skiing keeps me a little sane.
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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
We are 80% of the grid so it would be like a normal day for us, candles, fireplace, BBQ and smoker, solar chargers.The thing that would suck the most is hand pumping the Well.
 Quoting: PARANOID.


At least you'd have water though.

Some people might just have the melt water as their freezer warms up.
 Quoting: OTOC

Yeah, we started putting our plan together in 1978 when I got out of the USMC, everyone thought we were nuts, they are all trying to catch up now.
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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
i would do this...being in Britain is a different story
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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
I assume you'll warn us if a massive cme is on the way, right?
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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
rape and pillage!
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So you're saying if you can't contact anyone by phone and the power is out you'd instantly start raping and pillaging.

You know I don't believe that for a second.

Hardened, experienced criminals, That then I could believe.


Sounded good. Been feeling repressed lately.
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Thread: What To Do In A Winter Power Outage

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Re: What would you do if the power went out.
get really freakin pissed and call the damned electric company!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1165715


I'll expand it a little then.

satellites down, all comms down, radio down, all power including telephone lines down.

Everything we base our lives on today gone in 10 seconds.
 Quoting: OTOC



Those of us who have endured hurricanes have gone through that, more than once. You use kerosene lamps, candles, and battery operated lights and other things. Solar charges do exist.

You keep your perishable foods in a cooler, or cook 'em up fast.

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