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If a solar flare destroys the whole electrical grid, would you survive???

 
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If a solar flare destroys the whole electrical grid, would you survive???
I ask this because a little while back i had the worst experience ever, I was in a blackout, I had no electricity, Which meaned i had no tv to stay up to date with the world, the news, politics and weather also no internet which was the worst, the internet was my aka "wife" and she was gone
it was no more twitter or facebook or youtube or even GLP. I use to be a video game addict and since there was no power i couldn't play video games on my ps3, I had no cellphone to text my friends because it died,and the food was spoling to the point maggots started to grow and there was no 911, I could of got robbed, I could of got killed :( I mean being honest the first day, I survived, but when the second day came, thats when it hit me, I started to go insane, I was getting angry at everything for no reason and by the third day i didn't even feel human anymore. "I think it is better to test ourselves breaking away from all of these electronics we use in our day to day lives and see how long we can last without them finding other alternatives, Because i don't think i could of took another week of that, When the big solar flare goes off and put us back into the stone age, Humanity is going to become insanity, Just look at the world now how it depends so much on technology
It is better to let the world go out of control so they can see their own fate just as I did 20 years ago
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Re: If a solar flare destroys the whole electrical grid, would you survive???
yes. i don't run on electricity
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Re: If a solar flare destroys the whole electrical grid, would you survive???
yes. i don't run on electricity
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Your my inspiration
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Re: If a solar flare destroys the whole electrical grid, would you survive???
I ask this because a little while back i had the worst experience ever, I was in a blackout, I had no electricity, Which meaned i had no tv to stay up to date with the world, the news, politics and weather also no internet which was the worst, the internet was my aka "wife" and she was gone
it was no more twitter or facebook or youtube or even GLP. I use to be a video game addict and since there was no power i couldn't play video games on my ps3, I had no cellphone to text my friends because it died,and the food was spoling to the point maggots started to grow and there was no 911, I could of got robbed, I could of got killed :( I mean being honest the first day, I survived, but when the second day came, thats when it hit me, I started to go insane, I was getting angry at everything for no reason and by the third day i didn't even feel human anymore. "I think it is better to test ourselves breaking away from all of these electronics we use in our day to day lives and see how long we can last without them finding other alternatives, Because i don't think i could of took another week of that, When the big solar flare goes off and put us back into the stone age, Humanity is going to become insanity, Just look at the world now how it depends so much on technology
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No tv, no twitter, no news, no politics, no cell phone, no ps3...etc.

If that is what you worry about OP, I don't think you have much of a chance at surviving; especially if you were going insane on day two. Humans survived without any of those things for a very very long time. Losing power is not the end of the world.
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Re: If a solar flare destroys the whole electrical grid, would you survive???
basic stuff to do:

* get some water jerrycans, fill them up with water, put them in the house or the garage. you need at least 5 jerrycans per person.

* get a 10kg bag of rice, it will last for years, store it in the house

* figure out how to cook rice without electricity. one easy way is to put some rice in a covered container, put water in, and leave it out in the sun. it might not taste like a five-star restaurant meal, so add some chilli sauce or something.

there you go, you can now survive for at least 3 weeks, even longer if it rains and you can collect new water.
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Re: If a solar flare destroys the whole electrical grid, would you survive???
I ask this because a little while back i had the worst experience ever, I was in a blackout, I had no electricity, Which meaned i had no tv to stay up to date with the world, the news, politics and weather also no internet which was the worst, the internet was my aka "wife" and she was gone
it was no more twitter or facebook or youtube or even GLP. I use to be a video game addict and since there was no power i couldn't play video games on my ps3, I had no cellphone to text my friends because it died,and the food was spoling to the point maggots started to grow and there was no 911, I could of got robbed, I could of got killed :( I mean being honest the first day, I survived, but when the second day came, thats when it hit me, I started to go insane, I was getting angry at everything for no reason and by the third day i didn't even feel human anymore. "I think it is better to test ourselves breaking away from all of these electronics we use in our day to day lives and see how long we can last without them finding other alternatives, Because i don't think i could of took another week of that, When the big solar flare goes off and put us back into the stone age, Humanity is going to become insanity, Just look at the world now how it depends so much on technology
 Quoting: Divinityz


No tv, no twitter, no news, no politics, no cell phone, no ps3...etc.

If that is what you worry about OP, I don't think you have much of a chance at surviving; especially if you were going insane on day two. Humans survived without any of those things for a very very long time. Losing power is not the end of the world.
 Quoting: CatBTX


Sure felt like that to me, I test myself though i've went a week so far without relying on technology, Its a improvement but not enough, I must go more days without technology
It is better to let the world go out of control so they can see their own fate just as I did 20 years ago
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Re: If a solar flare destroys the whole electrical grid, would you survive???
basic stuff to do:

* get some water jerrycans, fill them up with water, put them in the house or the garage. you need at least 5 jerrycans per person.

* get a 10kg bag of rice, it will last for years, store it in the house

* figure out how to cook rice without electricity. one easy way is to put some rice in a covered container, put water in, and leave it out in the sun. it might not taste like a five-star restaurant meal, so add some chilli sauce or something.

there you go, you can now survive for at least 3 weeks, even longer if it rains and you can collect new water.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 20042414


Wow thank you i'll remember that
It is better to let the world go out of control so they can see their own fate just as I did 20 years ago
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No problem here.
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Re: If a solar flare destroys the whole electrical grid, would you survive???
Our electricity goes out more often these days. So I bought a hand crank coffee grinder. It took me 20 mins to hand grind enough beans for an 8 cup pot of coffee.

Every time I read a post that says 'bring it on' I cringe wondering if people really have any understanding of what it would actually be like.

No doom for me thanks.
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Re: If a solar flare destroys the whole electrical grid, would you survive???
Our electricity goes out more often these days. So I bought a hand crank coffee grinder. It took me 20 mins to hand grind enough beans for an 8 cup pot of coffee.

Every time I read a post that says 'bring it on' I cringe wondering if people really have any understanding of what it would actually be like.

No doom for me thanks.
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No, they haven't a clue.
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Re: If a solar flare destroys the whole electrical grid, would you survive???
Our electricity goes out more often these days. So I bought a hand crank coffee grinder. It took me 20 mins to hand grind enough beans for an 8 cup pot of coffee.

Every time I read a post that says 'bring it on' I cringe wondering if people really have any understanding of what it would actually be like.

No doom for me thanks.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 8055979


LOL!
It is better to let the world go out of control so they can see their own fate just as I did 20 years ago
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Re: If a solar flare destroys the whole electrical grid, would you survive???
Our electricity goes out more often these days. So I bought a hand crank coffee grinder. It took me 20 mins to hand grind enough beans for an 8 cup pot of coffee.

Every time I read a post that says 'bring it on' I cringe wondering if people really have any understanding of what it would actually be like.

No doom for me thanks.
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No, they haven't a clue.
 Quoting: Desert Fox


Hi Desert Fox- I think you are right.
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Our electricity goes out more often these days. So I bought a hand crank coffee grinder. It took me 20 mins to hand grind enough beans for an 8 cup pot of coffee.

Every time I read a post that says 'bring it on' I cringe wondering if people really have any understanding of what it would actually be like.

No doom for me thanks.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 8055979

No, they haven't a clue.
 Quoting: Desert Fox


Hi Desert Fox- I think you are right.
 Quoting: 1221 8055979


Hello, no they have never lived without every convenience in life, I have, it can be done if you have the skills, 99% don't.
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Re: If a solar flare destroys the whole electrical grid, would you survive???
True.
We had huge storms where I grew up- up to a week w/o electric sometimes.
Experience is the best teacher.

@OP

Plan ahead - so you don't freak if something happens - or have to be out amongst the fray.
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I ask this because a little while back i had the worst experience ever, I was in a blackout, I had no electricity, Which meaned i had no tv to stay up to date with the world, the news, politics and weather also no internet which was the worst, the internet was my aka "wife" and she was gone
it was no more twitter or facebook or youtube or even GLP. I use to be a video game addict and since there was no power i couldn't play video games on my ps3, I had no cellphone to text my friends because it died,and the food was spoling to the point maggots started to grow and there was no 911, I could of got robbed, I could of got killed :( I mean being honest the first day, I survived, but when the second day came, thats when it hit me, I started to go insane, I was getting angry at everything for no reason and by the third day i didn't even feel human anymore. "I think it is better to test ourselves breaking away from all of these electronics we use in our day to day lives and see how long we can last without them finding other alternatives, Because i don't think i could of took another week of that, When the big solar flare goes off and put us back into the stone age, Humanity is going to become insanity, Just look at the world now how it depends so much on technology
 Quoting: Divinityz


No tv, no twitter, no news, no politics, no cell phone, no ps3...etc.

If that is what you worry about OP, I don't think you have much of a chance at surviving; especially if you were going insane on day two. Humans survived without any of those things for a very very long time. Losing power is not the end of the world.
 Quoting: CatBTX


Sure felt like that to me, I test myself though i've went a week so far without relying on technology, Its a improvement but not enough, I must go more days without technology
 Quoting: Divinityz


My suggestion to you is that you start doing some research and studying survival skills. You need to practice and prepare. PS3 is not helping you do this. When the time comes, the government won't be there to help you. If you have any doubts about that...remember how long it took FEMA to get water to the Super Dome. Katrina was a test and the government failed miserably.

Also remember that those who are prepared are also ready willing and able to defend their preparations. They will not only have food and necessities, but weapons.
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Re: If a solar flare destroys the whole electrical grid, would you survive???
No one will survive. Nuclear reactors will melt down simultaneously and kill everyone.
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Re: If a solar flare destroys the whole electrical grid, would you survive???
basic stuff to do:

* get some water jerrycans, fill them up with water, put them in the house or the garage. you need at least 5 jerrycans per person.

* get a 10kg bag of rice, it will last for years, store it in the house

* figure out how to cook rice without electricity. one easy way is to put some rice in a covered container, put water in, and leave it out in the sun. it might not taste like a five-star restaurant meal, so add some chilli sauce or something.

there you go, you can now survive for at least 3 weeks, even longer if it rains and you can collect new water.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 20042414


Wow thank you i'll remember that
 Quoting: Divinityz


no you don't REMEMBER it, you go and DO IT!! As soon as possible, you go and buy one 20 litre water jerry, fill it up, and put it under your bed. Then you watch the auto shop or camping shop catalogs for when they are having a sale, and get the other jerries you need, fill them up and store them.

Next time you go to the supermarket, buy a big bag of rice, or you can buy lots of little bags. Either way will work. At the auto shop get one of those plastic storage bins, put the rice in there. Also buy 2 litres of REGULAR bleach, not lemon scented or any other crap, just REGULAR bleach. you can use this for water purification, look up details on the internet.

Then next sunny day, get some rice and some water, and cook some rice without electricity. It might take some hours to cook by just leaving it in the sun, but that's okay, at least you will have some food. Taste it and see what you have to add to it so that you will eat it. Obviously when you get really hungry, it will taste A LOT BETTER, so bear that in mind.

You can get all this stuff for about $100 or less if you shop around. How much is a PS3 game? How much is living for a month worth to you?
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Re: If a solar flare destroys the whole electrical grid, would you survive???
No one will survive. Nuclear reactors will melt down simultaneously and kill everyone.
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bsflag
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No one will survive. Nuclear reactors will melt down simultaneously and kill everyone.
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Which i why i am against nuclear power :( so were already dead i guess
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No one will survive. Nuclear reactors will melt down simultaneously and kill everyone.
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First it was by water. Then it will be by fire.

Some will survive, for yet another chance to prove ourselves.

3 strikes and your out tho.
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No one will survive. Nuclear reactors will melt down simultaneously and kill everyone.
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bsflag
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Are they going to magically cool themselves with will power?
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Hello, no they have never lived without every convenience in life, I have, it can be done if you have the skills, 99% don't.
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there are probably lots of people who have NEVER slept on the ground. NEVER slept without a bed. NEVER even been camping. think about that.
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No one will survive. Nuclear reactors will melt down simultaneously and kill everyone.
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bsflag
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Are they going to magically cool themselves with will power?
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No stupid, they have back up.
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Hello, no they have never lived without every convenience in life, I have, it can be done if you have the skills, 99% don't.
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there are probably lots of people who have NEVER slept on the ground. NEVER slept without a bed. NEVER even been camping. think about that.
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Exactly.
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Re: If a solar flare destroys the whole electrical grid, would you survive???
basic stuff to do:

* get some water jerrycans, fill them up with water, put them in the house or the garage. you need at least 5 jerrycans per person.

* get a 10kg bag of rice, it will last for years, store it in the house

* figure out how to cook rice without electricity. one easy way is to put some rice in a covered container, put water in, and leave it out in the sun. it might not taste like a five-star restaurant meal, so add some chilli sauce or something.

there you go, you can now survive for at least 3 weeks, even longer if it rains and you can collect new water.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 20042414


Wow thank you i'll remember that
 Quoting: Divinityz


no you don't REMEMBER it, you go and DO IT!! As soon as possible, you go and buy one 20 litre water jerry, fill it up, and put it under your bed. Then you watch the auto shop or camping shop catalogs for when they are having a sale, and get the other jerries you need, fill them up and store them.

Next time you go to the supermarket, buy a big bag of rice, or you can buy lots of little bags. Either way will work. At the auto shop get one of those plastic storage bins, put the rice in there. Also buy 2 litres of REGULAR bleach, not lemon scented or any other crap, just REGULAR bleach. you can use this for water purification, look up details on the internet.

Then next sunny day, get some rice and some water, and cook some rice without electricity. It might take some hours to cook by just leaving it in the sun, but that's okay, at least you will have some food. Taste it and see what you have to add to it so that you will eat it. Obviously when you get really hungry, it will taste A LOT BETTER, so bear that in mind.

You can get all this stuff for about $100 or less if you shop around. How much is a PS3 game? How much is living for a month worth to you?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 20042414


Ive been lugging a 10kg bag of rice around for three years now..never leave home without it.
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No one will survive. Nuclear reactors will melt down simultaneously and kill everyone.
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bsflag
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Are they going to magically cool themselves with will power?
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No stupid, they have back up.
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You mean gasoline powered backup? You realize it will take a minimum of 4-6 years to restore power grids? I guess people will just give up all their fuel and carry it on their backs to the nuclear plants.
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Are they going to magically cool themselves with will power?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1387941

No stupid, they have back up.
 Quoting: Desert Fox


You mean gasoline powered backup? You realize it will take a minimum of 4-6 years to restore power grids? I guess people will just give up all their fuel and carry it on their backs to the nuclear plants.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1387941


Sorry for your lack of knowledge on how a power plant is shut down. Good night.
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Are they going to magically cool themselves with will power?
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No stupid, they have back up.
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You mean gasoline powered backup? You realize it will take a minimum of 4-6 years to restore power grids? I guess people will just give up all their fuel and carry it on their backs to the nuclear plants.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1387941


Sorry for your lack of knowledge on how a power plant is shut down. Good night.
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LOL you are certainly showing me your knowledge here... or lack thereof. Run along little sheeple.
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feelings are faster than any connection, it's mental.
to answer your topic:
yes hf
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Hello, no they have never lived without every convenience in life, I have, it can be done if you have the skills, 99% don't.
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there are probably lots of people who have NEVER slept on the ground. NEVER slept without a bed. NEVER even been camping. think about that.
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Yes- funny you should say camping. That's exactly what I likened my coffee grinding experience to and what it would be like- going camping.

Happy campers? not so much.
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Yes- funny you should say camping. That's exactly what I likened my coffee grinding experience to and what it would be like- going camping.

Happy campers? not so much.
 Quoting: 1221 8055979

You should probably get a tin of instant coffee, and maybe some tea bags or tea leaves. It won't taste exactly the same, but hey it's coffee and it's easy to make. Even while camping.

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