“We have a lot on nonelectric gadgets, so electric use is low.”
Interesting. While netsurfing for sewing machines I noticed that beautiful new treadle machines are being made. I was surprised to read reviews by people who love them; it’ll help them in their efforts to be self sufficient, and not helpless in a long-term emergency.
Lehmans nonelectric (.com) has a lot of nonelectric stuff including the threadle machines. I got a lot of stuff from their catalog over the years.
High quality, fast shipping. They're in Ohio, and they sell a lot of things to the Amish.
nonelectric gadgets, gasoline, etc is great if you are of that persuasion BUT doing it because the government has forced you to do so is not reasonable.
That means that THEY win and YOU lose.
Fight back. Demand all benefits due to you. Social Security, Food Stamps, etc until such time as the government collapses under it own weight.
That way we ALL win.