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To: vajimbo

Blackouts don't scare me much. I went over 6 days without electricity in June. I have a 5,000 watt DeVillbiss generator that carried me fine for that week.


3 posted on 08/12/2004 12:45:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Here, bite down on this.)
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To: cripplecreek
Blackouts don't scare me much. I went over 6 days without electricity in June. I have a 5,000 watt DeVillbiss generator that carried me fine for that week

Yea, but that takes fuel pumped to the dispenser by electricity. With no power, the fuel stays in the tanks.

I once read that only an 80-day supply of food is on hand at any one time. After that comes starvation and barbarism.

Not that I'm worried or anything. I found the book "Alas Babylon" to be very informative as to how things might go after the electricity dies.

Another reason to ensure our 2nd Amendment rights are not trampled upon.

8 posted on 08/12/2004 12:59:00 PM PDT by scan59
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To: cripplecreek
That was just a power grid blackout. Under an EMP blackout, NO electronic devices would work -- not even the coil on your car. So, generators won't work, alternators won't work, I'm not even sure if batteries would work, but I'd have to check that.

If you live in a city, get a mountain bike and a good pack and fill it with all the survival gear you need. Head to the national parks and forests. They're simply TEEMING with great game and fish!!!! And the rangers and LEOs will have enough on their hands and won't be bothering you out in the wilderness. Actually, I think we should pass a federal law that states that in a state of national or approved state crises, the federal lands can be opened up for use by the citizenry. Shouldn't I be able to go 'live off the land' in the Cascades if Seattle becomes crippled by an EMP? I think so.
30 posted on 08/12/2004 2:28:13 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (I'm fresh out of tags. I'll pick some up tomorrow.)
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To: cripplecreek
carried me fine for that week

You better have a huge gas supply since the damage done to the grid by EMP would take months and maybe years to repair. If you use natural gas, the production and delivery system is controlled by electrical equipment. From what I've read, the civilian electrical system is totally unprepared for EMP.

Also, any electronic controls in your generator may be at risk. Even then, some of the things you want to run may be rendered useless, too.

It's a whole different ball game than a simple blackout. It's destruction of at least part of the system.

55 posted on 09/08/2012 5:30:15 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: cripplecreek
I have a 5,000 watt DeVillbiss generator that carried me fine for that week.

So, how big is your fuel supply, since online it says that a 7 gallon tank lasts for 10.8 hours. 168/10.8 (hours in a week) = 15.5 fill ups @$4 a gallon. That's better than $400 a week fuel cost, but storage is the real problem... IF YOUR POCKETS ARE THAT DEEP!


59 posted on 09/08/2012 5:59:12 AM PDT by WVKayaker (I'm more than happy to be Obama's "enemy of the week" - Sarah Palin)
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