I did not know.
But better stock up on hot sauce...
“Certainly, there is no shortage of food. At any time, there are enough corn and soybeans stored in the Midwest to feed the entire country for five years.”
Every electric company should have lots of spare parts. Buy now, save on higher prices in the future.
I’m not sure why lines are still strung up on poles when a bunch of it could be buried under ground? Especially in areas of high wind.
First, don’t be dirt poor.
This article is right in your wheelhouse, is it not?
How can we lecture others not to go into debt when the Federal Government leads the way in that department?
One man who was a farmer had put in a solar greenhouse. 50% of it survived. Solar might be the way to go....but of course not totally.
Basic Prepping 101:
Start with loss of electricity and Prep from there...
This article did identify problems quite well, but the solutions were for the most part really bad.
The authors point about national power grid vulnerability was spot on, but the suggested “solution” was just another added level of problems. Yes, the power grid is vulnerable. But why continue to put our eggs in that rickety basket? Smaller grids with redundancy and distributed generation are a much better plan. In a world without power, the people with microgrids and working solar arrays will perservere.
As for requiring everyone to have 30 days of food and water on hand, I think that’s a great goal. But are we going to form a prepper police to enforce a legal requirement to do so? Are we going to fine and jail folks because they don’t have enough beanie wienies in their pantry?
Lesson One: do not live in a Liberal Hellhole,
Two: Do not depend on union drivers to get food delivered to you.
The Puerto Rico power grid was down before hurricane Irma even reached the island.
However, you still want to be prepared.
Every Rican needs to buy a generator.
First lesson: Don’t live where the average IQ is room temperature.