August 15, 2003

Lights out...What do you do?

Years of "rolling blackouts" here in California make the recent East Coast Blackout an intriguing story. Every time a disaster like this happens, you think, man, what would I do if it happened here? Would I be ready?

It was like that after the '89 Loma Prieta quake: with the contents of the fridge out on the kitchen floor, along with the fridge itself and everything in the cabinets, the only thing to eat for dinner (with no power to keep food fresh) was peanut butter sandwiches.

Now there's scenes of folks in Ohio without water because their pumping stations need electricity. Gasoline pumps, too.

Got those MREs handy from that whole Y2K thing? You just might need 'em...

Good preparedness info: Doug Ritter's Equipped to Survive site.

Posted by jameshom at August 15, 2003 12:58 PM | TrackBack
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Good blog.

Posted by: Jake at November 3, 2004 08:24 AM

This is very good idea.

Posted by: Sean at November 3, 2004 09:46 PM
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