There are so many things to think about. I often wonder what would happen if the grid failed and we were all plunged back into the 1800's! Statistics show that 70% of the earth's population wouldn't survive. They have no clue how to do things manually without technology or energy. THAT IS SAD!
Technology has given us many advancements in this world - but I also think it has become the DUMBING AGENT of society as well.
Yes, as crass as that sounds, people today are really ignorant when it comes to how to survive on their own.
Today I just want to give you some things to ponder and perhaps prepare for.
NO GRID - means nothing is probably open. Stores, banks, gas stations, everything is electronic and computerized today. If a store opened and only took cash - odds are supplies would run out in a matter of a couple days.
NO GRID - means your vehicles would not work. Even if you have a supply of gas - the cars and trucks today are computerized and won't run if the grid is down. You would have to have a very old model vehicle if you needed to leave. This also means no new supplies would be coming for stores (no transport).
Have a bicycle???? That is about all that would work.
NO GRID - no phones. No computers, no e-mail, no FB, NO COMMUNICATION.
NO GRID - no heat or AC (unless you have a fireplace or wood stove or solar) "I have a generator" you say - well once your gas is gone - there is no more. In many cases it means no cook stove or oven - do you know how to cook over a fire?
It is amazing how life would change.
NOW, is the time that we should educate ourselves. We need to read and have books that teach basic survival living.
We need supplies. Food and water are number one (and seeds for food plants). Simple medical supplies would be next.
NO GRID - there would be no running water. Unless you have a well and a hand pump - you would have to rely on your stored supplies and rain, creeks and rivers.
You would need a way to dispose of human waste.
If there were no modern communication - we would have to rely on old school ways. CB radios, walkie-talkies, battery radios (not sure what we would hear), telegraph, etc.
There would be no mail - as you need vehicles both ground and air for that.
We could possible be separated from family and loved ones with no means of communication. We might possibly be left to fend for ourselves all alone.
Do you have the personality and attitude it would take to get through this kind of scenario?
Do you have people close by that you could POSITIVELY trust?
Do you have a means to defend what is yours?
COULD YOU SURVIVE?
Hopefully this never happens - but it sure is something to think about. There is a lot of strife in the world today and attacks happen. This is a way of everyday life for some places - but we are spoiled and pampered. Yes we are!
We have been complacent for many, many years.
Our ancestors had what it took to survive. DO WE?