Electricity - the disaster preparedness thread

catalog

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I mean they coped well for a long time without AC and you just revert to veggie diet, which is very easy in hot clime.
 

148 I.Q. Magical Thinker

Bamber Clatscoigne
To what extent is the mobile phone network able to withstand power cuts? If it's resistant, a big old usb power pack would help, for charging phones and macbooks.

I had 450kg of kiln dried ash logs delivered last week
 

catalog

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Electricity is so recent when you think about it. We would be doing ourselves a massive favour if it went.
 

version

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I mean they coped well for a long time without AC and you just revert to veggie diet, which is very easy in hot clime.
Yeah, but we coped without electricity for a long time too. The point is that once we developed these things, we structured our society around them and lost some of the knowledge and skills required in the previous arrangements, so, if something goes wrong, it's not as simple as immediately reverting to what came before.
 

catalog

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OK yes I know that, stones are electric etc. But I mean harnessed in the way we currently harness it.
 

catalog

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Yeah, but we coped without electricity for a long time too. The point is that once we developed these things, we structured our society around them and lost some of the knowledge and skills required in the previous arrangements, so, if something goes wrong, it's not as simple as immediately reverting to what came before.
Not so simple to immediately revert but it would be something that could probably be achieved in not that long. Like one or two generations?
 

148 I.Q. Magical Thinker

Bamber Clatscoigne
Rolls Royce need to crack on with their miniature nuclear power plants, one in every town like the old gas works.

Super clean thorium power on an urban scale, even better
 

catalog

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except for being able to communicate with anyone, run a hospital, call police, get money, hold elections, etc.
You can do all those things without electricity.

Granted they would look very different but actually none of them rely on electricity per se.

Only the versions of them as we currently know them do.
 

version

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presumably all these things used to take place before electrification
Yeah, but we switched them over to electrification. It's like digitising an archive then losing it and having to rebuild a physical one. It can be done, it's just a massive job and one that you've ditched the tools for.
 

sufi

lala
look at this tech - almost unbelieveble but at the same time banally real
Compressed air batteries to store power
just about my favorite website
 

catalog

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Yeah, but we switched them over to electrification. It's like digitising an archive then losing it and having to rebuild a physical one. It can be done, it's just a massive job and one that you've ditched the tools for.
But it can be done
 
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