People are already planning! 🙂
Funny here I am trying to put everything into one post. lol But still with links to other pages and sites that have more information. Hopefully you know all this information already! So you won’t need any of it. Grandparents gave you info of how things were done before modern tech? Wonderful ! You know all the wild plants to use. Great! You are a hiker and camping. Way to Go! You have all had so many storms and black out, already so you know what you need or have to do. Yes, You are all set to go then ……. Good Luck! Be safe!
Many people dream of going completely off the grid and producing all of their own electricity. Bill and Lorraine Kemp made that dream a reality at their home in rural Ontario. See how they did it.
In weeks of Ice Storms shut downs , remember those? Yes, we find there are no Pumps working to get fuel for the cars or for heating, No public Pumps working so no water or sewer! Then it hits us No Mail/ No Banking! Stores empty out of supplies and close! But we know someone/public crews are working on it right?
So in any storm or earthquakes? What did the people do there?
No it is not the time to panic!
Here is a cool prepper idea that I thought I would share. I used eye bolts (two per light) and solar lawn lights for my shed. When I need to get something out of the shed, I can pick the light up out of the holders and carry it inside with me. No wires! Patting myself on the back for a cool idea.
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Lets see what these people did or what they plan to do here on the Internet.
So far it is just a lot of thinking:) lol For Some it is a money scheme to sell you things! 😦
May 21, 2012, Submitted by: Ken
NBC apparently believes there is enough main-stream interest in the topic to pile on production money to produce the show. Given the extreme number of YouTube views of their preview already, I believe they’re on to something… Or, are ‘they’ preparing our mindset for the real possibility?
Electromagnetic Event Magnetic Pole Shift
NASA, NOAA Data Show Significant Antarctic Ozone Hole Remains
The Antarctic ozone hole, which yawns wide every Southern Hemisphere spring, reached its annual peak on Sept. 12. It stretched to 10.05 million square miles, the ninth largest ozone hole on record. Above the South Pole, the ozone hole reached its deepest point of the season on Oct. 9, tying this year for the 10th lowest in this 26-year record.
This video compiles daily visualizations of the Antarctic ozone hole, from July 1, 2011, through Oct. 15, 2011. (Credit: NASA)
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Weird ‘Sounds’ Picked Up By Space Probes In Earth’s Magnetosphere
Aug 10, 2012 – What do I mean? … But take away the power that makes those conveniences and … But what would happen if the electrical grid went down? Quote: In the past week, I’ve seen a number of articles on the possibility of either a massive solar flare or EMP taking down the electrical grid in this country. While neither scenario is (thank God) a certainty, both are very uncomfortable possibilities. There seems to be a quaint fallacy that, should America lose its electrical grid, we would merely regress to the 1800s. Nonsense. We’d regress a whole lot farther back than that. If we’re lucky, we’d only regress back to the Middle Ages. Not in social structure, but in terms of primitive survival. Like the point of making a pencil? If any link in that supply chain is broken – say, the chains saws and trucks and refined gasoline and machinery could not be manufactured – how long before a simple pencil would become a rare and coveted creation, a miracle of unreachability? In short, our modern world is astoundingly complicated and interconnected. If a simple pencil requires massive amounts of supporting infrastructure in its manufacturing, how much more complex is our modern food chain? Transportation? Water? Medical care? Communication? Sanitation?The loss of our power grid will not put us back to the pioneers – it may well put us back to the Middles Ages or earlier, but without the survival skills the peasants had back then. I suggest you think about it.
A good plan starts with considering what you consider as essential or critical requirements for your home or shelter to aid in your survival, safety and comfort. Here are some basic categories to consider going, going, gone:
* Access to money
* Operation of medical and life support equipment.
* Refrigeration of food and medicines.
* Household septic systems and waste treatment.
* Food preparation and cooking
* Home or shelter security systems
* Hot water for hygiene, laundry, cleaning and sanitation.
* Air conditioning and heating
* Interior and exterior lighting.
Jul 31, 2012 – Yesterday, and again today, half of them lost power as the electricity went out and the grid went down… for 370 million people. That’s more … Massive India Power Outage: Wake Up Call
NEW DELHI — The world’s largest blackout ever crippled roughly half of India for a second consecutive day on Tuesday, sending officials scrambling for an explanation. Hundreds of trains stopped across the region and, in Delhi, the subway system stalled, and massive traffic jams collected as traffic lights stopped functioning. The root cause of the vast power failure was not immediately clear.
Source: The New York Times
- What would happen if the grid went down? [Archive] – Bike Forums Quotes: First traffic would go to hell… really quickly. Cyclists would rule. I saw that last year when So Cal blacked out suddenly.
http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2011/09/power_outage_diego_oc_angeles_heat.php/ On the larger picture side… if power never came back, a whole lot of people would be out of work, hungry, scared, and perhaps cold. Water would also be a problem. Our high tech society depends on the grid for pumps to supply water and prevent flooding. Before too long cities would not be a good place to be. Mormons and those people from “Extreme Couponing” that have a basement full of Cheetos, canned beans and Mountain Dew. And toilet paper. A few million might be left, especially farmers and survival nuts. [Shakes fist at Benjamin Franklin] … how could you give us light … knowing that it was only for a short time??? Cruel joke indeed. Those living out in the sticks who could produce their own food and had access to water not dependent on pumps would be the best off.Those who live in under-developed parts of the world, would probably have a higher survival rate than the people who depend on higher technology to survive. Some “experts” believe that pre turn of the century steam powered machines would have to be dragged out of museums and put back into service, to rebuild the grid, a little bit at a time. What about those people who are using solar power and are already off the grid? I think they’d be okay. And people near a running stream could build a water wheel.I don’t think the world would take hundreds of years to recover. I think we’d switch to different types of technology. I”m not the only one here who’s gone through some short lived blackouts where the power might have been off, but the rest of the utilities were still working. I wasn’t as affected as most, because I could ride my bike to get around and had enough batteries and flashlights to see in the dark. But others didn’t do as well, and most of my neighbors just left for places that had power instead of staying. After about a year, those who survive would start to organize and adjust to the new normal.I guess I’d be reduced to stealing locomotives from museums to power the new mechanical Internet, but hey, it’s the price of progress.Some medicines might be available in their original plant form… but not right away.
Living by clean fresh water Lakes or Rivers would be a plus!
Have can goods with its own water:) That you can even eat cold from the can, to save any fuel you may have.
Have Organic seeds for survival gardens!
Collect rain in rain barrels or clean Garbage cans !
Digging out door toilets / having bags of lime to keep the little house smelling cleaner.
Homegrown natural toilet paper…
Or soft Mullen Leaves work great! Well for me!
When looking for wild mullein, only harvest from straight, vigorous stalks. The crooked stalks indicate a high level of chemical contamination in the soil.
Mullein flowers also provide a soothing and cleansing effect to the skin. As a wash, they are an easy treatment for minor wounds and scrapes. These same flowers can be picked throughout the growing season, placed in olive oil and left to infuse. The resulting infusion is wonderful for earaches that do NOT involve a ruptured eardrum. Add beeswax to the infused oil, and you will have a balm that makes a great addition to any baby’s changing table. The delicate skin of a baby’s diaper area can benefit from a light layer of this mullein balm.
Smooth Stones or Moss? NDNs used Moss as diapers in baby bedding.
Leaving No Trace: Keeping Wilderness Wild … of toilet paper here in the wilderness and getting into a more environmentally … The group laughed and continued talking about their recent experiences with “natural” substances for toilet paper. …
Anyone could find themselves in an emergency situation and even the most basic survival knowledge could mean the difference between life and death. A basic understanding of survival techniques should enable anyone to travel through the wilderness with an increased level of confidence and enjoyment Be Prepared The best time to practice any wilderness survival skills – start a fire, shelter building or whatever – is before you need them. Take some time to read all the information .You will learn how to take care of yourself and others when traveling in the wilderness, and I’m sure that your next excursion will provide you with a greater level of enjoyment due to your newfound knowledge.
Where and how to find water
When you don’t have a beautiful clean lake or river to get your water from, where do you find water?
The solar still only takes about an hour to build. If constructed correctly, it can yield about a litre (quart) of water a day. Digging a hole, placing container under a sheet of clear plastic that is over the top of the hole. Put a rock on the center of plastic over your container for catching water . Use rocks on top of the plastic around the hole to keep plastic in place.
A baggy, careful do not make any tears in it, tied on a sunny tree branch. With one side of bag hanging lower, to catch the water from the leaves that is made by the sun. Makes a great drink of fresh water!
Catching rain water off your clean tent is another way. Wait until after first start of rain, as it washes sky, before collecting.
I was able to find under ground running water with a small forked willow branch. The magnetic field pull, would rip the small branch out of my hands as it twisted down pointing to water…...Ann
Note: I forgot about the number of steps you count off from first pull to when it points straight down. It tells you how many inches or feet the water is below the surface.
Eagle Scout’s Tips
Listen for running water
Boil the running water you find.
A Note in boiling water: Use only the top clear water after cooling. That is for real bad water!
But where do you live? City or rural country, which really is better? Helpful people or people stealing? Either place really! Hummmm
Packages/ the paper/cardboard/ of dry foods may be full of bug /moth eggs!!!! Restore food in other containers. To keep contained or keep fresh if not buggy.
Learned that at the ranch where we stored up food in bulk! Ranch I use to have, that was on a couple of streams:( Ah,………. people/religions “We are a World know Religion the police would not believe you if you report us ” They were so busy trying to think of ways to steal it from a widow with children/…… Anyway:) Gads! It turned into a headache, not a blessing! So I sold it to a family and left it behind, along with my husbands ashes buried on a spot he loved, that looked down on our spread, high above the ranch house and barns!
3000 Watt Generator Powers Itself, Grinder & Drill Press.
Turning Green In Oxford, England
The 6m working length Hydro Screw at the Grade II listed Dandridge’s Mill, generating 30,000kWh of Green Electricity per year. The screw was installed by Hallidays Hydropower in 2008. See http://www.hallidayshydropower.com for more info.
Windmills may look like charming decorative pieces on old fashioned farms, but the structures actually have several useful purposes. Centuries ago, windmills were used on farms for everything from pumping water to generating machinery. The windmill was actually an early form of electricity, giving power to farm equipment and helping to grind crops.
How to Build a Solar Panel – Part 1 of 3 (New)step by step buying everything off ebay
“Fallout Foods” Are Your Best Defense
The safest, smartest way to protect yourself in our current situation is to boost your consumption of foods that are rich in natural iodine.
I call these “fallout foods” because they pump up your body’s iodine supply, making you less vulnerable to any radioactive iodine in the air.
Even without an iodine supplement, you can protect yourself and family from the increased radiation overhead by getting more of these fallout foods into your diet.
The best of these iodine-rich foods come from the oceans far from Japan, Pacific ring of fire, — and topping the list is seaweed and other sea vegetables, the leading food source of iodine on the planet.
Seaweed and sea veggies are a mainstay in the Japanese diet (they consume more of it than any population on Earth), so they’re getting as much protection as these foods can provide.
But if you’re like most Americans, chances are the only seaweed you’ve ever swallowed was wrapped around a sushi roll. And you probably couldn’t tell kombu from kelp if you’re life depended on it. But that’s about to change.
Beefing-Up Your Seaweed Savvy
Here’s a rundown of the most popular types of seaweed available…
Kelp has an amazing 12 mg of iodine per teaspoon of granules. Sprinkle it onto any meal—salads, soups, and whole grains.
Kombu is a type of kelp that comes in strips. Add one 5″ strip to every pot of soup, grains and beans you cook (iodine is not affected by heat). It’s painless and flavorless, and you can remove it after cooking so squeamish family member won’t have to see it.
Dulse and wakame are other good sources of iodine — but, alas, nori is the iodine-poor member of the seaweed family. You can still get plenty of iodine in your sushi by adding kelp granules to the sushi’s rice, and/or cooking the rice with kombu.
Sea Veggies Remove Radiation from Your Body
In addition to protecting you from radiation, sea vegetables also pull radiation out of your body. According to a 1964 McGill University study published by the Canadian Medical Association Journal, kelp reduces the intestinal absorption of radioactive strontium-90 by up to 80% (thus it passes through the body instead of sticking around where it can do damage).
Indeed, there are so many health benefits associated with seaweed that adding it to your current diet just makes good sense – whether fallout from Japan becomes a major health concern or not.
Curious to see how we could make “seaweed snacking” more appealing to Western taste buds, we’ve been experimenting with new recipe ideas in our My Healing Kitchen Test Kitchen. Here are the winning favorites as voted by our Taste Panel…
Seaweed is definitely catching on in the health-conscious sectors of America. Seaweed snacks now populate entire sections of shelf space at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. One of my favorites is Annie Chuns Seaweed Snacks which is available in sesame or sinus-opening wasabi flavors. Both are big favorites around the MyHealingKitchen offices.
Other Radiation-Blocking Foods
No way, you say, that you’ll ever, ever eat seaweed?
Okay. So you’ll be happy to know there are several other foods that pack a big iodine wallop, including asparagus, garlic, Lima beans, mushrooms, sesame seeds, soybeans organic, spinach, summer squash, Swiss chard and turnip greens. (Just realize that these veggies are nowhere near as potent as the sea-faring sisters.)
And forget that urban rumor about getting your iodine from iodized salt. You’d have to swallow a half a cup of salt to get a scant 13 mg — and your blood pressure wouldn’t appreciate that one bit.
Put More Cancer-Blocking Foods on the Table
Radiation causes cancer by creating free radical molecules that damage DNA. So it makes sense to eat more foods and supplements that are rich in antioxidants these days — and research backs this up.
Choose foods loaded with the antioxidants vitamin C (papaya, kale, red bell peppers, broccoli, strawberries organic and kiwis), vitamin E (sunflower seeds, almonds, olives and spinach) and selenium (Brazil nuts, salmon Alaska wild, shrimp and turkey, and brown rice).
All of these are cancer-blocking heavyweights. And it’s easy to identify them. Just let your eyes guide you: Fresh, brightly-colored foods tend to be antioxidant treasures.
You also should consume more whole grains, especially brown rice. Whole grains are rich in fiber, phosphorus, antioxidants and selenium, all of which help escort toxins from the body.
And don’t forget rosemary. Spanish researchers published research in the British Journal of Radiology demonstrating that nothing fights the free radicals created by radiation like this aromatic herb. Since rosemary’s essential antioxidants are fat-soluble, they provide critical protection in areas water-based antioxidants can’t reach.
Other supplements that may be protective against radiation damage are vitamin D and vitamin K. Both support cell apoptosis, which is the programmed death of cells that accumulate various DNA errors (due to radiation and other causes). Vitamin D also supports DNA repair.
Instructions making Shampoo out of Plants
from the saponaria, or soapwort, plants: Boil 2 cups of ground saponaria in a quart of hot water for 20 to 30 minutes until the liquid is down to half its original level. Strain the liquid and use the saponoria plant shampoo with warm water to create lather. Work it through your hair.
Liquid made from soapwort plants can also be used as a laundry detergent, which is known to easily wash out grease.
Make an all-natural shampoo using yucca. Get a root of a yucca, peel off and discard the outer layer and cut the root into thin slices. Agitate the slices in warm water to create a lather and rub this all-natural shampoo through the hair.
Make natural shampoos using New Jersey tea soap plants. Rub a handful of young fruits, blossoms and the outer set of floral leaves of the New Jersey tea plant in a basin of warm water to work up a good lather and use it to wash the hair. A New Jersey tea plant shampoo works really well combined with saponaria and red clover.
New Jersey tea
Use soapnuts that come from the Chinese soap berry tree for natural shampoos. Place eight to 10 soapnuts in a cotton bag and close the opening by tying it closed. Place the bag of soapnuts in a saucepan with 3 cups of water and boil it for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove the bag and pour the liquid into an empty bottle. The mixture will be thin and does not create much lather. Be careful — using a small amount will leave your hair clean, while using too much could result in dry hair.
Soapnuts can also be used in the laundry by placing a few soapnuts in a cotton bag or an old sock, tying off the opening and tossing it in the washing machine.
Chinese soap berry tree
Old ways from beating the clothes on the rocks in a flowing river. Done that:) Small bushes can be drying racks. Or if you have a wood cook stove and a copper tub to set on top of the stove to boil water. You can boil wash your stronger made clothes / bedding / jeans . Use a long wooden stick to stir the clothes and to dip them out of the hot water / to cool enough to ring them by hand and start a cold water rinse in another tub off the stove. Maybe you might have a clean rope to use for a clothes line with a long forked branch to hold up the line for drying your clothes!
Sep 7, 2011 – My sweet aunt shared this with me today, and I knew my readers would appreciate it! Enjoy! THE BASIC RULES FOR CLOTHESLINES …
Old-Fashioned Homemaking: The Clothesline
“Drying Clothes” by Helen Allingham
My sweet aunt shared this with me today, and I knew my readers would appreciate it! Enjoy!
THE BASIC RULES FOR CLOTHESLINES
1. You had to wash the clothes line before hanging any clothes–walk the entire lengths of each line with a damp cloth around the lines.
2. You had to hang the clothes in a certain order, and always hang “whites” with “whites,” and hang them first.
3. You never hung a shirt by the shoulders, always by the tail! What would the neighbors think?
4. Wash day on a Monday! Never hang clothes on the Weekend, or Sunday, for Heaven’s sake!
5. Hang the sheets and towels on the outside lines so you could hide your “unmentionables” in the middle.
6. It didn’t matter if it was sub zero weather….clothes would “freeze-dry.”
7. Always gather the clothes pins when taking down dry clothes! Pins left on the lines were “tacky!”
8. If you were efficient, you would line the clothes up so that each item did not need two clothes pins, but shared one of the clothes pins with the next washed item.
9. Clothes off of the line before dinner time, neatly folded in the clothes basket, and ready to be ironed.
10. IRONED? Well, that’s a whole other subject!
I have used old electric irons that did not work anymore, for heating on a wood stove to iron clothes.
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