Aug 25

Security And Survival When The Power Grid Collapses

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Recently Off The Grid News has presented a series of articles on an alternative strategy for long-term survival if the power grid goes down society ends as we know it — returning to a 19th century lifestyle. (Read those articles … Continue reading

Nov 03

When You Lose Power For A Week And Temps Are Below Freezing

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If you live in a climate where winter temperatures readily fall below freezing, you have special concerns (or at least you should) about what you would do if you lost power for a week. Your biggest concern will probably (rapidly) … Continue reading

Oct 21

The Best (And Most Secure) Off-Grid Location When Society Ends

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If you’re dead serious about surviving (and even thriving) when the power grid goes down and society ends as we know it, then you likely know one of the most important criterion to success is a good location off the … Continue reading

Oct 04

Communication Breakdown – How to Stay in Touch after a HEMP Attack

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What is a HEMP attack? No, it’s not a bunch of hippies smoking pot on your front lawn. HEMP stands for High-Altitude nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse and is an extreme form of EMP. Any strong enough EMP can damage sensitive electronics … Continue reading

Aug 13

Ten Principles of Preparedness: #6 Fuel

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Yes, I’m an airhead sometimes.  There have been times in which our power has gone out and so I tell myself “Oh well. Since the power’s out I might as well watch some television to pass the time until it … Continue reading

Jun 16

Essentials For Building Off-Grid Houses

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Between high energy costs (which are expected to keep rising) and the uncertainty in the world today, the idea of going “off-grid” is gaining popularity. Preppers aren’t the only ones who are thinking in these terms, as others are seeing … Continue reading

Apr 26

Lights Off: How The World Could Change In 7 Days

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You might be thinking, hey, I’ve got this one covered! I’ve survived lots of power outages. If that is your thought process, you could not be more wrong. Anyone who considers, even for a moment, how interconnected and interdependent our … Continue reading