Biggest Fear, No Electric

210218-053853-JEH21 The biggest fear that we all should have is a loss of electricity.

Reading and watching the news coming out of Texas now, triggered me to think about the wider consequences of power loss.

Our electrical power generation and distribution system is extremely vulnerable in this new age of wild and weird weather due to climate changes.

This vulnerability for loss of power is in addition to the effects of an enemy attacking us with an EMP weapon or widespread digital outage or take-over.

Nothing works without electricity.  Nothing.

Without power we have no heat, no air conditioning, no gasoline to be purchased at the gas stations, no food being delivered to our grocery stores, no fabrication of physical goods, no stores open, no access to our money, no medicines available … nothing!  Over a long period without electricity, several studies have projected that 90% of us will die within a year.

I don’t worry about dying.  I just worry about the pain and discomfort of trying to live without electricity.  Many things that would be lost could be stockpiled to cover short term losses; but, the biggest worry for me is loss of heat.  It is almost impossible to store any form of heat if you don’t have a wood stove and a stockpile of dried wood.  I can’t have a wood stove and stockpile of wood where I live. 

Think about how your life would be impacted without electricity, and then start advocating massive infrastructure improvements in our electrical systems.

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