Long Term Off-Grid Survival

Long Term Off-Grid Survival

Recently, Washington D.C. and a lot of other areas have been without power due to weather. It looks like they’ll be offline for over 10 days!

Without power, you won’t have the ability to:

  • Keep perishable items cold
  • Cook with anything that requires electricity
  • Adjust your household temperature
  • Pump water from your well
  • Use household lighting fixtures

Do you have a plan for what will happen if this happens to you? Do you have a generator or solar panels?

Leave your plans in the comment section below.

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    erick July 05, 2012

    love this site

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    bonezuki July 06, 2012


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    bonezuki July 06, 2012

    I think the safest bet for a grid down situation is simply primitive living. Fortunately here in Ohio the Amish community is an excellent source of information and foresight into times that may return. With the proper storage of fuels, lanterns and canning have lasted generations and can always be fallen back on.

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    William Pate July 07, 2012

    I have a 5000 watt power generator and (4) 5 gallon gas cans.

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      Andrew Plaza November 07, 2012

      4 5 gallons??

      i got 20 5 gallons, and used 10 because of sandy. :(

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        Andy Hallinan November 07, 2012

        Nice name, Andrew. Also my name – that’s why I left your link alive :)

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    Rivet July 07, 2012

    The water situation simply cannot be overstated. Having a backup plan for pumping water is absolutely a must.

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      Whiplash July 10, 2012

      I plan to build a portable solar generater.

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    Rob July 08, 2012

    How to use a hand pump on residential ground well…I think that might be a good place to start

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    Chris November 15, 2013

    Agree with the sentiments on water. A mate asked me what would be the first thing I would do in the apocalypse and my answer was “fill up the bathtub”.

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