A friendly reminder to prepare for your own power outage event... but first a little detour... to Belarus...
The Soviet Union collapsed a long time ago and the promise to build the infrastructure to deliver electricity to every house has been broken in the former Soviet Republic of Belarus.
In Belarus, there are still villages where people live without electricity. The government has promised to deliver basic needs in the past, but the citizens are not very hopeful under the current presidential regime.
Galina Ripinskaya still uses lamps and irons that date back to 80 years ago. She also uses the local pond as her refrigerator. She puts the products in the basket and lowers it into the water. The top is covered in grass. Her meat can be stored for 3-4 days and sausage for one. The water is always cold in Belarus.
The family has asked for help from the President of Belarus, but recently they replied that rural electricity is not planned at this time.
Ripinskaya Galina lives proudly and contently but would someday like to watch this documentary about her on the internet at her house on a computer.
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We can live like this. We're Americans! Right?
If you haven't held an EMP Party in sub zero weather, I highly recommend it. What you learn just might save your life.
If I can do it, so can you!
My local Northern Florida forecast:
This Afternoon: Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Northwest wind around 10 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 46. Wind chill values as low as 19 early. Northwest wind around 10 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 24. North northwest wind around 5 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 45. North wind between 5 and 10 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 25.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 52.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 30.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 56.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 36.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.
Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. (Yeah!)
Get prepared now, people! The sun can do any moment what an EMP can.
Keep warm! - c