Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by ED GEiN, May 17, 2017.
And are there any basic uncomplicated books you'd recommend on how to live without electricity?
In the winter you cut it from a lake. In the summer you find it in certain caves and can get it from there. In the Bend, Oregon area they used to mine ice from lava tubes out in the high desert. In some areas like SoCal I think you would be SOL where ice is concerned.
Look into pioneer life. There was a great series about homesteading a few years back that's on YouTube. For modern examples I'd look to the Amish. Maybe take some vacation and volunteer to work a farm as a crash course this summer.
You just have to drink your Martinis warm....
Perish the thought 'ol boy!
Exactly how is electricity to be eliminated? One may take out the power grid and destroy much equipment with an EMP for example, but we know how to "make" and store electricity to run small freezers if we happen to live in an area where an icehouse is not an option...
That's why we make our own electricity. In SE LA ice is nice, but is generally not a natural occurring substance.
Good ideas, thanks. As an aside, I kid you not, the rain where I live in the Valley, lands on you with some disgusting dirt color in it and when it lands on your clothes such as a Nike Warm Up jacket, it does not evaporate but leaves filthy single pin marked stains. It just started a light drizzle the other day when I was out on my electric bike wearing an Italian Nike Soccer White Jacket with the and it may have ruined a $150 item. I'm waiting to hear from the Chinese Dry Cleaner who looked at it and said the Polite Equivalent of "What the F is this"?
In India, the British made ice by putting damp straw over a bowl of water in a breezeway...I think...definitely made ice with a bowl of water and damp straw, I that part is accurate...need to try that, haven;t thought about it in years.
Make it in the dead of winter.
put in a well insulated shed in well insulated pit
pack with sawdust/shavings
did this as a kid at my grandparents using 5 gallon bucket ice blocks.
Still had some ice in late July in Michigan.
My homestead is on solar power. We have chest freezers.
When your air is so nasty that it stains the rain you shouldn't be breathing it. I'd get out as soon as I could. That ain't dirt and probably not healthy.
WHAT??? No ice with my Bourbon?? Oh, Yea, I have a propane refrigerator.. That was a close one..
Putting ice in whiskey is a sin. HAHA.
If there won't be any ice or cold beer then TEOTAWKI/SHTF/WROL just won't be worth it. We can't allow the breakdown of civilization to proceed until this problem is solved.
That's where the Marble stones in the freezer come in handy! Gotta have a cold scotch Me Boy!
No power grid doesn't mean there won't be any power.
Just because you don't have electric power doesn't mean their won't be any refrigeration.
Active refrigeration predates wide spread commercial power distribution.
So there will be some refrigeration, you may not have it but a few will.
BP will ship it to ya
I heard he can get you all you want cheap, but you have to pick it up yourself.
Good Scotch needs no ice,well, maybe one cube.. And a good cigar..
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Ok made some old school matches today.
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