Unless you've ever been without power, you probably don't realize what an important role it plays in your life. For people in the city, power outages mean no heat or air conditioning, refrigeration or means of cooking if they have an electric stove or simply a

How to be Prepared for a Power Outage

Unless you've ever been without power, you probably don't realize what an important role it plays in your life. For people in the city, power outages mean no heat or air conditioning, refrigeration or means of cooking if they have an electric stove or simply a

In the current rapid development of the city, power outages due to external damage caused by frequent occurrence, could have been a very simple repairs, but often because they can not find the underground power cable wiring drawings, difficult to accurately locate the point of failure. A city Shimoji cables, water pipes, gas lines are the city's central nervous system and capillaries. Good planning and filing can greatly enhance the city location.

In the current rapid development of the city, power outages due to external damage caused by frequent occurrence, could have been a very simple repairs, but often because they can not find the underground power cable wiring drawings, difficult to accurately locate the point of failure. A city Shimoji cables, water pipes, gas lines are the city's central nervous system and capillaries. Good planning and filing can greatly enhance the city location.

How cool!!   Solar-powered window blinds, soak up sun by day, illuminate the room at night.  Interesting concept for emergency power outages..

Blight: Illuminating Solar Blinds Turn Night to Day

Solar-powered window blinds, soak up sun by day, illuminate the room at night. Interesting concept for emergency power outages. (I poked around looking for these and didn't find them available. Great concept though )

Latest news on terrorist threats, natural disasters, and more. To be forewarned is to be forearmed: DoomsDay Headlines 1-16-2014: China, Pelicans Starving, Bunkers, Nuclear, FEMA, Radiation, Asset Bubble, ObamaCare, Nuclear Attack, Economy, HAARP

Latest news on terrorist threats, natural disasters, cyber attacks, economic collapse, nuclear threats and more.

Survive a Winter Storm Power Outage — Winter storms must affect more people in the nation than another disaster. They hit giant metro areas like Boston and New York City. Even with underground power lines and a fleet of powerful plows the city and surrounding areas can be paralyzed by powerful winter weather.

Survive a Winter Storm Power Outage

Survive a Winter Storm Power Outage — Winter storms must affect more people in the nation than another disaster. They hit giant metro areas like Boston and New York City. Even with underground power lines and a fleet of powerful plows the city and surrounding areas can be paralyzed by powerful winter weather.

Jobs are made so much easier with the advent of the computer and power tools. It's no longer a two-day ride by horse and buggy to the nearest town and our food remains fresh inside electrically run refrigerators. Refrigerated food

Preparing for a Long Term Power Outage

Jobs are made so much easier with the advent of the computer and power tools. It's no longer a two-day ride by horse and buggy to the nearest town and our food remains fresh inside electrically run refrigerators.

How to Build a Power Outage Safety Kit this Storm Season - I On Your Health

How to Build a Power Outage Safety Kit this Storm Season

How to Build a Power Outage Safety Kit this Storm Season - I On Your Health

With power outages crippling cities across the nation, the potential for a nasty solar flare, and geopolitical tensions, it might be time to revisit your long term power outage plan. This article from the archives explains why I won't be investing in pricey generators or expensive equipment.

Why Low-Tech Prepping Is a Better Option for a Long-Term Grid-Down Scenario

Power outages crippling cities across the nation, potential for nasty solar flare & geopolitical tensions, it's time to revisit your long term power outage

NYC: Manhattan blacked out south of Midtown during Hurricane Sandy

NYC: Manhattan blacked out south of Midtown during Hurricane Sandy

Panorama from last night: Manhattan blacked out south of midtown, as seen from North Williamsburg [x-post /r/sandy]

Zap!  (Book) : Freeman, Martha : Eleven-year-olds Luis and Maura investigate the cause of a long-term, city-wide power outage in Hampton, New Jersey. Includes facts about electric power and instructions for assembling an emergency kit.

Zap! (Book) : Freeman, Martha : Eleven-year-olds Luis and Maura investigate the cause of a long-term, city-wide power outage in Hampton, New Jersey. Includes facts about electric power and instructions for assembling an emergency kit.

Quantum entanglement shows that reality can't be local.    Either that, or faster-than-light communications is a go.

Quantum entanglement shows that reality can't be local

Plan for when the power goes out- use these tools and tips to stay  connected longer. My adds: consider zip locs - my work phone succumbed to humidity during Isaac. find a neighbor with a generator who can charge your devices or run an extension to your house. Spare car battery w/inverter, or one of those emergency power/jump starter units.

5 ways to keep your phone charged in a power outage

Laptops and backup chargers are just two ways to keep your mobile phone viable during power outages.

Calgary fire crews have been dealing with a number of power pole fires that have had a major impact on power for a number of homes in the city.  Firefighters are on scene in Edgemont where they were called to deal with a number of fires on power poles.  Read more: http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/power-outages-plague-many-areas-1.1223703#ixzz2PVy0w8Rz

Thousands of Calgarians woke up to no power on Thursday morning as a combination of weather and salty lines caused outages in patches around the city.

1960s White grey Olivetti Valentine typewriter     The Valentine S portable typewriter designed by Ettore Sotsass in 1969 and produced by Olivetti.

White grey Olivetti Valentine typewriter The Valentine S portable typewriter designed by Ettore Sotsass in 1969 and produced by Olivetti. this is a charming portable manual typewriter and is in full working condition.

New York And Other Major Cities Face More Power Outages Thanks To Climate Change

Major cities like New York and Philadelphia could see a big uptick in power outages if climate change continues unabated, a new study warns. Climate change is likely to up the severity of future…

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