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LEAVING THE GRID BEHIND

TWO U.S. STATES MOVE TOWARD ENERGY INDEPENDENCE AND YOU CAN TOO

When most of us write about survival and survival situations, we tend to focus on the belief that we will be on our own or in small groups. We stress the need of having food, water, shelter and ways to make power, but we tend to think small scale. What would it be like if we could take what we know about survival and apply it on a larger scale? Perhaps an entire neighborhood, town or even state? The best means of survival is to prepare for it, to anticipate the worst and then be able to deal with it. This goes not only for the individual but also for large communities and states. There are local governments on city and state levels that are doing just that.

How good would it be to not lose power during an ice storm, hurricane or other natural disaster because your home would have its own self-sustaining power source? How about not having foreign politics dictate if we would have energy or not, or how much we would pay for that energy, because you are no longer dependent upon it? How nice would it be to not have to pay extremely high prices for energy because you didn’t have to (in fact, they may even pay you for excess power)? This is all possible.

Anticipating potential problems and putting plans into action to mitigate the issues that will arise will go a long way to assuring our survival. Our day and age is unlike anything that past generations have ever faced. Today our problems are much more complicated than just a possible nuclear attack. Our reliance on carbon-based fuels has put us all in danger. Sea levels are rising, with places like Key West, Florida, and New Orleans, Louisiana, being in very real danger of finding themselves underwater. We have forest fires caused by drought in some areas of the country and intense flooding in others. Then there are the earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and blizzards. The bottom line is that if we are to survive, then something needs to be done, and I mean right now.

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