Lights On

Author: Jeffrey R. Yago
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781944229603
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The US electric grid is at greater risk today than ever before. From aging infrastructure, severe weather, and EPA mandated closure of coal-fired power plants to solar storms, digital sabotage, terrorism, and electromagnetic pulse attacks, future outages are almost certain. "Lights On" has the solution. Energy expert Jeffrey Yago lays out the lost history of early residential battery power and delves into just how durable and universal battery-powered devices are. Battery-powered devices can provide lighting, communications, refrigeration, safety, and entertainment when all else fails. Yago covers the multiple ways to keep your batteries recharged and ready to go."

When The Grid Goes Down

Author: Tony Nester
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 162488847X
Size: 61.27 MB
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Disasters come and go each year. It is through developing a self-reliant mindset, having essential survival gear and a handful of critical skills, that you and your family will be able to prevail in an urban crisis. Jammed with field-tested information from real-world applications, survival instructor Tony Nester covers how to prepare for both short-term survival ranging from 24-72 hours as well as long-term situations resulting from a grid-down emergency or pandemic. When the Grid Goes Down will show you how to make your home and lifestyle more self-sufficient and the critical gear needed along the way. Topics include: The 6 Key Areas for Creating a Self-Reliant Home, Water Storage and Purification Methods, Alternative Water Sources At Home, Creating a Water Map for Your Region, The 3 Essential Food Types to Stock Up On, Designing an Off-Grid Medical Kit, Home Security and Personal Defense Measures, Safeguarding the Exterior and Interior of Your Home, Heating, Cooling and Lighting When the Power Goes Out, and Alternative Sanitation and Hygiene Methods.

Power Grid Down

Author: Tara Dodrill
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781500945572
Size: 10.45 MB
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Discover why threats to the power grid put American life, as we know it, at total risk. Learn preparedness tips and techniques which will help you and your family survive after the lights go out. And even learn how to thrive in the new reality, for the long-term. Learn off the grid living, homesteading, and retreat buying tips to help you avoid pitfalls that could quickly unravel even the best of survival plans. How will you make a living in a power grid down society? Where are the best places to score cheap preps? Do you know what to do when you can't call the fire department? What the best bartering items? Can you grow your own medicine? What are the best off the grid home options? How will you educate your children? Can you treat common livestock ailments to help protect your food supply? What are morale boosters and why are they important? This book will answer all those questions and more!

Lights Out

Author: Ted Koppel
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 055341996X
Size: 34.44 MB
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A nation unprepared : surviving the aftermath of a blackout where tens of millions of people over several states are affected.

The Grid

Author: Gretchen Bakke
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 162040124X
Size: 42.17 MB
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America's electrical grid, an engineering triumph of the twentieth century, is turning out to be a poor fit for the present. It's not just that the grid has grown old and is now in dire need of basic repair. Today, as we invest great hope in new energy sources--solar, wind, and other alternatives--the grid is what stands most firmly in the way of a brighter energy future. If we hope to realize this future, we need to re-imagine the grid according to twenty-first-century values. It's a project which forces visionaries to work with bureaucrats, legislators with storm-flattened communities, moneymen with hippies, and the left with the right. And though it might not yet be obvious, this revolution is already well under way. Cultural anthropologist Gretchen Bakke unveils the many facets of America's energy infrastructure, its most dynamic moments and its most stable ones, and its essential role in personal and national life. The grid, she argues, is an essentially American artifact, one which developed with us: a product of bold expansion, the occasional foolhardy vision, some genius technologies, and constant improvisation. Most of all, her focus is on how Americans are changing the grid right now, sometimes with gumption and big dreams and sometimes with legislation or the brandishing of guns. The Grid tells--entertainingly, perceptively--the story of what has been called "the largest machine in the world†?: its fascinating history, its problematic present, and its potential role in a brighter, cleaner future.

The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide

Author: Joseph Alton
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632202611
Size: 78.15 MB
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The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide: Emergency Preparedness for any Disaster is the new abridged version of the bestselling book The Survival Medicine Handbook. This unique medical book is meant to enable the average person to handle injuries and illness in situations in which modern medical facilities and professionals aren’t available due to a disaster. This book is written by America’s top medical preparedness experts: Joe Alton, MD, and Amy Alton, ARNP. Their mission: to put a medically prepared person in every family for when medical help is not on the way. Using decades of medical experience, they address, in plain language, dozens of medical issues associated with surviving disasters and epidemics. The Altons also discuss the medical supplies needed to become a medical asset to your family and community as well as alternative and natural strategies for when pharmaceuticals aren’t available. Most medical books will send you to the doctor or hospital when an emergency happens. The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide assumes what might actually happen—that the average person could be left without medical help in a disaster. With this unique book, you’ll have a head start on keeping your family healthy in times of trouble.

Amateur Radio Digital Voice Emergency Communications

Author: Gordon L. Gibby, M.d.
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781541109346
Size: 21.88 MB
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Amateur Radio Digital & Voice Emergency Communications -- A down-to-earth how-to book for inexpensively creating both voice and digital emergency communications assets and skills without your community. The story of how the ARES group in Alachua County Florida (home of the Gators!) went from "0 to 60" on digital communications in only a few months. CERT volunteers became hams through Technician classes, five VHF packet server stations were created using Raspberry Pi's to reduce costs, WINLINK servers came into existence....client stations were created. Skills involving antennas, software, operations, propagation -- all were developed. Technicians graduated to General Class, "solder sessions" and other educational sessions sprang up on weekends. Antenna-Raising Parties & slingshots became popular! VHF distances achieved broke all expectations. And everyone had FUN learning, building and doing!

One Second After

Author: William R. Forstchen
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 9781429922067
Size: 45.24 MB
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New York Times best selling author William R. Forstchen now brings us a story which can be all too terrifyingly real...a story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war that will send America back to the Dark Ages...A war based upon a weapon, an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP). A weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies. Months before publication, One Second After has already been cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read, a book already being discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a truly realistic look at a weapon and its awesome power to destroy the entire United States, literally within one second. It is a weapon that the Wall Street Journal warns could shatter America. In the tradition of On the Beach, Fail Safe and Testament, this book, set in a typical American town, is a dire warning of what might be our future...and our end. The John Matherson Series #1 One Second After #2 One Year After #3 The Final Day (forthcoming) Other Books Pillar to the Sky At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Blackout

Author: Marc Elsberg
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492654426
Size: 41.47 MB
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"Fast, tense, thrilling — and timely: this will happen one day. Highly recommended." —Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series This is no accident. This is no act of God. This is Blackout. A terrifyingly plausible million-copy selling debut disaster thriller. When the lights go out one night, no one panics. Not yet. The lights always come back on soon, don't they? Surely it's a glitch, a storm, a malfunction. But something seems strange about this night. Across Europe, controllers watch in disbelief as electrical grids collapse. There is no power, anywhere. A former hacker and activist, Piero investigates a possible cause of the disaster. The authorities don't believe him, and he soon becomes a prime suspect himself. With the United States now also at risk, Piero goes on the run with Lauren Shannon, a young American CNN reporter based in Paris, desperate to uncover who is behind the attacks. After all, the power doesn't just keep the lights on—it keeps us alive.

Preparing For Off Grid Survival

Author: Nicholas Hyde
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781477692202
Size: 29.26 MB
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Buying an inexpensive piece of land and building a comfortable, sustainable off-grid home is becoming a popular new way to pursue the American dream. This is a project that can be tailored to every budget, and can incorporate as many (or as few) of the conveniences of modern technology as one desires. The security of knowing you have a fully provisioned, eco-friendly retreat powered by renewable energy sources will help you sleep better after watching the 11:00 news. Let Nicholas Hyde arm you with the knowledge necessary to complete this exciting task. From land, housing, and power to self-supplied water, food, and the education of your children, he covers it all in detail. A considerable number of additional resources are listed as well. You will come away from this text knowing exactly what you need to do, and have the motivation to do it.