HOW TO LIVE WITHOUT ELECTRICITY, A PRIMER FOR THE COMING DEPRESSION
Can you imagine a day when your ELECTRICITY bill is so high that just to buy food and eat, you can't pay for light, heat, computer DSL? If your heat bill was 400$ this month, and you're employed, imagine it going to $800 with inflation and you're unemployed! You just couldn't pay it. Without juice, your house is like a fridge except YOUR fridge no longer works. That means you can't keep frozen meat. Did you ever think of what that would mean? It would mean that you'd have to become VEGAN, eat your own preserved vegetables or pay for gasoline to go to the store daily. A third alternative is to smoke meat, or eat preserved protein like Spam and salami
So imagine all the things that would change with inflation. If they turned off your heat, you'd just be furious. Perhaps it's synchronicity but as I write this, today in a country I never knew existed, Kazakastan, they are having mob RIOTS over utility bills. Police shot l00 protestors dead and wounded 400 because the Gov raised the utility rates and nobody can heat their hut And it's APRIL, not DECEMBER!
You may believe in the 'nanny state' that it will come to your aid, give you free utilities but the state obeys the corporations. The POLS won their profitable seats in POWER with cash the corps gave 'em. They will not betray the moguls who have wrapped themselves around CONGRESS to get at your wallet. So... bottom line, ---
WE NEED TO LEARN HOW TO HEAT A HOUSE WHEN THEY CUT OFF YOUR ELECTRICITY
You'll need menfolk to throw in a chimney or a ben Franklin Stove a stove pipe and vent (if you're not renting an apartment, that is.) Everybody wears double clothing and thick socks and you sleep five to a bed in that sole room that has the stove. Fifty years from now you'll all tell the tall tale, 'when I was a kid during the Long Depression,..." http://www.woodheat.org/q&a/qastoves.htm
HOME MADE CHIMNEYS: http://www.woodheat.org/chimneys/chimneys.htm
It would be fairly easy to build a chimney on one wall, going up above the house, that is... if you have bricks and you need special fire bricks to line the thing.
INSTALL YOUR OWN BEN FRANKLIN STOVE
STOVE PIPE REQUIREMENTS You don't want to burn the house down so pay attention to this onE!
WHERE DOES A LARGE FAMILY SLEEP in a house with a single heater? Well, you can't move all the beds into the living room so for the duration of the Depression so you may have to use sleeping rolls, portable, light, and if done right, with liners, the kind that would never need washing. They're easy to make or find at thrift stores, wash well with bleach, then dry well, and make a liner. If you wait til the depression comes, you may not find used ones in thrifts. So you may have to make them. Decide if you want poultry down or KAPOK.
Any strong COTTON is good for the EXTERIOR surface, a SOFTER COTTON FLANNEL is suitable for the LINING. You would want to wrap a sheet around the individual sleeper inside as bodies do emit humidity & aromas & it's hard to wash sleeping bags when there's no washing machine! And there won't be if the light goes.
THE FEATHER stuffing for the sleeping BAG
THE KAPOK stuffing sleeping BAG http://www.backpacking.net/makegear/jeff-bag/index.html
HOW TO DO LAUNDRY WITH NO JUICE
break a hole in the ice, get on my knees on a snowy
riverbank, use bar soap, rub the laundry on the
rocks. They'll find me frozen there. Dead.
I'll look like I'd been praying --- (sigh)
THE ANSWER IS, you need a laundry room with An old fashioned sink, a big bucket for the soaped up clothing, a scrubbing board, bar soap would be fine. You can make your own SOAP and lady, you're good to go! For a dryer, some real good rope or CORD hung back and forth from wall to wall of this room. You can dry inside in WINTER. Rest of year, those cord lines go outside and are for drying in the sunlight and wind.
IRONING? Babe, you're living in the great Depression, there are no jobs or bosses to dress up for. You're out in the woods in your primitive cabin! WHO MINDS WRINKLES? If you have a job interview in the city and must iron, heat your OLD ELECTRIC IRON on top of ONE BURNER of the colonial stove (below) and you're good to go!
HOW TO COOK FOOD See http://www.masterjules.net/colonialkitchen.htm
And a few COOKING TOOLS you can't LIVE WITHOUT!
HOW TO BAKE bread --- THE SOLAR OVEN http://solarcooking.org/plans/
THE BRICK OVEN http://www.traditionaloven.com/
COMMUNCIATION TECH http://www.endtimesreport.com/communications.html
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