Category Archives: power

Wholesome Entertainment while the Power is Out

When the SHTF, one of the modern conveniences that is likely to be lost, at least for a while, is electrical power from the grid. We rely on the power grid for much of our daily activities (like writing this … Continue reading

The Possibility of a U.S. Grid Blackout

Perhaps I should have said “Probability” or “Eventuality”. The U.S. power grid is in terrible shape. It’s vulnerable to a terrorist attack. “an attack last year on a Pacific Gas & Electric substation near San Jose has heightened concern about … Continue reading

Using a Tent to Keep Warm Indoors

This prepping and survival idea comes to us from South Korea, due to an unfortunate situation in that nation. The shutdown of six of their 23 nuclear power plants has brought frequent blackouts and high prices for electricity. To survive … Continue reading

Sleeping Bags for Winter Power Outages

Power outages present a number of serious challenges to preppers. Internet access becomes difficult. Appliances do not function; the food in your refrigerator and freezer may go bad. Solar recharging of batteries and battery-powered devices is limited and can be … Continue reading

Could North Korea Be Developing An EMP Weapon?

Is it possible that new developments in North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons programs could be putting them closer to having the ability to launch an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) attack on the United States? As most of you probably … Continue reading

Stranded In The City

As I watched the footage of passengers of Carnival’s cruise ship Triumph recount their tales of being stranded at sea for five days without power it occurred to me that this situation was not all that dissimilar to what happens … Continue reading

Reflecting on 2012, Preparing for 2013

Every New Years I like to take some time to reflect on what has happened over the past 12 months and evaluate my Preps for the year ahead.  As this year comes to a close I consider myself very lucky … Continue reading

The Vulnerability of the Power Grid

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, millions are without power. It will take days, perhaps weeks, before power is restored to the vast majority of those homes. A power outage is one of the more difficult situations to Prep for. … Continue reading

The Looming Threat Of Power Outages

In previous posts we’ve talked about how critical electricity is to our way of life and the stability of our society. In fact, it is probably the number one thing that holds our country together and without it we could … Continue reading

Keeping Cool without Power

One of the more common scenarios considered by various prepping and survival blogs is how to cope with an extended power outage. The problems that arise from a lack of electrical power are many: heating, lighting, cooking, powering various devices … Continue reading

Recharging Your Cell Phone with Butane

Brookstone and Lilliputian Systems have announced that they are bringing to market — after more than a few years of hype — a small consumer fuel cell that runs on butane cartridges. The device consists of two components: inexpensive (we … Continue reading

The Dangers Of Electromagnetic Pulse

Here at Prep-Blog we try to focus on emergency preparedness for the most likely disaster scenarios you are likely to face. Generally, things like earthquakes, hurricanes, bad storms, localized civil unrest, etc… tend to attract our attention as they are … Continue reading