10. Extended grid down preparedness

We all hope it does not happen but if the “grid” that we rely on (power, water, gas, communications, food supply chains) are disrupted for an extended period of time we must be able to survive and thrive.

  • Food storage & rotation ( 1 years’ worth)
  • Water harvesting, storage, management, and conservation, treatment
  • Alternative cooking techniques
    • Open fire
    • Dakota fire pit
    • Kelly kettle
    • Hobo stove
    • Rocket stove
    • Solar ovens
    • Smokers
    • Grills – charcoal, wood, and gas
    • Camp stoves
  • Home lighting
    • Candles
    • Oil lamps
    • Low voltage lighting
    • Solar lighting
  • Home heating and cooling
    • Wood stoves
    • kerosene and propane heaters
    • Rocket Mass Heaters
    • Solar heating
    • Geothermal heating and cooling
    • Low-tech cooling
  • Refrigeration and food preservation
  • Gardening and composting
  • Raising Livestock
  • Waste management
  • Alternate sources of energy
    • Gas, diesel, and propane generators
    • Steam generators
    • Solar generators
    • Wind generators
    • Hydroelectricity
    • Wood gasification
    • “manual” generator
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