Wonderpedia "Blackout"

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Mad Scientist
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Wonderpedia "Blackout"

Post by Mad Scientist » Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:57 am

Recently started reading "Wonderpedia" and this month was a good article called "blackout". I know it's preaching to the converted but it does drive home what we rely on. I was so shocked that "most City dwellers" have only about 4 days of food and even emergency generators would only last about 48 hours because the refuelling vehicles would be stuck in stranded traffic etc. There are cyber attacks on our electricity supplies every day ....and a few succeed. I'm glad of our gas powered kitchen and our little whistling kettle to name but a few things!

Yorkshire Andy
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Re: Wonderpedia "Blackout"

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:46 am

Gas as in mains gas? Won't last long as the gas is pumped by electric
If your roughing it, Your doing it wrong ;)

Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine

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Re: Wonderpedia "Blackout"

Post by jansman » Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:40 pm

And of course, once the gas goes off, it will be off for a long time. That is because the pipes will have to be re pressurised and EVERY building inspected individually for appliances still switched on. This is to avoid leaks and explosions.
In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life: It goes on.

Robert Frost.

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