Well, I guess I timed that last piece reasonably well ;-), no? As you may have noticed, I am at present typing this on the internet, rather than carving it into a stone tablet (actually I’d probably just use a pen and a piece of paper, but stone tablet does sound more apocalyptic), so the latest solar storm wasn’t a big deal. Still, it does seem like because there are so many fun things that could take out electricity for an extended period – let’s call it widespread outages for months, anyway – that it does seem to be worth talking about. So let’s talk.
What do you imagine such an outage in your area would look like? What are you doing to be better prepared to deal with such a thing – personally or at the community level? What would really long term life without power look like for you? What kind of advance response would be most helpful from your community?