Gun Toting Boeing Driver
The big difference then is there weren't the stupid rules in construction limiting fireplaces, and that furnaces or heat sources IN construction ran without electricity. Those are rare now if you're in a suburban area with newer homes; usually there's so much building rule crap and restrictions that most everything needs electricity to function.Totally agree. How did we get to this point? I'm no spring chicken but I ain't that old either. Growing up in the mid-west in the 70's and 80's everyone would have been considered radical preppers by today's standards. We had thunderstorms in the summer and fall that knocked power out for hours/days. We had snow and ice storms that knocked power out for hours/days+ in the winter. We had wind in the spring that knocked power out for hours/days. And of course, we had 1970's - 1980's grid technology that failed at random times simply because it was 70's and 80's technology. We knew it. We expected it. We prepared for it. It was not an "alternate lifestyle". It was life. You were not a "prepper". You were just prepared.
I shudder to think what would happen today if the S really did hit the F.