Power Outage

My apologies for not writing or visiting around.  The weekend was very eventful.

My wife entered her first 5K run on Saturday morning, and the weather was absolutely perfect.  Then came the afternoon and the storms.

Around 2:00 Saturday, the storm moved through with 50 mph winds, and the power went out.  Power didn’t come back until late Sunday night.  We’re fortunate – there are still some people without power.

The recent experience with storms and the extended power outage got me to thinking, which is always a dangerous activity.  How many “environmentalists” could actually survive in a primitive world?

From an earlier post, it was shown that “the good old days” was a struggle not only to survive, but to compete with your neighbor for food.  If you stop to think about it, modern society and its conveniences have a lot going for it.  Could those people who are wanting to return to a simpler time really manage to survive and be happy?

Somehow, I don’t think that a lot of those people could live their lives without electricity, running water, and bathroom “facilities.”  Having camped out a few times in my life, a visit to the campground outhouse on a cold morning doesn’t exactly endear me to that life on a constant basis.  Somehow, I think they would complain what they gave up instead of what part of the world they were saving.

Along these line of thought, what would the average person do if there were an emergency where the basic services such as electricity and water were no longer available.?  Actually, the better question would be is can our society exist without those essential services?

I think you know the answers to those questions…

About Tom Roland

EE for 25 Years, Two Patents - now a certified PMP. Married twice, burned once. One son with Asperger's Syndrome. Two cats. Conservative leaning to the Right. NRA Life Member.
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3 Responses to Power Outage

  1. Joe says:

    I used to teach 4th, 5th and 6th graders how to backpack and survive in the wild. By the end of most of our trips, they were VERY happy to get back to the conveniences of the modern world. Survival without them is not as easy as it might seem at first glance.

  2. Tom says:

    Which is why the majority of the “Earth First” environmentalists have no idea what they are asking for.

  3. I actually enjoy power outages. When they occur, I have time to read and to practice the piano. 😉

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