What would a day without electricity look like?

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  1. Md Yasir profile image93
    Md Yasirposted 2 years ago

    Not all of us have the luxury of uninterrupted electricity supply. In this post, I invite creative thinking from people who reside in areas where electricity supply is almost a given. Answer me this:
    What would you do if there was no power for the entirety of a 24 hours?

    Some people might be used to limited power supply, but some might not be. Regardless, I invite you all to ponder over this.

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image67
      Miebakagh57posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      For 24 hours? Does your phone or desk top still cry or sings? But it'll go to sleep, if you don't have a second battery.                                At 12.00 AM today, there was a power outage till now. My laptop had under 15% by 5.30 AM and I've to shut it down. Thanks.

    2. bravewarrior profile image86
      bravewarriorposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I was without power for a week a few years ago when a hurricane hit our area and took out a power pole. Fortunately, where I work had power, so I could at least get a hot cup of coffee once there and access the internet. However, at home it was all about candles, flashlights, battery-powered radios, spending as much time as possible outside until time to go to bed, and ice cold morning showers - in the dark, no less!

      1. Md Yasir profile image93
        Md Yasirposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Fortunately, hurricanes are an almost impossible rarity here where I live. But in rurual areas, even small storms shut down the supply for a while.

        Either way, a lot of our actions depend on the weather too. In summers, you have to search for cool spots and in winters, huddle up in blankets.

    3. IslandBites profile image88
      IslandBitesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      We were without power (and water) for about 4 months, some people more, after two back to back major hurricanes... In a Caribbean island where temp was 90+ everyday.

      I dont want to remember. sad

      It was HORRIBLE. Then, it was awfully "normal".

      1. Md Yasir profile image93
        Md Yasirposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Yowtza.
        I used to live in an area where the water supply was basically out submersible pump. So if we were out of power, then we couldn't get water beyond what we'd already stored. Water was the first to go after electricity.

    4. lovetherain profile image80
      lovetherainposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Our power goes out several times a year, mostly due to storms. Once it was ten days. We have all types of survival supplies, I'm not worried much for myself. Plenty of easy to prepare food. water and filtration system. wood heat. I'm about as prepared as I can be, without going overboard.

      1. Md Yasir profile image93
        Md Yasirposted 22 months agoin reply to this

        This is nice. Being prepared, I mean. I guess it's not really that much of a challenge once you start getting used to it and preparing in advance for any possibility. It's not the lack of power that's our enemy, but the lack of care.

        1. lovetherain profile image80
          lovetherainposted 22 months agoin reply to this

          It has taken me about half a year to become prepared for three months. I'm still working on it, though I've taken a break so I can afford Christmas presents!

  2. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 2 years ago

    We lost power at about 10PM a few days ago.  We went to bed.

    We lost it again yesterday, at about 10AM.  Played outside with our grandson for about 3 hours until restored.

    And some years ago an ice storm came through, killing it for 10 days.  We joined up with a neighbor, pooling our camping resources, and did just fine.

    1. Md Yasir profile image93
      Md Yasirposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      This is great. Being able to adjust to no electricity is a very rare skill these days.

  3. Miebakagh57 profile image67
    Miebakagh57posted 2 years ago

    When the electricity power goes down, I wonder why you guys aren't utilizing your solar power.

    1. Md Yasir profile image93
      Md Yasirposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      In the area where I live, we can get solar panels installed on our roofs. But these come with "online" inverters so if the supply goes down from the grid, so do the solar panels.
      Getting "offline" inverters that work independently of the grid is another 70K INR investment.

      Instead, people get the online version which basically allows us to trade electricity with the state electricity corporation. Whatever we gemerate is sent to the grid and its equivalent charges dropped from the monthly bill.

  4. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 2 years ago

    Losing power is a given here.
    We lost it overnight, but fortunately I was in bed.

    It seems like these current thunderstorms are playing havoc with electric and wifi.

    I have many batteries on hand to keep flameless candles burning.

    If my phone has power I can write if i can get a signal.   So basically it's listening to a battery operated radio.

    I'm going to buy this charger for my ohone that uses no electric...but that still doesn't guarantee a signal.

    Depending on time of day...and weather...i might go outside.   Chat with a neighbor.  Try to get news on what's happening.

    Keep cold cuts and fruit on hand.  Snacks you can eat without power & pray you stay warm or cool depending on what season we are in at the time.

    Winter has just as much punch.  But its back to the basics and thanking God that I know how to survive without luxuries.

    1. Md Yasir profile image93
      Md Yasirposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      To be very honest, electricity is a cheap luxury these days. It's easy to get for most people, even those who can't conventionally afford luxuries but still, it is a luxury.
      I guess a lot of our response depends on the trends in our areas. Areas with storms are likely to lose power for longer durations, so people plan ahead.

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        We prepare around here.
        Thunderstorms in summer and winter snowstorms in the winter.

        But i still like it here.

        1. Miebakagh57 profile image67
          Miebakagh57posted 2 years agoin reply to this

          My laptop is off, and still sleeping.

  5. Miebakagh57 profile image67
    Miebakagh57posted 2 years ago

    Seems those in this forum have gone to sleep likewise?

  6. Kathryn L Hill profile image75
    Kathryn L Hillposted 22 months ago

    A day without electricity looks like peace and quiet.
    Get out your kerosine lamps, your barbecue or propane camp stove, ice chest, candles and portable fire-pit, if you have one.
    Try it you'll like it.
    I did. I lived in a fix-up house for two years, (in Mendocino, CA where it rained a lot,) completely self sufficiently and in those days, no solar. There was a well on the property and a gas powered generator to turn on the pump.

    After two years of living like a pioneer, it got to be tiring chopping wood and making kindling for the wood stove. After selling the house and moving back to So Cal, I appreciated having electricity, though. Electricity makes life much easier.

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Your right about the peace and quiet..
      There are times tis a blessing.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image67
        Miebakagh57posted 22 months agoin reply to this

        Yes!

 
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