Lights on

Author: Jeffrey R. Yago
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781944229603
Format: PDF
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The US electric grid is at greater risk today than ever before. From aging infrastructure, severe weather, and EPA mandated closure of coal-fired power plants to solar storms, digital sabotage, terrorism, and electromagnetic pulse attacks, future outages are almost certain. "Lights On" has the solution. Energy expert Jeffrey Yago lays out the lost history of early residential battery power and delves into just how durable and universal battery-powered devices are. Battery-powered devices can provide lighting, communications, refrigeration, safety, and entertainment when all else fails. Yago covers the multiple ways to keep your batteries recharged and ready to go."

Power Grid Down

Author: Tara Dodrill
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781500945572
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Discover why threats to the power grid put American life, as we know it, at total risk. Learn preparedness tips and techniques which will help you and your family survive after the lights go out. And even learn how to thrive in the new reality, for the long-term. Learn off the grid living, homesteading, and retreat buying tips to help you avoid pitfalls that could quickly unravel even the best of survival plans. How will you make a living in a power grid down society? Where are the best places to score cheap preps? Do you know what to do when you can't call the fire department? What the best bartering items? Can you grow your own medicine? What are the best off the grid home options? How will you educate your children? Can you treat common livestock ailments to help protect your food supply? What are morale boosters and why are they important? This book will answer all those questions and more!

A Nation Forsaken

Author: Michael Maloof
Publisher: Wnd Books
ISBN: 9781936488568
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Analyzes the threat of an electromagnetic pulse event, arguing that America's defenses are not prepared for a natural or man-made incident that could devastate a country almost entirely dependent on its electrical grid for power and communication

Power Grid Operations

Author: Eli T. Iceman
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 9781457513701
Format: PDF, Kindle
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FINALLY!!!! - There is a book written about the electric power grid and how it is operated, that you can enjoy, and learn a great deal from. This book offers the reader an understandable explanation of what is occurring every second of every day on the electric power grid. There are many books about the power grid that are explanations suited for advanced industry experts or electrical engineering students. In fact, several of them are listed in one section of this book. However, this book offers the only explanation I am aware of that will appeal to a large audience ranging from your friend next door, to men and women in the industry who want to know more about how their job function fits in with all the other parts of the grid. It is written using more than 200 years of accumulated power grid operations experience from me, and five or six colleagues I used for advice and opinions. I am certain guys like Norm, Cliffy, Sammy and possibly even Woody would have a much better understanding of the power grid after reading this book. When you read it, you will learn about subjects such as: historical blackouts, what power grid operators are watching, the effects of Super Bowl Sunday and Christmas lights on the grid, the electric grid in Japan, and many, many other items of interest. If you've ever been curious what it costs to run some of the appliances in your home, you are looking at the right book, because that is explained as well. It is enjoyable to read, will someday make you look like a genius, and is guaranteed to make you laugh a few times while you read it. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Rohan Nation

Author: Drew Miller
Publisher: Dr Drew Miller, Col (Ret)
ISBN: 0984370900
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Rohan Nation tells how survivors of biological warfare and electro-magnetic pulse fight to defend and reinvent America. The disasters that lead to the collapse of the U.S. in 2020 and billions of deaths worldwide are based on sound research and analysis, the predictable results of on-going mistakes. ACE, the teenage daughter of a family that prepared for the worst, and Justin, the young refugee she captures who becomes her cavalry scout apprentice, struggle to survive in a post-collapse economy where horses are key to survival. Despite the dismal future forecast, Rohan Nation: Reinventing America after the 2020 Collapse provides an uplifting story of love and hope as ACE and Justin pursue their youthful romance while defending their community and rebuilding a responsible society. Readers share in their odyssey into life's fundamental questions, moral and political issues, receiving powerful, moving insights into how we can live better now. The extraordinary story of survivors reinventing America will hopefully change the way people think and feel about not just politics, but how to lead their lives. ACE's wartime romance with Justin ultimately proves fertile ground for love's enduring miracle. While set as an action adventure, Rohan Nation is also a Libertarian political philosophy book, an "Atlas Shrugged" call for a new "responsibility political philosophy" to break the nation's addiction to socialist entitlements and return to Constitutional, strictly limited government, focused on security. The rebirth of America, realistically forecast, told as a future combat thriller, action adventure, romance novel. About the Author: Dr. Drew Miller researches and writes professionally for a Department of Defense think tank and serves as a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. A USAF Academy and Harvard University graduate, Dr. Miller served as an intelligence officer in the Air Force, a business and Pentagon program manager, and an elected official.

No Such Thing as Doomsday

Author: Philip L. Hoag
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781888865011
Format: PDF, ePub
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"How to prepare for food shortage, prepare for prolonged power failures, deal with breakdowns in law and order, deal with the psychological aspects of disaster, deal with medical emergencies when help is not available, protect you and your family against nuclear and biological warfare, and much, much more"--Cover, p. [4].

The Grid

Author: Gretchen Bakke
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 162040124X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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America's electrical grid, an engineering triumph of the twentieth century, is turning out to be a poor fit for the present. It's not just that the grid has grown old and is now in dire need of basic repair. Today, as we invest great hope in new energy sources--solar, wind, and other alternatives--the grid is what stands most firmly in the way of a brighter energy future. If we hope to realize this future, we need to re-imagine the grid according to twenty-first-century values. It's a project which forces visionaries to work with bureaucrats, legislators with storm-flattened communities, moneymen with hippies, and the left with the right. And though it might not yet be obvious, this revolution is already well under way. Cultural anthropologist Gretchen Bakke unveils the many facets of America's energy infrastructure, its most dynamic moments and its most stable ones, and its essential role in personal and national life. The grid, she argues, is an essentially American artifact, one which developed with us: a product of bold expansion, the occasional foolhardy vision, some genius technologies, and constant improvisation. Most of all, her focus is on how Americans are changing the grid right now, sometimes with gumption and big dreams and sometimes with legislation or the brandishing of guns. The Grid tells--entertainingly, perceptively--the story of what has been called "the largest machine in the world†?: its fascinating history, its problematic present, and its potential role in a brighter, cleaner future.

Battery Reference Book

Author: Thomas P J Crompton
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080499953
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Crompton's Battery Reference Book has become the standard reference source for a wide range of professionals and students involved in designing, manufacturing, and specifying products and systems that use batteries. This book is unique in providing extensive data on specific battery types, manufacturers and suppliers, as well as covering the theory - an aspect of the book which makes an updated edition important for every professional's library. The coverage of different types of battery is fully comprehensive, ranging from minute button cells to large installations weighing several hundred tonnes. Must-have information and data on all classes of battery in an accessible form Essential reference for design engineers in automotive and aerospace applications, telecommunications equipment, household appliances, etc. Informs you of developments over the past five years

Prepper s Long Term Survival Guide

Author: Jim Cobb
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1612433189
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A STEP-BY-STEP, DON'T-OVERLOOK-ANYTHING WORKBOOK OF DIY PROJECTS THAT PREPARE HOME AND FAMILY FOR ANY LIFE-THREATENING CATASTROPHE The preparation you make for a hurricane, earthquake or other short-term disaster will not keep you alive in the event of widespread social collapse caused by pandemic, failure of the grid or other long-term crises. Government pamphlets and other prepping books tell you how to hold out through an emergency until services are restored. This book teaches you how to survive when nothing returns to normal for weeks, months or even years, including: •Practical water collection for drinking and hygiene •Storing, growing, hunting and foraging for food •First aid and medical treatments when there’s no doctor •Techniques and tactics for fortifying and defending your home •Community-building strategies for creating a new society