Note: Keep in mind that most of these tips are ONLY for urban smokers (like me) who have only seen rural life in pictures. If you live in a very small town far from the city, I’m sure you have plenty of resources and knowledge to survive as if Rambo was on vacation in Palm Beach.
Unless you’ve lived in a cave or on a lost island in Papua New Guinea, you’ve probably heard the disturbing news from Europe: Serious power outages are likely to happen… not only in Europe, but all over the world.
The Austrian Ministry of Defense has launched a campaign to educate its citizens on how to act in case the country’s entire electricity system collapses for about two weeks: we are talking about a major blackout that would have been caused, according to experts, by various reasons:
1) After the moments of confinement due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, many factories have reduced their production rate, and many of them have even completely stopped their activity. Most of these factories that produce just about everything (packaging, paper, technology, cereals, food, etc.) are located in China.
2) For at least a year (also due to the pandemic) there has been a shortage of micro-components, essential for almost everything. Maybe this shortage wasn’t too bad 20 years ago, but in 2021 it’s pretty screwed up.
3) The price of electric power continues to increase worldwide, due to the two points mentioned above
4) And in addition to this pre-apocalyptic panorama, there is also a shortage of containers, and there are many ships stranded on the coasts in front of the most important ports.
What can you do if tomorrow you find that the electricity is not working? It means your electric car can’t work, there is no internet, your mobile phone is out of battery…
Is this the definitive time for all of us to go crazy and start a new Mad Max-style civilization?
Well, stay calm. In this short guide, we are going to offer you some of the basic tips so that you can survive a power outage without suffering serious physical (or mental) consequences.
Step 1: You need to have the essentials on hand. Alright, having your weed or medical marijuana treatment nearby is one of the basics, no doubt… but think about the more basic stuff first, mate.
– There will be no electricity, so you must have something nearby that allows you to “summon” one of mankind’s oldest friends: Fire.
– This sacred element will allow you to heat up, cook, and yes, also light up your joints or hit your most beloved bong.
So stock up on lighters (better if they’re refillable), and universal gas cans to refill them when they run out.
2nd step: Another primary element that will be absolutely necessary in the event of a power outage is water.
(Yes, I know, I know: maybe you’re reading this from a northern Wyoming cabin with 14 big acres of land and 2 beautiful springs of pure water, so…this point doesn’t apply to you)
Water will not only keep you hydrated and will essentially keep you from dying of thirst. It is also essential for cooking and laundry. So if you have yours water reserve tank, It’s awesome. Otherwise, buy one. If you live in an apartment or a small house, you should have a stock of large water bottles.
Step 3: Buy all the cans you can store. Avoid any type of food that can expire. Cans of fish in oil are the best option, because even if there is no power outage, you can consume them for a long time later. Don’t buy popcorn for the microwave or pop-tarts for the toaster (remember, THERE IS NO ELECTRICITY!). Military MREs (ready-to-eat meals) food are also an excellent option: they are dehydrated foods in portions that provide the necessary daily calories. There are several types of dehydrated products MRE food for emergencies which you can buy for storage.
Step 4: Get as many stacks as you can. These can be used for the radio and some other basic household items which will come in very handy. If you have car batteries or gasoline generators for power, then that will be great.
Step #5: You must have a gas cookers. It’s the easiest way to cook when you don’t have electricity. On the Internet there are many options for buying this guy of product, even with several reserve gas cans.
Step #6: Communications are completely irrelevant, but you can still use one important item: the radio. What if you don’t have batteries? Well, there you can use your arm strength using a base dynamo radio.
Stage # seven: Yes, it’s time to talk about weeds. If you are a grower with many cannabis plants, then it is 100% that by reading these lines you already have a contingency plan prepared with solar charging batteries, and a strategy as solid as the best bunker . Great for you!
If you’re like many others, and you have your little harvest at home…well, that can be a problem if there’s no electricity, don’t you think?
There are solar batteries so your plants don’t run out of light, and you can set up a drip irrigation system so your weed doesn’t end up drying out from lack of water.
And the most important part…step #8: Try to keep your sanity. Yes, it might seem like a no-brainer, but if you’re locked in the house with no light, you can go a little crazy, especially if you live alone. Maintain a daily routine: Get dressed even when you’re not going to work, talk to your neighbors, share a joint, be courteous and kind, read a few good books, practice meditation, learn to be at peace with yourself, “enjoy” household chores, and even take a walk around the block.
(Well… going for a walk might not be a good idea if there’s also a zombie attack or something like that..)
But…unless the outage was caused by an alien invasion or an onslaught of cannibalistic zombies, you shouldn’t be afraid.
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Peace, love and smoke! Be careful!
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