This is a lively bunch of people here. Is anyone interested in chatting?
My problems with the power-outtages are due to the fact that I don't have enough UPS systems in place yet. My computers are all protected and my stereo is also protected - I have automatic emergency lighting through-out my house and I have solar-powered "garden" lights in my kitchen. But, if the power is out long enough, I cannot go into my garage and work on projects - I do plan on putting in a UPS-based system into my garage to run the lights, garage-door-opener and small tools and make the UPS-system charge off of solar as well as grid-power (to start).You should not be having problems with power outages! You're a prepper. It just be just a bump in the road. LOL
We've not had any rain. This is our second year of severe drought. It is amazing how many trees have died. My garden is struggling even with me watering it. I'm not sure if I'm going to bother with a fall garden.
Machinist posted a survivalist novel on this site. I read that this week.