Re: Give up electricity?
Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:14 am
Wow. Definitely not a choice I would make to go without electricity. But you will be more prepared than me (and most others) if the grid is hacked a la Ted Koppel’s book from a few years ago. Kudos. (I’m sitting with the lights on near my sofa and in the kitchen this Sunday morning.)2dogs+someCats wrote: ↑Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:26 amI have been without refrigeration before for months when there was an electrical problem in my old trailer that I couldn't afford to fix. Admittedly this is easier to deal with in a New York winter - ice and snow in coolers was the solution at the time. There are propane gas refrigerators but I don't like that option.
I already don't have fans in hot weather. My house is such that it stays relatively cool all year (read: freezing in winter!). I will admit to purchasing a box fan this year - we had an awful heat wave and I got it for my dogs - set it in front of a big pan of ice and the dogs got the "cool breeze". I only used it a few hours a day for 3 days - they heat wave broke and the fan went out in the garage to use for the next heat wave.
I already don't use lights during the day - even if it's dark and raining - other than I enjoy lighting a few candles.
Crazy or not, I really feel that is a challenge I would undertake if not for how scary other heat sources are to me.