Why I am Ramping Up my Prep

It’s not IF the electric/electronics grid will go down – it’s WHEN.

On one hand, this SHOULD kill the Left as a viable party.

But, let’s be serious – the Left will manage to find a way to blame US for it happening.

If you don’t already:

And, last – Remember.


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    • Butch on January 27, 2021 at 12:37 PM

    This may help when fuel for the generator becomes unavailable: http://www.build-a-gasifier.com/PDF/FEMA_emergency_gasifier.pdf

    • Linda Fox on January 27, 2021 at 1:11 PM

    Thanks for the link – I’ll check it out.

    • Rick T on January 27, 2021 at 5:24 PM

    You bog-standard home PV system only works if the grid is live so it can feed power back into it.  A whole-house generator (or battery-backed PV system) will have a transfer switch to disconnect the grid if you start running on internal power.    Don’t connect your generator to the house without one, and don’t rig up a back-feed without opening your main panel breaker.It is a huge safety hazard for a random house to energize your local distribution system when the main grid is down.   

    • Linda Fox on January 28, 2021 at 12:50 PM

    Yeah, those are the systems that the companies will install “free”. They are hard-wired to your house rooftop, can screw up your insurance, and don’t work like users anticipate, when the grid is down.
    I favor the home-brew systems, installed with some oversight from a qualified person. They might be solar panels that can be flipped up or easily detached, should the weather turn bad or you need to bug-out, but don’t want to lose your investment. There should be switches installed that the USER controls, not the electric company.
    My radio club had a presentation from a guy who added solar that way. Not needed at that time, but I wish I had looked ahead, and done it.

    • Rick T on January 28, 2021 at 1:22 PM

    I have a PV/battery system from Solar Edge (installed by Sunrun) that powers 4 critical circuits if the main grid is down.  I did find the system didn’t pick up during an extended brownout, I had to open my main feed breaker to shift over.   I was able to pay cash, so no lease or buy-back issues and I got the full Fed tax credit.  My techie brother is installing a whole-house system using gear from Enphase that includes provision for a backup generator as well.  Not home-brew for sure but fully grid-compatible with the ability to sell power back during the day.

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