Greyman vs self reliance(delayed post )
We had a hella storm blow up tonight, straight line winds, massive rain, I even saw my wind genny furl for the first time. Knocked out power all over the area.
It got me to thinkin’ ’bout this whole off-grid thing from a tactical stand point. Luckily, most of my neighbors are relation. There are one or two that are not, but we are on good terms with them, even if we don’t interact much. But what if (you do play the ‘what if ” game, don’t you?) I didn’t live amongst friends? How would I approach this situation, or, more specifically, retain a certain amount of security? One night likely wouldn’t strain relations amongst neighbors, but a situation like I was in in Cincinnati back in 2008, where power was out for a week or more, well, I could see some people developing a certain amount of jealousy or envy, and that could lead to more of the seven deadly sins.
Let’s imagine that one is completely off grid, raising a decent garden, minimal livestock to provide food as well as breeders, and has ZERO need of most day to day that the rest of us take for granted. Imagine that person in a situation where the infrastructure has failed and what others nearby could react like. How do you establish security then?
My only thought starts with, you had better start that security premise long before you need it. Don’t advertise your preparations, be aware of power outages and practice light discipline, muffle the hell out your generators (that sound carries like you wouldn’t believe, even the quietest Honda genny is loud when ‘normal’ background noises are removed) etc etc etc.
Just some thoughts on things.