Could you survive without electricity?

United States
April 4, 2009 3:06pm CST
If a solar pulse knocked out all electricity, would you know how to survive? What would you do?
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15 responses
@tuyakiki (3026)
• India
4 Apr 09
It is difficult to think about a like without it. How can I switch on my computers??? I will go for another source of energy like LPG or biogas.
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• United States
4 Apr 09
Good idea ;)
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@icegermany (2524)
• India
4 Apr 09
it is difficult to manage without electricity and there would be many difficulties. in india we have more of power cuts for long hours and manier times it is daily we experience power cuts and hence it is common and need to somehow manage and there are sometimes power problems if there is a thunder strikes also and it is common. but here in europe and all we don have those problems and it is so good and comfortable.
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• United States
4 Apr 09
We lost power for 2 weeks once after a hurricane, it was inconvenient but we survived.
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@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
4 Apr 09
I certainly wouldn't die without electricity. Sure, some things would be inconvenient. My stove and oven are electric, so I wouldn't be able to do any traditional cooking, but I've been camping enough times to know how to cook without a stove. And pretty much everything else electric is not really necessary to life.
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• United States
4 Apr 09
No, it's not but you'd be surprised at how many people haven't got any survival skills.
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@HelScream (2828)
• Philippines
4 Apr 09
if it is worldwide that has no electricity and I guess I have no choice but to leave with it but if it is only in our place that has no electricity I would surely migrate to a certain place in which there is electricity..... I don't know but I cant leave for the fact that I can open my pc for a day I guess I will go mad ....lol
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• United States
4 Apr 09
Yeah, it's a scary thought, huh
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@Margajoe (4718)
• Germany
4 Apr 09
Sure I would know. But, it would not be easy. We have been spoiled by electricity for so long. It will be hard to coop without it. But, we could manage. Lighting candles, playing guitar and singing, burning fire to make dinner. Reading more books. Oh my, NO MORE MYLOT!!!! That is terrible! Take care, have a nice weekend.
• United States
5 Apr 09
You too :)
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@Margajoe (4718)
• Germany
5 Apr 09
Thank-you. It is great weather here, I got to get outside. Take care.
@thedaddym (1737)
• United States
6 May 09
Probably not. If I had to live with out my computer and TV too, I would more than surely die. I don't know what I would do. I would probably be out of work too since I work on computers. So I would have even more spare time to deal with not having electricity. I would probably read a lot. I could handle not having lights, but not having my TV or computer, I would most certainly go insane.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
7 Apr 09
I have gone without electricity for short periods of time and I have long been a supporter of the idea of going off the grid at least partially. I would survive but it would be difficult to get to food sources since everything in the modern world is connected to electricity in one way or another. People in hurricane threatened areas are used to making do without it for limited periods of time.
@kaka135 (14155)
• Malaysia
6 Apr 09
If it's only for one day, then I can still bearable with it, as I've experienced with power knock out quite often back in my hometown. It's just that we can't enjoy all the entertainments, such as television and computer, also we will have to tolerate with the heat as the fan is not working. We still have candles to light on, and we spend time sitting in the living room together and chit chat, as we have nothing else better to do. It's considered a good gathering time for the family too. I'd rather live without electricity than without water supply. It's really suffering if there's no water supply.
@angemac23 (2005)
• Canada
5 Apr 09
I could survive without electricity for sure! People did it for centuries, there is no reason why we can't!
• Indonesia
5 Apr 09
If a solar pulse make all the power plant shut down, and all electric device broken. May be i am begin to be a farmer. I can grow plant to make food, rise chicken anything like that. Of course we can survive with out all this think. But it can be frustate for a while. But as time go, it will be familliar.
• United States
5 Apr 09
I think i would be fine to survive. Atleast for a little while. I think that it would be fairly easy to find food that did not need to be cooked. You could always build a fire or use a grill to cook food. Candles and flashlights could be used when it got dark and the sun should be enough light to survive in the daytime.
@ladybug565 (2217)
• United States
5 Apr 09
I'm sure that I would survive but I would defenatly be miserable!! I am defenatly a slave of electricity.
@dodo19 (34712)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
4 Apr 09
Last summer, in my area, there was about 3 days, when there was no electricity. I had to live with it, but I was really going crazy. I was really bored out of my mind. I was lucky that I had to work, so that I had something to do. But when I was home, I couldn't stand not having any electricity. I was so happy, when I called home, after work, and my sister told me that we had electricity back.
@spalladino (17924)
• United States
4 Apr 09
I live in Florida so we've survived without electricity for days following big storms. We could survive fairly easily down here because we don't have to worry about extreme cold and, because we're inland in the country, we can cook with wood if we ran out of propane or charcoal for the grills. I'd miss the internet terribly though but I'm sure the family would spend more time together without the distractions of that, video games and television.
• United States
4 Apr 09
I went a few days without this in Miami. So it would not kill me to do it again. We had hurricanes that took out our lights and electricity.