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Power Grid Vulnerabilities Webinar - Producer Beyond Off Grid

Link to webinar:  http://www.beyondoffgrid.com/webinars/power-grid-vulnerable-be-ready-when-the-grid-goes-down/?live

Register for the Webinar here

You must register for the webinar ahead of time at the above link.  Once you have registered, an email with the link to the webinar will be sent to your email address. 

On Nov 13-14, there will be a huge joint training drill to test the nation's power grid and its ability to withstand numerous threats, including cyberattack.  GridEx II will involve thousands of utility workers, FBI agents, anti-terrorism experts, governmental agencies, and more than 150 private businesses, and will focus primarily on how governments will react if the electrical grid fails or experiences widespread outages.

While it is perhaps the biggest single area of risk for our economy and national security, it receives almost no attention in the media, and government seems to have given the issue far less attention than it deserves.

The threat of a major power outage is a risk to your family, and you should be concerned and thoughtfully prepare for what you will do in various contingencies.

Tuesday night, Tara Dodrill, a journalist for Off the Grid News and other publications, will share her expertise on this topic that she has gained from years of covering it.

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For those of you that missed National Geographic's American Blackout, here is a link to the video.  It would be great to watch the video before the webinar.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PreJvrljihI

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  • walt

    More suggestions for saving your radio/electronic gear.
    Steel ammo boxes, what computer room doesn't have a metal file cabinet and even that old dutch oven stored with your camping gear.
    Double wrap your gear again and it should be safe.
    Even a 5gal bucket, with the items double wrapped, they should be safe too. all of a sudden, this isn't all that hard to prepare for.
    Now I'm learning about cars and trucks.

    November 19, 2013

  • walt

    No, there's not much you can do for the overall grid going down, but you can have your stuff stored and safe. Read: Cheap.
    A cheap faraday package: take a smaller radio, like the NOAA storm radio: Am-FM, weather channels or one of the Grundig SW/Am/Fm.
    Take batteries out, put a silca dry pack with it: wrap up with tin foil, now place in Zip lock bag, than wrap up with foil again.
    Tah-Dah. I've now got a NOAA radio and a CB mobile unit, stored, as safe as I can, stored in my large metal gun safe, another layer.
    And yes I know, I can't spell well!!

    November 17, 2013

  • johnny m.

    There's not much you can do about an EMP event.

    November 14, 2013

  • walt

    Good, BUT.
    No info on if they( the black-outs)were happening in our area, Wasn't too sure about radios being affected if on or off.
    I've done some looking into the radio damage questions and it seems no one agrees on any thing. How confusing!
    If a radio is unplugged, not charged, it seems it would be safe: not powered and not transmitting, not connected to a wire or antanane, it should be safe and still workable. Does anyone else know?
    You can't keep every radio unit hidden in a cage, every day forever.

    November 13, 2013

  • John

    Lots of good information of what could happen and definitely
    lots to think about. I was also hoping for more details and guidelines on how to prepare for this scenario.

    November 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Did give good information but I was hoping for more details and ideas on how to prepare. I have new things to think about, thank you for your time.

    November 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A lot of good information was presented. I gave 3 stars as the original presenter was not available.

    November 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative and well presented.

    November 13, 2013

  • Ghost

    is there a video feed for this meeting

    November 12, 2013

  • kenneth m.

    really hate to miss this one, i have to work

    November 9, 2013

  • walt

    Hello, anyone here???

    November 12, 2013

  • walt

    I'm here and ready.

    November 12, 2013

  • Lori

    On this Nov. 13th and 14th training drill, will they actually shut down the lights or just pretend they are shut down?

    November 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Good question! I'd also like to know

      November 12, 2013

  • Ern L.

    We never know when it's for real!

    November 12, 2013

  • John

    This looks like it could be very informative.

    November 11, 2013

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