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Old 03-31-2011, 05:31 PM   #51
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For those folks who use natural gas for heat keep in mind that your gas supply comes into town along the bottom of the inlet which is mud. During quakes one of the things that happens is that mud goes through "liquifaction" which is basically like a soupy quicksand. Those gas lines as well as the power lines from Beluga stand a very good chance of major damage. It would be wise to have some sort of back up heat source since we know we won't be lucky enough that it would happen in July rather than January. Given the general lack of self sufficiency/self-reliability that most people seem to have it won't be pretty.
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:34 PM   #52
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And for those thinking that they will heat with electricity, your local provider will definitely be down since they use nat gas to power their turbines. There is only a finite fuel supply in tankage (if it holds), so don't plan on being able to buy heating oil, diesel, gasoline, propane. (at least for some period of time) The Tesoro plant in Kenai would likely go offline after a major earthquake or tsunami (they supply basically all the jet fuel and on-road diesel for south central).

So.... install a wood stove or wood fired boiler and start stocking up on beetle kill!
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:20 PM   #53
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http://www.geek.com/articles/geek-ce...gets-20120716/

Saw this on TV the other day and thought it was kinda neat. Except for the whole made in china thing.

Looks to be a useful tool.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:38 PM   #55
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That thing is cool. People can laugh and poke fun but I have a lot of information stored in my phone. Like the entire service manual for my 91 Cummins, medical information for my family, and contact info for emergency services. Its a valuable tool, and I want it to work even if there is no cell service because an earthquake took down all the cell towers.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:38 PM   #56
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Running on gen set right now, power has been out since around 7. I'm sure my neighbors are loving that 8hp 1980s Briggs. It's out in the backyard and I can here it in my kitchen over the 40mph wind.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:30 PM   #57
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Interesting youtube video on nukes. Makes you think about the fall out what the population has been exposed to.

http://youtu.be/LLCF7vPanrY
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:23 AM   #58
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That thing is cool. People can laugh and poke fun but I have a lot of information stored in my phone. Like the entire service manual for my 91 Cummins, medical information for my family, and contact info for emergency services. Its a valuable tool, and I want it to work even if there is no cell service because an earthquake took down all the cell towers.
Might be a cheaper alternative. This one uses the generator to charge up a battery.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Ther...c-USB-charger/

Most of us already have much of what is needed on hand to build this device. I've seen the little generators for pretty cheap too. Depending on your scrounging abilities, I bet you could make one happen for under 30 bucks.


Those nuclear videos always give me the willies.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:38 PM   #59
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http://biolitestove.com/campstove/ca...view/features/

Cook, charge, use natural fuels (which is easy in AK)
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:22 AM   #60
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A few days ago I went to the gas station to fill 2 propane tanks. I overheard the guy who filled it say a comment to his coworker about all the crazy people filling up their tanks because they're afraid the world is going to end in 5 days (this was 6 days ago). I thought you all would appreciate this story. Didn't we just have a moderate earthquake a few weeks ago? He sure has a lot of faith in the system to keep him fed in case of crisis. I'm planning to have some bbq.
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