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Next Issue Issue Of The Wild Bunch Dispatch: Grid Down In Winter? What You Need To Survive

November 11, 2021

Issue #66 of The Wild Bunch Dispatch, Alt-Market’s exclusive newsletter covering concepts and tactics for defeating globalism, is set to be released on November 14th. The Wild Bunch is a place to explore subjects and solutions to centralized tyranny which are rarely if ever covered by the rest of the alternative media. Meaning, we talk about direct action measures along with more passive strategies.

One of the most commonly asked questions by readers is what I think would happen if there was ever a grid down scenario in the US, and of course, when I think such an event might occur? Specific timing would be impossible to predict; I wish I had a crystal ball, but I don’t. That said, I have always believed that if a grid down crisis were to be deliberately engineered in the US it would most likely happen in wintertime and during the very coldest months.

Why? Because many people can survive without electricity in the spring and summer given they have the ability to make some simple adaptations. In winter, most people have no clue how they are going to deal with the cold, deal with finding off grid water, deal with iced up or snowed in roads, deal with limited movement and travel, deal with the lack of wild edibles and harder to find game, etc. Everything becomes a hundred times harder in winter, and if the grid goes down, a lot of regular citizens outside of the warmest places will not make it.

However, there are some advantages to life in the winter that many are not aware of, and with a few basic preps and smart tactics getting through this time without grid electricity is much easier. I will be discussing these preps and strategies in-depth in the next issue of The Wild Bunch Dispatch.

Grid Down In Winter? What You Need To Survive

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  • redcabinsteve November 11, 2021 at 9:25 am

    A worthy topic, looking forward to it.

    • helot November 11, 2021 at 6:08 pm

      No doubt! It’s one of, if not, The biggest concern I have. From what I can tell, Iowa Winters are as harsh as Montana Winters, only a bit less snow.

      It’s hard enough thinking about how to survive at home with no power. It’s almost impossible to imagine bugging out during Winter. …Almost.

      I’m pretty impressed with the rocket stoves on the market (got one) however; they’re not gonna keep my house warm. I’m a big fan of kerosene heaters (got several & know how to use them) moreso than firewood, that is, until the wicks & fuel run out.
      I didn’t manage to get a wood burning stove installed in my basement. (Got some tiny cast iron ones which might work in a pinch? Idk. Chimney requirements are a whole article!) Spent too much time & $ on the garden & chickens & rabbits. I hope that doesn’t turn out to be a deathly bad move.

      Sadly, getting some batteries & solar panels to operate a sump pump might be higher on my priorities than wood heat. I wish I could have found a decent place here without the need for a sump pump. … I might wind up with a catfish pond in my basement?

      Yeah, looking forward to it.

      • Patriot November 14, 2021 at 7:10 am

        Seems like you’re a very practical guy. Would like to have you as a neighbor and tough out a cold winter through mutual aid.

        Best of luck to you and yours.

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