Back to the Dark Ages: 3 Months later half of Puerto Rico still without Power

Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria sent Puerto Rico back to the Dark Ages and three months later half of Puerto Rico is still without power and struggling badly. What’s it like to live without power, how people cope and what challenges they face.

Like our previous post, the linked presentation below is also worth the time.

Puerto Rico, back to the dark ages.

Nothing like hands on accounts of actual events to understand for real what SHTF is like.

Notice that in general the areas that struggle the most are the more isolated ones and the ones further away from the main power grid. It is logical that these would be the ones where it is harder to re-establish power for. This contradicts the common “preper” advice of living away from main urban areas.

In the real world there’s no easy, black and white answers. The reality of such events is far more complex, what can be a benefit in some aspects can be a big handicap in other areas.

The trick is to know how to balance and prepare accordingly for whatever compromises you decide to make.

Have a great weekend folks!

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”


Back to the Dark Ages: 3 Months later half of Puerto Rico still without Power — 1 Comment

  1. Our state of Oklahoma just sent a number of utility trucks to Puerto Rico and crews will be sent for two or three weeks then replaced by a new crew. These guys are well respected and called on for disasters such as this. Of course any story of help is never reported on!! From what I have read the corruption or mismanagement there is the reason they don’t have better infrastructure.
    Follow the money. Those at the top siphon off the money, the rest live in near poverty.

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