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  1. Forum Upgrade

    Forum recently upgraded. This is a test Blog post to test functionality.
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  2. Eskom: Gas

    [quote]Potential ‘Plan B’s’ as guerrilla tactics are required to address the electricity crisis due to mismanagement. All the ‘Plan B’s’ (in this blog) are prefixed by ‘Eskom’ (makes searching easier). Many are edited existing threads lost in the archives.[/quote]

    [quote]Review your camping stuff for temporary relief.[/quote]

    This is a good plan. You can’t waste money on unnecessary purchases. The worst that can happen is that you have really comprehensive camping gear. ...
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  3. Eskom: Generators

    [quote]Potential ‘Plan B’s’ as guerrilla tactics are required to address the electricity crisis due to mismanagement. All the ‘Plan B’s’ (in this blog) are prefixed by ‘Eskom’ (makes searching easier). Many are edited existing threads lost in the archives.[/quote]

    Most electricity sources rely on mechanical (kinetic) energy turning generators which produce electricity. A good kinetic source is steam (used for a long time to produce mechanical energy – well understood).
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  4. Eskom: Preparation for the worst case

    [quote]Potential ‘Plan B’s’ as guerrilla tactics are required to address the electricity crisis due to mismanagement. All the ‘Plan B’s’ (in this blog) are prefixed by ‘Eskom’ (makes searching easier). Many are edited existing threads lost in the archives.[/quote]

    Some precautionary measures. Make a list & notes so that when s**t happens, you can smoothly segue into Plan B.

    #1 Review your camping stuff for temporary relief.

    #2 Define your essentials. ...
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  5. Eskom: Household electrical power distribution

    This procedure assumes a generator as a power source. If you are uneasy about this, check it with an electrician. He would be unhappy about some safety aspects, but it would work. The safety aspects relate to disconnecting and connecting. There is not a permanent danger while using the system.

    A major issue (I cannot emphasize this enough) is to SWITCH OFF the main switch (leave it off). It is easy, like switching-off a normal switch. It is usually green on the distribution board. ...
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