How many time have you ever wondered what you need to communicate in a disaster situation or what skill you need to have?
Most people consider that they only need a handful of devices on hand, but what are the most important electronic appliances that you will actually use? Some give a list based on their priorities but these are not always the same for everyone, as we each have our own criteria of what’s important and what is not.
Another problem worth mentioning is, that it’s one thing to have them by your side and a completely different story in using them. We all know how to change a battery, that’s true, but what other options do we have in case of a disaster and when these are not longer available.
Sometimes we can just rely on old, proven techniques and sometimes we can improvise.
A recent Facebook experiment in artificial intelligence has garnered a lot of attention across the internet.
Stories vary considerably, ranging from pure reporting of a technological accomplishment to humor at what had happened to outright fear about the potential of computers going haywire and turning against their human owners like in some science fiction story.
Over the years, I’ve given a lot of thought to just how much I should try to avoid modern electronic devices when it comes to prepping. I have also sought, wherever possible, to end or reduce reliance on electricity and anything else that requires a major social or commercial effort.
There are some devices that I feel cannot be done away with, at least in the final stages of a major social collapse and during the first few years after.
In this case, I refer to Arduino computer controllers. These small devices are very easy to customize and can be used to increase your odds of survival.
Ever since computers became popular, there have been those who wanted to hack their way in and find their secrets. For most of those early hackers, the thrill was in the chase, and the victory was in breaking in.
Most of their work was benign, with hackers being content to have succeeded in doing what they weren’t supposed to be able to do.