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How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 17:57:20 Reply

Hey guys, I'm sure you've all heard of Hurricane Sandy. Anyway, I live right in the middle of where it's going to hit. I got an automated phonecall saying the electricity within a 50 mile radius from where I live is predicted to go out for 10 - 14 days.
If it does, what can I do to keep occupied? I get fucking bored easily. This sucks :(. I'm sure alot of other NGers aren't going to have power either, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?!


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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 18:02:38 Reply

At 10/28/12 05:57 PM, Jeffyx wrote:

That sucks... maybe try staying elsewhere.

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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 18:06:30 Reply

At 10/28/12 06:02 PM, illicit wrote:
At 10/28/12 05:57 PM, Jeffyx wrote:
That sucks... maybe try staying elsewhere.

Theres nowhere I can go :(. It's not like i'm the only one though lol, thousands of people will lose power.


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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 18:06:53 Reply

well bro look foward to no school
P.S. i feel your pain


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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 18:08:49 Reply

At 10/28/12 06:06 PM, mechadude32 wrote: well bro look foward to no school
P.S. i feel your pain

I would rather be at school to be honest haha. Maybe I can stay at a friends house or something so it would be less boring.


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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 18:10:29 Reply

At 10/28/12 06:08 PM, Jeffyx wrote:
At 10/28/12 06:06 PM, mechadude32 wrote: well bro look foward to no school
P.S. i feel your pain
I would rather be at school to be honest haha. Maybe I can stay at a friends house or something so it would be less boring.

Good idea.. helps with sanity.

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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 18:11:37 Reply

At 10/28/12 06:10 PM, illicit wrote:
At 10/28/12 06:08 PM, Jeffyx wrote:
At 10/28/12 06:06 PM, mechadude32 wrote: well bro look foward to no school
P.S. i feel your pain
I would rather be at school to be honest haha. Maybe I can stay at a friends house or something so it would be less boring.
Good idea.. helps with sanity.

Yeah, it's better to be bored with somebody than by yourself.

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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 18:12:00 Reply

Well, having a fully charged portable DVD player, iPod/Zune/whatever, laptop/tablet computer, DS, and a car charger for all of them would be ideal. I've got my DVD player and Zune charged up, but I sadly do not have a car charger for either of them and I don't have a laptop or tablet. I also don't have any handheld gaming devices other than my old Gameboy Advance, and the only decent game I have is Wario Land, and I don't know where my old Gameboy games are. And reading some good books or comics isn't a bad idea. And having one of those big, battery powered "lantern" things, whatever you call them, is definitely recommended. We got one the other day in case the power goes out here. Also, I hope your stove is gas and not electric. You definitely need to stock up on food you can cook on a stove, such as canned soup, pasta, ramen, and whatnot. And make sure you have plenty of batteries.


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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 18:15:29 Reply

Pick up some board games or card games.
Low tech can be as fun if not more fun than electronic games.

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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 18:16:39 Reply

Buy a generator if you're desperate.

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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 18:17:29 Reply

Do something productive. Or masturbate.


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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 18:35:23 Reply

Try to bring a book. It's entertainment that doesn't require batteries of any kind. All it does require is imagination.


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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 18:46:24 Reply

Get off your fatass, go outside, and exercise. Go camping.

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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 18:52:29 Reply

Read, whether it be books or magazines depending on your preference I'm sure there's a lot of stuff you can read to pass time. Otherwise, like you said stay with some friends and play cards or something to keep you entertained.


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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 19:11:46 Reply

At 10/28/12 06:17 PM, jjjkuk wrote: Do something productive. Or masturbate.

Implying masturbation isn't productive.


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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 19:14:44 Reply


Yeah, it's better to be bored with somebody than by yourself.

PS: Awesome Sig bro :)

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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 19:44:23 Reply

Get a generator. Diesel prices actually dropped.


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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 19:56:08 Reply

I live in the south west, so ha ha

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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 20:01:52 Reply

At 10/28/12 07:44 PM, dem0lecule wrote: Get a generator. Diesel prices actually dropped.

This.

Also, a category 1 should not be taking your power out. Everyone overreacts as usual.


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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 20:10:47 Reply

Spend time with friends as much as you possibly can and invest in a pack of cards. I live in Tuscaloosa and when the tornado came that is what we all had to do. Some people were without power for nearly a month.


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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 20:11:31 Reply

At 10/28/12 08:01 PM, Shauna wrote:
At 10/28/12 07:44 PM, dem0lecule wrote: Get a generator. Diesel prices actually dropped.
This.

Also, a category 1 should not be taking your power out. Everyone overreacts as usual.

The thing won't even be a category 1 when it makes landfall, i think winds will only be 50mph at most. I know from experience that that ain't enough to take out the power even when sustained most the day.

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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 20:18:46 Reply

I'm sure there's a hosptal with wifi within a 50 mile radius. If not you probably live in a fucking Eritrean ghetto

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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 20:21:30 Reply

At 10/28/12 08:11 PM, All-American-Badass wrote:
The thing won't even be a category 1 when it makes landfall, i think winds will only be 50mph at most. I know from experience that that ain't enough to take out the power even when sustained most the day.

Living in Florida for twelve years I've experienced tropical storms to hurricane Andrew.

Andrew was the only devastating weather we've ever experienced. So why do these states fret now?

Because they haven't experienced a storm or hurricane like this in many many moons. Anything different from the norm is too scary for them, therefore panic.

IM TELLING ALL OF YOU, YOU WILL BE FINE. Just expect some floods that will subside.


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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 20:45:37 Reply

At 10/28/12 06:17 PM, jjjkuk wrote: Do something productive. Or masturbate.

What? masturbation is productive. reproductive even.


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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 20:47:10 Reply

At 10/28/12 06:46 PM, DickBuns wrote: Get off your fatass, go outside, and exercise. Go camping.

Why would you go camping during a Hurricane?


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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 20:51:06 Reply

At 10/28/12 08:47 PM, ZJ wrote:
At 10/28/12 06:46 PM, DickBuns wrote: Get off your fatass, go outside, and exercise. Go camping.
Why would you go camping during a Hurricane?

Because you want to spit in the face of death.

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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 20:54:54 Reply

If you have a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) and fully charge it before the storm, it can provide power for up to three hours, depending on how much you plug into it. Most people use it for desktop computers, so while your Internet may go down, you'll still have access to your offline files and games. Laptops are ideal too, as they can stay with you if you have to move, and if the power dies, the batteries take over without the need for the UPS.

You can also go to a friend's house, or invite friends and family over. Not being alone in a major hurricane is a very good idea. If you're chicken and hide under your bed when lightning strikes, having someone there instead of your conscience playing tricks on what might be in that dark room is helpful. You can socialize, maybe play chess or checkers, read a book, etc.

As for me - I live in Toronto, so unless the storm makes a northwest, I should be fine. But unfortunately nature is unpredictable.

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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 21:09:46 Reply

At 10/28/12 06:46 PM, DickBuns wrote: Get off your fatass, go outside, and exercise. Go camping.

During a hurricane?


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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 21:26:09 Reply

Masturbate


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Response to How to deal with no electricity? 2012-10-28 21:37:06 Reply

At 10/28/12 09:09 PM, Jeffyx wrote:
During a hurricane?

Saxton Hale goes camping in a hurricane.

Just find a few good books, or even textbooks if you go to college/school and read. There are also plenty of exercises you can do inside even if you don't own any equipment.

Just stay calm and rational, people can easily panic and create a problem in situations like these.


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