REGULARLY UPDATED SINCE 1982, John Schaeffer’s Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook is the definitive guide to renewable energy, sustainable living, alternative transportation, natural and green building, homesteading, energy conservation and off-grid living. This completely revised 14th edition, written by experts with decades of hands-on experience, contains expanded information on permaculture, biodynamics, the Transition Movement, urban homesteading and emergency preparedness – plus maps, wiring diagrams, formulae, charts, electrical code specs/regulations/requirements, solar sizing worksheets and much more. Whether you’re a layperson or a professional; novice or longtime aficionado, the Sourcebook puts the latest research and information at your fingertips; everything you need to know to make sustainable living a reality. With over 600,000 copies in print worldwide, it is the most comprehensive resource available for anyone interested in lessening his/her environmental footprint and increasing energy independence.
The Secure the Grid Coalition
The Secure the Grid Coalition is an ad hoc group of policy, energy, and national security experts, legislators, and industry insiders who are dedicated to strengthening the resiliency of America’s electrical grid. The Coalition aims to raise awareness about the national and international threat of grid vulnerabilities to EMP, cyber attack and electronic warfare and encourage the steps needed to neutralize such occurances.
Electric Armageddon by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry
This volume has been the #1 reference book I have used here at ProtectGrid to explain the existential threat that persists to this day to the nation’s critical, commercial electric grid. The author has been a tireless proponent of exposing the vulnerabilities of our infrastructure to terrorist attack by nuclear EMP and solar electromagnetic storm events. Within its pages is a succinct summary of the political machinations that have stymied effective legislation to move the nation forward to effectively protect our electric grid. Not only modern threats of electronic warfare and nature-caused solar flares are covered, but strategies for addressing these vulnerabilities are proposed for national scale solutions to a potential crisis. Bureaucratic gridlock and political wrangling as well as non-collaboration between the military and civilian sectors of society are examined with a view to increase cooperation between all stakeholders. We all rely on uninterrupted power to drive commerce and industry and move our economy forward. Dr. Pry offers a grand national strategy for civil-military preparedness in dealing with all-hazard disaster scenarios.
Permaculture Forums at Permies.com
This is a very active discussion forums site for a lively and engaged community of permaculture enthusiasts. Topic categories range from “growies” (greens and plants) to raising critters to sustainable and alternative building technologies, homesteading and home-grown energy systems, to idea sharing on finding/enhancing revenue streams from cottage-based, farm-spun industry tied to the land and your property. All things having to do with bringing resilience alive into your life style is shared right here!
How active is this site? Statistics at the bottom of the bulletin board indicate that 339,066 messages have been posted by 30,194 registered users. (as of 3/03/15) Most users ever online was 13,841 on Oct 13, 2013 16:33:11. The really cool thing I like is that the forums publisher is Paul Wheaton who lives in Missoula, Montana. As a resident of Montana myself, I’m excited to see how awesome the permaculture scene is locally and globally in this great online community.
In this book, the ways and means to EMP protect a housing development, hamlet, village or town as opposed to just surviving an EMP event, are graphically explained. This book may serve as your beginner’s manual to start implementing your plan to organizing your EMP Enclave. Decide if a micro-community, group project formed around building an EMP oasis is a viable option for your area.
Author describes it as (1.) the template for the first National USA EMP Protection Plan with ways and means, and (2) how to do EMP shielding, bonding, grounding, and cable surge suppression and filtering plus your own solar-PV rooftop electricity. Applications are residential homes and commercial buildings.