Earth Hour is upon us once again. Lets show our support by switching off our lights at 8:30PM tonight. Check their website for more details.
For us survivalists, we've got plenty of things to reflect on during this time.
1. Long-term implications - Are you prepared for a blackout? How will your family cope if the power goes down for weeks, months or years? A simple bug out bag won't cut it. Sit down with your family and talk about going the distance.
2. Working in the dark - This is one of the few times when city slickers would witness the city deprived of illumination. Go out and remember how your neighborhood looks like. This is what it will look like in an extended zombie crisis. Now think about fighting for your life in the DARK. You may be forced to evacuate your barricaded home and flee towards your next safe house.
Inspect your emergency exits and see how well you can navigate them in the black of night. Try to make do without a flashlight, it may attract unwanted attention.
From your exit, see how you can reduce clutter that may block your path. If a few flower pots are standing between your family and freedom, remember Murphy's Law move it to a place where nobody would trip over it. (I did that and needed to make sure Mrs. Zombie Hunter approved of its new location.)
Survival will depend on being able to travel to your next safe house. The family's emergency map will help, but nighttime navigation will be something you need to overcome.
Learn from Dimitri: The night is your friend.
Use Earth Hour 2011 to help you own the night. You'll need every advantage you could get to survive WTSHFT.