On one hand, it is an eminently sane response to prepare for emergency and disaster, and on the other hand, it also keeps the fear of emergencies and disasters alive.
It is also an affordable way to enter into the solar economy. A couple of square inches of solar electric, photovoltaic, PV panel will provide the power you need for an LED flashlight, radio, cell phone, extra set of batteries. Add a hand crank of bicycle generator and you have a reliable source of survival electricity, day or night, by sunlight or muscle power.
This is also one way to bring electricity to the 1.6 to 1.8 billion people around the world who do not now have access to electricity.
Anybody have any connections to Stewart or Colbert? Both the Rally and the March are happening in Washington DC on October 30 and time is short.
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