(Pictured: Help is not coming. Sandy victims rummage through trash for food in Bayonne, NJ)
By Mac Slavo
Over coming weeks millions of Americans will be tuning in to NatGeo’s new American Blackout film about surviving in a post-power grid collapse environment that lacks electricity, fresh water and the normal flow of commerce.
For most it will be nothing more than standard evening entertainment, but what if such an event turns out to be a future American reality?
Such a scenario may seem improbable, but just in the last several years we’ve seen it play out time and again all over the world, albeit in situations limited in time and scope. Hurricane Katrina and over 50,000 people stranded at the New Orleans Super Dome with no water, Hurricane Sandy and starving individuals rumaging through garbage cans to find a morsel of food, and various other natural and man-made…
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