In the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse, the national power grid is likely to continue working for only a day or two at most. The system of power generation and distribution is finely balanced and fantastically complex, and the people who run it are likely to be busy either being eaten by zombies or being zombies (Figure 2-1), so you won’t be able to rely on them.

Let’s face it, though: you’re not going to need to have a whole lot to power, anyway. There won’t be any TV to watch, and you won’t have the Internet, either. You’ll only need a fairly small amount of electricity, and fortunately, you can generate that much yourself, ...

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