What is ONE electric thing you can't live without?

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  1. largentdepoche

    largentdepoche Well-Known Member

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    Mine is the internet (and the computer that goes with it LOL!). I use it for everything just about, keeping in touch with my folks-recipes-forums, you name it.

    I was just thinking about this throwing my clothes into the wash. I remember not having a washing machine and it wasn't such a biggie, and I wash our dishes by hand so that's not a big thing either. They are nice to have but not a neccessity.

    Kat
     
  2. patnewmex

    patnewmex Jane of all trades

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    Refrigerator/Freezer. Can't do without! The rest can go as far as I'm concerned.

    I'm on the computer at work so much anyway.
     

  3. Ninn

    Ninn Custom Crochet Queen

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    there is too much that i can't manage without right now. this requires some serious thought on my part.
     
  4. Country Lady

    Country Lady Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Following hurricane Katrina, it was the refrigerator I missed the most. I cook with propane. We used candles and oil lamps. Until we were able to buy a generator, living without ice, milk, eggs, margarine, etc. was very hard.
     
  5. Meg Z

    Meg Z winding down

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    There is nothing electric that I can't live without. There are several things that I'd rather not live without. But can't?
     
  6. tinetine'sgoat

    tinetine'sgoat Luvin' my family in MO

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    Refridgerator. Gotta have it!! Warm milk BLECH PTOOEY AAAHHH!!! :grump:
     
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    Hard chioce.....It is between the internet and fridge :)
     
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    Clifford Love it, or leave it...

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    Farmerwilly2 Well-Known Member

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    Our electric meter. Wish I could but the alternatives are out of our price range right now.
     
  10. patnewmex

    patnewmex Jane of all trades

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    When we moved to our property, we bought a cruddy old singlewide, 27 years old. NO electricity on the property until we dug the trench ourselves, and could afford it. 18 months we lived without electricity. I missed ICE CUBES the most and still consider them a modern miracle!

    Pat
     
  11. Pony

    Pony Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Like Meg, I don't NEED any of the electric toys.

    Which one would I miss the most?

    My 'puter for sure. :)

    Pony!
     
  12. hoofinitnorth

    hoofinitnorth Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm, can't really think of anything - we lived without power for quite a while (and even longer with limited power) while we were building here... I think EVERYONE should learn to live this way for a short time in their lives - it sure made us appreciate the "easier ways of modern life" more!
     
  13. Lynne

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    TV, can opener, microwave, fencer, mixer… oh you said one thing:)

    Hmmm... read the post wrong - these are electric things that I can live without.
     
  14. DocM

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    Have a propane fridge, and older model without a 12V control panel.

    Not sure if this counts, but I got one of those hand crank lights for christmas, has a FM radio AND an adapter to charge my phone. I have internet on my phone.

    Due to various storms, we have been without power for over three weeks this year. It's been inconvenient at times, but there's been nothing we "needed". We're pretty well set up.
     
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    freeinalaska Well-Known Member

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    I really don't need anything electric. If I had to keep just one I would choose my CD player. We really enjoy our music.
     
  16. Hip_Shot_Hanna

    Hip_Shot_Hanna Well-Known Member

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    I think I'd give up my well pump LAST. I'd miss the computer for sure. And the fridge and freezer make life pretty good.

    I'd hate to do without fans and a/c, but it could be done.

    But running water is pretty important to me...
     
  17. Ruby

    Ruby Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I didn't realize how much I missed my microwave until it went out before Thanksgiving. I told my husband as long as we have electricity I want my microwave. Being without a fridge. would be incovient, but we have one that will run off 12 volts. Also have one in the camper that will run on propane. But I really missed the microwave.
     
  18. chickenmommy

    chickenmommy nosey, but disinterested Supporter

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    I did two years without power. I missed hot water the most. I guess I should say I missed turning on the tap and getting hot water. Boiling on the wood stove took forever for a bath.
     
  19. KCM

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    Water can be drawn from a well with a picture pump. Propane refridgerator is an option. Oil lamps for light. Propane or Kerosene for Heat. Wind up radios are common. Can rig up generator to stationary bicycle for TV if wanted to. Several options available to cook food.

    I can't think of anything I'd have to give up if there were no electricity. Might have to alter lifestyle a bit, but wouldn't have to give up a thing.
     
  20. james dilley

    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    When I was younger we lived without Electric for Quite A while we just bought Ice by the 50# block for the icebox .That would last about 4 days. So there really is NO electric appliances I need. After all I have A working kerosene incubator and A brooder too.