Ed asks: Would the level of technology before an apocalypse affect the aftermath? In what ways?
Mad Max (film)
The Science of Gassification lecture, Jim Mason of All Power Labs
Jericho: TV series and comic books
Jeremiah TV series and comics
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A little technical note. A lot of home solar and battery installations cannot run when not connected to the grid. I think this is because they are designed to not export power during blackouts and injure those working on the wires. The tech needs to be a little different to make the solar charge the battery, but not try to export power. At least that is my understanding.