Skip to comments.Experts: Civilians not ready for EMP-caused blackout
Posted on 04/21/2014 7:59:57 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4
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That is a VERY sobering book. Realistic enough to make you really think.
Here's a link. Foreward by Newt Gingrich.
Read this book and you'll think twice the next time you're in the grocery store.
3 bucks on Kindle isn’t bad. I get a little depressed reading “end of the world” books. I still haven’t finished Lucifer’s Hammer. I bet people would be going crazy in the grocery stores, though. Like the movie World War Z (But I hate the stupidity of Zombie movies. I only watch Resident Evil for Milla Jovovich). I’ve heard that in preparation you should buy a large bag of dry dog food and just keep it in the garage. You never know.
STATE OF FEAR
Ever notice that it is one crisis, one scare, one virus after another? Each time a crisis ends, another surfaces.
Suitcase nukes, Aids, Global warming, swine flu, EMP attack, asteroid collision, terror attack, SARS, MERS, Avian Flu, antibiotic resistant bacteria, sea level rise, WMD’s, Al Qaeda, hole in the ozone, chemical weapons, climate change....on and on and on.
Except for the Amish.
“Ready since 1699”
And there are just as many corporations and lobbyists around to scare us into thinking we need to spend/waste even more money on the latest threat du jour.
A better response to anyone is “I’m preparing to be self sufficient”. This covers all bases.
Prepper ping worthy??
The NSA, pervasive surveillence, drones, RFID chips, coming caste system...
There will come a time when the people pry for an EMP.
Considering the extremely improbability of an EMP wiping out our electric grid...I’d rather plan for terrorism doing the job.
Make that: “pray”
I have to agree with pfflier and Ghost of SVR4 that without even a modicum of suggestion as to preparation for such an event the article is not useful. Anyone paying attention has got to know that catastrophic loss of the power grid is a real danger and have planned accordingly.
“Do some research...”
Where - any suggestions, books, web sites, etc.?
There is a lot of hoopla about EMP’s. Do a little experiment for yourself, put an am/fm radio in a all STEEL file cabinet, ammo can, gun case...does it lose reception? Yes! This is the effect called a “faraday cage”. If electromagnetic waves can’t get in (you lose reception) you effectively have a “faraday cage”. So long as any “sensative” electronics are in a “faraday cage” during an EMP event they should work perfectly fine after the event. The key here is sensative (radios, gps, cell phones, etc.) and that they are protected during the EMP event.
In some cases, the effect of an EMP is grossly-grossly overestimated. Car/trucks are hit by lightning frequently and keep traveling down the road. Vehicles are very durable in many respects.
Commercial electric distribution transformers are frequently enclosed in steel enclosures to protect from the elements, this is a very effective faraday cage.
The must important thing is living in an area that can be isolated from the hordes of human locust . And there aren’t many of those. Having food and water will make you a target if they can reach you. Actually the most important thing will be luck, because huge numbers of people would be dead in 6 months.
Another important thing is to not let anyone know beforehand that you have food and water. Because obviously you’d be a target.
EM is being discussed right now on Coast To Coast AM radio show
First Hour: Advocate for protecting America’s power grid, Peter Pry, talks about preventing damage from EMP attacks. http://www.coasttocoastam.com/shows/upcoming
Just saying, Coast to Coast AM just started today’s radio show, talking about protecting our power grid, like this.
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