A bit of fear-mongering in this video but it has older news clips relative to the topic.
Search for "Carrington Event" - not a nuclear EMP, but a solar flare EMP. Somewhat different in effects, but if this occurred today the outcome would be far more significant. Apparently we just missed a similar event a few years ago when a huge solar flare missed the earth by about 2 weeks.Has there ever been a EMP blast?
Everyone is talking in this thread about EMP's specifically but here's fun fact. If a nuclear device of surprisingly small size were to go off above Kansas a couple miles up, most of the 48 connected states would be affected and our infrastructure would probably be ruined.Cool I didn`t know that. I always here " What would happen if there was a EMP blast " but didn`t really know if there ever was one
Not once you're out of fuel...subscribed I store electronic gun sights, CB,FRS, SAT phone in unused microwaves, Don't know if "covers" discussed would protect FJ: but guessing I'd be target of hundreds, if not thousands if I ever took FJ out and they didn't have mobility!
Water. Lots and lots and lots of water.Norm, thanks for your input! Pretty well fixed for first aid, food, water: but only have 20 gal of stored fuel with Startron that I use and rotate every 3 months. Weapons and ammo a non issue, too. From military and LE experience, always fill up when I get down to 1/2 tank.
Still would appreciate input about weak points in suspension, etc. mentioned previously?
While I'm anxiously awaiting any advisories on potential zombie apocalypse(s), in the meantime the US government (among others) has been at least studying the EMP phenomenon as a possible weapon:<snip>
Getting back to reality, the likelihood of a hurricane, or a flood (or tornado, etc.) happening to you, as a local, event, is far, far higher than zombie apocalypse EMP scenarios and preparing for something like the former gets you most of the way to preparedness for most anything else: learn basic first aid, keep your vehicle(s) in good running order, and so on.
I was reading up on another forum and one of the members asked if anyone has experienced anything unusual the last couple of days or so like headaches, not being able to sleep, weird feelings, etc. He said he was trying to do a little research about something and that he would tell them what it was later. (today). Several people came on and mentioned that they had sleep problems or little kids that acted weird like wanting to sleep with them for the first time in months or waking up like they had just had a bad dream. Lots of weird stuff with animals from dogs and cats to farm animals to the coyotes being vocal at weird times. They also mentioned a few other things. The came back and told them about another thread he had made a few days before and how it was a part of his questions and research and then mentioned about solar flares that have just happened and how some of the data was really high on the charts and then he posted a info sheet thing that showed possible things that could happen or be felt from these flares and it was stuff like headaches, blood pressure going higher than usual, etc. Kind of interesting how all of that works and is intertwined like that.Search for "Carrington Event" - not a nuclear EMP, but a solar flare EMP. Somewhat different in effects, but if this occurred today the outcome would be far more significant. Apparently we just missed a similar event a few years ago when a huge solar flare missed the earth by about 2 weeks.
Tobacco for sure. Don't forget liquor. Preferrably of the clear variety, meaning spirits particularly because it can be consumed, used to heal infection, and possibly run an engine. In times of good and times of bad, alcohol is #1 on folks' mind. If you got it, you've got trade power. Look for the sales on lesser known brands or buy up the cheap crap from time to time. That stuff will be needed when the SHTF. :cheers:Water. Lots and lots and lots of water.
Also - smokes for barter....
That was a good book. I have the sequel but never read it. :|https://www.amazon.com/Second-After-John-Matherson-Novel/dp/0765356864/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505470140&sr=8-1&keywords=one+second+after
Read this book. It covers all of your EMP worries, along with the the downfall of civilization that would accompany a widespread attack. It's a story, so they take some liberties, but it gives a few ideas on how to prep for the worst and brings to light some things you might not think of.
As for our rigs, I would think it would be completely boogered. Everything is computer controlled, to all of that would have to be stripped and replaced to get it operational. Think, some sort of older diesel motor, and mechanical gauges.