a reply to: BlubberyConspiracy
I appreciate Jesse Ventura's decision to have Noory discuss this topic of EMPs (of which very few know of/or believe in the occurrence of).
I think I am slightly less prone to be affected deeply by such an event because I could survive (fairly comfortably) without use of the gadgets and
even the necessities that most believe are a lifeline. *if they only knew how 'unnecessary' those things actually are.
We have no cellphones here (no interest in them. In reality, if I am away from home and I miss a call, big deal. Whatever it is will have to wait).
I have a BBQ tank that is always full, I know to not open the freezer/fridge if the electric goes out (and if in the winter, I can always put cold
stuff in a storage box outside in winter). I could make a firepit, if necessary. There are other things that wouldn't work (tv cable, etc, etc) but
wow, lol big deal. No one dies from lack of reality shows (unless they just can't handle actual 'reality' lol). We can live without a computer
too. Anyone I know who is important to me is thankfully within walking distance anyways.
The only big issue that would effect me (and others) would be banking. So my suggestion is to always keep cash on hand as well as a VERY current
(in-print) bank statement for proof of actual account balance in case electronic databases are wiped clean. This MIGHT help, but who knows. It is
better than a zero chance of proving your net worth (via a savings account), I suppose.
There are many other things to do to prepare but there are other threads on that subject with good suggestions so I won't rant any further.
The main focus for any emergency (EMP or other) is to keep YOUR head about it. Others may not be as calm as you and be in panic mode (hell, I've
seen people misplace their cellphone for 20 minutes and lose their mind. uhhhg). I know that I am prepared to avoid those type of people AFTER the
first 24-48 hours until REALITY sets in. I believe that is when their panic actually sets in. lol
If and when SHTF, I believe that others need a calm voice of sanity (and perhaps)....so do try to be as kind as possible without putting yourself in
danger. Remember that those that you help early on will likely be even a better ally in the future and being a true SOB to someone early on may bring
that person to become your foe.
Remind yourself and others that we are supposed to behave like civilized human beings, despite the chaos that envelopes or develops around us.
Thank you to Mr. Ventura for the reminder.
*I didn't know he had a show such as this. Is this new? I'm soooo behind and out of the loop.