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originally posted by: MisterSpock
a reply to: Nothin
Ya....I'm sure all those farmers...and their children who are more likely to have served in some capacity in the military would let a bunch of waxed bearded urban hipsters pouch their livelihood from then in a shtf scenario.
Sorry, urbanites are doomed in basically every scenario.
90% seems to be a pretty high estimate. Humans are resourceful and adaptable.
originally posted by: 3n19m470
I bet at higher distances, the % of effected devices drops. We don't know that something like this will work over 1,000+ miles or even 100miles. It just feels like one big theory. All we have is experts giving their opinion... Just like how flouride is harmless, and Saddam had WMDs.
You've got every Tom Dick and Harry speaking like they know what its like to live through an EMP. Just how many nations, or cities even, have been "EMP'd" ? How about a single building?
originally posted by: leolady
a reply to: 3n19m470
I thought I remembered reading about a drill being done of this type of event already. One of those preparation drills and it was geared toward the power grid going down. Problem is we hear that the drill will be done but then we don't get a comprehensive report afterward detailing the performance and or the outcome of what was learned and what types of protocol gets rolled out for an event of this magnitude.
We have preparations in place for natural disasters such as hurricanes, so why not roll out a list / kit of the type of prep needed for this possible EMP strike scenario. Just throwing out a general statement to be prepared is ridiculous for most folks... they don't know where to begin. All though having just said that I suppose the prep would be very similar to that of a hurricane though because power gets lost in most situations... but we don't lose a car unless it floods.
The main infrastructure in a hurricane of a particular zone or area does go down for a short period of time while the hurricane passes over, but the difference is that it is simply too dangerous to be out and about. With an EMP strike scenario folks will be out and about pronto.
I imagine a kit for an EMP would include information on how to re-establish basic communication with the world or area you are in. Loss of the communication imo is detrimental. Keeping the status quo and structure in place requires no break in the ability to communicate. So kits that offer this type of basic solution would be important. I think I read that putting a radio in a metal box would protect it in an EMP strike ?