EMP attack, How to survive?
Ok everyone, lets suppose that a massive EMP attack has occurred and it covers the entirety of North America.
A very scary scenario indeed, and most folks (including first responders and others) do not understand it’s implications.
Lets first help those that do not know what this is about:
EMP is a large (E)lectro (M)agnetic (P)ulse, that will render most electrical equipment
Useless by way of basically frying fragile circuitry and erasing magnetically stored data. (computer and weak magnetic field stored data and chip
Take 15 seconds and think about all the items in your home and garage that would be affected by this!
From the alarm clock that wakes you to your TV, phone, all the way to the chips that control the fuel injection and ignition on your vehicle. And all
of the infrastructure hardware/software that makes modern power and communication possible!
What electronic devices will still function?
Not many. To establish and maintain communications, I have some older HAM radio
Tube type transceivers that would be somewhat immune to such a pulse. Kenwood TS-520’s all analog 150watt transmitters.
What would be destroyed?
The power grid.(switched and controlled by computers)
Phones, TV, most vehicles that have electronic ignition or fuel injection chips.?(1980 on)
Satellites, water service (same as power grid) etc etc etc.
Would old cars still run?(Carb and points ignition)
Yes I think they would, but I hope you have plenty of fuel, because none will be pumped from any gas station for a looong time.
Obviously it would be Chaos, but how could you possibly prepare for something like this?
Yep, The best you could do is use your skills to live off the land, and protect your stash.
If you were planning on driving to your safe house, in the boonies, but find that your vehicle is inoperable, then what?
I would kick start my old ‘49 Harley panhead, and ride my scoot there! Oh yeah, while armed too boot!
I have thought about it quite a bit, and I think this would be far worse than the nuking of a few cities, and quite frankly, I think that we
would be thrown instantly into the stone age, never to recover.
Yes, so have I! It is my opinion, if you prepare for this scenario, you will be ready for anything!