One of the biggest threats to our country is an EMP (ElectroMagnetic Pulse). This disaster is so threatening, because it can easily wipe out the entire grid. And, if that happens, all electrical devices – GPS, smartphones, batteries, lights, etc. will go kaput.
Take the EMP of 1962, for instance. At this time, the U.S. chose to detonate a nuclear device at high altitude while they were flying over the Pacific Ocean. Well, when they did this, the resulting EMP from the explosion knocked out the street lights in Hawaii. And here’s the kicker… these streetlights were more than 1500 miles away from where they were.
Think about it. If a similar device was detonated over the United States, this could mean disaster for Americans everywhere. If a major EMP occurs, our lives will drastically change – and the nation (or the world in a gigantic EMP) will likely go into a state of panic and frenzy.
However, although the EMP is likely unavoidable, there are ways to prepare ahead of time and protect these electronic devices from being cut off for good if this disaster strikes.
And that’s why it’s so important to take the time now to learn…
How To Prepare For An Upcoming EMP
What To Do About An Upcoming EMP
One of the best ways to protect your sensitive electronic devices from an impending EMP is by putting them in a faraday cage. In essence, this cage channels the pulse around the electronic devices, and keeps them safe.
Here’s a cool video showing how to build your very own faraday cage.
However, this isn’t the only thing you can do. At the very least, you need to also have backup communication devices that are in storage and under protection somewhere. These can include a survival radio for weather alerts and news updates, CP radios for communicating with others, and newer (and more powerful) two-way radios.
These backup devices can give you your best chance at staying informed about what’s happening, and any warnings about follow-up emergencies.
Know What To Expect
One of the good things about an EMP is that it is typically harmless to animal life.
However, be that as it may, it’s important to remember that an EMP is not an isolated event. Instead, there’s other subsequent dangers you need to be aware of.
For instance, initial radiation, fallout radiation, and possible blast damage are all nasty realities that can happen after a major EMP takes place.
To prepare for the blast damage and initial radiation, it is best to have a bunker already built that you can go into for safety.
When it comes to fallout, this will need to be dealt with by many people. This is the dust that radiates and kicks up into the air following a nuclear blast. It’s thrown into the atmosphere, and then disperses over a wide range.
As such, it’s important to have a safe area you can go to for decontamination after being outdoors. That may mean showering in the garage, or in a vacuum cleaning station, In addition, all the food you bring home will also need to undergo a thorough cleaning. You’ll also need to remove all radioactive particles from the food.