EMP: The Potential Disaster That Gets Ignored | 357 Magnum

The subject of EMP isn’t covered in the mainstream press very often. And while The Economist isn’t exactly mass-market, it isn’t fringe either. The disaster that could follow from a flash in the sky
Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) is an effect of nuclear weapons. Detonate a nuclear bomb high in the atmosphere (40 km or so) and the result of pumping large amounts of gamma rays into the ionosphere is an EMP. Other things can generate similar effects on varying scales.

EMP: The Potential Disaster That Gets Ignored | 357 Magnum
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Congress will have failed us when the inevitable occurs. Be prepared.

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8 thoughts on “EMP: The Potential Disaster That Gets Ignored | 357 Magnum

  1. Hmmm, the article implies that we could install surge protection for about what we pay in arms bribes to Israel and Egypt.

    Food for thought.

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  2. My homestead has a backup Generac, 25kw generator, that I think will run until the gas runs out first ( barring any mechanical failure).. about 30 days judging by the 11 days straight ( 500 gallon underground tank ) it ran after hurricane Wilma. Think that’s enough time to expect some sort of restoration or get resupplied with propane? Or will we be overrun first by zombies for what little food I’ll have available or killed because I have power? Which one do ya think is the most likely / probable CI? I have good neighbors…I don’t fear them, especially the Germans next door who until they were in their late 20″s had to cope with the failures of the GDR and probably know how to stretch a can of beans among 4 people for a week. Then the neighbors on the other side who emigrated from a failed south american dump called Paraguay. But know how to make a bag of rice seemingly endless and last for months! But, abhor guns. Instead he’d likely realize that his golf clubs true usefulness, would be to fight off any attackers. Cause my understanding is that his game is usually around 200 or something!

    I might be forced to finally find out what a possum or raccoon taste liken a pinch? Then again we’re two blocks from the Intracoastal waterway. So we can attack the closest yacht or snail slow sail boater? Cause there’s not a any edible fish likely.

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    • I’ve long waffled about getting a Generic-type system…..but if the truly worst happens, it will still run out of irreplaceable fuel. I have an array of solar, and am going to experiment with wind and dynamo charging [using a bicycle to generate electric current].

      We have food stocks to last about a year for the family, but planting and hunting will still be immediate priorities.

      Admittedly, I plan for the worst…..which simply makes the temporary outages that much easier to get through with convenience.

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      • Oh man…it just makes you want to cry, crawl into a corner and shudder at the possibilities like our college kiddies, no? No…I’d be satisfied with the less comforting yet more acceptable visions of contending with future Wilma’s or Andrews than my fellowman for a crumb of bread or a jug water. Of course I’m fully armed with a shotgun and small pistols but hell, I’m probably worse off than the Alamo if it ever comes down to fending off hordes hungry survivors. Unfortunately I have a wife who I try to convince of a possible apocalypse but she gives me that look that says..’Poor silly old man’ and refuses to acknowledge it or even humor me with an extra can of beans each week that she shops.

        I always smirk though when I see these TV ads for emergency food supplies…just add hot water…yea…wheres that coming from guys? Take California…no matter what the emergency they’ll never permit a fire pit in the back yard to boil water, will they? Stay Tuned CI. I think we’re heading there and I think I’ll soon need a bunker a panic room.

        BTW…our propane fueled Generac….10K in 2005 dollars…tank and auto start switch and generator powered by a 1.8 liter Ford engine.

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      • I moved last January…not terribly far from my previous address…..but carefully chose wooded acreage well away from major roads and any towns. I have well water, but also a natural spring….room to grow food, 9 chickens now and counting; and very fortunate to have at least 80% of my 8 neighbors on my mountain road….with the same state of mind and preparedness as myself. And a wife who keeps a well stocked basement larder.

        Looking at society today, I almost hope the apocalypse comes in my lifetime…and I think it will.

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  3. I’m certainly willing to congratulate you on what sounds like being as close to heaven as one can get. I watch some of these Discovery Channel episodes like “Homestead Rescue” not so much for what we know will be Raney’s eventual success…but that I’m gobsmacked that so many people have literally run for the hills. And I can see how if the SHTF, they’d be better off than the masses in the cities.

    But It’s your last sentence that has raised the hair on the back of my neck…do you want to explain that further? Or do “peppers” even feel any obligation to give any of us a hint or advice? Me….I’m open to being taught how to survive. Having escaped death last November but still struggling…I realized that I have a particular fondness for it…living that is.

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