First off – what is Eloctromagnetic Pulse – EMP and what does it do?
“EMP interference is generally disruptive or damaging to electronic equipment, and at higher energy levels a powerful EMP event such as a lightning strike can damage physical objects such as buildings and aircraft structures. The management of EMP effects is an important branch of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) engineering.
The damaging effects of high-energy EMP have been used to create EMP weapons. These are typically divided into nuclear and non-nuclear devices. “
I remember when I was younger and my dad used to say to me, in a thunderstorm it’s best to pull the electronics out of the plug since they can fry. Well and EMP does something similar it just can fry all the circuits and bring the electrical grid down.
Now let’s stop for a moment and think about that – how much of your life is now influenced by electric power.
Phone, Laptop, Internet, Credit Cards, Fridge, Light, Communication – Allmost everything we do today has some sort of electric power involved.
What would your life be for 24h if you didn’t have electric power? How about a week?
If in your neighbourhood the lights would turn off for a week how would things look, would everybody still be nice and friendly and gather around a fire in the night?
I really doubt so, my bet is that everyone would freak out.
How likely is an emp attack to happen:
Well, that might be a bit naive. I’ve done a little research and found some concerning reports regarding the Electromagnetic Pulse
Here’s a fox news report that I found quite interesting:
So the possibility is there, and the weakness is in the system.
But why should I care, the government should take care of this, I pay taxes and they will come and save me if something happens!!
Well, the government might step in to help but, what if helps – food supply, medicine, water will come in a week( a good case scenario) or 2-3 weeks.
In popular terms there’s a saying for this – The shit hits the fan!
Think of your nice neighbours that walk the dog in the morning how they will be desperate for food.
Is just that in the last century we have started to be more and more dependent on the comfort of society. Don’t get me wrong I like tohave a worm house, to have food at the supermarket, to have wifi, phone, airplanes and all of the good stuff.
BUT – I try my best to get knowledge and to learn some basic survival skills so that I can protect my familly and that I will not be the first screaming for help when something bad happens.
In the next few articles I would uncover a couple of methods on how to protect yourself and you familly and how to survive an EMP attack.