Catastrophic Power Outage of a Magnitude Beyond Experience

Catastrophic Power Outage of a Magnitude Beyond Experience

The risk posed by a catastrophic power outage is not simply a bigger, stronger storm. It is something that could paralyze entire regions, with grave implications for the nation’s economic and social well-being. The nation does not have the ability to withstand a catastrophic power outage of a magnitude beyond modern experience – one that…

Your Tiny World Without Communication & Transportation

Your Tiny World Without Communication & Transportation

Thinking once again about hypothetical results from an event or events that may happen in our future: The loss of our electrical grid. That is, power grid infrastructure damage either from man made circumstances (EMP, electromagnetic pulse) or that from our own nearby fireball, the sun (CME, Coronal Mass Ejection). This time however I thought…

When Homes And Buildings Burn During The Next Solar SuperStorm

When Homes And Buildings Burn During The Next Solar SuperStorm

One thing is for certain, there will be another solar flare “SuperStorm” similar or worse than the Carrington Event of 1859. One day again there will be an exceptionally mammoth explosion on the sun – a solar flare producing a colossal cloud of charged electromagnetic particles headed directly towards the Earth. Also known as a…

EMP Preparedness For The Non-Prepper And For The Prepper

EMP Preparedness For The Non-Prepper And For The Prepper

image: Starfish Prime from Honolulu   I was recently emailed the question, I am working on a paper which is based around EMP attack probabilities, and what to do if one were to occur. What would you suggest to do in such a situation for someone who is not a prepper? Also, for the prepper,…

What To Do If An EMP Strikes While You Are At Work

What To Do If An EMP Strikes While You Are At Work

A high altitude EMP (electromagnetic pulse) is something that has not happened before (yet) by way of a purpose-built weapon designed to emphasize the natural occurring byproduct of a nuclear explosion – a pulse of energy that in theory will destroy much of the electronics infrastructure within its explosive ‘line of sight’. The devastating EMP…

What Items Do You Or Would You Store In Your Own Faraday Cage?

What Items Do You Or Would You Store In Your Own Faraday Cage?

Some of you (including me) know of the vulnerability that we face with regards to the risk of ‘natural’ or ‘man-made’ EMP (electromagnetic pulse), which has the potential to destroy our electronic components and electronic infrastructure – and maybe even bring down the grid. As a precaution, some of you (including me) may stash some…

Nuclear EMP Components E1, E2, E3, and what they mean…

Nuclear EMP Components E1, E2, E3, and what they mean…

An EMP – a nuclear electromagnetic pulse is a burst of electromagnetic radiation from a nuclear explosion. A nuclear weapon that is detonated hundreds of kilometers above the earth will produce an EMP which will produce damaging and likely catastrophic current and voltage surges to electrical / electronic equipment and systems. While exploring the possibilities…

What To Store In A Faraday Cage For EMP Protection?

What To Store In A Faraday Cage For EMP Protection?

An EMP, or electromagnetic pulse, is thought to be a highly unlikely event. And it might be. On the other hand, no one can predict with any certainty one way or the other…if and when we get ‘zapped’ into a pre-high-tech age in which many or most of our ‘survival’ systems stop working (any system…

Cataclysmic EMP Grid Collapse – Former CIA Director Sounds Alarm

Cataclysmic EMP Grid Collapse – Former CIA Director Sounds Alarm

(image: William Forstchen novels) The following are statements made by former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director James Woolsey during an interview via forbes.com regarding America’s power grid security and the fact that it is the nation’s proverbial Achilles heel. Among all the dangers posed to the grid (cyber-attack, solar flares, conventional bombing of critical substations),…

Thoughts Regarding Faraday Cage Techniques For An EMP

Thoughts Regarding Faraday Cage Techniques For An EMP

As many of you know, an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) could end life as we know it in approximately one hundredth of a microsecond. Faster than the blink of an eye. While some may argue the likelihood of such an event, lets focus instead on the methods one might consider to protect their electronic equipment in…