April 9, 2014 at 7:47 pm #7915
Long term grid down scenarios will lead to significant SHTF scenarios. My family is rural homesteading folk with good family network and community. However I pray to we never see the issues associated with long term interruption in power grid. Urban environments will be hard hit right away. Article here:
“Well-known physicist Michio Kaku and other members of the American Physical Society asked Congress to appropriate $100 million to harden the country’s electrical grid against solar flares. As shown below, such an event is actually the most likely Armageddon-type event faced by humanity.”April 10, 2014 at 12:24 am #7943
chester, an EMP will be an Armageddon my kill 70 to 80% of the population, maybe more. The government does not want to harden the electrical grid. If they did they would have done this a long time ago. They have known this years ago and have not done anything.
So what do we do? Get as prepared as we can.April 10, 2014 at 1:27 am #7952
Yep. Let’s hope the day never comes but let’s prepare for the worst & hope for the best. Grid down scenarios can come before an EMP (see below). We live in rural West & lifestyle around homesteading and all the skills that come with that. I can’t imagine folks in big cities unprepared for emergences living through weeks without electricity.
“”The Wall Street Journal reported last month that a federal analysis indicated that a coordinated terrorist strike on just nine key electric transmission substations could cause cascading power outages across the country.”” Article:
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/09/power-grid-threats-report-mishandled-by-feds-energy-dept-says/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fpolitics+%28Internal+-+Politics+-+Text%29April 10, 2014 at 1:37 am #7955
chester, And the transformers are built in Germany and the take a year to build so if nine go down we are in for a long grid down.
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