March 25, 2014 at 5:55 pm #2832
MR Ts HaircutSurvivalist
Ever wonder about what is out in space that can kill us? I monitor spaceweather.com for CME and M and X class flares. In my estimation, the catalyst for the US to totally lose it will come from an EMP either man made or Solar.March 28, 2014 at 6:36 am #4152
I pretty much agree with you on that one. I have noticed how much emphasis on EMP has been brought to the public through documentaries and in movies. The impact would be much worse than if it had happened 40 or 50 years ago.March 28, 2014 at 7:31 am #4154
It’s kind of hard to predict what would happen if we had another Carrington sized (or larger) CME, or a large EMP, because there isn’t much study done in the field. No one really knows what 4-5 high altitude nuclear explosions, tweaked in such a way to maximize the effect of the EMP, would do to electronics, vehicles, power generation plants, and everything else that we’ve come to depend on in day to day life.
Honestly, it could be so severe to fry everything that is digitalized/computed/electronic, or it could be that some more basic electronics will still work, I don’t know. But, there are a few things that you can do to counteract the effects of a CME/EMP.
A faraday cage, small or large, should help. There are tonnes of ways to go about making one (or more), so just google if you don’t understand that field much.
Also, don’t become reliant upon a GPS. Basic nav 101, maps and compasses. Become proficient in using that, because it doesn’t even take something like a CME to knock that out (Chinese are really into their ability to shoot down satellites, not to mention that the service itself can be turned off.
Sorry to go off on a bit of a rant there. I’ll start a thread specifically on the threat of CME/EMP, what it can do, how to best prep for something like that, etc.
Canadian Patriot. Becoming self-sufficient.March 29, 2014 at 6:31 pm #5106
Solar flares have knocked out satellites and comms networks for varying periods of time already here in the far north, funny how this never makes it into the larger media outlets…
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