Have you read Ted Koppel’s book about an anticipated EMP event? That’s fine for us, but roughly one-the highly sensitive person’s survival guide pdf of the population considers us alarmists, and so they put little credence in our warnings.
In his book, Lights Out: A Cyberattack, a Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath, Koppel proclaims that an effective cyber attack against our electrical grid is not just a possibility, but a probability. He also states that it will be a devastating attack that will plunge America into darkness, not just for hours or even days, but rather weeks and months. Well, it’s possible that some or perhaps all of the country will be thrown back into the 1800s. That’s actually even worse than it sounds because people back then knew how to live without electricity. People will find themselves without running water, sewage disposal, refrigeration or indoor electrical light for an extended period of time. Food and medical supplies will be cut off. Previously clean water will become contaminated.
And as soon as martial law breaks down, lawlessness featuring marauding gangs will rule. It will be nothing short of chaos, and only those who have fully prepared will have even a chance of surviving. How easy would it be for a terrorist to wreak this kind of havoc on our country? Global investment strategist Richard Young points out that a terrorist with a short-range missile containing a nuclear payload could pull up to a U.
This could cause an EMP that would seriously damage communication systems, computers, electrical appliances, and automobile and aircraft ignitions systems within 1,000-plus miles of a high-altitude nuclear detonation. I could list the most obvious ones, such as how to stockpile food, water and other essential items, including weapons. But as a reader of this blog, you already know all that stuff. So, I want to mention three things that perhaps you have not thought about.