EMP Survival

The First 15 Things You Must Do Immediately After an EMP

If an EMP occurs and the lights go out, every second counts. These are the 15 things you should do immediately if you want to survive an EMP. Plus, watch a video about how to best use The Golden Window of Time that can occur after an EMP.

15 Things I learned from One Second After & My Survival Tips

I didn’t want to read One Second After by William R. Forstchen.  I knew it was a dismal and depressing book, so I procrastinated. I read rave reviews of the book, I knew the general storyline but hesitated because the book reflects one of my deepest fears — trying to survive longterm without a power grid. The book describes life in a North Carolina town following an EMP attack. This permanently destroys everything that relies on electronics: cars, airplanes, all communication, …

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Worst Case Scenario Plans From Real-Life Preppers

Ask an intriguing question, get intriguing answers. That’s what I did a couple of weeks ago to my email audience. (By the way, if you aren’t getting my exclusive articles, tips, insights, and updates, you really should sign up here.) I posed a worst-case survival scenario and simple asked, “What would you do?” Here’s the scenario: What if you knew from a 100% source that the power grid would fail in 7 days? What would you do? Where would you …

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“American Blackout” Tips & Tricks for Survival

In honor of National Preparedness Month, here’s a look back at a popular NatGeo special from 2013. When it first aired in 2013, NatGeo’s survival show, American Blackout, was a hot topic around the country. It definitely caught the attention of non-preppers from coast to coast. More recently, Ted Koppell wrote about the strong possibility of cyberterrorism taking out our power grid in his book, Lights Out. In our current fragile economy with unrest in so many different sectors, the last …

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7 Reasons to Protect Your Devices Against Electromagnetic Pulse

Definition: Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP): A burst of electromagnetic radiation that can damage electrical and electronic devices, observed as a byproduct of a nuclear explosion. EMP risk Could an atmospheric nuclear explosion in just the right place over the U.S. cause massive damage from the ensuing EMP pulse? Absolutely, the evidence is strong that potential EMP effects would be wide-ranging and would be very difficult from which to recover. When many people first learn of this potential, devastating disaster, they often …

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Another Look at Faraday Cages

There is a great deal of confusion about Faraday cages. Not only about how to build them, but also what they actually protect against. In this article, Dr. Arthur Bradley, author of Disaster Preparedness for EMP Attacks and Solar Storms, answers a few basic questions and perhaps debunks a few myths. His aadvice may be contrary to what you’ve read about how to make a Faraday cage. What is a Faraday Cage? A Faraday cage (a.k.a. Faraday shield) is a …

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LIGHTS OUT by Ted Koppel REVIEW

  I hope you had a chance to read about Ted Koppel’s newest book, Lights Out, and maybe you’ve already purchased a copy for yourself. I have found it to be an excellent, foundational book for anyone new to the idea of a power grid failure but with a lot of new information for us EMP veterans. For several years, thousands of experienced preppers have focused on the collapse of our power grid system, whether by EMP, cyberterrorism, or a coronal mass ejection. …

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What’s in YOUR Faraday Cage? A common sense guide to preparing for an EMP

Massive solar flares have been in the news recently, along with vague warnings of how a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) might affect us here on earth. The dangers of a man-made Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) was outlined in excruciating detail in One Second After by William Forstchen. We rely on electronics way too much to ignore the potential of these events, and although even the experts aren’t always in agreement where details are concerned, it makes sense to have a plan …

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The Basics of EMP: What is it, how likely, and how to prepare?

What is an EMP and how does it work? An Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)  is a burst of electromagnetic radiation resulting from large explosions, especially nuclear explosions, or from a magnetic field fluctuation.  EMPs can produce damaging current and voltage surges within electrical systems. There are currently two main potential causes for a large EMP in our modern society; 1.  HEMP – High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse created by a nuclear device detonated several hundred kilometers above the Earth’s surface 2.  CME – …

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20 Things The Paranoid Dad learned from One Second After

The Paranoid Dad will be the first to admit he’s more of an action man than a reader.  However, once he started reading One Second After, he was transfixed.  I asked him what he learned from the book, and here is his list.   You cannot totally prepare for every possible disaster.  There are too many variables: weather, where you are at the time it occurs, who you are with.  You never know how those around you have prepared or …

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