Are EMPs Real?

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Preppers worry about all sorts of world ending and society toppling events and disasters, and one that is whispered about the most, near the very top of the pantheon of catastrophes is the EMP. EMPs, or electromagnetic pulses are broadly discussed throughout the preppersphere, and feature prominently in all sorts of disaster and doomsday media, … Read more

How Long Will an EMP Disaster Last?

An EMP can be created through everyday items, or it can even be produced through a reaction via a nuclear explosion or even produced via the sun and each EMP can be placed into Phases: E1, E2 and E3. An EMP is a threat to our modern way of life. Why? Because everything we rely … Read more

EMP Survival 101

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All of our lives would be drastically impacted if either a man-made or natural EMP disaster happened.  It would not take weeks, or even months, to repair the power grid and all aspects of modern life, but years! If the vital piece of United States infrastructure goes down, we would awake in an entirely different … Read more

A few thoughts on EMP protection

  Quite often I receive questions and comments related to EMP protection. Let me start by saying I am not an expert on EMP. I will also tell you that I have talked to some very knowledgeable people when it comes to EMP and electronics. For me the answer to what will happen if there is … Read more

EMP and Caching

  How has it not happened? Perhaps some mad version of submarine launched mutually assured destruction could be part of the reason. Each day, I am grateful that our comfortable, convenient, existence continues unabated.   I have authored a couple of posts regarding EMP with Modern Survival, one had to do with protecting electronics and … Read more

EMP preparation efforts

  I have been hearing more and more about a possible EMP attack and have decided to start specifically preparing for such an event. Preparing for an EMP event has not been a major part of my preps. My emphasis has been putting away food, water, firearms, ammunition, etc. to prepare for what is most … Read more

Could “Red Dawn” really happen?

With North Korea rattling its sabers and making threats against the United States – I wondered….“Could Red Dawn really happen?”  For those who may not know what I refer the remake of the 80’s classic Red Dawn features an EMP riddled north-western United States being invaded by North Korea. I have watched the movie several times and from … Read more

PREPPER FICTION – Solar Storms 2012 Part Three

Solar Storms 2012   by Ted Howe and Shirley Swift Part III   Frank showed up at the crack of dawn with a large wild turkey. He and Sally, much to everyone’s surprise, cleaned it in the basement. Every once in a while their laughter drifted up the stairs and Gert kept winking at Nancy. … Read more

PREPPER FICTION – Solar Storms 2012 Part One

Solar Storms 2012 by Ted Howe and Shirley Swift Part I                                                                         North Liberty, Iowa – November 1, 2012   “Damn” Frank said forcefully turning the radio off and standing up. “Sounds like those solar flares are gonna’ happen after all.” “R.J., you got your ears on!” Frank excitedly yelled into the CB mike trying to get … Read more

Re-post: Imagine for a Moment – The Reality of an EMP Event Part One AND Two

Author’s Note:  Rourke has been a good friend of our team at SurvivalWeek.com and is aware of the tremendous research we have done on the topic of Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP).  Since he receives numerous questions each week regarding this topic, he asked us to put together a two-part article to provide some clarity on the … Read more

Imagine for a Moment – The Reality of an EMP Event Part Two

Author’s Note:  This is the 2nd part of our EMP guest post. Here we will break down the myths surrounding EMP and hopefully separate the facts from the fiction. For further details and a much more in-depth report on the topic, please consider ordering a copy of Thinking the Unthinkable—EMP Attack! available by coming to our … Read more

Imagine for a Moment – The Reality of an EMP Event Part One

Author’s Note:  Rourke has been a good friend of our team at SurvivalWeek.com and is aware of the tremendous research we have done on the topic of Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP).  Since he receives numerous questions each week regarding this topic, he asked us to put together a two-part article to provide some clarity on the … Read more

Protecting electronic devices from EMPs

What is an EMP?  EMP stands for Electromagnetic Pulse.  An EMP is typically generated by the detonation of a nuclear weapon. According to a US Army report from 1994, one single high-altitude detonation has the potential to generate an electromagnetic pulse capable of covering the entire continental United States. EMPs are not harmful to humans, … Read more