From the Desk of John Rourke – November 6th, 2015

Received word from loyal reader JM that there is an approaching solar disturbance that will impact the planet sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning. This is a continuation from an earlier flare that appears to have damaged some power plant systems and grounded airlines in Sweden.

I have some additional EMP Emergency Kits that I have been wanting to work on. As soon as I get done with this post I am going to go ahead and get them finished.

Check out this video:

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Reminder: Next week I will be AFK and my posting will be sparingly.

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Remember Mount St. Helens eruption back in 1980? I do. It was an edge of the seat event that being 11 years old fascinated me. The sheer amount of earth that was blown into the atmosphere and slid down the side of the mountain is just incredible.

Well – Mount St. Helens is in the news again as a discovery of a magma pool under it has been discovered.  Lets hope any trouble is WAY off in the future.

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Have a great weekend everyone!!!



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4 thoughts on “From the Desk of John Rourke – November 6th, 2015”

  1. Rourke- thanks.One of the best videos I have ever seen re solar flares.Many blackouts in the country today.We had flickering lights last night and tonight and some folks lost phone power for several hours in NYS. Arlene

  2. Gosch…that’s pretty unsettling to say the least. Good information though. Thank you Rourke and JM. Have a good weekend everyone. Keep pressing on.

  3. Has anyone else tried the Tech Protect EMP bags? I bought some from Practical Preppers web site and those bags seem to be MUCH BETTER that others I’ve tried. Seem to be thicker and more layers, and they do seal very well. These Tech Protect are absolutely NOT simple mylar bags. I bought several sizes for radios etc. Anyone tried various brands? I’m also using an American made Behrens galvanized trash can(s) too.

    Take care everyone,

    No connection to that site or product, but here is the product description:
    === from the site===

    Tech Protect EMP bag

    Product Overview

    The 8″X8″ bag is perfect for your cell phones, ipods, MP3, thumbdrives, GPS and smaller cameras. This Faraday bag features an outstanding 38-pound puncture resistance. The multiple layer construction provides full protection against ESD, EMI/RFI and tribocharging. Electrical Properties *EMI Shielding (MIL-B-81705-Rev-C) Because our Faraday Bag utilizes the most current metalizing technology, its moisture barrier performance exceeds foil laminates for low Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate (MVTR), particularly after flexing. In other words whatever you place in the bag and seal properly is going to stay dry also!


    There has never been an easier way to protect your critical electronics. EMP Bags are designed to protect against damaging EMP current. One cannot predict the size, strength, or proximity of an EMP, but by using our bags, electronics should be protected. It is our highest recommendation that you “nest” items inside multiple layers of protection for best results. This can be achieved by double bagging or storing your EMP bags inside a metal container. More layers = more protection.

  4. Mt St Helens? Yea I remember from the 8th grade.

    Paralysed NW America with a sludge. And thats what is was 10 years later on the timber slopes…. sludge.


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