This is about as scary as it gets. I think that this is actually worse than Iran getting nuclear bombs, as you can do a lot more damage with only a few EMP bombs than you can with many more nuclear bombs. Granted, I want to experience neither.
If you’re unfamiliar with what an EMP attack would do to this country, I recommend that you read “One Second After” by William R. Forstchen. It’s a factional story, based on real facts, about a small town that struggles to survive after the US suffers an EMP attack. In a nutshell, it isn’t pretty. Many of the people die because of the lack of social services, and I’m not talking about Midnight Basketball.
Be sure to check out the videos I did that demonstrates shielding against a 50,000 watt AM signal, and the Surviving EMP Mini-Guide:
- The Preparedness Podcast Mini-Guide: Surviving EMP [Kindle Edition] ebook
- Testing Faraday shielding for EMP, part 1
- Testing Faraday shielding for EMP, part 2
- Testing Faraday shielding for EMP, part 3
Food, water, garbage removal, sewers, medicines and the list goes on and on about what wouldn’t be available shortly after an EMP attack. Or for that matter, a large solar flare event, which can have the same effect. Basically, if you’re not already set up in a little farming community which is ready to continue production without outside resources (i.e., fuel, fertilizer, etc.), the odds of making it aren’t good.
Many of you might be thinking that it wouldn’t be too bad, as we would be pushed back to cowboy times, where people got by without the use of electricity just fine. Only, nobody has any of the skills needed to live like that, let alone any of the equipment they had back then. Very little of what we use on a daily basis doesn’t involve either oil-bsed fuel or electricity.
It bears thinking this through and keeping it in mind when you are working on your preps.
The North is believed to be nearing completion of an electromagnetic pulse bomb that, if exploded 25 miles above ground would cause irreversible damage to electrical and electronic devices such as mobile phones, computers, radio and radar, experts say.
“We assume they are at a considerably substantial level of development,” Park Chang-kyu of the Agency for Defense Development said at a briefing to the parliament Monday.