By Susan Duclos – All News PipeLine
In part one of this series, titled “EMP Attack On America – Preppers Vs Non-Preppers In The First 72 Hours – Who Will Live, Who Will Die” we described the life and death difference, between those prepared for a major catastropic event and those not prepared, with the use of dialogue between preppers compared to a dialogue between non-preppers, which garnered a considerable amount of interest as shown in the comment section with more than 300 comments.
The amazing part of those comments were the exchange of ideas, prepping tips, suggestions on how to protect items preppers obtain to utilize in case of an EMP attack upon America, so those items aren’t rendered useless when the first pulse hits.
Many of the suggestions, links and ideas provided by readers, some of which have been prepping for years, will be shown below, but before that, lets take a look at a few reasons why millions will die in the first month. In part one we saw how many would die in the first 72 hours, because they were unprepared to defend themselves from those desperate when they realized they hadn’t prepared and starvation and thirst were right around the corner.
Note -Stating that “millions will die” is not the opinion of survivalists, preppers and “conspiracy theorists” but as shown in part one, has been testified to in front of Congress where experts made it clear they expect 9 out of 10 people to die in the event of an EMP attack.
THE LAST PLACES YOU WANT TO BE AFTER AN EMP ATTACK
There are a few places you do not want to be after an EMP shuts down the grids….
The last place people want to be after an EMP attack would be a large city where stores would be emptied within a day by panic shoppers that didn’t bother to even have a stockpile of basic necessities, where gangs would form and go door-to-door to plunder supplies, where people would be rioting, looting, raping and killing after the first 72 hours.
If a person finds they have to live in a bigger city and has no other option, being prepared, as has previously been explained in detail, is the difference between surviving and dying.
On The Road
The reason those living in big cities must be prepared is because another place you do not want to be after an EMP is on the road, trying to get out of any large city, the roads will be jammed, many will end up on foot and there are a variety of issues that will cause sickness and death out on the road.
Blackout USA does an outstanding job explaining those issues, a portion of which is quoted below:
A week later… you’re knee deep in hell. You now realize that you’re under-prepared at best! Your food and water supply are almost gone and you’re freezing. Most of the food is rotten and the kids are scared and cold. You managed to protect your home so far, but in the last couple of days RIOTS HAVE STARTED… People are starting to turn on each other, they went from civil to psychotic in just a few moments. They’re desperate. They need food and you still have some. Across the street you see fire spreading on your next-door neighbor’s lawn. Looters are running the streets of your once peaceful neighborhood. You haven’t seen any of your neighbors in weeks. You might have to leave your home if you want to survive. You heard rumors about people being shipped off to FEMA camps. But that’s not the place for you. Soup lines for your entire family? Is that what it comes down to? One of your kids has a fever. The antibiotics don’t seem to work that much. What should you do?
And this is just the first few weeks. It’ll take years to restore the grid. You may think the government’s going to step in and it’ll all get better. But it gets even worse…
An Event So Catastrophic Will Trigger A Number Of Death Waves:
The first people will die right after the EMP. The elderly and people on life-support… even though hospitals have backup generators they’ll be fried by the EMP.
The chronically ill are wiped out next. Without hospitals or pharmacies being able to function people won’t be able to take their necessary medication. Just think about it. If you’re diabetic you might need insulin, even if you have a large enough stash to last you throughout the entire collapse, insulin needs to be kept at low temperatures. And with your fridge out of commission…your stockpile of insulin will become useless in a blink of an eye. All your other medications that are heat-sensitive will suffer the same fate.
The third wave of deaths would be triggered by poor sanitation. Caused by no waste pumping or garbage collecting, and by the first death waves that obviously would create massive hygiene problems to the unprepared…triggering a massive pandemic.
And the last death wave will be caused by desperate looters. They will pray on the weak and vulnerable. How do I know this? Americans riot just because their basketball team didn’t win or because of some self-perceived injustice… can you imagine what would happen during an EMP when all the power is out? Just remember what happened during Katrina or the London riots or during hurricane Sandy.
And that’s not nearly the worse of it all. CIA Director James Woolsey’s public conversation with Republican Senator Ted Cruz led to the shocking realization that “9 out of 10 Americans will be dead by the end of the first year.”
The point being, if you must be in a large city, you also much be prepared to survive where you are because attempting to travel to “someplace better” might just be more deadly than staying where you are.
PREPPING TIPS, SUGGESTIONS AND LINKS FROM PART ONE
An important part of prepping for disaster other than food, water, weapons and ammunition, medical supplies, paper goods etc…. is a short wave radio and a generator, and as was mentioned and discussed in detail in the comment section of part one, those too must be protected from the initial EMP pulse.
To that end, many commenters discussed the use of a “faraday cage,” which can be built or purchased.
A Faraday cage or Faraday shield is an enclosure formed by conductive material or by a mesh of such material. Such an enclosure blocks external static and non-static electric fields by channeling electricity along and around, but not through, the mesh, providing constant voltage on all sides of the enclosure. Since the difference in voltage is the measure of electrical potential, no current flows through the space.
In a previous article we lists a small sample of items that a Faraday Cage can protect, such as emergency AM/FM radio, two-way radios, solar battery charger, small generator, emergency medical equipment, inverters… and more.
Build Your Own Faraday Cage
A few how-to videos below show how to build your own Faraday Cage. (If readers prefer other presentations or how to videos, a search on YouTube brings up a variety of different methods and ideas.)
Mutual Defense Community
The mention of a Mutual Defense Community in part one of this series originally came as I was bouncing ideas around via email with Steve Quayle, who generously offers his guidance when asked and who has much more experience and has researched much of this for far longer than I have.