Could you survive it?
I was reading an article the other day about how our U.S. military is planning on the possibility of an EMP attack. The headline read, "Military warns EMP attack could wipe out America, 'democracy, world order'". It reminded me of when I first started prepping a few years ago and how talk of an EMP attack was considered a conspiracy theory. I suppose it still is considered that by many even today. But, this type of article tells me that it's no longer just a conspiracy theory; that it's something we need to be prepared for. In other words, it is something that could actually happen. A quote from the article says, "While it is focused on the devastating impact an EMP hit would have on the military, it appears to support a congressional warning that up to 90 percent of the population on the East Coast would die in a year of an attack that would dismantle or interfere with electricity, transportation, food processing, and healthcare." The article also quotes a portion from the Report saying, "An EMP attack affects all devices with solid-state electronics and could render inoperative the main grid and backup power systems, such as on-site generators.”. Here's a link to the actual report this article refers to: Electromagnetic Defense Task Force, 2018 Report.
What does that mean for us? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out. It means there is a realistic possibility that it could happen. And, if/when it does, we need to be prepared! This, people, would be the SHTF (Stuff Hits The Fan) scenario for which preppers and survivalists are preparing.
Today, we live in a society where everything is literally available at our fingertips. Want to know something about anything? Just tap a few buttons on your phone or keyboard and you've got the information instantly! Heck, you don't even have to tap on a phone or keyboard anymore, just ask Alexa, Siri, or Google! Don't get me wrong...I love today's technology! I use every bit of it I can. But, I don't solely rely upon it. After all, like many of you, I've lived in a time when I had to l live without it because it wasn't even invented yet. But what about those who have grown up with it? Would they be able to survive without it? Would I be able to? Would you be able to? I honestly believe that there would be those who would freak out and not know how to live without relying upon their cell phones to tell them everything they need to know.
It's not just cell phones and the internet that we should be prepared to live without. Trust me, there are many more important things we will need to know in order to survive if there ever was an EMP attack upon our country. How many people in today's society even know how to cook a meal without a microwave? I love my microwave! It is so convenient to just pop in a frozen dinner, especially after a busy day. But, what if that was the only way I knew how to cook? What would happen if all of a sudden there was no electricity to run it? Would I even know how (or have the resources) to put together a meal to cook? Believe it or not, some people truly don't. How would those people survive if there was an EMP attack? What would you do if you couldn't use your microwave or stove for an extended amount of time? How would you cook and eat? How about if you didn't have access to a working refrigerator or freezer? Would you know how to feed yourself or your family?
These are the types of things we need to really, really think about. How would we truly survive without today's electronics and modern conveniences that need electricity to work?
The only way to be sure we can live without today's technology would be to use that technology to learn everything we can about how to survive without it. How ironic is that???
What can you do to be prepared? A good place to start would be to read my articles on Prepping 101. There's some solid information there on how to start getting prepared for something like an EMP attack, or any emergency situation. Another good place to start is to watch YouTube videos. Search for videos about prepping, survival, and bush craft. You can also Google those topics for additional articles and information. Just a warning though, it takes time to prepare and become educated on how to live "off grid" (live without electricity and modern conveniences). My suggestion would be if you haven't started yet, you need to start today!
One big warning I have is to use wisdom on what you read and what you watch concerning prepping/survival. A somewhat popular YouTube channel posted a video a couple of weeks ago about how the elderly will be useless in a SHTF situation. He basically said they might as well kill themselves than to try to survive. After all, what would they have to look forward to when they only have a few years left to live anyway? There would be no reason for them to even want to live. He said they can't procreate, and isn't that what surviving is all about? He also said they would have nothing to contribute to anyone. I was flabbergasted! He was talking about my generation! My first thought was that my generation would have more of a chance of survival than today's millennials! After all, the older generation did not grow up with the technology that today's generation relies on. They know how to do things that most of today's generation has never even thought of. Needless to say, I no longer subscribe to that particular YouTube channel. Not because he offended me, but because I did not want to support someone who was telling young preppers that they were all that mattered; that they didn't need to rely upon the wisdom and experience of people who had lived through hard times without today's technology and modern conveniences. He was/is misleading his flock with that type of teaching.
If you have elders in your family or as your friends you can learn a lot from them! Please take time to listen to them and ask questions about how they lived without the technology we have today. Because some day, we may need to survive without it. And that, my dear friends is exactly why I started this blog and my YouTube channel. To help others learn how to prepare by sharing my experiences and provide as much information as I can on prepping and survival.
I do pray that if you haven't, you will begin to take prepping/survival seriously and begin to take action. If you are slacking in your prepping/survival endeavors, I pray that you will step it up and keep it up. It's a lifestyle, not just something that you do once and it's done. There's always some new skill to learn and new products to discover that may make surviving an EMP attack or nuclear war a better possibility. I for one, want to live a long life on this earth so I can do my best to help my children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren make it in this world. Whether it be with all the technology and conveniences we have today, or if we have a tomorrow without any of those luxuries.
Until next time...happy prepping, and God bless!