Prepare For An Electromagnetic Pulse Attack
Electromagnetic pulse attack
People prepare to go off the grid for many different reason – the environment, economic collapse, solar flares to name but three.
The latest fear to be added to the long list: A massive electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. The best defence: to be both off the grid and underground.
An electromagnetic pulse is a burst of electromagnetic radiation from a nuclear weapon. If the weapon is detonated high in the atmosphere, above a target area, it can produce a radioactive pulse across a huge area. The effect could knock out electricity and fry sensitive computer processors, even a total blackout that could last months.
Some fear Iran could get a lone nuclear missile onto a boat in the Gulf of Mexico, and detonate it over the central U.S.
The US Government has prepared a detailed report, outlining the risk: “2011 Essential Guide to Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack – Reports of the EMP Commission on the Threat and Critical National Infrastructure – The Danger from High-Altitude Nuclear Explosions.
“All of the people from the cities, they have no choice when there’s no power, the only thing they can do is to walk out of the city and forage, go to every single house, break in, and look for food and water.” said one prepper. “I don’t care how many rifles and bullets you have, you can not defend a house.”