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Solar Flares headed our way.

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by TN.Frank, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Glock4Life

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    Just heard on Fox News that some massive Solar Flares are headed our way and there could be possible satellite problems, cell phone disruption and even power grid disruption. Seems like this is just the beginning of all that's going to happen in 2012.
     
  2. Big Bird

    Big Bird NRA Life Member

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    They are predicted to be the worst solar flares in the last....5 years.

    Yawn...
     


  3. jellis11

    jellis11 Yippee-ki-yay

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  4. Bilbo Bagins

    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

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    It hit us 9am EST and will continue until tomorrow.

    So far nothing is happening, I got to remember to look outside to check for northern lights.
     
  5. FLA45fan

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    But we could lose communications at any ti . . .
     
  6. mac66

    mac66 Huge Member Millennium Member

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  7. cowboy1964

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    Yes, I too predict stuff will happen in 2012. :whistling:
     
  8. G29Reload

    G29Reload Tread Lightly

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    damn, nothing happened.

    Was that BECAUSE I spent all that time today outside hosing down the trees so they wouldnt catch fire?




    :rofl:
     
  9. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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  10. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Glock4Life

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    Actually things DID happen. Planes had to be rerouted and the power companies had to dial things back to stop the power from going out. This is just the start of the Solar Flare cycle, these were just small ones, wait until we start getting larger ones.
    For a Survival/Preparedness forum ya'll sure do take things lightly. Guess they should have a "Stick my Head in the Sand" forum around here for ya'll to hang out in.:tongueout:
     
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  11. Bolster

    Bolster Not Ready Yet!

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    These solar flares are proof of man-made global warming.
     
  12. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    Got some pretty good Northern Lights out of the flares so far.



    Works pretty good on da wemmins.
     
  13. Big Bird

    Big Bird NRA Life Member

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    Solar flares are actually good for Ham Radio. All that energy ionizes the upper atmosphere which facilitates bouncing radio signals off the atmosphere much easier.
     
  14. Nine Shooter

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    Messed up my XBox live wireless connection. Had to plug in the CAT5. Shucks.
     
  15. leadcounsel

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    Bush is responsible for the flares! It's his fault.

    Thank God Obama saved us from the solar flare disaster though! It was a close one.
     
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  16. bdcochran

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    Ok. So what is the individual supposed to do in anticipation of a solar flare?

    Examples. It took a while before people learned the value of surge protectors to protect computers, televisions or refrigerators. Or, it took a while before it was so glaringly obvious in my area that clearing brush around homes to reduce the risk of fires led to laws permitting brush clearing entries by local authorities.

    What does a person on this forum do?
     
  17. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy

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    I need a couple solar flares for my roadside emergency kit :rofl:
     
  18. RatDrall

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    Yeah, I can't believe we didn't worry more about this event, which came and went with nothing happening.

    Do what you always do - have enough supplies, and experience and training to use them, to survive for a few weeks with no support. Be prepared to leave the house if you have to, as a last resort.

    Seriously, the power going out temporarily, due to a solar flare, is not the end of the world for most people.
     
  19. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Glock4Life

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    I don't know, there's over 800 Million folks on Facebook that'd probably disagree with ya'. :whistling:
     
  20. Big Bird

    Big Bird NRA Life Member

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    Sunscreen...lots of sunscreen.