Are U ready for an EMP?

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  1. PeterG

    PeterG

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    EMP prep, break down your essentials to the simplest forms. Woodstove for heat, handpump on well for water, survival rate 20% maybe.

    No I’m prepped as much as I should but better than most


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  2. Gokyo

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    does having a fireplace and a nearby stream count? Oh my dad lives on a lake... That seems good.
     
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  3. WayneJessie

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    If it get the point where a foreign power hits us with an EMP strike then the worldwide feces is about to hit the fan.
    I think that when they speak of the government being prepared it has more to do with the military’s ability to strike back without being hampered in any way. Us civilians will just have to do the best that we can to stay alive.
     
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  4. CBennett

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    ^^This
     
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    When gun guys run out of things to worry about, they start making them up.
     
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  6. Quijibo

    Quijibo King Doofus.

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    BUIS.
     
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  7. agtman

    agtman 10mm Philosopher

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    Yes. The fireplace is an Old School method of residential heating and will supplement a wood-burning stove. Chopping down trees and cutting up the wood for both constitutes beneficial cardio exercise, and for most preppers that would be a health improvement. :whistling: :upeyes:

    The stream and lake, if they're spring-fed and hold fish, are a viable food source.
     
  8. bdcochran

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    That is very good. You will have a leg up for a couple of days. Then you can progress to the next stages of worry: 1. you will run out of fuel; 2. the government will ask you for your vehicle so it can help the people.

    Shortly after 09/11/2001 when there was a lot of confusion, a guy wrote that he would take to the hills and fight. He must have seen the movie Red Dawn. He had a wife and two kids under the age of 5 years. He had never lived in the hills - where there was no water, no hope of growing crops, no realistic expectation of avoiding people who had helicopters (and today ISIS is using $650 drones).

    If there is a major emp attack AND there is significant damage AND you are self reliant (I am not using the term "self sufficient") to the point that you are physically fit, medically ok, financially secure, safe from fire danger, safe from marauding gangs, safe from government confiscation, then spend some time worrying now about building Ferriday Cages.
     
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  9. cowboy1964

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    For now. North Korea and probably Iran won't be far behind.

    Glad to hear China and Russia won't ever attack us. Guess we can get rid of all of our nukes.
     
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    You realize they only have Nukes because they are afraid we will Nuke them with ours, right? Think about that for a while until it makes sense.

    Korea will never be that far ahead. Iran, maybe - but not for a long long long time. Making a Nation Grid-Buster EMP takes a lot of cake!

    The EMPs you need to worry about will be close enough you can feel the heat, so the EMP is NOT one of your top concerns....
     
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  11. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    Worth noting that most modern fireplaces are designed more for show than for actually heating a house.

    Not saying you can't do it, but you'll burn way more fuel than you get heat.
     
  12. mac66

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    And that's what fireplace inserts are good for. Turning your inefficient fireplace into a wood stove heating device.
     
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    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    Absolutely. But you need to know that before you try and heat with a fireplace.
     
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    mac66 Huge Member Millennium Member

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    New download from the .gov

    Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Protection and Resilience Guidelines for Critical Infrastructure and Equipment

    https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/f...wFui5uP-jx1vsoB-qS_iFR9-cCyQTqf9I0wzmCisrDqOA

    Some interesting takeaways...

    -Battery powered electronics are resistant to EMP as is but to insure that they work store them in a paper bag or cardboard box and wrap them in two layers of heavy aluminum foil.

    -Unplug corded electronics when not in use and/or use a good surge suppressor when plugged in.
     
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  15. Cali-Glock

    Cali-Glock Mountain Man

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  16. FireForged

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    not as prepared as I would liketo be
     
  17. nursetim

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    Naw, but bring on anyway and let’s see.
     
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    YES!!! There IS hope after all!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    IMG_2722.JPG IMG_2715.JPG I don't know if this will help, but maybe I can open my safe after an EMP???
     
  20. GcB

    GcB Can't type, don't spell, what's grammar.

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    If I loose my HIFI to some stupid emp the world has officially ended in my book and the four horsemen of the apocalypse can skull **** the earth for all I care.