EMP Methods and Preps - Part III

For previous parts of this series, see:

EMP Methods and Preps – Part I

EMP Methods and Preps – Part II

In the first two parts of this series, I laid out why I believe the threat of an EMP attack on the United States is both possible, and feasible. The returns to the attacker far outweigh his investment in time, technology and the sacrifices among his personnel. I described how certain advances in technology and materials allow attackers to

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Silencing a Cheap Noisey Generator

Pulled from a post on a forum, and cleaned up for usage here.

Your generator can give away your state of preparedness to lots of people at just the wrong time. When they want power, and you announce that you have it, there can be conflict. To keep it and your other supplies from being “borrowed”, you need to keep it quiet enough so that only the closest people can hear it. If you can do better than that, great!

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Short-term Emergency Power in a Disaster

Localized or even regional disasters have a shelf life. After a while, they aren’t such a big deal any more. But while they are here, the loss of power that sometimes comes with them should be something you include in your planning.

The news reports leading up to expected trouble, such as we see with oncoming hurricanes, usually include notes on generators flying off the shelves and quickly becoming scarce. No matter how many hurricanes come through an area, there

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Observations Regarding Hurricane Sandy

Plan A will generally require the assistance of Plan B. But what if there is no Plan B?

Or, in the meaning-laden question of a friend of mine, “Are you ready?”

News feeds from the Sandy Theater of Operations illustrate the reality of conditions that live large and powerful within internet PAW fiction and prepper guru predictions. It can get ugly, even with FEMA preparations and promises. Words, fliers and official FAQs are useless when it comes to providing disaster

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Hiding Your Condition in Hard Times

Scenario…

It’s 3 months after the grid has suffered major disruptions. The cause for this is unimportant. Deliveries of the basics is extremely spotty and FEMA is having a hard time controlling what remains of civilian supply chains. People are hungry, but not starving to death. It seems that most everything is hard to come by. People have made adjustments and, aside from the few vocal protests and the occasional violent display of discontent, the population has settled down into

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Were They Prepared?

In the currently frozen north (Washington), in a little town about 40 minutes away from Mt. Rainier, there are 3 ladies in a nice sized home on over 5 acres. They have 3 stories, an attached garage, a creek, wooded land and a secure location just at the end of a semi-private road.

A few days ago, the ice and snow blew up a few transformers in the area, and tree branches added their weight to the problems by downing

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Prep Test - Generator

Pulled out the Champion 4500W genny today, and did a test run. Started on the 2nd pull, once the choke was set right. I let her run for 15 minutes, and flipped the kill switch. I ran it outside of the garage, with the exhaust aimed at the drive.

>>> Never run a generator in an enclosed space. <<<

I don’t drain the lines or the tank when I store it. It gets a test every 2 months, sometimes more

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