Electromagnetic Pulse Test In America November 4th – 6th 2017
I don’t know about you, but I am scared! This information is by far the worst I have ever heard. The fact that America wants to conduct a live test and cripple its self to study the effects of an EMP attack is insane.
Not only are we going to have this test going on but also Anti-fa promises to cause problems across the country.
It’s a sad day for this country! I remember a few years ago there were some in the government saying there are too many people on the planet and that they were trying to figure out how to have fewer people on the planet. I knew it would be a war but, well I was hoping I would not have to live through it.
Now I am thinking they have figured things out. They’ll have a war and they will starve people at the same time. It appears as though that is the plan.
I am just so sick in my gut right now. This shouldn’t be allowed to happen!
A few months ago someone came over and marked my sidewalk with a number, I guest during the night (120), is who I am. If something happens to me during November 4th – 6th. I now have proof that it was planned months ago.
I like what this young lady says about the entire issue.
Communications Interoperability Training with Amateur Radio Community Set
Elements of the US Department of Defense (DOD) will conduct a “communications interoperability” training exercise November 4-6, once again simulating a “very bad day” scenario. Amateur Radio and MARS organizations will take part.
“This exercise will begin with a national massive coronal mass ejection event which will impact the national power grid as well as all forms of traditional communication, including landline telephone, cell phone, satellite, and Internet connectivity,” Army MARS Program Manager Paul English, WD8DBY, explained in an announcement.
During the exercise, a designated DOD Headquarters entity will request county-by-county status reports for the 3,143 US counties and county equivalents, in order to gain situational awareness and to determine the extent of the impact of the scenario. Army and Air Force MARS organizations will work in conjunction with the Amateur Radio community, primarily on the 60-meter interoperability channels as well as on HF NVIS frequencies and local VHF and UHF, non-Internet linked Amateur Radio Repeaters.
Again this year, a military station on the east coast and the Fort Huachuca, Arizona, HF station will conduct a high-power broadcast on 60-meter channel 1 (5330.5 kHz) on Saturday from 0300 to 0315 UTC. New this year will be an informational broadcast on Sunday, on 13,483.5 kHz USB from 1600 to 1615 UTC. Amateur Radio operators should monitor these broadcasts for more information about the exercise and how they can participate in this communications exercise, English said.
“We want to continue building on the outstanding cooperative working relationship with the ARRL and the Amateur Radio community,” English said. “We want to expand the use of the 60-meter interop channels between the military and amateur community for emergency communications, and we hope the Amateur Radio community will give us some good feedback on the use of both the 5-MHz interop and the new 13-MHz broadcast channels as a means of information dissemination during a very bad day scenario.
Contact English for more information or questions about this exercise.
Things You Should Be Doing NOW to Prepare for an EMP Attack
Shelter in place or bug out?
I recently wrote about how to prepare for disasters. These are the “typical” disasters we have heard about all our lives (hurricanes, tornados, chemical spills, etc.). We all know that within weeks (or at the most, months) under normal circumstances, we would all be back in our homes or some kind of shelter, with hot and cold running water, indoor plumbing, and electricity giving us power for lights, computers, cell phones, air conditioning, or heating, etc. After an EMP attack, we may very well exist without any of those things for years. Prepare now for that day.
You should be prepared to “shelter in place” when/if it happens, or to “bug out.” If my family is at home, we will stay at home. If they are nearby shopping, they will have to hoof it home (not a bad idea to stash a good pair of walking shoes in the car…it’s tough to walk for miles in stilettos or cowboy boots). Our home will be our base of operations. If someone is far from home, their best bet would be to stay where they are if it is safe. Wherever you are, a shelter is priority number one.
Have in each car a small tarp that can be carried in a bug out bag. You can make a quick “lean-to” shelter with a tarp to protect yourself from the rain.
Water is the next priority
You cannot live for more than three days without water, so you must have safe, clean drinking water — one gallon per day per person. That is why each car’s bug out bag should have water purification tablets (a bottle of 100 costs around $10). You can live for days (but not weeks) with these tablets. A better alternative is a Katadyn water purification system. You can get them for less than $80 and one of them can instantly purify 200 gallons. Larger, and more expensive systems can purify thousands of gallons of water. I would also purchase large rain barrels to collect rainwater. You might also want to consider having a well on your property (if possible) with a hand pump. If the electricity goes out, you can always pump the water like in the “olden days.” However, you choose to access water, make sure it will supply you and your family for months or perhaps even a year or two.
Have a food supply ready
All the food in your fridge will be eaten in a day or spoil. Within weeks, your normal supply of food in the pantry will be gone. I would stock up now on freeze-dried food/MREs and large quantities of imperishable food. However, even that will dwindle after many months or a year if you do not ration carefully. Consider “homesteading,” the old-fashioned way of living from long ago. In fact, the Amish still live that way and do just fine (they do like to shop at Wal-Mart from time to time, however). When you homestead, you are trying to “live off the grid” (live without electricity or very little electricity) and produce many or most of the foodstuffs you need to live. Many “middle-class Americans” who grew up in suburbia are now raising their own chickens, pigs, cows, and growing their own vegetables in gardens (and saving seeds for next year’s crop!). Some keep bees and harvest the honey (it tastes wonderful!). Many Americans are re-learning what their grandparents knew about canning or fermenting vegetables, salting and curing meats, preserving herbs for medicinal reasons, making preserves (my wife makes the best!). Learn how to cook over an open fire (cooking with cast iron pots and pans is awesome — the food tastes so good). Invest in a propane barbecue grill with several backup propane tanks, and probably a camping stove as well.
Heat and light are also things we cannot do without
Keep on hand an abundance of candles and fire-starting equipment. Have at least three different ways to make fires. It’s a good idea to learn now how to start a fire with just sticks (there are plenty of videos on YouTube to show you how).
I would also collect lint from your dryer…this makes excellent tinder for fire starting. Buy as many matches as possible. Get a magnifying glass to start fires. Oil lamps are not only beautiful, they also give off great light and heat. The oil for the lamps is not terribly expensive. Coleman propane camping lanterns are also great (but remember, just like matches and lamp oil, you will run out of propane at some point).
Theoretically, an EMP attack would not affect batteries. At least that is what I have read in numerous articles. So, stock up on batteries, flashlights, and battery-powered lamps. You can find these in any camping store.