Two weeks ago a massive solar flare, one capable of causing widespread disaster and sending many of us back to the stone age, barely missed our planet. How many of you knew about this event before today?
The earth barely missed taking a massive solar punch in the teeth two weeks ago, an “electromagnetic pulse” so big that it could have knocked out power, cars and iPhones throughout the United States.
Two EMP experts told Secrets that the EMP flashed through earth’s typical orbit around the sun about two weeks before the planet got there.
“The world escaped an EMP catastrophe,” said Henry Cooper, who led strategic arms negotiations with the Soviet Union under President Reagan, and who now heads High Frontier, a group pushing for missile defense.
“There had been a near miss about two weeks ago, a Carrington-class coronal mass ejection crossed the orbit of the Earth and basically just missed us,” said Peter Vincent Pry, who served on the Congressional EMP Threat Commission from 2001-2008.
I have written extensively about the Solar Flare / EMP threat because I believe that is it one of the largest and most probable threats to life as we know it. Our country could most likely survive another stock market crash, hyperinflation scenario or even another world war. There would even be some lead time before those events happened which would enable those of us with our “ear to the ground” to dig our heels in and prepare for the worst. Yet if the lights go out in an instant and we are thrust back into the stone age, this country will tear itself to pieces in a matter of weeks. The drive for food, water, and shelter will be on an epic scale. Combine that with an instant leveling of the societal playing field and the raw evil that often exerts itself when disasters happen…it will be like lighting a match in a room full of natural gas.
I would love to say that my family and I are prepared for an event like an EMP disaster, but I would be lying if I said we were. Can anyone truly be totally prepared for that? The vast majority of us would find out that our new lives post SHTF were vastly different than the old ones that had us lounging on the couch stuffing chips into our face while flipping through the channels.
- No climate control (heating or air conditioning).
- No communication with almost anyone outside of a mile radius unless willing to travel (dangerous).
- No public services (hospitals, police, fire, national guard).
- No more going to the store to buy supplies.
- No more flush toilets.
- No more trash man every Sunday.
- No more medications other than what is on hand.
- No trust in anyone other than your immediate family.
- Worst of all, no more Prepper-Resources.com!
Here’s the thing, when it all goes down you have what you have, and any survival skills that you have been working on immediately become valid. This latest near miss of a solar flare should be a wake up call if you have been procrastinating. I’m not telling you to go out and max your credit cards buying up freeze dried food, but our level of awareness should never be allowed to drop. We should never believe that once we have enough stuff or skills that our journey is complete, a state of prepper complacency is what I’ll call it. Your basement is filled with goodies and you watched a few YouTube vids on how to split wood and skin game, you’ll be fine if T-SHTF. But have you ever really used that shiny axe sitting in the corner of your garage? Have you ever attempted to hunt or trap an animal, much less prepare it for dinner?
I tell people all the time that fitness is not something I do when I feel like it but rather it’s a lifestyle. The same thing goes for prepping, it should be something that is incorporated into our daily lives. Everything should be done in moderation of course, I hope that goes without saying.
Ladies and gentlemen this is not a game. The threats are very real and at any moment TEOTWAWKI could be upon us. Do any of us want that to happen? I hope not, as I love the modern conveniences that life has to offer. Yet we should realize that at any moment those trinkets could be gone in a flash and life as we know it could be forever changed. Plan accordingly.