In a blink of an eye, life as you know it can change forever. In the aftermath of an EMP attack or a CME impact from the sun, the power grid will go down and it will be months or years before it is restored. During that time, millions of people will starve to death. Both an EMP and a CME can permanently take down the power grid in the United States, leaving hundreds of millions of people without electricity, water, food and medicine. As people learn the electricity won't be coming back, urban areas will erupt into violence. Worse yet, an EMP will also take out billions of electronic devices, including vehicles, by overloading the microchips with high voltage.
This Surviving EMP miniguide, produced by the Preparedness Podcast, will explain EMPs and CMEs and provide considerations for preparing for such events, including how you can make your own Faraday cages to protect your electronic equipment and the dangers facing us from two plausible grid-down scenarios.