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15 August 2014

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Russ Steele

George,

I have written about CMEs and actions people can take, including getting a warning on their cellphones HERE. There is also a link to a survival guide for a CME. A nuclear EMP will come without warning.

George Rebane

Good links - thanks Russ.

Walt

George. That "head for the hills..." is dead right. At least we are on the right side of the bridges.
Keeping a store of meds. is a little hard to obtain.
I was just at my Dr., and he wanted a "pill count". I may have "too many in many possession" I inquired about a 30 day buffer.. You know, for emergency situations. Nope,,, no way, no how. ( let alone a one week buffer)
I didn't even bother to explain the "prepper" way of thinking. ( another city doc.)
There has got to be a way to stock up on required meds. From pain killers to antibiotics, without being thought of as drug traffickers and abusers.

Those that think this is a non issue, should try getting ANYTHING when the power goes out. Especially at a pharmacy. Welcome to the computer age.
Hell... Some can't even count change without power.

George Rebane

Walt 834pm - that's most interesting. Our EOS used to remind us that keeping an extra supply of critical medicines on hand was part of the household preparedness kit.

Russ Steele

Walt@8:34PM

Is it the Doc or the insurance? Most Docs will work with you on creating a buffer.

Walt

For some reason the "state law" supposedly makes them keep me on a short leash.
( I might be selling the extra?)
Plenty of people are going to be wishing they "prepped". Another volcano in Iceland looks like it's going to pop. And it's a big girl...
Which commodities shot up the last time? It's time to capitalize on the situation.

As for the subject at hand, I don't put it past N. Korea or some Muslim group who has their act together to pull of an EMP.


Russ Steele

The EMP story in the WSJ was mentioned on Fox News this morning on Sunday Morning Futures at the end of the program by one of the panel members, a stock broker who was concerned about what the follow up was going to be by the government. Maria Bartiromo said it was a big story she would address in a future program.

We are going to hear more about this story if the investor community is worried. Stay Tuned!

Brad Croul

Here is a how-to video

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bDdk70k4bjw

Brad Croul

The guy in the above video has a cool hat. Here is the video for the hat,

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr6rp0HYgQ8

Brad Croul

You tube is such a hoot!
I still have an Icom 720 converted to work on all bands somewhere around here. I wonder if it even works.
I also have a 49 Caddy, 56 Willys, 59 Ford flatbed, 66 F950 dump, 78 diesel Scout (might need a little EMP hardening), and a couple of 60s era Harleys, so I will be able to raise hell on the highways, dodging all the dead computer cars (until I run out of gas, DoH!)

George Rebane

BradC 1101am - Each car engine wrapped in steel should provide a good bit of EMP protection, more so if parked under a grounded metal roof. Perhaps the best and cheapest insurance for your car is to have a grounded wire installed with an end clip that you attach to a metal part of your car after you park it in your garage or driveway. If I recall, the EMP Commission did do some tests on cars with widely varying results - some started and/or stopped, others had various electrical faults, and others were totally unaffected at field strength of up to 30kV/m.

RL Crabb

Time to invest in the Stanley Steamer.

Walt

Sorry RL,, That's already been tagged a wood burning "gross polluter".
And don't forget the ridiculous water use in drought conditions.
Nope,, no horse. It would look foolish with a catalytic converter sticking out of the South end.
Your better off rounding up all the free range dogs, and hitch them to a dead Prius. ( after digging out the thousand pound Batt.)

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