An EMP Hits While You Work: Take Action
Most of you work somewhere other than at home. Even us lucky enough to be able to work out of the house frequently travel to another place to get the job done (I hop around between different states at will). So there is a very good chance that any of us could be caught outside when or if an EMP attack happens.
North Korea just detonated an H-bomb. And their missiles have the range to reach over much of the USA. There are other threats too. An EMP is not out of the question even if it remains a remote possibility.
JJ at Ready Nutrition sketched out a guide for dealing with the effects of an EMP attack at work. It’s part of his EMP series. Please click over and have a read of the original material.
First he offers a frightening but realistic scenario:
“You are an office worker in Anytown, a small midwestern city who works in a 7-story building located on the eastern 1/3 of the town. The direction of your home from work is toward the East. You are sitting at your desk with a window facing the west, and it’s about 10:00 am. Suddenly, a flash of light catches your attention in the sky, and then it disappears. Simultaneously, all the lights in the office go out, as does your desk computer. No backup lights come on. You look at your watch, and it’s dead. You pick up your desk phone, and there is no dial tone. There are murmurings from coworkers, and people are shuffling into an open area with a conference table. You have just been hit by an EMP attack, and it appears that you have already punched out early, and probably for good.
The scenario will be played out throughout the United States. Now is the time to act. Those who are preparedness minded must keep this in mind: Definitive action taken at the critical point is critical to your survival.”
You need a plan. You need supplies. Some items to keep at work (anywhere you go) include:
Radio (if there’s any signal left);
NBC protection (a mask, etc.).
He then goes into details as to how each item will benefit you in your quest for survival.
You need to know where the exits are and get out fast. Now is the time to leave it all and run for the homestead (run if you really have to – the car probably won’t start).
It’s a good idea to keep extra food and water at work to fuel your trek. Also, remember to have some hiking clothes – ditch the penny loafers for boots. No high heels, ladies. Move out quickly and quietly. Grab the go bag and go.
Now is the time for extreme situational awareness. Treat everyone as potentially hostile – avoid them if possible.
Please read his original for more information, tips, and ideas.
*Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson was a Special Forces Medic, EMT and ACLS-certified, with comprehensive training in wilderness survival, rescue, and patient-extraction. He is a Certified Master Herbalist and a graduate of the Global College of Natural Medicine of Santa Ana, CA. A graduate of the U.S. Army’s survival course of SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), Mr. Johnson also successfully completed the Montana Master Food Preserver Course for home-canning, smoking, and dehydrating foods.
This is sound advice for one of the worst disasters imaginable. And you should not limit it to just an EMP. The same principles should apply to fires, riots, tornadoes, etc.
Learn, plan, equip, and survive!
Perrin Lovett writes about freedom, firearms, and cigars (and everything else) at www.perrinlovett.me. He is none too fond of government meddling.