Most people never plan for an emergency. It’s not that they don’t know that emergencies happen, it’s just that everyone lives such busy lives, taking the time to prepare before a crisis doesn’t always rate high on the to-do list.
But the state of the economy and the issues going on every day are proof that emergency situations are coming. You might face a crisis where you find yourself not having any water or you might find that the water you do have in your home has suddenly become contaminated.
That’s why you need to make sure that providing for your family’s basic needs is at the very top of your to-do list. The number one item that you need to have on that list is making sure that you have water.
You need to have enough water in storage so that every member of your family can survive for a minimum of three days. With the Augason Farms Emergency Water Storage Supply Kit, you’ll have enough water to make it three days and then some.
The wide barrel drum of the storage tank easily holds up to 55 gallons of water. If you ration it, you can make it for almost two months on that supply. The barrel is made specifically to hold water long term so that it will be ready for use whenever you need it.
The barrel is solid and sturdy and well made so that it will last for a long time. It’s also made BPA free so you don’t have to worry about dangerous chemicals being part of your water storage material.
The material is constructed to the quality that it passes the EPA standards for water and food storage. You can store water that’s been prepared and treated for drinking use for as long as 4 years without worrying about its viability when you use the water storage barrel.
When you order this kit, what you end up receiving is the 55 gallon barrel that’s been carefully constructed to hold water without damaging it. The kit was designed to be a closed system.
That means that you’re not going to be dealing with a lid that can pop off and contaminate your water supply. You also won’t be dealing with any ill-fitting lids or rubber seals that can crack or break and would let harmful bacteria into your water supply.
The kit comes with plug fittings in a 2” size that make it easy for you to fill or remove the water from the barrel. There is a 6” siphon hose that comes with the barrel along with the hand pump for drawing out the water.
You also get the barrel opener and the Aquamira water treatment that can clean 60 gallons of water for drinking use. When you want to use the water pump, you have to take off the smaller plug to put the pump in. Once you have it situated, then all you do is use the hand grip to pump the water out.
“Let folks know when their food is genetically modified, because Americans have a right to know what they’re buying.” (Barack Obama, 2007)
In the last eight years, the global outcry against Monsanto and the other biotech giants has accelerated—but not a significant peep has emerged from the Obama White House.
And now, the bill dubbed The Dark Act is ready for Obama’s signature (see also here). It will make GMO labels on food an exclusively federal matter—and those labels will be confusing, weak, and therefore meaningless for the majority of Americans. The Dark Act is basically a free pass for Monsanto and the other biotech giants.
After his victory in the 2008 election, Obama filled key posts with Monsanto people, in federal agencies that wield tremendous force in GMO food issues—the USDA and the FDA:
At the USDA, as the director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Roger Beachy, former director of the Monsanto Danforth Center.
As deputy commissioner of the FDA, the new food-safety-issues czar, the infamous Michael Taylor, former vice-president for public policy for Monsanto. Taylor had been instrumental in getting approval for Monsanto’s genetically engineered bovine growth hormone.
As commissioner of the USDA, Iowa governor, Tom Vilsack. Vilsack had set up a national group, the Governors’ Biotechnology Partnership, and had been given a Governor of the Year Award by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, whose members include Monsanto.
As the Agriculture Trade Representative, who would push GMOs for export, Islam Siddiqui, a former Monsanto lobbyist.
As the counsel for the USDA, Ramona Romero, who had been corporate counsel for another biotech giant, DuPont.
As the head of the USAID, Rajiv Shah, who had previously worked in key positions for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of GMO agriculture research.
We should also remember that Obama’s Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, once worked for the Rose law firm. That firm was counsel to Monsanto.
Obama nominated Elena Kagan to the US Supreme Court. Kagan, as federal solicitor general, had previously argued for Monsanto in the Monsanto v. Geertson seed case before the Supreme Court.
The deck was stacked. Obama hadn’t simply made honest mistakes. Obama hadn’t just failed to exercise proper oversight in selecting appointees. He was staking out territory on behalf of Monsanto and other GMO corporate giants.
And now let us look at what key Obama appointees have wrought for their true bosses. Let’s see what GMO crops have walked through the open door of the Obama presidency.
Monsanto GMO alfalfa.
Monsanto GMO sugar beets.
Monsanto GMO Bt soybean.
Syngenta GMO corn for ethanol.
Syngenta GMO stacked corn.
Pioneer GMO soybean.
Syngenta GMO Bt cotton.
Bayer GMO cotton.
ATryn, an anti-clotting agent from the milk of transgenic goats.
A GMO papaya strain.
Genetically engineered salmon.
This is an extraordinary parade.
Obama was, all along, a stealth operative on behalf of Monsanto, biotech, GMOs, and corporate control of the future of agriculture.
He didn’t make that many key political appointments and allow that many new GMO crops to enter the food chain through a lack of oversight.
Nor is it coincidental that two of the Obama’s biggest supporters, Bill Gates and George Soros, purchased 900,000 and 500,000 shares of Monsanto, respectively, in 2010.
Obama has been a covert agent since the beginning.
Imposter. Charlatan. These words fit Obama. He doesn’t care that GMO food is taking over the country and the world. He obviously wants it to happen.
The sitting president of the United States, and Monsanto, DuPont, and Dow, among others, are prepared to do whatever is necessary to make GMO food dominate America.
Obama is on board.
He is the GMO president.
Article written by Jon Rappoport
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world.
When it comes to electromagnetic pulse (EMP), many people connect it to a nuclear bomb going off. But this type of weapon doesn’t have to be linked to a nuclear bomb to be just as devastating.
Using today’s technology, weapons using a force of electromagnetic pulse are in existence. This means that a country can experience the fallout from a nuclear bomb – but without ever having been hit with a nuclear bomb all because of the power of the shock wave.
Every country is vulnerable to this threat. Many countries have the technology that enables them to strike against their enemies – and like all weapons, the potential for a friendly fire accident is also possible.
Weapons that contain the ability to produce an electromagnetic pulse have the capability to completely destroy electrical systems. Since so many things today rely on electrical systems, this could virtually cripple any city, state, or country.
When the pulse hits, any airplanes could literally fall from the sky. Power grids will go down. Anything that relies on electricity will suddenly and without warning cease to work.
That means that you can’t go to the ATM and withdraw cash. You can’t walk into the bank and pull it from your accounts, either. Elevators won’t work. Subways won’t work. People will become stuck in place.
You can line up at the gas pumps if your car’s electrical system isn’t fried, but you won’t be able to get a single drop of gas. You can go to the grocery store, but the registers won’t work.
The traffic signals will all go dark. You won’t have any lights on in your home. No heat. No air conditioning. Your city would go dark. When that happens, civilization halts. You can bet that people will come out of the woodwork in an attempt to take the stuff they need to survive.
And of course, others will also come – the types of people who like to take advantage of disasters. You need to be able to survive an electromagnetic pulse before one ever hits. To do this, make sure you’re not relying on electricity.
Have a solar powered radio, along with flashlights. Have a way to keep warm. In the event you don’t have a fireplace and a stockpile of wood, have a store of Mylar blankets set aside for emergencies.
Have a way to test your water and the soil for radiation. Keep fuel hidden away so that if your car does work, you can bug out if your area was one that was hard hit. Keep your car packed with emergency supplies so that if an electromagnetic pulse hits your area while you’re away from home, you’ll be able to survive for 72 hours until you can turn to your official long-term survival plan.
In any survival situation, whether you’re in a self-defense scuffle or lost in thick woods, the most important factor remains the same – your mental state. As long as your mind is sound, you will have a much easier time surviving whatever situation you’re in.
In fact, this is the first thing that you’re taught in the US Army Survival Manual. This field manual can be bought in full on Amazon for about $10. The strategy for mental stability that you learn first in this book is S.U.R.V.I.V.A.L., which stands for
- Sizing up any situation that you’re in,
- Undue haste makes waste,
- Remembering where you are,
- Vanquishing fear and panic,
- Improvising when you need to,
- Value-based living,
- Acting like whatever natives do in the area, and
- Learning basic, necessary skills.
Doing all of these things will ensure that you are both confident and mentally stable during stressful situations. Many sources consider mental preparedness to be the most important factor between life and death.
WWII and Korea veterans who had to survive the wild and hostile environments of the jungle and forest swear by the effectiveness of being mentally prepared. The main disadvantages of being stressed and freaked out during these times are plentiful.
First, you’ll be less efficient. If you’re confident and feeling good, you’ll get to work on finding food, water, and making shelter – or in a threat situation, protecting your life. However, if you spend your time freaking out and panicking, you’ll barely get anything accomplished, let alone accomplished effectively.
Second, you’ll have less energy. If you’re calm, you won’t waste much energy and will be actively thinking about preserving yourself. If you panic, you may find yourself pacing and wasting time and energy.
This will help you conserve water, food, and other resources. If you aren’t thinking and you’re blowing through everything, you’ll probably run out of water before you know it. This also has an effect on basic self-defense.
For example, if you keep a level head during a fight, you can probably get the upper hand on your opponent – especially if they’re inexperienced. The most important thing you should mentally prepare for in self-defense is the reality that you very well may have to kill your attacker.
For many, this idea is horrible – having to take another human being’s life. You should prepare for this kind of mental anguish in the event that you actually have to take major action that could result in the death of your attacker. Being mentally prepared is more worthwhile than being physically prepared.
Human beings have a strong will to survive, but that will can easily get beaten down when faced with overwhelming situations. A situation is only overwhelming when there’s a lack of knowledge or skill. When you know what do to because you’ve already planned ahead of time, you can act on instinct rather than react in a panic.
Fire drills are practiced in schools (and should be in your home, too) so that everyone will know what he or she is supposed to do. When you perform a task often enough, you can do it automatically without thinking about it when an emergency hits.
Test yourself by conducting drills by going camping on the weekends and only bring your survival bag. Camp in inclement weather so you’ll be prepared to handle that, but remember to let someone know the area where you’re going to go camping.
Practice often so you’ll know what to do in the event of weather disasters, health emergencies and threats to your safety. Practice using the first aid kit, treating a wound, an unconscious person, practice setting a broken bone, treating a burn, etc. Practice what to do if you’re unable to call for help and you’re wounded.
It’s important because the best way to survive is to practice what you’re going to do in any worst case scenario. You might not live in an area prone to tornadoes, but that doesn’t mean one won’t happen-be prepared for the unexpected.
Number one, prepare yourself mentally. If you allow the situation to overwhelm you or to make you fall into the trap of self-pity, your survival odds drop. The first step to take is to assess your situation and realize that you need three things – shelter, food and water. Of the three, find shelter first, a water supply second and food last.
Of course, practice is easy when you’re already prepared for survival. You should have a stockpile of food and necessities already gathered in your emergency pantry for your survival.
You should have staples in large quantities. Have water jugs filled and ready in your emergency pantry. Besides food, have batteries, flashlights and a camp stove put back as well.
But you should also get survival guides and study those so that you’ll know what to do if you have to get your food source from the land. For example, some people advocate eating plants, but certain plants will not only upset your stomach, they’ll kill you. What you want to do is to hope the worst case scenario never takes place – but you want to be prepared for it if it does.
If you remember what happened with the financial crisis in Greece, then you know that economic collapse isn’t just a threat – it’s already begun. You wouldn’t necessarily believe that from reading the news.
But the news doesn’t have access to the top secret insider information that the government does. The truth is that trouble is already knocking on your door. Take a look around at what’s going on in the world.
Debts in countries all over the world has skyrocketed. Not one single country is fiscally solvent and yet all of these countries keep going further into debt like there will never be any consequences.
But there will be a reckoning when economic collapse happens and when it does, it’s not going to be pretty. Once the economy goes belly up, you’re going to see lives thrown off balance and the upheaval is going to become a fight for survival and not everyone will survive because they’re not prepared.
When the economy fails, people are going to panic. Their normal life is going to suddenly, and without ample warning, become disrupted. When the collapse happens, people by the millions are going to rush to their banks in a desperate attempt to take out their money.
But the government, also desperate to keep the collapse from spreading, will limit or shut down completely the ability of people to withdraw their own money. Without being able to get their hands on money, people will grow even more panicked.
Crimes will rise as people steal, fight and even kill for a way to survive. Riots will become more common than not. Looting will take place in every single city and town. Property and people alike will be destroyed.
As society crumbles into a financial dystopian free-for-all landscape, in an effort to regain control, the government will start calling in the troops. Martial law will go into effect.
Your freedom to move about freely will be limited. You won’t be allowed to go where you want to go when you want to go there. You’ll have to be home by a certain time and your rights will no longer matter.
Under martial law, regular laws are suspended. You will do as the government says. That’s why you need to protect yourself from economic collapse right now. Make sure that all of your money isn’t tied up in the bank.
Have some cash, silver, and gold that you can get to so that you can buy what you haven’t already set aside. Keep your bug out bag ready to roll so that you can get out of an area the minute the trouble starts.
Have a place to go if needed that contains all of the survival supplies you need to hunker in place for awhile if you have to. That means you need to have your food, medicine and a way to communicate with others.
The power grid could eventually go down in an economic collapse and you don’t want to be without a way to communicate. Make sure you have a renewable water supply near. Have ways to defend yourself and your family from those who could take your supplies or your life.
The world is headed for a crisis because history has shown that SHTF situations have already happened and are continuing to happen. As these situations occur, society starts to break down in various areas and sometimes all at once, from electrical to housing to financial.
That’s why it’s better to get gold and silver for SHTF situations. There could very well come a day when your money will be of no value. Or you won’t be able to use it at all. The world could head back to the times when the only thing you can use to get what you need to survive is gold and silver.
While banking systems have failed, while the currency rate does drop, gold and silver have track records of holding steady in value. Plus, these metals come in handy when it comes down to bartering if necessary.
Even when the value of paper currency and coin is bottom of the barrel, metals like gold and silver will always be in demand. It’s a good investment to have gold and silver on hand in preparation.
When society collapses as it’s shown to occur already in several countries and even in isolated incidents in the United States, you want something that’s going to last for the long haul.
Most people think that once society is gone, it’s gone. But people are resilient and eventually rebuilding society will happen. Your gold and silver will not lose its value during a SHTF situation and will remain valuable when society is rebuilt.
When there’s a major collapse in society, every kind of paper currency is at risk for becoming useless. The government will no longer support the banking system and the you won’t be able to access funds.
Those who have direct deposit won’t be able to get any money. As the currency spirals into worthlessness, the value of silver and gold will skyrocket as it becomes the new go-to means of buying and selling.
If you want to provide for yourself and your family, you’ll want to invest in these precious metals immediately. In the event of a SHTF situation, gold and silver will become the main currency.
You can buy these precious metals in two forms. Either in bars or in coins. When you stock up on the coin form, they’re acceptable forms of currency. The face value of the coin will depend on the weight of the precious metal in the coin.
For example, if you purchase a 1 ounce gold coin, the face value is $50. Remember though, that face value is different from market value.
When life is going on in a pretty usual fashion, you’re probably not too concerned about having your money kept in a bank. However, when the SHTF, a bank might not be the safest place to keep it.
When to Withdraw Your Money from a Bank
Most people think about the convenience of keeping money in a bank and they don’t consider the risks. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t risks – and plenty of them. If you look at what happened in Greece and other countries in the not too distant past, you’ll see what happened to people when the banking system failed.
The banks simply shut down and limited how much of their own money people could have. People were left scrambling to figure out how to buy necessities, how to take care of themselves and people who’d traveled outside the country struggled with having the means to return home since they couldn’t access their money.
When your money is in a bank, you’re not the one who decides whether or not you’ll always have access to it. And if the government needs it, it can simply take it. When a bank gets in trouble, the money in accounts can be seized.
The time to withdraw your money from your account is the moment you know that a SHTF situation is imminent. Don’t wait and see what the government is going to do or what everyone else is going to do.
The only person who can make sure you and your family get taken care of is you. And always have money on hand to tide you over for months at a time, even if you leave some funds in the banking system.
Better Money Safe Options
If you have your money in a bank account, it can be taken. If you try and store it in a safety deposit box, it can also be taken. Just because it’s in a bank doesn’t mean you’ll have access to it or that you’ll always have ownership of it when you need it.
You can use a safe at home to protect your money, but you want to make sure you don’t make it easily visible or accessible to anyone but you. Never buy a grab and carry safe.
If you can snatch it up and go, so can a thief. Instead, use a safe that you can permanently fix to a spot. Have more than one safe because you never want to keep all your eggs in one basket.
Divide your money up between two or three safes for the best bet. Some survivalists use a cheaper safe and leave it where it can be seen. They’ll put a little bit of money in that safe so that if a thief does break in, he thinks he’s taken everything and he won’t search for more.
You can also place your money in airtight, waterproof containers and bury it. But only do this if you’ll be able to get to it when you need it. You can bury some on your immediate property and some on a bug out location.
Where to Hide Your Money
Besides a hidden safe, there are several other places you can hide your money. You can hide money inside your walls by hiding it inside a vent. You can tuck money away in your attic inside of old toys or tucked inside the hollowed out center of an old hardback book that you stack with a few other books.
Hide money in the insulation in your attic, basement or garage. You can also put money in separate envelopes and tape them underneath kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets or to the back of appliances.
You can get a waterproof container and hide money in your toilet tank. Some people hide money inside of food containers that they store inside their refrigerator or in the freezer.
Some people hide money inside of their medicine cabinet but in SHTF situations, medicine might be in short supply, and thieves will be looking for medicine. So choose a different hiding spot of you’ve been using this one.
If you have pets, you can tape money to the bottom of a dog kennel, a dog dish or a cat climbing house. Burying money in the soil of houseplants makes a great hiding place. Just make sure you use a waterproof container.
You could have several houseplants and have money stashed in each pot. Take the photos out of frames and tape money to the cardboard backing on the inside. Replace the photo and set the frame back in its original spot. Thieves don’t pay attention to family photos.
Hiding money in canisters or cookie jars can be an option, but thieves have been known to search kitchen canisters because they’re an obvious hiding place. It’s better to seal money in an envelope and tape it to the back of your refrigerator than to use a canister or cookie jar.
Tape money to the inside of CD cases, movie cases or workout videos. You can also place rolled up money inside hollow towel rods and hang them as usual in your bathrooms.
Buy lamps with dark colored bases. Lamps with white or light colored bases will sometimes show if there’s something inside of it. Unscrew the bottom of the dark base lamp and place money inside. When you put it back together, you can’t see the money.
You can also place money on the inside bottom of couch cushions, zip them closed and use as normal. There are endless ways to hide cash in your home. Of course, it’s then fragile in the event of a fire or flood, so take precautions with that.
What Bill Denominations Should You Keep on Hand When the SHTF?
When life on the grid is suddenly disrupted, life as you know it will be thrown into chaos. Without electricity, the world will be a different place. In a SHTF situation, the way that currency is handled and the way money changes hands during transactions is going to cease.
Without electricity and normal banking, your debit card and your credit cards are going to be virtually worthless. Not having any cash won’t be an option – not if you want to survive.
You need to have cash on hand so that you can take care of the needs that you’ll have. But how you store that cash, how much of it you have and what types of bill denominations to have will all matter.
Most people have the mindset that bigger is better. They believe that storing rolls of hundreds of fifty dollar bills will see them through any SHTF situation. But you have to think the opposite of a normal day to day buying and selling transaction.
In normal life, you can easily use a larger bill. But in a SHTF situation, having larger bills could be of almost no value to you. Without normal ways to bank, you and those who do business as well as other survivors aren’t going to have access to change and smaller denominations.
That means your big bills won’t be usable. You don’t want to try to buy something you need and be unable to have it because the other person can’t break a bill that large. In this situation, even a twenty dollar bill can be too big. While it’s okay to have some tens, don’t stock up on those.
What you really want to stock up on are plenty of five dollar bills, ones and coins. This way, you can easily have bills small enough to be acceptable by others when you need to conduct business.
What some survivalists are doing right now is exchanging large bills for smaller ones and then hiding those smaller denominations in safe places around their home. Rolls of coins can easily be hidden throughout your home as well.
What to Barter with Instead of Money
Since money might not be an option during a SHTF situation, you need to have another way to get what you need in place. The world works on a supply and demand system. If you have what you need and then some, you can always trade what you have for what someone else needs.
During times where there’s a crisis situation, it will serve you well to be prepared with items that others are going to need. Most people aren’t going to be prepared with the tools that need, so having tools on hand to barter with is a good idea.
You’ll also want to have extra staples to use for bartering. This includes items like flour, sugar, salt, and coffee. Personal items like toilet paper, shampoo, feminine hygiene items, and razors are items others will be willing to trade to get.
Stock up on food extras like canned goods, baby formula, tea, cooking oil, and canned meats. You’ll also want to have a supply of medicines you can barter. This would be items like ibuprofen, aspirin, anti-histamines, antibiotics, and antacids.
First aid items are also good trade supplies to have. Batteries, flashlights, ammo, and fishing items are always in high demand during a SHTF crisis. Some people stock up on luxury items too, such as alcohol and cigarettes.
Physically Protecting Your Money from Theft
During a SHTF crisis, if you have it, you can bet someone else wants to try to take it – someone who didn’t prepare and now they’re desperate. You can hide your money in a home safe.
You can stash it in various containers and locations. Hiding money and locking it away is a good, preventative measure. But sometimes, even if you’ve hidden your money, you find yourself in a situation where you’re going to have to physically protect your money from theft.
You’re going to have to decide if it’s worth the fight or not. You can determine if it is or not by whether the money the thief wants is all you have or if it’s a substantial amount. If it is, then you need to do what you have to for yourself.
If the other person is not armed, then you can physically push back against them and keep pushing until they see that you’re not giving up without a fight. Sometimes, all it takes is for a person to be willing to defend what’s his to make a thief back off.
If you’re where you can be able to run from the room, then you can hit the intruder with pepper spray. That alone will incapacitate most people. If you don’t want to use lethal weapons, and the intruder becomes pushy, you can use a baseball bat – but if you do that, you’ll have to swing hard enough to take down the thief.
Otherwise, he might be able to wrestle the bat away from you. Try to hit the thief in areas of the body where it’ll inflict the most pain such as the face or the groin. If it becomes a life or death situation, you may have to use lethal force.
When it comes to survivalist gear, you don’t want to forget to include a knife in your kit. A survival knife can serve many important purposes. First, it can be used to help defend yourself or your loved ones. But it can also be used to help hunt in the event you need to for your food supply.
A survival knife is a must have for any survivalist because of all the jobs it can be used to do. Depending on the type of knife you get, you can use it to cut wood or slice through rope or even to clear brush out of your way.
There are a lot of different kinds of survival knives and the best way to select the right one for you will depend on the purpose you intend to use the knife for. There are three main types of knives to consider for survival gear: the fixed blade knife, the folding blade knife (which is often referred to as a pocket knife), and the multi-tool survival knife. Each knife has many benefits that make it a great knife to own.
The fixed blade knife is usually sturdier than the folding blade or the multi-tool knife but may not be as easy to carry and conceal as the other types. Most survivalists who choose to buy a fixed blade knife also buy a sheath that attaches to a belt to make it easier to carry.
The folding blade knife is concealed within the handle. While it’s easier to carry and conceal, it can’t be used for the same purpose that a fixed blade knife can especially if you’re looking for something for defense needs.
A folding knife has a shorter blade, which makes it less than ideal for defending yourself. It won’t be as strong as a fixed blade knife in a fight and if the spring mechanism fails to open, you could end up defenseless.
The multi-tool survival knife is a favorite among survivalists. This knife features other attachments that make it easy to use in a variety of circumstances. Tools that you might find on this knife include: scissors, pliers, a screwdriver, a bottle opener, a wire-stripper, and a can opener.
Some companies manufacture multi-tool knives that are geared toward a specific activity like hunting or golfing. The blade of your knife can be made with a variety of materials including stainless steel, ceramic, and carbon steel. Each material has advantages and disadvantages.
Ceramic blades are tough, but also fragile. They make good knives for basic tasks like cleaning a fish but they will break easily if dropped against a rock or other hard surface. For this reason, it’s suggested that you use your ceramic knife as a backup to a heavy duty knife made of steel.
There have been catastrophic events for many years in history. Record breaking hurricanes have occurred. Massive flooding. Wildfires. Mudslides. We hear about these events so much that it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that we’ve faced all of the dangers we’re going to face from natural events.
We think we know all there is to know about dangerous events. But there is a danger that lurks, just waiting for the time when it will explode and wreak havoc on Earth – and it’s caused by the sun in the form of a solar flare.
You might think that a solar flare is no big deal. After all, the sun is so far away from Earth that a solar flare isn’t even on your radar of things to prepare for. It should be. A solar flare is magnetic energy that suddenly bursts free.
It can create electromagnetic events in the area where you live. The aftereffects of experiencing one can be devastating to your way of life if you’re not prepared. A solar flare has the ability to completely wipe out power grids, drop satellites from their orbit and disrupt all communication systems.
The threat from a solar flare is dangerous enough that the government is working on a way to handle one. When a solar flare makes a direct strike on Earth, you can expect that there will be more than minimal damage.
A potential solar flare strike could happen at any moment anywhere in the world without warning. There have already been close calls in the past with solar flares. In the event of a solar flare hit, the normal day to day functions would cease.
Anything that you rely on for electricity wouldn’t be able to work. There can be sustained blackouts. If your water supply is run through electricity, you would lose the ability to have water to drink in your home.
A solar flare can strike and cause fires to break out. It can cut off communication and cause widespread disruptions and create a panic for people who aren’t prepared. Those who aren’t prepared will be the most vulnerable.
What’s truly frightening is that the solar flares are unpredictable. The government will not be able to take the time to prepare in advance because there is little advance warning.
Everything that touches your life would be affected – how you travel, your access to long term food supplies, your ability to have your medical needs met, your security and more. You need to take steps today to ensure your safety and well being in the event of a solar flare. By being prepared, you can minimize the disruption you’ll face.