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Are You Prepared For An Attack on America’s Power Grid?

March 12, 2014


    Are You Prepared For An Attack on America's Power Grid?

    Are You Prepared For An Attack on America’s Power Grid? – Today, America stands on the edge of complete economic and moral collapse. Our population is more dependent upon government services now than ever before. And to make matters worse, nearly 81% of Americans live in highly populated metropolitan areas. Given these facts, imagine how quickly America would descend into complete chaos if there were a simple “hiccup” in our nation’s food supply chain or in our electric grid system. Unfortunately, it is only a matter of time before such a cataclysm occurs in our country.

    Several years ago, my wife and I saw the “writing on the wall” for America and decided it was time to begin getting ourselves “off the grid.” We have since moved from America’s fourth largest city (Houston) to a remote area in Northwest Arkansas. Our lives have become simpler, and the conveniences have become fewer. However, we are now much closer to the land and it feels great. We are growing our own food, raising chickens for eggs and meat, and exploring new and more sustainable ways to generate our own energy.

    We still have a long way to go and have a lot to learn. But we are committed to adopting a more sustainable lifestyle as I am all but certain that America’s current way of life will disintegrate into mass social unrest and chaos in the coming years.

    One of the most devastating scenarios that face Americans living in highly populated areas is the looming threat of an attack against the nation’s vulnerable electric power grids. This could come in the form of a cyber attack against the power grid, or even an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP.)

    One U.S. lawmaker that has studied the situation closely, U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), explained the threat this way:

    “With one well-placed keystroke, Americans could be plunged into darkness and chaos through the damage to our electric grid. Foreign enemies are employing Web warriors to attack our way of life, and it’s time that our actions respond to the potential threat.”

    Such an attack could cost thousands of American lives. According to the National Academy of Sciences:

    “A terrorist attack on the U.S. power grid could be more destructive than superstorm Sandy, possibly costing hundreds of billions of dollars and leading to thousands of deaths.”

    Recently, a new report was released by New Jersey’s Regional Operations Intelligence Center. The report, which highlights at least eight instances of intrusions at electrical grid facilities in New Jersey, warns that the U.S. electrical grid is “inherently vulnerable” to attacks that could wipe out power across large swaths of the country. (You can read the PDF report here.)

    If the lights were to suddenly go out in your area, would you be prepared? Do you have a plan?

    Here are some basic ideas to get started…

    – Consider purchasing a gas-powered generator to power life’s most basic necessities in the event of a power blackout.

    Create a six-month food and water reserve so that your family can survive a sudden breakdown in the food supply chain.

    – Explore alternative energy sources for heating and cooling your home, as well as cooking. (For heating, we have a wood-burning stove. If disaster strikes, all we need is wood to heat our home. Additionally, the model we purchased also has a wonderful cooktop area, which allows us to heat and cook food even in a power outage.)

    The threats facing our nation are real and growing. This is not meant to alarm you, but to warn you to take action. If you are one of the 81% of Americans that live in a highly populated metropolitan area, it has never been more important to have a plan for when disaster strikes.

    Below are a few videos to help you get started.

    Until tomorrow,
    Jerry Robinson

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