Many people have no idea how critically important communication becomes during and immediately following emergencies and natural disasters. As easy as it is to communicate and access the Internet with mobile devices, it’s just as easy for that network to collapse during a disaster, potentially leaving thousands, if not millions, of people in an information [...]
Experiencing A Winter Power Outage
The U.S. has had an onslaught of damaging winter storms recently — even the Deep South has gotten its rare share of snow and ice, with snowstorms ravaging roads as far down as Georgia and Florida. That means a lot of weather-related perils to contend with, like power outages. It’s important to know what to [...]
There Is An EMP And You’re In a...
I would not say to never take the elevator. However I do believe that you should get yourself into a position that can be compromised. Taking the stairs can help you familiarize yourself with exits and work on your escape plan. Let’s first talk about your options inside the cab of an elevator. OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health [...]
What to Expect from an EMP
Articles and books about EMP risks often contain inaccurate or misleading information because empirical data isn’t readily available. We really don’t know how bad a massive EMP strike will be because testing has been restricted for years. Proposals have been presented for protecting the infrastructure, technology, and our people from EMP, but little progress has [...]
How to Prepare for an Electro-Magneti...
Few survival scenarios have captured the imagination (or spawned fear) like the electro-magnetic pulse. This event or weapon, commonly known as an EMP, creates a short burst of electromagnetic energy that can disrupt or even destroy electronic devices and systems, potentially even the electrical power grid. An EMP can occur naturally, such as the pulse [...]