I think about this from time to time.  An EMP attack that would ren­der my car and just about any­thing elec­tron­ic use­less.  100+ miles from my Bug Out Loca­tion, and final ren­dezvous point, it would take me five to 10 days to hoof it on foot to my des­ti­na­tion.  With a bike, maybe faster, but my EDC would have to be stream­lined so that I could effec­tive­ly get there in three to five days, tops.  A con­sid­er­a­tion I have been try­ing to think through.

With the advent of an EMP, all food would stop mov­ing.  Not live ani­mals of course, but food being deliv­ered to your gro­cery store, restau­rant, etc.  It would­n’t take long before peo­ple start­ed get­ting scared and run­ning out of food.  Mon­ey and ATMs would be pret­ty much use­less with no way to bank, and barter would emerge quick­ly as a method of trade.  The sub­urbs and the cities would be in a LOT of trou­ble, fast.

The Sub­ur­ban Prep­per wrote a post today on an EMP strike.  There is a lot of infor­ma­tion out there on EMPs and Fara­day Cages (I’ll post on this anoth­er time) to pro­tect your elec­tron­ics, etc.  All you need do is do a Google search for EMP attack to learn more.

Here is the post from The Sub­ur­ban Prep­per:

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