Posted by ValleysofNeptunePosted by TheRabbitPosted by ValleysofNeptunePosted by Cancan26Posted by ValleysofNeptune
One possible disaster people should at least be aware of too, is an EMP that wipes out all electronics and makes them useless. The EMP could be a manufactured bomb dropped over an area or an EMP can possibly happen from large solar flares, supposedly. We are so treetrunked if this happens so much of what we use and do nowadays is dependent on technology lol. Cars, financial transactions, no internet, and so on and so forth. There's probably electronics involved to some degree in tons of basic things that I'm not thinking of that would be made useless. I think batteries, like duracell AA batteries will still function if this happens but I'm not sure. So flashlights are good to have for any disaster too. Also old school paper maps would probably be good to have. They're light and don't take up space too
Let's talk about hand radios? Would this help in this scenario or nah?
Hmm, I'm thinking that while the batteries would be fine the rest of the radio would be probably fried and useless, and wouldn't work. I'm not an expert on this stuff though, I just know that in general it wouldn't be good lol. A hand radio would be good to have on hand in general though in case of an emergency
Electronics not turned on during the EMP wave would be fine.
Someone did an analysis of a weaponized EMP strike and found most consumer electronics would probably be fine even if turned on. To get a pulse strong enough to fry electronics over a continental scale would require numerous nuclear devices. At that point, it would be more effective to just use the nukes to target hard targets since the retaliatory strike is going to blow you into atoms anyways.
Well that's good to know lol
However it is possible an EMP device could be used by a government on its own people or by a group of terrorists not officially part of a government
But yeah, I'm not saying it's likely to happen or anything, especially after hearing this. But I think we should still keep in mind what we would do if a lot of our electronics didn't work anymoreclick to expand