President declares another national emergency- over potential attacks to power grid!

President declares another national emergency- over potential attacks to power grid!
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President Trump on Friday issued an executive order declaring a national emergency over threats to the U.S. power system, taking steps to defend the grid against cyberattacks and foreign interference.

The executive order bans the use of equipment for the power grid that was manufactured by a company under the control of a foreign adversary, or the buying of any equipment that poses a national security threat.

“Additional steps are required to protect the security, integrity, and reliability of bulk-power system electric equipment used in the United States,” Trump wrote. “In light of these findings, I hereby declare a national emergency with respect to the threat to the United States bulk-power system.”

The order also established a task force to protect the power grid from attacks and share risk management information to prevent interference. Members of the task force will include the secretaries of Commerce, Defense and Homeland Security, as well as the Director of National Intelligence.

Trump noted in the order that the power system is a target for those “seeking to commit malicious acts” against the U.S., pointing to concerns around cyber-attacks in particular.

 

“A successful attack on our bulk-power system would present significant risks to our economy, human health and safety, and would render the United States less capable of acting in defense of itself and its allies,” Trump wrote.

Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette applauded the executive order, saying in a statement that it would “greatly diminish the ability of foreign adversaries to target our critical electric infrastructure.”

“Today, President Trump demonstrated bold leadership to protect America’s bulk-power system and ensure the safety and prosperity of all Americans,” Brouillette said. “It is imperative the bulk-power system be secured against exploitation and attacks by foreign threats.”

The order establishes the secretary of Energy as the official tasked with identifying equipment currently in use in the bulk power system that poses a risk, and working to take out and replace that equipment. The secretary is also in charge of creating a list of “pre-qualified” vendors that are deemed safe to work with.

The Department of Energy has stepped up its focus on protecting the grid from attacks in recent years. Former Energy Secretary Rick Perry established the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) in 2018 to help prepare and respond to threats.

The official CESER account tweeted Friday that the agency “stands ready” to help defend the bulk power system, adding that “malicious actors” have targeted the power system for the past decade.

 

Hal Turner Commentary

The timing of this declaration seems extremely odd.   Why now?    If these cyber-attacks have been ongoing for a decade, what did the President find out that caused him to declare a national emergency NOW? 

If one were to read between the lines, one MIGHT get the impression that folks should prepare for a "GRID DOWN" scenario.

Get ready for Grid Down/Everything Down. They have been telling us for years. 

You want to get rid of 90% of the population without nukes?  That's  how someone could do it!

Grid goes down.  No electric.  90% of population DIES within one year because people nowadays no longer know even the most basic skills to grow their own food, hunt their own food, fish their own food,  or even how to prepare what they grow, hunt, fish, so they can eat it.

Millennials and even some Gen X'ers would die of starvation without McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's, and the like. 

Show them a frying pan to cook with and you'll likely hear them ask "A frying pan?  What's a frying pan for?" 

Or these things:

A fishing pole?  How does that work?

Ask them about Hunting, they'll tell you " that's mean.  Its so cruel to trap an animal."  And if you DARE talk to them about how to hunt with a rifle, they recoil in horror and tell you "There's no way I would use a GUN.  Guns are evil.  WHOA, man, you cant just shoot an animal and eat it, animals have rights."  or some other nonsense. like that.

I have ZERO inside info about any effort or plan to bring down the US Power grid.  So I am not going to imply that you should have your own generator and fuel supply just in case.  But given the President's declaration, below are some sources of Prep Gear you may find useful.  You're a grown-up; you decide for yourself if you need to be prepared.

I can't help but feel that the second half of 2020 will be worse than where we are now. What is coming?

 

 

THESE LINKS GO TO SELLERS ON EBAY.   I am NOT the Seller.  Read the seller's description of the product carefully because ONLY THE SELLER'S REPRESENTATIONS about the product are reliable.  I don't want anyone to be confused or mislead by anything I've written.  So if you click the links below, research things carefully on your own so you make the right choice.

 

---------- EMERGENCY ELECTRIC AND HEAT -----------

 

Portable Electric Generators

If electricity goes out from a storm, a flood, an EMP or some other reason, food in your refrigerator will start going bad within 8 hours.  A lot depends on how often the refrigerator is opened, but within 8 hours, even closed refrigerators warm up.

You need to have a way to provide electric to keep your frig cold so you don't lose all your food.  An emergency generator can do that for you.

The average family refrigerator uses 1200 watts of power. The average microwave oven is 1,000 watts, but needs about 1900 watts (IN) to produce those 1,000 watts (OUT).  Of course, houses have lights, gadgets and gizmos.  You need a source of emergency electric that can supply that!  If you buy a generator with 1500 watts, you can power the frig, and maybe a couple lights, or a small  TV.  If you want to be able to run the frig and a microwave, you have to ADD the watts together to get the total, then buy a generator capable of meeting that total.  Most homes can be fully powered by 7500-10,000 watts.  Whatever your power needs, the links below the photos can show you all sorts and sizes of generators.  REMEMBER: NEVER USE A GSASOLINE-POWERED GENERATOR INDOORS BECAUSE THE EXHAUST GAS FROM ITS MOTOR RUNNING CAN KILL YOU.   THE GENERATOR STAYS OUTSIDE and powers your stuff via extension cord.

Here's what they look like:

                 

 

CAREFULLY READ what the seller publishes about the product at the link to EBAY below, so you are not, in any way, mislead or confused by what I've written.  The only valid representations for each product is the representation made by the EBAY seller.

Click Here for a Full Selection of all sizes and types of portable Emergency Electric Generators

 

 

 

Spare Fuel Storage Containers

DO NOT STORE FUEL IN YOUR HOUSE.  It must be kept outside (on a terrace, a backyard, etc.)

Here's what they look like:

                 

 

CAREFULLY READ what the seller publishes about the product at the link to EBAY below, so you are not, in any way, mislead or confused by what I've written.  The only valid representations for each product is the representation made by the sEBAY eller.

Click Here for a full selection of various sized Gasoline Cans and Caddies (Cars trucks, Generators)

 

STORED FUEL GOES BAD AFTER AWHILE

When you store gasoline, even under the best of climate circumstances, the fuel WILL GO BAD after awhile.  Sometimes it goes bad in three or four months.  Sometimes six to nine months.  Sooner or later, it goes bad.  You can deal with this very simply by using PRI-G Fuel Stabilizer.

PRI-G stabilizes gasoline for storage, making it last very much longer.   Even better, PRI-G will RESTORE STALE FUEL to refinery-quality-fresh EVEN AFTER IT IS STORED FOR A YEAR!  Add four ounces of PRI-g to five gallons of stale fuel, and like magic, the fuel is like new!

This is what PRI-G Looks like

  

16 Ounce

 

32 Ounce

 

   

1 Gallon   

CAREFULLY READ what the seller publishes about the product at the link to EBAY below, so you are not, in any way, mislead or confused by what I've written.  The only valid representations for each product is the representation made by the seller.

Click Here for a selection of various size bottles of PRI-G   (NOT FOR USE WITH KEROSENE)

 

KEROSENE FUEL STORAGE

                 

Kerosene is stored in Blue colored containers so it cannot be accidentally mistaken for gasoline, which is stored in red containers.

 

CAREFULLY READ what the seller publishes about the product at the EBAY Link below, so you are not, in any way, mislead or confused by what I've written.  The only valid representations for each product is the representation made by the seller.

Click Here for a full selection of various sizes of Kerosene Cans (Emergency Heat fuel) NOTE: Buy ONLY the Blue Colored for Kerosene so there is never a mistake about what fuel you're using.  Accidentally putting gasoline into one of the KEROSENE heaters will cause an instant EXPLOSION.  

 

---------- FIRE EXTINGUISHERS -----------

 

Every fire extinguisher has an alphanumeric rating that tells you what types of fires it can extinguish as well as the size of fire it can put out.

The letters stand for the class of fire the extinguisher can be used against:

A – ordinary combustibles (wood, paper, plastic, etc.)
B – flammable liquids (oil, gas, petroleum, etc.)
C – electrical equipment
D – metals
K – cooking oils and fats

The numbers indicate how much of the fire can be put out by the fire extinguisher. Every number before the A means it is as effective as 1 ¼ gallons of water. For example, 2A means the fire extinguisher is as effective as 2 ½ gallons of water, and so on. The numbers before B and C are a measure of the amount of square feet the fire extinguisher can put out. For example, a 10:BC fire extinguisher can extinguish a fire over 10 sq ft.

For GENERAL household purposes, a Fire Extinguisher with a rating of 3A:40BC is a very reasonable and reliable one to have around.  They come in various shapes and sizes; here's what they look like:

                 

CAREFULLY READ what the seller  at the link to EBAY below, publishes about the product, so you are not, in any way, mislead or confused by what I've written.  The only valid representations for each product is the representation made by the EBAY seller.

Click Here for a large selection of NEW and REFURBISHED 3A:40BC Fire Extinguishers

 

 

Below are EMERGENCY FOOD vendors.  Each one has a different selection of food and different times to plan for: 3 days, a week, a month, etc.

(Click each Ad below for Different Vendor/Selection)

     

      

     

 

 

      

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

---------- EMERGENCY WATER -----------

 

Emergency Water Storage

People can go without food for weeks; but a human can only survive about THREE DAYS without water. In a natural disaster, economic upheaval, terror attack with biological or chemical weapons, or fallout from a nuclear exchange between warring nations, you need to have water stored for yourself and each family member.  NOT FOR WASHING - but for survival: Cooking, eating, and drinking.  1 gallon per person, per day is the rule of thumb.  Do the math, then get yourself the means to store a couple weeks worth of water.

Here's what they look like:

                 

CAREFULLY READ what the seller publishes about the product at the link to EBAY below, so you are not, in any way, mislead or confused by what I've written.  The only valid representations for each product is the representation made by the seller.

Click Here for all sizes of Emergency Water Storage CONTAINERS; from 3.5 gal. to stackable "Bricks" to 55 gallon drums

 

Gravity-Fed Water Filters

If you run out of stored water in an emergency, you're going to need to get water from nearby rivers, streams, creeks or other sources.  THAT WATER MUST BE FILTERED or it can make you deathly sick.  The link below shows you various types and sizes of Gravity-fed water filters.  You pour the unfiltered water in on top, it goes through the filter and comes out the bottom - clean.  NEVER CONSUME RIVER, STREAM, CREEK, water which has not been filtered.

CAREFULLY READ what the seller publishes about the product at the Link to EBAY Below, so you are not, in any way, mislead or confused by what I've written.  The only valid representations for each product is the representation made by the EBAY seller.

Click Here for a Full Selection of all sizes of Gravity-fed Water filters

 

 

---------- FIRST AID -----------

 

UNTRAINED PERSONS - Trauma Kits

Treating injuries in the field is something that ANY person, trained or not, can do.  The items in these kits are common sense things that ANY person can use!  

Here's what they look like:

                 

CAREFULLY READ what the seller publishes about the product at the link to EBAY below so you are not, in any way, mislead or confused by what I've written.  The only valid representations for each product is the representation made by the seller.

Click Here for a Full Selection of Emergency Medical First-Aid Kits

 

---------- FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION -----------

Nowadays, Civil unrest is a real issue.   Roving bands of angry mobs, upset over something they didn't like, loot, riot, pillage, steal, burn and even KILL.   You have to be able to protect yourself, your family, and your property from them.

Even worse, your own neighbors, if they know YOU have food but they don't, will become a danger to you if food supplies get interrupted.  You have to be able to protect your own because it will come down to a simple, ugly, choice: Feed them, or feed your own family.  They lose.

Below are links to quite a few different firearms suppliers and ammunition sources.  

     

     

   

  

     

     

     

 

    

     

     

     

     

     

 

---------- COMMUNICATIONS -----------

Having lived through the attacks of 9-11 here in New York City, I can attest to the fact that communications circuits can become INSTANTLY overloaded and unusable for hours.  A simple thing like making a phone call from a landline or a cellular phone, became all but impossible during that attack.

In the years since, we have seen example after example of similar communications outages during natural disasters: Earthquakes, Wildfires, Hurricanes, and more.  

One major vulnerability we all have now is the Internet; it carries a majority of phone calls now.   When the net goes down, those calls cannot go through; not via home VoIP, landline, or even cellular.  

So what do YOU do to get around that?

Communications gear!

The cheapest, fastest, and most reliable simple communications gear is Citizen's Band radio;  "CB"

To this day, truckers all over America use CB to talk to each other as they pick up and deliver freight across America.

CB does NOT require any special license or training.  You plug the CB radio into your car cigarette lighter, Put a magnet-mount antenna on the roof or trunk, screw the antenna cable into the back of the radio, turn it on and talk.  It's THAT simple.

CB has 40 channels.   Channel 19 is for truckers and traffic.  Channel 9 is for Emergency Use Only.

You decide among your own family which of the other channels you will use in an emergency, and if one takes place, THAT's the channel you all agree to meet on.

CB has limited range.  In densely populated urban environments, you can only talk a few miles apart.  The same holds true for very mountainous environments.  But everywhere else, CB is reliable for ten miles or more.

It might just help you communicate with your loved ones when all else has failed.  

It's cheap, fast, and reliable.

Here's what CB's Look like:

                 

CAREFULLY READ what the seller publishes about the product at the link to EBAY below , so you are not, in any way, mislead or confused by what I've written.  The only valid representations for each product is the representation made by the seller.

Click Here for a HUGE selection of both new and used CB radios.  Remember, you need an ANTENNA with the radio in order for it to work.  So if you see a radio without an antenna, make sure you search for an antenna for it as well.

 

 

---------- E.M.P. PROTECTION FOR YOUR GEAR -----------

 

Faraday Bags

To protect stored electronic gear from Static Discharge and perhaps from Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP)

CAREFULLY READ what the seller publishes about the product at the link to EBAY below so you are not, in any way, mislead or confused by what I've written.  The only valid representations for each product is the representation made by the seller.

Click here for sets of all different sized Faraday Bags 

 

Window Anti-Shatter / Privacy Film

CAREFULLY READ what the seller publishes about the product at the link to EBAY below so you are not, in any way, mislead or confused by what I've written.  The only valid representations for each product is the representation made by the seller.

Click Here for all types of FILM to apply to windows to prevent them shattering, sending shards of razor-sharp glass from a Blast, Tornado, or other incident.  (NOT Bulletproof)

 

 

 

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    Lil'Birdie · 20 days ago
    Something else that has been spoken/prophesied about for years is that the next war will be fought on our soil.
    It's been widely known NK has 2 satellites that pass perfectly over the USA daily that don't give off signals. They most likely are EMP emitting bombs.
    With our normalcy bias we except they're there. Like all nukes they have not been used so they will not be used. Until they are!
    The 2 best times to use them for greatest effect is either before planting or before harvest.
    The elimination of communications, transportation, and electricity would be a death blow for our nation. Just as the Romans our people have become to soft.
    A thinking general who attacked us in this manor would not start a ground attack until the next spring. Why lose your armies of men giving the people a common enemy to fight. Leave them to kill each other in their desperation. Mop up the remainder in spring. After fighting each other and the elements all winter they (read most) will turn themselves in for a crust of bread.
    After the chaf has been seperated from the wheat, the true patriots will attack with gorilla war far.
    Leads me daily to the quandary do I ride out the storm away from the masses saving my stores for the fighting to come? To feed & care for the patriots fighting. Or supplement my small community hoping to prepare them for the fight they will talk themselves out of believing is coming?
    I pray daily for the wisdom to deside correctly when the time comes.
    (And yes. My stores can/could make a HUGE difference for my community).
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    Brian Ulrich · 20 days ago
    Gents,
    it’s been interesting. Think I’ll be taking a break from this site for awhile. GL all.
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    BoldlyReady · 21 days ago
    sooooo ......you are gleefully running your generator for about a week now ...... oh, OOPS we are running low on gasoline, uh diesel, or propane ........we need to run up to the gas station to GET more fuel ....... BUT then , the gas station hasn't had power either , those gas pumps run on ELECTRICITY ! ......DANG ! .........Now, the car is out of gas too, AND we NEED to get BACK home. . . . . . . ..............WHAT NOW ....
    Think ahead , plan on using that gen set for only a couple hours per day, also glue additional insulation to the outside of the fridge .......you will NEED to check which side of the fridge that gets warm ....... do not insulate that side , it has the condenser coils inside , new fridges are designed by people that sell electricity ............they don't care if the condenser coils are INSIDE the fridge ......wow !
    Think ahead , when you buy a fridge, get the one with the coils on the backside, you can slide a sheet of the blue poly under them ........
    Get used to candles, solar battery chargers , kerosene lanterns, do all your work at day, night is for rest ........unless you have that intruder ....then you can always light up the night with .........GUN POWDER !
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    Kevin Newsom · 21 days ago
    This is a common sense move that is LONG overdue. Also, could be used before implementation of a national clean up and/or WW3.
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    · 21 days ago
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      Bob R · 21 days ago
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        · 21 days ago
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          Lil'Birdie · 21 days ago
          That's funny.....I find the Epoch Times to be a staple & Steve to be an occasional diet. Go figure
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    Jeffrey Dicks · 21 days ago
    Young man;


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    · 21 days ago
    Several years ago I listened to an interview of an employee who worked inside the control room of a major electrical power company.
    He stated unequivocally that the critical operating components of the computer control system were NOT accessible via the internet. He clearly stated that if someone wanted to sabotage the grid system, through the computer system, that person would have to enter the control room and attach a laptop to introduce harmful code.

    These stories about a "grid" attack are B.S. as far as I know, at least here in the USA. (and I have been in one of those control centers and they are a sight to see , as the instrument wall was 2 stories tall, 1991 in Tampa FL.)
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      Roberta Bogner · 20 days ago
      A couple years ago, we in central IL thought that the water grid was being messed with by the Russians. As it turned out, one of their water grid employees was on vacation, and signed in using the internet from [Ukraine, Russia, or wherever] to service something. Like maybe he forgot to do something before leaving. This caused quite a brouhaha at the time. Nothing nefarious was going on, but it would have been SO easy for terrorists to have done the same thing.
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      Lil'Birdie · 21 days ago
      The important part of your statement was "years ago"
      They updated systems "years ago" because the people who could run/repair them were retired/dead.
      Just like the power companies everything was put online for simplicity not security.
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      Br549 · 21 days ago
      Wow Z. You sure put a whole lotta weight on a single interview w a single employee w a single electric server. Publically declare b.s. on an order most in the prepper genre have been begging for for years. I wish I could make important declarations so casually.
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        · 21 days ago
        "employee who worked inside the control room of a major electrical power company." I'm still trying to find the qualifications of those who cry "internet grid attack." So far it's news media celebrities or politicians. (whom all worked in elec. engineering and power plant control rooms... right!)
        Switching systems for power grids do not require internet. They have "dedicated" communication networks for this.

        And yes I am call BS on the "internet" based attack story. But there plenty of other ways to attack a power system i'm sure.
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          BoldlyReady · 21 days ago
          YUP .....oil fields, outside industrial controls, electric power , etc.... have their OWN VERY secure "internet" which uses coded radio signals. Had for MANY years ......
          ALTHOUGH, ....THIS little issue is still a very easy system to interrupt the power ....... think of a system that will literally burn itself to a puddle of molten metal it a squirrel touches two wires......of course the squirrel explodes, but the spark is made , most equipment will sense the problem but STILL over 5 seconds the arc plasma fire is done. It takes days to fix these accidents .......NOT to mention the EMP .....hmmm
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      HeyJude · 21 days ago
      It is true that the older control systems (SCADA) do not use the internet. I think newer control systems do, especially for remote terminal units that are distributed around the utility operating area. But certainly in 1991 the control systems were not internet-based.
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        · 21 days ago
        The interview I am referring to was heard around 2014-2015 not 1991. I would also think that power plants are even more protective with the advent of terrorist threats.
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        HeyJude · 21 days ago
        Also the hardware (microprocessors) were specialized then - not so much now.
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    Shane Chambers · 21 days ago
    Wouldn't that just be Dandy. Seems that's why they want to sell off all the meat. That's probably what would go bad first without a freezer.
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      Lil'Birdie · 21 days ago
      I could give instructions again on how to preserve meat to last at room temps for almost ever if you want.
      It takes about 3 days to can off a large chest freezer that is full of meat. 10lbs pressure for 1 hour & 10 mins. In total to get to temp hold for hour+ then allow pressure to come down naturally is about 2-2.25 hour.
      You'll need to have a steady constant heat source thats not electric.
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    Daniel Laurino · 21 days ago
    Check this out some of those B1 bombers going back to Guam, wonder if they will be dropping something off on China during their flight route?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8282091/US-Air-Force-sends-B-1-bombers-Guam-temporary-deployment.html
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    T. Adams · 21 days ago
    I am very bummed....I ordered a CB radio recently when Hal posted a link to one on Ebay. I even ordered the one with an antenna, but we can not get any channels on it to come through. My husband ordered a power supply because it was to be used in our house.Not blaming Hal. Just bummed it's not working here.
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      BoldlyReady · 21 days ago
      Get that antenna as high as you can ........most of the time the channels are not with traffic ........ you need to be within 10 miles to get ANYTHING. Tune it to the highest traffic channel ...... channel 19 ....leave it on .....eventually someone will come close enough to hear ....... try to do some checking on a better antenna ........... gonna need a good antenna if you are out in the woods .........encourage your neighbors to get a radio too. That is when it comes real handy ........
      MY advice ........tha heck with CB , go with a HAM radio with some power ....... you will STILL need a decent antenna , but your chances of a chat will be much greater ...........and a HAM License , who tha F&*^ will give a hoot if everyone is running around like zombies .......no one will come hunt you down, they are home protecting their families , listening to their HAM radio. There is no law to listen , the only infringement is when/if you transmit. Just make it short and to the point .....make it sound military like and no one will say anything.
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        BoldlyReady · 21 days ago
        ALSO ......... a GOOD Prepper Comm info spot is amrron.com .......Their ONLY goal is emergency communications.
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          T. Adams · 21 days ago
          Thank you very much for the info.
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      · 21 days ago
      Also, check for a Ham Radio club in your area as they would be more than happy to assist you I'm sure.
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      · 21 days ago
      Depends on where you are. How many in others in your are transmitting/receiving ? Used to be all truckers were on CH 19. I have a Ham Radio license and never get around the CB radio bands. Before I was a Ham I listened to shortwave a lot and it was great. You can't talk but you sure hear a lot. Remember, when you transmit others can locate your position with proper gear.
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        T. Adams · 21 days ago
        Thanks so much, I will hang onto it then.
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      Dan Keys · 21 days ago
      not that many using it yet...even along interstate hwy. not that much radio going on.
      but...soon there will be, i would guess.
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    Charles Yearwood · 21 days ago
    Hal, you really nailed it with your commentary. What do they know that we don’t? I’ll only add that it’s probably way too late for the move he just made. I also expect the second half of this year will bring us some “interesting times” as the old Chinese proverb goes.
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    Lil'Birdie · 21 days ago
    After 8 years living off grid. Small bits of advise.
    To Minimize power needs don't run both fridge & freeze. Put everything in deep freezer.
    Fill empty spaces in deep freezer with water bottles.
    Have at least 2-2.5g water containers. The square ones. These fit perfect it large cooler (preferred over fridge due to top opening. Cold "falls out" of uprights everytime its opened).
    Put 3 days of food from freezer to cooler. Minimizing frequency of opening.
    Rotate large ice block every 3 days. It will still have large amount of ice in it. It will refreeze easier if it isn't completely melted.
    By adding additional insulation to your freezer blankets/comforters/bead board etc. things stay frozen longer. Your chest freezer will only need to cycle once every 3 days.
    Simple car or marine battery with car inverter can be used to power 1-2 lamps with low watt LEDS. Recharge battery every 3 days when you run generator.
    Regular AA/AAA batteries can be recharged in outdoor solar patio lights. Open them. See what size batteries are in them. It works great & can be done many times.

    More in a bit. These are not just ideas. This is tried & true. It's what I did. Except I had solar panels & a battery bank. The bank for the freezer was isolated and it's own system. The lamps and auto inverter a smaller system. Batteries for flashlights/ small lamps etc.
    The reason for different systems was learning over time. Started by recharging batteries. Then small system for lights. (This was Goal Zero Sherpa 50 watt battery & 13.5 watt portable solar panel). Later came 3-100 watt solar panels, 6 marine deep cycle batteries and 3k watt inverter for freezer.
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      Roberta Bogner · 20 days ago
      Are you aware of the Luci Light, which can be had from BassPro, Cabela's etc? I've used mine for years, and have no need of batteries for light. The newer ones have a battery strength indicator. Depending on use, I only have to put it in the sun about once a month. Lucilight's website now carries a string of LED's- I haven't bought one yet; I need to figure out how to hack it so the lights are permanently mounted inside my house, while the solar part is outside.
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      TSlinger · 21 days ago
      Excellent advice. This is a subject that as I was reading, found my hunches match Hal's. Glad to live on the very edge of town at least...in a neighborhood with a respectable "redneck quotient"...but I'm dreaming of going off into those mountains I see surrounding us. If my family pooled all available resources, we might be able to takea run at it, but it would be truly a monumental task. I figure the Father has me here for a reason, even if I don't understand it.

      Keep your advice coming!!!
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    Daniel Laurino · 21 days ago
    Hal, this is where the successful launch of Iran military satellite that occurred the day before/morning of the main stream news reporting Kim Jung Un was dead or dying comes to play. Also, remember that years ago North Korea successfully launched satellite that is in orbit directly over America which for some reason our military and govt refuse to destroy. I believe that bith of these nations are working together and will use both satellites against America. Question I have, is where did the Iranian military satellite get sent to? Is there any way to find out? Could it be over Israel that way the EMP devices disrupt all communication between America and Israeli militaries? Regardless, if Trump was serious about protecting our power grid he would have set up EMP protection at the beginning of his Presidency....let us all not forget that during Obama's reign he allowed leaders/military officials from Russia and China to come into our country and gave them the grand tour of how our power grid and infrastructure work....oh yea and he is still running around free what a joke!
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      Mark R Ensign · 21 days ago
      The Iranians and North Koreans plus China and Russia have the ability to launch a nuclear armed missile from ships off either US coast to about 150-200 miles high over the continent and explode them to take out the grids with the EMPs generated. In the last decade or so the Iranians practiced such launches to such heights without a nuclear weapon and then destroyed the missile at the apex as though it was a nuke and claiming it was a missile "failure" thus proving they could do the dirty deed at any time.
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      JEFFREY NUNN · 21 days ago
      There was an EMP Commission, operative word here -- "was". It was shut down in September of 2017! !

      Here's one article I grabbed real quick as a reference, title and link below. There's probably better articles out there, but the one below is a good starting point. If I recall, correctly Dr. Peter Vincent Pry made the rounds trying to get the word out of the dangers, what it entails and how to prep for a coming "EMP" (especially after they were shut down). I believe he said it would take two years to replace the equipment (giant transformers?)

      "We Need the EMP Threat Commission, Now More Than Ever"
      https://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2017/09/28/we-need-the-emp-threat-commission-now-more-than-ever/
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        Daniel Laurino · 21 days ago
        Yea and the cost was only going to be like 2-3 Billion dollars and our govt refused but they spent over a trillion dollars on the first coronavirus package? Yea don't trust in man just trust Jesus!
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    Dan Keys · 21 days ago
    Ask yourself.....how did everything get so messed up in say 90 days(today) but infrastructure was screwed in 3 days...
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      Mark R Ensign · 21 days ago
      Infrastructure was not screwed in 3 days but from 3+ decades of neglect by the power companies who refused to do what was known to be necessary to harden their generation capacity and distribution grid. They expected government to bail them out. Now it is too late.
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        BoldlyReady · 21 days ago
        poor ole infrastructure operated under socialism for so long it is most likely ALREADY set up internally to fail .......THAT is where the internet comes in .........old socialist employee calls into the online computer and ...............
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      HeyJude · 21 days ago
      What? your statement is confusing. Our power infrastructure has been screwed up and vulnerable for decades. Water as well.
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        Dan Keys · 21 days ago
        yes, but nobody cared untill now.......
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          BoldlyReady · 21 days ago
          There was care but the regime in charge said it is okay !
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      TSlinger · 21 days ago
      Indeed...this is a worthy pause for thought!
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    Swamp Yankee · 21 days ago
    Why aren't there any of the industry groups on this task force? There are several that should be: NERC (National Electric Reliability Council), EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) various regional councils such as NPCC (Northeast Power Coordinating Council) and several more for each region, local groups such as ISO-NE Engineering Group. These are the groups whose member companies engineered and built the reliable bulk power grid that we have, not a damn government bureaucrat!
    I was a member of these and worked on the power grid security documents and control systems, which if followed would prevent an electronic attack on the grid, but physical attacks are still possible.
    We've known for 60+ years how to harden the grid against an EMP, natural or man-made. But various state "Department of Public Utilities," another bunch of know-nothing unelected bureaucrats would never fund the utilities to build against EMPs because it was not a real, current issue and the drive was to keep rates as low as possible, which has allowed the grid to age and become decrepit in many areas. Russia and China have hardened their grids, so heaven help USA! The vulnerable items are the massive EHV autotransformers which step down or up the voltage to feed the grid. These multi-million dollar transformers are no longer made in the USA, but have to be imported from either Korea or Germany, hopefully not from China.
    This stinks of a nationalization of the bulk power system, to be run by a bunch of incompetent unelected government bureaucrats. Remember: If a government agent says, "I'm here to help you," grab your wallet and run for the hills!
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      Mark R Ensign · 21 days ago
      I believe those industry groups are not included because they lobbied our government to pay for the cost of hardening the grids rather than using their own funds. The companies would not pony up what was needed to protect their grids but wanted the taxpayers to do this for them - not the customer bases that would benefit. Enough of expecting the government to do for private industry what it would not do for itself.
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        HeyJude · 21 days ago
        Well many utilities have rates that are set by government bodies. So a catch-22 problem.
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      Daniel Laurino · 21 days ago
      Agreed! America refuses to protect its infrastructure despite the few patriots in govt begging American govt to do so for years. If it was going to be done Trump would have done so in 2017 but he didn't....perhaps this executive order that Hal is talking about which I still haven't read anywhere online yet or found the actual EO is Trump's way of telling the public how he tried to prevent the disaster from happening after it happens...everyone who follows Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior pray that our Heavenly Father will provide His Holy protective angels (virtues specifically are the order of angels that do miracles) to guard the local electrical centrifuges that disperse the electricity to your neighborhood and loose them to your home/property daily to protect your home's electrical wiring and water plumbing from all demonic attacks from fallen angelic beings, demonic spirits, demonic entities, evil human spirits, and all weather storms natural and those made by man's technology trying to play God, and pray for a wall of Holy fire to be placed around your body, home, car, spouse/children/family to be infused also with God's Holy electromagnetic force to completely dissipate or nuetralize all electromagnetic force weaponry/technology systems including but not limited too 5G and 6G radiation, all psycho tronic weapon systems, all brain wave and energy beam weapons/technology systems.(those who don't know of Dr. Preston Bailey should really look him up great knowledge of spiritual warfare) The one true mighty God is still the God of miracles pray consistently and with expectant faith!
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        Mark R Ensign · 21 days ago
        But why do you expect and call on God to do what the rich power companies have refused to do for decades to protect their investments in grids and power generation and distribution at the cost of their customers and the executives' bonus plans? Now who is going to pay for failing to protect themselves? God protects those people who believe and trust in Him individually and not corporate behemoths and associations who refused to to what they knew they needed to do!! Prepare yourselves to trust God and not the government! And I don't expect God to protect the majority in your neighborhood who have not and do not rely upon Him for their daily bread because they don't believe in Him and have turned their faces from Him for their own selfish purposes and endeavors.
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          Daniel Laurino · 21 days ago
          We are called to love our neighbors and why not say the prayer on their behalf pleading God's mercy especially if they are unsaved that type of miracle would help them see only the hand of God could such a thing and include in the prayer that Holy Spirit would convict their hearts when they receive the miracle. God's will be done and Jesus saves
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    Ty Cooper · 21 days ago
    Hal had a article about a source or sources telling him about the UK ordering 400 steam train locomotives, troops in moscow were chopping a lot of wood and it wasnt for heat, and a sources wife telling him to prepare to be without electricity because of an emp type event. If I remember correctly the sources were vague but it seemed like they were saying to be prepared to be out of power. Maybe this is what the EO was about.