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9 Everyday Items That Would Be Destroyed By An EMP

9 Everyday Items That Would Be Destroyed By An EMP
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9 Everyday Items That Would Be Destroyed By An EMP
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There’s a very short answer to the question posed in the title of this article: Virtually every technological device with a microchip that is not shielded properly would be destroyed in an EMP blast.

This may shock you, or it may not. If you’ve done any research on EMPs (electromagnetic pulses), you’ve no doubt heard about how horrible an EMP attack could be.

You’ve no doubt heard horror stories about how cars will crash, planes will fall from the sky, the lights will go off, angry mobs will fill the streets, and cities will turn into war zones. Some studies argue that up to 90% of the population could be killed from disease, starvation, dehydration, suicide, vehicle-related accidents, and murder in the months after an EMP has gone off across the country.

Can this happen during an EMP attack? Certainly. There’s no denying that an EMP would change life as you know it over the long term, especially if it were to affect the entire country and not just your city or area.

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But at the same time, an EMP would most likely not take out every single electronic item in existence. There are many technical and electronic items that would most likely survive an EMP.

In this article, we’ll talk about how an EMP could damage electronic devices, items that would be destroyed by the EMP, and items that could survive it.

How Will An EMP Damage Electronic Devices?

There are two primary ways by which an EMP could damage or destroy electronics.

The first way is through a ‘radio wave’ attack that hits the electronics directly. Any electronic devices with antennas or wires will be the most vulnerable to attack.

The second way is through the power grid. Tons of miles of electric wires that are strung all over the country will allow the high voltage created by the EMP to travel and become absorbed. Surge protectors that are used for keeping electronic equipment safe will not be effective at protecting devices from the EMP.

Everyday Items That Would Be Destroyed By The EMP

With the above information in mind, here are the everyday items that would be destroyed by an EMP:

1. Anything Connected To A Charger

Any electronic devices that are connected to a charger or electrical outlet when the EMP goes off are going to be toast.

So if you have a laptop, TV, phone, or tablet plugged into an outlet when the EMP goes off, it’s practically guaranteed that you’re just going to have to kiss them goodbye.

You better get used to reading books instead of watching TV after the EMP goes off.

2. Heaters

Heaters, especially electric heaters, are most certainly going to get fried as well. This is because the electronic control circuits, the electronically controlled pumps, and the ignitor transformers are all going to get fried. (DIY heaters will be fine.)

Even if they survive, if the electrical grid is down, then electronic heaters are not going to last anyway. As for other kinds of heaters, such as portable heaters, they should survive so long as they lack electronic controls.

A good rule of thumb to follow is this: If your heaters plug into the wall or have electronic controls, chances are good they won’t survive the EMP. Otherwise, they should be safe.

3. Cars

Any car that has an electronic ignition and computerized parts is going to get damaged if not completely fried by an EMP. Modern cars have a vast number of computerized components. In fact, all cars built since the 1980s contain computerized components.

As we’ll discuss later, some cars will survive an EMP attack, depending on when they are built. But most cars running on the road when the EMP goes off are going to immediately shut off, which is why millions of people will die instantly from car accidents if the EMP affects the entire country.

That being said, it really depends on the strength of the EMP device in regards to whether cars will work. Some controlled tests have been conducted that showed cars shutting off when an EMP device went off, only for the cars to run again later.

Besides cars, other vehicles such as ATVs, motorcycles, planes, and so on that contain computerized components are going to be fried by the EMP as well.

As for electric/hybrid cars, they will certainly be taken out by an EMP. And even if they somehow miraculously survive the EMP, the electrical outlets used to power them won’t.

4. Solar Panels*

There’s an asterisk to this one for a reason: solar panels can withstand an EMP very well, but the solar charger controller that charges the batteries, and the voltage inverter that converts the power created from that battery, are going to be in bad shape.

Unless you have another voltage inverter and solar charger controller stored in a Faraday cage, your solar panels aren’t going to do you much good.

5. Battery Powered Devices*

There’s an asterisk next to this one as well because certain battery-powered devices should survive an EMP so long as several criteria are met (yes, this includes your phone).

First and foremost, the devices cannot be connected to a charger in the wall or to the electrical outlet in any way, shape, or form.

Secondly, they should be in a metal or concrete building that could essentially act as a makeshift Faraday cage. If you’re outside of any such building when an EMP attack happens, they will most likely get fried or at least damaged.

Not only does this include phones and tablets, it also includes items such as flashlights (so keep candles on hand as backups).

6. Computer Operated Homes

Computer operated homes are not going to fare well in an EMP. This means your voice activated and touch screen appliances are not going to be in working order after the EMP goes off thanks to the fact that they are built out of solid state components.

7. Pacemakers

Unfortunately, people who rely on pacemakers and who are in close enough proximity to the EMP blast are most likely going to die after the EMP goes off.

8. Running Water

When an EMP goes off, the days of you turning on your sink in the kitchen or bathroom to receive running water are going to be cut short. This is because running water is connected to the power grid (they need power to pump water into the water towers). Speaking of which…

9. The Power Grid

It’s not an everyday item, per se, but it is something that we all rely on each and every day.

The power grid is going to be taken out by an EMP that goes off within a certain radius, and perhaps over the entire country or North American continent if it’s powerful enough and released high enough in the atmosphere.

What Everyday Items Will Survive The EMP?

What are some everyday electronic items that will survive an EMP? Try any of these:

Solar Panels*

As we just noted, even though the voltage inverters and solar charger controllers of solar panels are not going to survive an EMP, the solar panels themselves should be relatively unharmed.

Older Cars

If you have cars that were made before 1990, there is a chance they will survive an EMP. Since 1990, the number of microprocessors and electronic circuitry in vehicles has increased substantially.

There are a number of old makes and models of cars that should survive an EMP just fine. Examples include Toyota Hi-Lux pickup trucks, Chevrolet and GMC Blazers, Ford Broncos, Jeep Cherokees, and Land Rovers that were made before 1990 (or before 1985 in the case of the Blazers and Broncos).

Simple Electronic Devices

Any simple electronic device that lacks solid state controls should be unharmed by an EMP. Examples include power tools, generators, and appliances.

While any solid state controls are going to get fried by an EMP, the rest of the components in those devices should still be in good condition. Just make sure you don’t have anything connected to an electrical charger or to the electric grid, or else they WILL get fried.

Battery Powered Devices

Again, battery-powered devices that are not connected to the power grid and are inside a metal or concrete building should survive an EMP.


If there’s anything that you take away from this article, it’s this: some items will survive an EMP, and some won’t.

But if you do want to increase the odds of electronic items surviving, the best thing you can do is build a Faraday cage and keep items in there until the EMP goes off. You can build Faraday cages out of metal trash cans, or out of cardboard boxes and aluminum foil.

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4 No Cook Meals For Surviving The Pandemic And Food Supply Shortages

prosciutto avocado sandwich

When it comes to your food supply, you just can’t risk not having enough. These no cook meals will be a great addition to your food supply planning. Check out the recipes below!

No Cook Meals to Help You Through the Pandemic

As of the writing of this article, there are 20 meat processing plants that have been shut down due to COVID-19 infections. We have been worrying about these types of effects on our food supply for months now, and this is the first real sign of how infections can affect the food supply.

When you walk into a supermarket, you might not see all the choices you had in the past. An empty meat case is a humbling thing for your eyes to fall upon. It’s the shocking realization that the seemingly infinite supply of chickens, pigs, and cows that are butchered for us has begun to run dry!

To deal with this issue, we are going to present four no cook meals that will help you create dinners at home that will feed your family without worrying so much about what’s available, or unavailable, in the meat case.

1. Smashed White Bean, Avocado and Salted Pork Sandwiches

Smashed White Bean, Avocado and Salted Pork Sandwiches | No Cook Meals for Surviving the Pandemic and Food Supply Shortages

As preppers we get beans. There are a bunch of ways to use beans and this a great example of how you can pack a sandwich with great nutrition and protein.

Serving: Makes 4 sandwiches


  • Can of White Beans
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Avocado
  • 8 Slices of Whole Grain Bread
  • 8 Slices of Salted Pork (Prosciutto, Ham, Virginia Ham)


  • Begin by draining your beans in a colander then smashing them up in a bowl add a few glugs of olive oil, salt, pepper. This little mix is delicious. If you add some minced rosemary, you can even turn this into a delicious dip.
  • Pit your avocado and cut it in half and then quarters lengthwise. Leave the skin on.
  • Lay the bread out on a clean work surface for assembling the sandwiches.
  • Spread your mashed bean mix onto one side of the bread.
  • Peel your avocados and slice 1 quarter for each sandwich. Spread slices over the bean spread.
  • Add a few slices of your pork to over the top of the avocado.
  • You can finish this sandwich with some lettuces, fresh sprouts, or just eat it as is.

2. Delicious Crab Salad

Canned crab is a protein option that will likely be around through much of this meat crisis. It does have to be kept in refrigeration, but it’s delicious and this chipotle mayo salad is great in the spring and summer.


  • 1 Can of Crab Meat
  • 1 Bunch of Asparagus
  • Chipotle Mayo
  • 1 Bunch of Green Onions
  • 1 Bunch of Cilantro


  • Drain your crab in a colander and set it in the sink.
  • Slice your asparagus into 1-inch pieces. Throw them into a bowl.
  • Thinly slice your onions and your cilantro and throw that into the bowl, as well.
  • Gently toss in the crab meat.
  • Squirt on enough Chipotle mayo to coat everything and toss gently not to break up the crab meat.
  • Chill in the fridge and serve.

3. Simple Greek Salad

Simple Greek Salad | No Cook Meals for Surviving the Pandemic and Food Supply Shortages

The combination of simple summer ingredients makes for an incredible quick salad that you could add other proteins, too, if you wanted. These could be canned meats.


  • 2 Large Tomatoes
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Red Onion
  • ¼ Cup of Feta Cheese
  • A Few Sprigs of Fresh Mint
  • ½ Cup of Kalamata Olives
  • Balsamic Dressing


  • I like to cut the tomatoes in large chunks and have them kind of be the main course in this salad. Peel and slice your cucumber in half. Remove the seeds and either dice or slice in half-moons.
  • Peel and slice your red onion in half. Julienne your, or thinly slice, your half onion.
  • Add all these ingredients to a bowl. Finely slice your mint.
  • Add your olives, crumbled feta, and mint to the bowl and add enough dressing to coat everything.
  • Stir it up and allow this to chill for at least an hour for the flavors to really blend.

4. Mediterranean Tuna Lettuce Wraps

Mediterranean Tuna Lettuce Wraps | No Cook Meals for Surviving the Pandemic and Food Supply Shortages

Using some similar ingredients and adding a protein like tuna, you can create some delicious lettuce wraps. The key to a good lettuce wrap is to have most of the items around the same size. So, consider that when you are preparing this dish.


  • Iceberg or Butter Lettuce
  • Canned Artichokes
  • Canned roasted Red peppers
  • Fresh Cucumber
  • Feta Cheese
  • Minced Olives ¼ Cup
  • 2 Cans of Tuna
  • Green Onions
  • Basil


  • Start by peeling all the full leaves from your lettuce. Set them on a plate either cover them with a wet paper towel or put them back into the fridge.
  • Dice the peppers, artichokes, and cucumbers into cubes. Go no larger than ½ an inch.
  • Thinly slice your green onions and basil and add them to a bowl with your diced vegetables. Add your loves to this bowl and mix them thoroughly.
  • Crumble your feta cheese over the mixture.
  • Drain your tuna thoroughly and then add that to the bowl, as well.
  • Gently toss this mixture. Try not to break up the tuna and the cheese too much but incorporate it thoroughly.
  • If you want, you can add some olive oil to the mix or a few glugs of balsamic vinegar. It’s also delicious just how it is.
  • Scoop a few tablespoons into a lettuce leaf, wrap it up and eat up!

These no cook meals should help lessen the stress you feel when thinking of what to feed your family. If you don’t have the specific ingredients, use your creativity, and use what you have. You might discover a new recipe while you’re at it!

What’s your favorite no cook meal recipe? Please share it with us in the comments section!

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Billionaire Whistle Blower: Wuhan Coronavirus Death Toll Is Over 50,000

  1. Exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui recently revealed leaks from Wuhan crematoriums. He claims based on the number of bodies their furnaces are burning, the death toll could be as high as 50,000.

A Chinese billionaire and whistleblower who lives in U.S. exile says Wuhan crematoriums have burned 50,000 coronavirus victims. | Credit: Chinatopix via AP

  • The official coronavirus death toll in China is a little over 800. But an exiled Chinese businessman says crematoriums are leaking the real figure.
  • A billionaire whistleblower alleges Wuhan has crematoriums working 24/7. He claims they’ve cremated some 50,000 coronavirus victims.
  • Guo Wengui is a Chinese billionaire living in exile in the United States.

The official coronavirus death toll is some 800 people in China. The current official death toll worldwide, outside of China, is 774. But a Chinese billionaire with a history of blowing the whistle on his former government says the real figure is much higher.

Exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui recently revealed leaks from Wuhan crematoriums. He claims based on the number of bodies their furnaces are burning, the death toll could be as high as 50,000. Wengui made the bombshell allegations in an interview with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.


Whistleblower: 1.5 Million Coronavirus Cases In China, 50,000 Coronavirus Deaths In Wuhan


He also claims to have inside information that there are 1.5 million confirmed coronavirus cases in China. Wengui is emphatic that these are not merely quarantined or “under observation” but confirmed cases of coronavirus infection:


China has struggled to contain the coronavirus. But it has also struggled to contain public outcry against censorship and tight control of information. Dr. Li Wenliang, who sounded the alarm about the disease, succumbed to an infection and died this week. The Chinese government arrested him for blowing the whistle.

Then officials tried to suppress news of his death. Afterwards, millions of Chinese citizens saw the hashtag #IWantFreedomOfSpeech on Mandarin language social media. But the Chinese government censored that too.

Are Wengui’s Crematorium Claims Credible?

Watch VICE’s 2017 profile on Guo Wengui. At the time, he published bombshell documents alleging corruption in the Chinese government. He got the attention of the media and reportedly the U.S. State Department.


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5 Types Of Ammunition To Stockpile For A Collapse


Every prepper knows it’s a great idea to stockpile ammunition when preparing for a major disaster.

You can use it for hunting, self-defense, or barter.

But which types of ammo should you stockpile?

If you plan on bartering, then you don’t want a bunch of calibers that nobody wants. And that’s just one consideration.

In this video, Reality Survival & Prepping talks about what he thinks are the 5 best types of ammunition to stockpile for a collapse.

Here are his picks:

  1. .22 LR – Very common, good for hunting small game, very light and small.
  2. 9mm Luger – Great for self-defense, fits in a wide variety of handguns.
  3. 5.56×45mm or .223 Remington – Also very common, cheap and effective.
  4. .308 Winchester – Widely used, works in AR10 and bolt-action platforms.
  5. 12 Gauge – You can do a lot with it — hunt, defend yourself, etc.

In the video below he makes a much more detailed case for each caliber. What do you think of this list?

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