Prepping for the North Korean Threat

A piece in today’s Washington Post says that The US intends to beef up our west coast defenses by adding 14 interceptors to Alaskan installations. This is surprising for a couple of reasons. For one, Hussein Obama has been against increasing the military standing of this nation, and in fact had wanted to reduce our […]

LA’s 8.0 Earthquake and Posse Comitatus

It hasn’t happened yet, but it’s bound to in the near future. Earthquakes are part of life along our southwest coastline here in the US and hardly a day goes by without several reports are posted from the region on what they consider minor events. In looking at the USGS’s California-Nevada Fault Map this morning, […]

One EMP burst and the world goes dark

Dan Vergano had an interesting piece in USA TODAY called One EMP burst and the world goes dark regarding the threat of electromagnetic disaster that hangs over us, like a pendulum over a condemned man in the past. The sky erupts. Cities darken, food spoils and homes fall silent. Civilization collapses. End-of-the-world novel? A video […]

Gauging the Threat of an EMP Attack

“Gauging the Threat of an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack is republished with permission of STRATFOR.” Gauging the Threat of an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack September 9, 2010 | 0856 GMT By Scott Stewart and Nate Hughes Over the past decade there has been an ongoing debate over the threat posed by electromagnetic pulse (EMP) to […]

Surviving a HEMP Attack

I’ve decided to run a little survival scenario on my internet show, Surviving The Times, just to experiment with emergency and disaster planning, and to make it interesting will make it play out as a survival war gaming exercise. So here’s where we start our little survival war game; at a mall with a few […]

Survival Guns

I’ve been asked several times for an opinion on survival guns. What is the best gun to have? How many should you have? What caliber? And so on. What this and what that, but people seem to miss an important point when thinking about survival and guns. First of all, let me say that I […]

Atomic Attack in the US; part 2

Last time we began to look at the possibilities involving an attack on this nation via a nuclear payload of some sort. There are many possible mechanisms that could deliver such a blow, from a backpack sized “dirty” bomb to an ICBM level HEMP detonation/attack. In looking at the probabilities surrounding any missile generated attack, […]