By: Zy Marquiez
February 1, 2016
The subject of EMPs/Solar Storms, as the author makes a it a point to allude to, is merely one component of a more robust preparation plan.
No, this book is not about doom and gloom, or the end of the world. This book, is however, about the very realistic fact that solar storms do and have taken place, and EMP [electromagnetic pulses] are a realistic concern/threat among many high-level individuals.
Many people scoff at the notion of having knowledge of preparedness and these are the same people that will literally spend thousands of dollars yearly on all types of insurances, for things they will in all high probably likely never use. That’s how the Insurance Companies make money, you know.
Ironically, the mere mention in some circles of a month’s worth of food – that you’re going to eat anyways, and thus not incur any additional financial cost like “real insurance” – makes some believe that certain preparedness principles are far out there. The reason? With TV Shows & Media that do nothing but marginalize individuals that are into preparedness, it’s no wonder the lot of the populace is brainwashed on the subject. And yet, all of our ancestors practiced – as they had too – prudent preparedness in the past. Don’t believe me? How was food stored over the winter? It was canned and stored in a myriad of ways, among other things. It had to be, if not, you might eat less, or might not eat. It was certainly stored other ways as well. That shows a very practical precedent for general preparedness.
In any case, this book is more of an advanced tier into preparedness, but a needed one nonetheless.
Disaster Preparedness For EMP Attacks & Solar Storms by Arthur T. Bradley Ph.D is a rather swift read. It should take no more than 2-3 hours tops, or even quicker if you know many of the topics already covered.
The book is rather incisive in that it cuts through much of the BS that is out there online in regards to protection in mitigating EMP/Solar Storms. This is my favorite part of the entire book.
In a rather comprehensive way, this book addresses all areas of concern individuals interested in preparedness should be pondering. That is very helpful especially if you are a beginning prepper and just managed to jump into this topic.
Out of all preparedness subjects, an EMP/Solar storm threat is one of those issues that is extremely unlikely to happen, and yet, it’s quite possible especially when extreme solar activity and solar storms are taking place.
It really doesn’t take a lot to get prepared if you do it right. There is much misinformation/disinformation out there in regard to these subjects. This is one great reason why this book stands out. Bradley goes straight to the point, and keeps it practical while not also overdoing it.
All in all, this book is a vital component for individuals interested in general preparedness.
That being said, before jumping on this book, people should probably make sure they have other more likely areas of concern [more possible/common areas]- such as earthquakes, tornadoes [we live in Tornado alley here], hurricanes, etc. – addressed.
Bradley makes his case with sound, verifiable and meaningful information that is sorely lacking in many other disciplines. This can see throughout the entirety of the book, and only serves to buttress the information provided by the author.
The book even showcases a table that is very useful which outlines the shielding effectiveness of various enclosures.
While not in most people’s most likely scenarios to happen – and rightly so – EMPs/Solar Storms are something to keep in mind. If you think this book might help you, then by all means give it a consideration. The book is definitely high quality work for such an abstruse subject.
Other suggested reading:
98.6 Degrees – The Art Of Keeping Your Ass Alive, by Cody Lundin
The Survival Medicine Handbook – A Guide For When Help Is Not On The Way, By Joseph Alton M.D. & Amy Alton A.R.N.P.