Prepping for EMP – EMP Proof Items- Electro Magnetic Pulse Supplies to Stockpile
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Prepping for EMP – EMP Proof Items- Electro Magnetic Pulse Supplies to Stockpile

prepping for EMP EMP proof items electro magnetic pulse supplies to stockpile emergency prepper hi it’s AlaskaGranny Alaska Prepper in an emergency situation what are the things that I fear the most number one is being cold
number two is being hungry number three is being dirty and not having a way they
become clean again if you think about emergency situations
there are usually options supplies and things we can do to help us on our way
smooth over hard times what’s coming so this video I wanted to discuss in particular what
would you do in an EMP eletromagnetic pulse disaster I don’t necessarily think that an EMP electromagnetic pulse is a
likely event but it could happen just like I never thought I’d experience
a volcano yet I have several times so you just never know what the future can
hold so if you were looking at an EMP specific kind of an emergency then you
need to look at what would still work if the power went out the electronics
didn’t work and so many things were just no longer available to you the first
thing you want to figure out is how to have a little bit of heat and light so
you want to make sure you have things like candles lanterns matches lighters I
like these big types of candles you can find these at the Dollar Tree store or even
at Walmart or other discount stores and these tall jar candles from Dollar Tree will burn for up to 80 hours that is a lot of light out of one candle and then remember in a power outage not electricity emergency situation you’re not going to be burning a candle 24 hours a day you’re probably only going to burn a candle 8 hours at the most per day so emergency candles are going to last for days and days and days the
light of one candle is not going to be as bright to fill a room like a light
bulb and that’s where you’ll want something like a lantern get some oil
lanterns lamps make sure that you have the fuel and the wicks to light them and
continue to use them I made a video on how to make your own DIY oil lamps lanterns mason canning jars and a simple mop to make your own wicks for oil lanterns lamps I’ll put a link to that video in case those are some
emergency lights that you would be interested in when it comes to lighting
your emergency candles lamps and lanterns you can use regular lighters you can use the long
handle utility lighters you can get boxes of matches these are strike on the
box matches and make sure that if it’s strike on the box matches you have the the striker section strip on the box some people like to say oh you can throw them away put them in a
jar and strike them on sandpaper and you absolutely cannot do that there is a
chemical on the tip of the match and a chemical on the side of the box and when
you strike on the side it combines the chemicals and that’s what allows it to
light that’s why they’re called safety matches if you want matches that
are going to light all the time get some strike-anywhere matches they’ve been a lot harder to find the last few years but there’s certainly worth the
search for them and stockpile those as well a favorite item I picked up at the
Dollar Tree are the long fireplace matches if you’re going to use a long
candle like this these are going to allow you to reach into the jar to light
them the next thing you need for an EMP emergency would be tools you probably
already have tools like pocket knives survival knives multi tools but you need
to remember in an EMP emergency there won’t be any kind of way to use your power tools
you’re going to need to do some heavy lifting heavy duty work with the hand
tools that you have so make sure you stock up on things like maybe a crowbar
a handsaw a splitting maul shovels there are a lot of activities that we wouldn’t
normally need to do maybe you’ll need to dig a latrine toilet bury your trash there are a lot of tools from saws to shovels to crowbars to screwdrivers that you probably could use
in a lot of situations and may be extremely handy in a grid down
EMP electromagnetic pulse type emergency situation so if you don’t have any tools think about the tasks you
might need to do look around and start to collect the tools that you think
would be the most handy for you to have in a lot of different kind of situations
you’ve probably been storing canned and packaged food and that’s great you’re
going to need that for any situation make sure you’re stockpiling all kinds
of can openers look in fact for the p-38 p 51 can openers these are the military style or Scout
camp openers that allow you to open a can with just this little gadget I made
a video about how to use a p38 or a p51 can opener I’ll leave a link to that video so you can learn how to use these handy little gadgets can openers and they’re easy to buy a whole package of them on Amazon you can spread them around in your emergency
gear bug out bag and then you’ll always be able to open a can of food make sure you’re
stockpiling all the water that you possibly have room for in an EMP or any emergency situation you need at least a minimum of one gallon of water per person in your
family stockpile for at least three days then try to get it for seven days 14
days and as long as you possibly can you can fill up empty bottles and containers
with water put water in jars you can purchase water already in a container or you can even
buy a container and fill it up yourself pay attention to where the nearest
source of water that you could collect water that’s near to your home make sure
you know how you’re going to collect the water and how you’re going to be able to
transport it back to your house having an extra supply of the free buckets you
can get at the grocery store would be a great way to transport the water they
even come with a snap-on lid better than a regular bucket so that you’re able to
carry it without it spilling all over the place just remember water weighs
over eight pounds per gallon and so a five gallon bucket is going to weigh
over 40 pounds so don’t fill it so full that you’re not able to transport the water
back to where you need it then you need to have some kind of a quality water
filter there are kinds of water filters that like straws Life Straw there are some water filters that you pour
the water through like a Berkey water filter make sure that you get a water filter purification that’s not just for flavor that just takes out the impurity something like a
Brita filter is not going to remove contaminants you need something that
removes the contaminants out of the water because the water is going to come
with bacteria cysts and viruses and you want to filter all of that out so you
don’t become sick from dirty water you can use bleach to purify water I’ve made
a video about how to purify water with bleach I’ll leave a link to that video bleach has a shelf life the
part that is the purification part tends to evaporate and so your bleach if you
open it and doesn’t smell like bleach anymore it’s because that component of
it has evaporated and there’s only water left in your bleach bottle so plan on
storing bleach but plan on rotating it you can also buy tablets and packets Aquatabs P&G water purifying packets Katadyn micropur MP1 that you can add to water and you stir it around and let it sit for different
amounts of time and that will purify the water as well whatever kind of tablets
or packets you choose for water purification make sure you read the directions carefully the directions
vary from manufacturer to manufacturer the next thing you should think about
stockpiling for EMP emergency situatons are books there are all kinds of books that would be important
to have in a prepping prepper library I have lots of books in my library that talk
about the animals the plants recipes for game the environment that I live in and
these are books that help me to deal with and understand the area where I
live learn about first-aid learn about
survival learn about camping learn about the area where you live the animals
where you are and how to deal with all kinds of emergencies think about the
people who live there in ancient times how did they survive when they had
nothing and those are the skills and the mindset that we want to learn from and
emulate in a time of need that we would need to
know how to do those things people lived all over this world long before there
was electricity and no one worried about an EMP we are not that many generations
removed from that was just the way people lived it does seem impossible to
believe that we could live without cellphones hair dryers microwaves but
people did it not even that very long ago while we never want to give up those
types of things modern conveniences that could be a consequence of some kind of emergency
that could come your way it could be a simple power outage that lasts for a few
days it could be something like a hurricane or a tornado or a flood that
takes out the power or the fresh water for a month and it could be an EMP that
changes the way we live for a longer period of time we never know what can
come our way but we do know there’s a common thread of we need to find a way
to feed ourselves stay warm provide light stay clean and take care of
ourselves so that we can make the best of any situation tell me what you’re
doing to prepare for an EMP or any other disaster there are a lot of tips we can
learn from each other learn more at please subscribe to the AlaskaGranny channel prepping prepper channel


  • Eva Myrick

    A suggestion for anytime backup power is needed, such as in EMP, power grid loss or emergencies.
    Buy a solar generator and extra solar panels. With these you don't need gasoline that will become impossible to obtain. Plus they are easy to move and refocus to the sun.
    With a solar generator you can piggy back others to it and add more panels . With a solar generator you can run a refrigerator, microwave, TV and lights. You just can't run the refrigerator and microwave at the same time, But that's an easy fit.
    With just hooking up your freezer to the generator a couple hours a day you will be able to keep your freezer frozen.The rest of the day run you refrigerator and it will stay cold.
    It all depends on the generator you purchase and the number of panels you have. With these generators you can charge car and lawn mower batteries to operate a 12 V. water pumps like those in a RV. You can use the pumps to pump water through a filter out of a creek or you can have clean water.

  • Bert Kelly

    I have everything, in small quantities. I did make a vehicle emergency EDC bag for each vehicle after seeing the long lines of stuck traffic for days in 3 ft of snow. Thanks to you and others videos, I'm prepared now.

  • aussysurvival

    Thank you. May I suggest, LED lighting is vulnerable to EMP. It is a light emitting semi conductor.
    Some solar panel designs may have enclosed diodes in the panel to stop reverse discharge from power storage devices at nite.
    Very good info AG.
    All the best.

  • Eva Myrick

    Being born and raised in Oklahoma where we have 39 Indian Nations, people my age of 70 and some of those in the generation after ours leaned what is edible here.

    We camped all my daughter's life so she has those skills and she knows some of the edible wild plants, flowers, nuts and fruit we have here. Her husband hunts each year but in a survival mode she wouldn't know how to preserve the meat other than drying it.
    Most states publish books on wild edibles for the state. I have had all the published ones for Oklahoma for over 40 years. But I grew up eating most of them so the books will help my daughter.

    A number of things I would like to share with you and your subscribers to help them survive and save the foods they are able to get and use in survival mode.

    # 1. A way to vacuum seal dry foods without electric. You will need a hand operated brake bleed off tool, a Food Saver jar sealer and or vacuum seal bags. A battery operated hand held bag sealer. You can also need a Food Saver set of vacuum seal canister. With the canisters you can vacuum seal any jar that has the rubber seal ring in the lid. Example a pasta sauce jar.

    # 2. Store a lot of salt. So you will be able to store meat and cure meat covered and layered in salt.

    # 3. Buy at least one solar or outside net type hanging dehydrator.

    # 4. Learn to make a simple solar oven. This can be made using those foil windshield screens from Dollar Tree, some binder clips and a heavy piece of wire. These same screens can be used to keep in body heat, block out summer heat through windows and reflect back in winter heat in your home.

    # 5. Learn how the make a radiant heater for your home using 2 sizes of clay flower pots, tea light candles and a muffin pan.

    # 6. Learn what canned and dry food have extreme to indefinite shelf lives. In my research I have found and documented 115 food items so far.

    # 7. Learn what you can to use in baking to replace eggs and oil in a recipe. I think my research I have found 27 foods that can be used such as item from a can of soda pop to cooked canned bean liquid.

    These are just some of the things I can share. If anyone would like more information on what I have mentioned, just ask.

  • Tony V

    EMPs can happen naturally. What was that one sun based EMP in the mid 1800s that fried the telegraphs? If it happened nowadays, we would be toast!

  • russ elder

    AG—some good info as always ….I heard a rumor that one of the reasons they are spraying the skies with the Chem -Trails has something to do with preventing EMPs….dont know what to believe anymore. Stay safe ….God Bless you and your family

  • Eva Myrick

    Oh, I forgot to include canning jars, lids and rings. They have many uses, vacuum sealing, pressure and water bath canning and dry food storage.

    Oh, learn how to preserve and store fresh eggs that will be good up to a years. It's call Water Glassing. Only takes 4 things, a bucket or container, farm fresh unwashed eggs, ( can't use store purchased eggs) 8 quarts water and 8 oz by weight hydrated lime. NOT 8 oz like in a measuring cup but 8 ozs by weight. This lime is also sold in the canning section of your store as pickling lime.
    You can buy big 50 lbs bag from stores like Lowes in the area where they have concrete and mortar. It's under $15.00 hydrated lime isn't the same thing as the lime in the garden center..

  • Linda Wright

    Vacuum cleaners will not work when the power grid is down. One of the first things I did after we bought our current house and before the movers delivered our furniture, was to hire some flooring guys to rip out all the wall-to-wall carpeting and replace it with porcelain tiles. A broom and dust pan and a mop and a bucket of water with a little ammonia cleanser added work just fine to keep floors clean.

    I have frosted glass chimneys for most of my oil lamps because they help to produce a less glary light.

    I have a gas dryer in my laundry room, but mainly I rely upon a five-line outdoor clothes line and wooden clothes pins to get the laundry dry each week.

    If the local power grid goes down and my electric washing machine will not work, I have a back-up plan. I have a large plastic wash-out tub, two plastic wash boards, a plastic plunger/agitator that can be fitted into the lid of a five-gallon bucket, a rocket stove to boil water, some elbow-length heavy duty rubber gloves and lots of bars of laundry soap.

    For safe indoor cooking if my gas stove top, microwave and electric convection ovens stop working, I have two butane one-burner stoves and a supply of butane cannisters. For outdoor cooking I have two propane camp stoves, lots of small propane cylinders, the previously mentioned rocket stove and boxes of cured branches, kindling, cut-up pieces of pallets and strips of cardboard. I also have a thermal cooker that holds two pots of boiling food so I will be able to cook dried beans and whole grain wheat without using a lot of fuel. And I have a solar oven.

    For daytime non-electronic entertainment, I have several hundred books, lots of boxed jigsaw puzzles, packs of cards, art supplies and coloring books designed for adults. For useful time-fillers, I also have scrap leather, moccasin patterns and leather-sewing tools and supplies. And lots of yarn, crochet hooks and crochet patterns. And skeins of paracord, a paracord loom, paracord needles and lots of paracord patterns. And lots of fabric remnants, 3-yard lengths of cloth, clothing patterns, hand sewing needles, dressmaker's pins, buttons and spools of quilting thread for making or repairing clothing. My sewing patterns even include 1930s patterns for men's and women's undergarments and reprints of Old West patterns for men's pioneer shirts and trousers. If worse comes to worse, we might be wearing odd-looking handmade clothing laundered in a washtub, crocheted pull-overs and moccasins, but we will not be wearing filthy rags or old athletic shoes that are falling apart.

    And I also have the type of manual can openers that open the seam instead of cutting the lid so that I can find ways to safely reuse some of those #10 cans that currently hold dried food supplies. I'm thinking that a #10 can with a hole punched in the bottom can be used to grown a tomato plant or some carrots indoors when it is too cold outside to garden.

  • S J

    We have been storing food, water, first aid supplies, tools, bubble wrap, (Thanks for that tip, AG!). Also, the 'silver color' gel filled insulation that comes on rolls at Lowe's, Hm. Depot. (Can't remember what it's called.) We keep it inside, and a roll of it in the cars, especially in the winter. I keep AA/AAA batteries inside Mylar bags that are labeled. Also, my solar powered phone chargers, emergency NOAA radios, flashlights, etc. are kept in labeled Mylar bags. I buy the ones with a Ziploc type closure. (There is plenty of room to heat seal them.) Walkie-talkies will also fit in them. Anything that will not work after an emp, think about a Faraday type cage. There are plenty of videos and articles about them. Thank you AG, for all of your very informative videos! I always learn something from you.

  • Labyrinth Spirituality

    There were a couple of survivalist authors to whom I was exposed in the 80s and 90s, as a kid, who encouraged readers to learn about the native-peoples of the areas in which they lived, because their cultures would provide lessons on what you could eat, or otherwise use, in different areas.

    I have a library consisting of books on pioneering/homesteading skills, bushcraft, herbalism, and the First Nations of the BC Coast, because those are the areas of study which I think will be the most important for my situation. I also have books on woodcarving and bow-making, because I'd like to be able to trade beautiful, practical items and tools, in a post-collapse economy.

  • Lisa Morice

    Hi from Australia 🖐 Thanks for the great info without the panic. Several years ago I became worried about possible emergencies such as a fuel shortage, EMP etc and did some prepping. I bought books, did some research, got a bug out bag, kept some small denomination cash to build up an emergency fund, and got some extra handy tools. We have a camper that's solar powered so we could move into that which would give us light and a fridge. We also have lots of camping equipment that we could use. We have a well stocked pantry, a veg garden and plenty of things to fill any spare time with. I really need to revisit my plans and update a few things. Thanks for the reminder.

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