As I write, summer is stretching its wings here at my off-grid retreat. The trees are leafing out, the trout stream is flowing, and the birds are singing the praises of re-starting the cycle of life. The absence of electricity makes life here simple (save what the solar system provides). Likewise, no cell service is often a blessing. Of course, this is by choice and not from an EMP attack and survival. I know that few people in America will ever find or even be able to appreciate this level of peace. There is a solemnity of separation from the distractions of the modern world. However, deep down in my prepper’s heart, I feel that what I appreciate as peace may be thrust upon us through little choice of our own We may all be put in the position of having to do without modern conveniences when we are hit with an EMP attack. Let’s take a walk down this path before my daily duties call. Table of Contents What is an ElectroMagnetic Pulse (EMP)? EMP Attack Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) EMP Effects EMP and the Electrical Grid EMP and SCADA How Bad Could It Be? The First Second of an EMP Attack The First Minute after an EMP Attack Three Minutes Ten Minutes One Hour after an EMP Attack Twelve Hours 24 Hours Three Days after an EMP Attack One Week One Month Three Months Six Months One Year after an EMP Attack Be Prepared for an EMP Attack EMP Protection: Faraday Cage What Will Work after an EMP Attack? Planning for the Long Term Conclusion What’s the Closest Nuclear Bunker to Your Home? Frequently Asked Questions Who could possibly pull of an EMP attack on the United States? How long will it take people to notice that we have been attacked? What will the first 24 hours look like after an attack? What would the US look like 1 year after an EMP attack? Related Topics You Will Love! EMP Protection: 50+ Critical Items to EMP Proof How To Build A Faraday Cage and Why You Need One EMP Threat from North Korea, Russia, China, and Iran What is a Faraday Cage and Why Should I Care? What is a CME and Will it Destroy Life as We Know It? Underground Bunkers: the Ultimate Guide What is an ElectroMagnetic Pulse (EMP)? An EMP is an influx of electric charge through the atmosphere that settles into conductive surfaces down here on earth. Read more ..