Every prepper has his/her own idea of what a major disaster will look like and how likely it is to occur. However, one of the most catastrophic–not to mention scientifically plausible–is the EMP strike, which could be either natural or manmade.
EMP stands for electromagnetic pulse, and occurs in the form of a large burst of electromagnetic radiation that has the potential to disrupt electricity, radio waves, magnetic fields, Wi-Fi, and most other forms of electric currents we use on a daily basis.
Whether a potential EMP comes in the form of a manmade nuclear attack or a natural solar flare, the effects could be disastrous. Granted, the devastation would largely depend on the strength and severity of the pulse and the location toward which it was geared.
In the worst-case scenario, an EMP could result in a total grid-down scenario and loss of all things electricity.
While this would cause most of mankind to resort to primitive measures of survival not seen since the Dark Ages, certain members of society would fare far worse than others. Among the most at-risk for prolonged survival after an EMP are the elderly, the disabled, and young children and babies.
These individuals often require personalized medical care that involves the use of electronic systems, from diabetes test meters to respiratory aids to heart monitors, the functionality of which are threatened by an EMP.
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