Press Release EMP: NORAD Shelter System’s Article Advises How To Survive After An Electromagnetic Pulse Attack (EMP)

A version of the M1 Abrams tanks sits under an electro-magnetic pulse generator at the Electromagnetic Environmental Effects test facility on White Sands Missile Range. The Abrams is being tested for a foreign allied country to ensure that the tank meets EMP survivability requirements. (Photo Credit: Mr John Andrew Hamilton (ATEC))
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Dallas TX, January 26, 2016 — When it comes to preparing for global calamity, NORAD Shelter Systems LLC®, a Texas blast shelter company, Principle Engineer Walton McCarthy is a world-class expert. He has designed and installed more than 1,400 underground shelters over 40 years and published several articles about how to survive nuclear, biological or chemical attacks. But in the cyber age there are more threats to prepare for and a man like Mr. McCarthy is not one to be unprepared. His latest article, “Modern Farm Self-Sufficiency After an EMP or Cyber Attack” is a comprehensive tutorial for those who are not content to leave their lives in the hands of fate or luck.

No Power For Anything

In this article, Mr. Walton, describes the potential implications of a complete power loss for the entire country or large portions of it. The lack of electricity will prevent any farm of any size from operating as running water, waste disposal, fuel pumps, central heating, food delivery trucks and heating for homes will all be unavailable. The article provides specific guidance about how the modern farm can be self-sufficient without the power grid. But how could any single event make electricity unavailable?

What Is An EMP?

An electromagnetic pulse is a short burst of electromagnetic energy. These pulses can come from natural sources like lightening, or even the sun. Man-made sources are generally weapons that are both nuclear and non-nuclear. EMP interference is generally disruptive or damaging to electronic equipment, and at higher energy levels a powerful EMP event such as a lightning strike can damage physical objects such as buildings and aircraft structures. Protection from EMP”s cannot be accomplished by surge protectors.

POST EMP FARMINGPreparation Is The Only Possibility

The article describes steps farmers can take now to prepare for this eventuality. McCarthy focuses his attention on farming, because without food, any type of long-term survival or sustainability will be out of the question.

Overall, the tutorial provides a handy guide to preparing, and ultimately avoiding, the inevitable chaos that will arise from an EMP attack. The guide provides a host of useful facts and figures, backed up with scientific studies, and takes into account a number of “practicalities” for crop farming, including machinery, weeds, insect and disease management.

Walton McCarthyAbout The Author

Author Walton McCarthy is a mechanical engineer, bringing 40 years of experience in not only designing, but also installing over 1,400 underground shelters. McCarthy is also the author of Principles of Protection: The US Handbook of NBC Weapon Fundamentals and Shelter Engineering Design Standards, a book which defines the standards for underground nuclear, biological, chemical and EMP shelter engineering.  The book was written with help from experts from Department of Energy, Department of Defense and Oak Ridge SAIC.

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