Sunday, November 13, 2016

Will You Have Access To Your Preps During An EMP?

My wife and I woke up in the middle of the night last night only to discover that our power had gone out.  As she grabbed her phone in order to report the outage I jokingly informed her that we had just been hit by an EMP.  Continuing to lay there in the dark I began rehearsing the possible outcome of such an event and the steps that would be necessarily taken to guarantee the safety of my family.  

While pondering these thoughts, I began to realize that if an EMP ever does strike the U.S. there will be many people believing themselves to be well prepared who will find out that one of their biggest assets is now a liability.  Many preppers go out of their way to store their guns, ammunition and other valuable necessities in a safe.  However, those same people are unaware that the very safe they rely on to keep their valuables protected will work against them during and EMP event.

Electronic Access Safe, Gun Safe, Safes
Safe With Electronic Access Code
While it may not seem too obvious at first glance, anyone who has a safe like this will have a real problem when it comes to accessing some of their preps in the event of an EMP.  An electromagnetic pulse that is capable of taking out our power grid will fry any unprotected electronics.  Get the drift?  The electronic access keypad for your safe will be rendered useless!  

What can you do to fix this problem?  My suggestion is to sell your safe for as much as you can to someone who will be happy to just have one a fireproof place to store their valuables and use that money towards purchasing another safe with a combination lock instead.  If you don't like this idea, you can always invest in a super sized pry bar to keep on hand just in case you find yourself needing to  battle it out with your current safe if an EMP does strike.  Either way I suggest you take this into consideration and come up with your solution to the problem before the grid goes down.

- A prep a day can keep ill fate away!