Lights Out

Author: Ted Koppel
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9780553419979
Size: 18.67 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this New York Times bestselling investigation, Ted Koppel reveals that a major cyberattack on America’s power grid is not only possible but likely, that it would be devastating, and that the United States is shockingly unprepared. Imagine a blackout lasting not days, but weeks or months. Tens of millions of people over several states are affected. For those without access to a generator, there is no running water, no sewage, no refrigeration or light. Food and medical supplies are dwindling. Devices we rely on have gone dark. Banks no longer function, looting is widespread, and law and order are being tested as never before. It isn’t just a scenario. A well-designed attack on just one of the nation’s three electric power grids could cripple much of our infrastructure—and in the age of cyberwarfare, a laptop has become the only necessary weapon. Several nations hostile to the United States could launch such an assault at any time. In fact, as a former chief scientist of the NSA reveals, China and Russia have already penetrated the grid. And a cybersecurity advisor to President Obama believes that independent actors—from “hacktivists” to terrorists—have the capability as well. “It’s not a question of if,” says Centcom Commander General Lloyd Austin, “it’s a question of when.” And yet, as Koppel makes clear, the federal government, while well prepared for natural disasters, has no plan for the aftermath of an attack on the power grid. The current Secretary of Homeland Security suggests keeping a battery-powered radio. In the absence of a government plan, some individuals and communities have taken matters into their own hands. Among the nation’s estimated three million “preppers,” we meet one whose doomsday retreat includes a newly excavated three-acre lake, stocked with fish, and a Wyoming homesteader so self-sufficient that he crafted the thousands of adobe bricks in his house by hand. We also see the unrivaled disaster preparedness of the Mormon church, with its enormous storehouses, high-tech dairies, orchards, and proprietary trucking company – the fruits of a long tradition of anticipating the worst. But how, Koppel asks, will ordinary civilians survive? With urgency and authority, one of our most renowned journalists examines a threat unique to our time and evaluates potential ways to prepare for a catastrophe that is all but inevitable.

One Second After

Author: William R. Forstchen
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1429922060
Size: 13.83 MB
Format: PDF
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New York Times best selling author William R. Forstchen now brings us a story which can be all too terrifyingly real...a story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war that will send America back to the Dark Ages...A war based upon a weapon, an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP). A weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies. Months before publication, One Second After has already been cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read, a book already being discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a truly realistic look at a weapon and its awesome power to destroy the entire United States, literally within one second. It is a weapon that the Wall Street Journal warns could shatter America. In the tradition of On the Beach, Fail Safe and Testament, this book, set in a typical American town, is a dire warning of what might be our future...and our end. The John Matherson Series #1 One Second After #2 One Year After #3 The Final Day (forthcoming) Other Books Pillar to the Sky At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Power Grid Down

Author: Tara Dodrill
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1500945579
Size: 15.88 MB
Format: PDF
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Discover why threats to the power grid put American life, as we know it, at total risk. Learn preparedness tips and techniques which will help you and your family survive after the lights go out. And even learn how to thrive in the new reality, for the long-term. Learn off the grid living, homesteading, and retreat buying tips to help you avoid pitfalls that could quickly unravel even the best of survival plans. How will you make a living in a power grid down society? Where are the best places to score cheap preps? Do you know what to do when you can't call the fire department? What the best bartering items? Can you grow your own medicine? What are the best off the grid home options? How will you educate your children? Can you treat common livestock ailments to help protect your food supply? What are morale boosters and why are they important? This book will answer all those questions and more!

Big Book Of Self Reliant Living

Author: Walter Szykitka
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781461746720
Size: 11.66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Rural homesteaders and urban apartment-dwellers alike will find a mother lode of practical information packed into this completely revised and updated edition of the ultimate how-to handbook for all generations. A selective compendium of public-domain documents, it brings together in one volume a wealth of knowledge and useful instruction on just about every imaginable aspect of self-sufficiency—from building a dwelling and growing food to raising children, using tools of all kinds, and, yes, getting more mileage out of your car. Readers will learn how to: build a greenhouse; administer first aid; stock an emergency shelter; survive in the wilderness, at sea, and in the city; plant, buy farmland; grow plants indoors and out; read architect's drawings; care for household pets; repair clothing; hunt, trap, and fish; repair a screen or leaking faucet; butcher and store big-game kill; relieve allergy symptoms; control insects; stay safe during storms and floods; can and freeze fruits and vegetables; take your own blood pressure; and much, much more! Praise for a previous edition: “How we have survived this long without [this book], I don't know. The concept is brilliant and simple. . . . If we had lived in a rural community a century ago, much of the knowledge gathered here would have been in our bones.” —Harper's

Be Thou Prepared

Author: Carl Gallups
Publisher: Wnd Books
ISBN: 1935071319
Size: 11.95 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The world is not safe. Earthquakes, tornados, and floods are happening with more frequency and intensity. Terrorist attacks are on the rise. Christians are being persecuted in America. It's time for the church to step up and be prepared for trials and tribulation to come. What does the Bible say about being prepared for disasters? Should Christians protect themselves with firearms? Should we stockpile supplies? How should we be prepared for the possibility of a coming economic collapse, an electro magnetic pulse (EMP) attack, or a potentially looming World War III? What are Christians to do in the face of persecution? How can we be a witness in times of distress? Be Thou Prepared warns of the imminent Christian persecution coming to the United States and explains the role of faith in times of trouble. Be Thou Prepared is the first book to deal with spiritual and practical readiness for what's bound to come – sooner or later. While acknowledging true hope lies in faith and reliance on God in the face of disaster and persecution,Be Thou Prepared also makes the biblical case for preparedness for all types of situations – not as an option but as a spiritual imperative. Full of practical advice on maintaining necessary medical supplies, storing food, arranging for temporary shelters, and more,Be Thou Prepared equips Christians and Christian leaders to understand they best way they can prepare themselves and their congregations so as not to be caught off guard but to be ready to help those in need when evil comes to their door.