The media, including Saturday Night Live, have continually made fun of North Korea and Kim Jong-un. What really is the threat from this tiny country so far away from our USA boarders anyway?
What if we go to war? North Korea has quite a large military and no one seems to be talking about this. If a ground war were to break out, we would definitely need support from other world powers to put their military in a defeatist retreat quickly.
This kind of war would definitely make Afghanistan and Iraq look small in comparison. With large numbers of people, we would need to focus on high tech and very powerful responses from our military to address the numbers of troops.
North Korea has Nuclear capabilities.
Yes their nuclear programs are decades behind ours and much of the other world powers, but they don’t need large numbers to create a very large disruption to our way of life. Just a single nuclear detonation near a populated area would end just about all modern communications, contaminate large areas including possibly water supplies, food supplies, electric systems, and many modern technologies that we have grown so accustomed to relying on. This type of detonation above an area could cause a crippling EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) that could possibly short circuit many of today’s modern electronic equipment. The problem with a high altitude detonation is that, “We just don’t know what damage it may cause”. Our electrical grid is fragile, antiquated, and many of our large transformers are very old and if damaged can take years to rebuild or replace.
With recent claims, “Kim Jong Un also said Saturday, September 16th, 2017 (his regime would complete its final goal to “establish the equilibrium of real force with the U.S. and make the U.S. rulers dare not talk about military option.” While this is not surprising due to all of the Saber rattling the North Korean leader does, it does show that Kim Jong Un is getting desperate and that is unsettling in and of itself. Now what many people do not know however is that a while back, North Korea launched 2 satellites that did achieve orbit and are still circling the earth today.
Those two satellites are however not in a geostationary orbit as one would expect a weather satellite to be which are what North Korea claims they are. The trouble is that they are not emitting any signals at all. NOTHING is heard from them so they are either not functioning, or they are not weather satellites. They are the size of a washing machine which is just the right size for an EMP bomb that is waiting for a command from earth to detonate. They pass quietly over the US several times a day while most people have no idea that they are even there. (source )
So what can you do to prepare, you ask? If a bomb drops on your home, not much. You can prepare though. Water after air, is by far the most important. What is the first thing that the national guard delivers to disaster areas? Water, Water, Water…. People stocking up on guns, ammo, and other similar items and these are definitely fun and exciting for the enthusiast, but when disaster strikes, you will need water and food. As stated in our company’s mantra, you can live 3 minutes without air, 3 days without water, and 30 days without food. Yes….you wouldn’t want to try to live 30 days without food, but with my own body shape, you would survive. Water is the most important thing you can control. Silver Ceramic water filters remove radioactive particles and bacteria from water sources. UV sterilization addresses virus, and active carbon will address VOC’s chemicals. (Water Purification Systems)
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When the grid goes down, all power sources will cease. How will you cook your food? Many people will have to rely on centuries old wood fired and propane cooking systems. The ability to efficiently cook when the need arrives will be extremely important. Stock up on propane and always keep a couple spare tanks on hand. Camping cook stoves work well, but the fuel tanks are expensive and don’t last very long. You may consider a wood stove, rocket stove, or small pot belly stove. No electricity needed, but you do need to have access to some wood source. Rocket stoves are by far the most efficient wood cooking sources. They only require small sticks and wood no bigger than your thumb, to cook an entire meal for your family. They are small, compact, portable and easy to light and maintain.
Stock up on essentials. Medication, toilet paper, feminine products, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, and the ever important baby wipes for hygiene. Take a quick inventory of your family’s needs and talk to your family to develop a plan. Where to meet in the event of a disaster? What items can you and others in your family contribute. Everyone doesn’t necessarily have to rely on one’s own resources. Pool your resources with family and close friends and build a network of materials, expertise, and supplies you will need to perceiver.
SHTFandGO.com Staff- Plan, Prepare, Protect