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    Lights Out - 2017 edition

    I just finished reading 'Light's Out' for the umpteenth time and each time I'm struck with the question of what would change if it were written in today's world. Here are a couple of guesses as to what might change if it were written today:


    • There would be fewer running vehicles due to the ever dwindling number of older vehicles and parts stores that stock parts on the shelf for them
    • Maybe fewer working CB radios, but more FRS radios to be had
    • The number of ARs would be huge. In the original LO, ARs were few and far between with most weapons being of the hunting variety
    • The fights at night would be different with the plethora of red dot sights in common use today


    I'm sure that there are other things that time would have changed.
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    Night vision/thermal would change things, as would opiate addicted neighbors.
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    I've seen some posts lately inferring that the most modern vehicles are well enough shielded to avoid being disabled by the explosion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwframe View Post
    I've seen some posts lately inferring that the most modern vehicles are well enough shielded to avoid being disabled by the explosion?
    There is a long discussion in the prepper thread as to EMF. I believe it is a sticky.It is a good read. There are some very informative posts in there from some folks that obviously know whats up.

    If you are close enough to the event to effect your car then nothing will matter anyway.
    The big thing will be getting fuel.

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    Yep, most cars will still be running, unless you are very close to the EMP.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GARhAT0zLV0
    A good video on EMPs, and he seems like a real smart guy

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    I have often wondered if my steel pole barn stored vehicles would be good to go?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hopfdubois View Post
    Yep, most cars will still be running, unless you are very close to the EMP.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GARhAT0zLV0
    A good video on EMPs, and he seems like a real smart guy
    So... keep your iPads in their protective case... your car!
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    I picked up Ted Koppel's non-fiction book of the same name a while back but have not read it yet. Not emp based but gets into grid down scenarios.
    "If you are mad as hell and aren't gonna take it anymore, grab your rifle and head outside. If you're the only one with a rifle screaming like a maniac, go back inside. It isn't time yet"

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    Quote Originally Posted by churchmouse View Post
    There is a long discussion in the prepper thread as to EMF. I believe it is a sticky.It is a good read. There are some very informative posts in there from some folks that obviously know whats up.

    If you are close enough to the event to effect your car then nothing will matter anyway.
    The big thing will be getting fuel.
    Yep.


    Quote Originally Posted by hopfdubois View Post
    Yep, most cars will still be running, unless you are very close to the EMP.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GARhAT0zLV0
    A good video on EMPs, and he seems like a real smart guy
    Yep.


    Quote Originally Posted by bwframe View Post
    I have often wondered if my steel pole barn stored vehicles would be good to go?
    Depends on how it's built. I wouldn't worry about your vehicles, especially if they're not running at the time.

    If the intensity of the EMP is big enough to permanently disable the computer in your vehicle, the cause of it (i.e. the nuclear detonation) will incinerate you anyway.

    A less intense EMP might make your engine shut down, but you should be able to restart it.



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    I just finished "One Second After' on my eclipse trip. "One Year After" delivering tomorrow. I was aware of the EMP threat before but the depth of it all was enlightening. I'm going to make a trash can Faraday cage for my hand helds.


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