I finished reading Electric Armageddon the other day and the first thing I did was make myself an aluminum foil deflector beanie. There's some scary stuff in this book. It's a discussion on the subject of the United States being hit by an Electromagnetic Pulse and the expectant results. Whether the result of a solar flare, terrorism or a nuclear event, if the grid goes down we're in big trouble. If the big transformers go down it could take months to replace them since they come from either Germany or South Korea. Looking at perhaps 200 million people dying, but don't worry, the feds say as long as you've got food and water for 72 hours you'll be OK since FEMA and Homeland Security will be coming to the rescue. Uh huh. As if.
Remember kids, shiny side out.