9 Disastrous Things That’ll Happen During the Next Major Blackout

As the weather heats up, the demand on the US energy grid skyrockets with each air-conditioner that clicks on. While the grid itself is duct taped together in many cases, there is overwhelming evidence that terrorists and foreign hackers are waging work on your utility company. A security company has found malware code that, if deployed and activated, can take control of all substation circuit breakers and switches. In other words, the ability to cripple our nation is within the hands of hackers, and even though government officials are working on the problem, they may not be able to come […]

8 Must-Have Types of Blackout Gear to Survive a Major Power Outage

Even a short-term blackout can cause major issues. For example, if the power goes out for a day or two during the hottest part of summer or the deepest, coldest part of winter, many people will be at risk of dying from exposure. Sadly, there are news stories almost every winter about elderly people who lost power and froze to death inside their home. Of course, these problems will become much more amplified if a major blackout robs everyone of electricity for several weeks or months. Surviving all of the chaos that would accompany this type of incident will require […]

Navy SEAL Says Prepare Your Blackout Kit [VIDEO]

Of all the threats that the mainstream media has glossed over in the past year, perhaps the most alarming is the treat to our energy grid. Not only have dozens of experts warned us about the fragile nature of the grid itself, but a recent low-tech attack on a California substation (one that knocked the station offline for 27 days) was barely a blip on the radar. I guess the networks would rather talk about figure skating… Watch the latest video at video.insider.foxnews.com As former Navy SEAL Christopher Heben explains in this video, it wouldn’t take a rocket scientist to […]

Top 5 Must Haves for Your Blackout Kit

Most Americans laugh off the threat of power outages, believing the power will come back on in a few minutes… but as many of us have experienced first-hand, sometimes these blackouts can last hours or even days. Have you ever had to endure a blackout that lasted waaaay longer than you expected? I have. And here’s the thing, I wasn’t prepared. It was a real mess. And sure, flashlights are important in a blackout, but there are a lot of other items that are equally, if not more important. That’s why I’m not wasting a spot on my top 5 […]

WSJ: America’s Power Grid Is A Timebomb

Do you have a blackout plan in place? I hope you so, because you may need it… According to the Wall Street Journal, the grid is in such a state of disrepair that blackouts this winter are a virtual guarantee. If you haven’t made the proper preparations, you may be in for some very dark, very cold days… especially if you live in the tri-state area, hit by super storm Sandy last winter. According to energy experts, no meaningful improvements have been made to the grid since the storm, since the great “East Coast Blackout” of 10 years ago. And […]