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One Second After

posted Mar 19, 2017 18:47:17 by Diana Olsen
If (when) we have an EMP, this book depicts a scenario of what would possibly happen in a small town setting. It's a highly recommended read to understand all we could face. I read it 2 years ago. I couldn't put it down.
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DaleGreen said Mar 19, 2017 20:29:08
Pretty terrifying scenario start to finish. Without the hope of the Gospel and Christ's return you wonder if you're better off dying in the first wave as you read the horrific conditions and events adherent to an EMP as laid out in the book. Not a 'light' read but certainly gives one a real respect for the impact an EMP would have on our lives.
Diana Olsen said Mar 19, 2017 21:39:26
You're right Dale, thank goodness we do have the Gospel and hopefully a little better situation here in Utah. Things will get crazy throughout the Nation from the impact of this threat coming to life. Back to the 1800's with roving gangs and desperate people. Not a fun situation for any of us. I for one, deal better with things if i have an idea of what to expect when disaster strikes so i can be better prepared mentally. It was a riveting book for sure.
AllanWright said Mar 20, 2017 03:39:55
I read this book a couple of months ago. A little language to over look. The challenges that must be faced WHEN the U.S. Is hit by EMPs is vry sobering. They are real and must be contemplated if you are to survive. The gospel and especially the brotherhood of Christ, which would hopefully prevail in gathering together to help us, would be the ONLY way to overcome all the nastiness. This book is very good for showing how it all would escalate day by day, week by week. JMHO
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Dawn said Mar 20, 2017 04:42:23
It's online in a pdf for free. But it does have language. SOBERING. I don't know where I read it, but somewhere I saw a report of the millions that would die in just the first month. Tens of millions. Think of everyone dependent on prescription meds or electricity to sustain their lives. All of them would be gone in the first 30 days. We'll see great miracles and great tragedies if this happens.
Marilyn_Rigby said Mar 20, 2017 06:33:40
I'm just finishing reading Lights Out by Ted Koppel. He met with Elder Eyring, the Presiding Bishop and many others while he was researching his book. The last several chapters cover the LDS church and our preparedness efforts and how we would fare if the electrical grid went down for any of a myriad of reasons.

The book was excellent, however, I couldn't help but wish that we (the members as a whole) really were as prepared as Mr. Koppel believes we are. If we were really doing all we should, it would be great, but the membership of the church as a whole is not being obedient to the teachings of our leaders.
Wil_Burgon said Mar 20, 2017 15:42:49
I love this book. I've read it a couple times. It gave me new things to consider with my temporal preps as well as mental preparation.

There is a second book called One Year After that continues the story. I understand a third book is in the works as well.

Living in North Carolina, helped drive the story home for me as well. I've driven on these roads and through these towns. I've shopped at these stores. It makes it real!
BeckyG. said Mar 20, 2017 20:56:36
I just ordered it and am looking forward to reading it.
Of course, I'm only 1/3 through Mikes book... I've got several to catch up on. Blimey!!!
Faith not Fear!!
Nancy'sAwake said Mar 20, 2017 21:28:34
Yes, very sobering. I have respiratory failure, 02 dependant. Either the Lord miraculously heals me, or I will die within A VERY short time frame. Plus, without the daily meds; [mls] of water pills, my lungs would fill up with fluid. Its very humbling to accept how fragile mortality is for a few of us. This is a picture of the copper smelter in the town I grew up in, located in SE Arizona. 17 yrs. of this is a hefty dose of 2nd hand smoke. :-(
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David.Clark said Mar 21, 2017 01:21:25
Nancy'sAwake, I've had similar O2 concerns. Even now, I have both solar and gas generator power backup in case of a power outage due to storm to keep my medical equipment functioning. It's come in handy more than once...

I'm sorry to hear about your health troubles 😔.
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ClaireE.Grover said Mar 21, 2017 01:52:23
Read this several years ago and found it absolutely illuminating, and slightly prophetic.

I think this is an important book to read for those who are just waking up, or who are not yet awake. I found it very useful as I was trying to anticipate skills and needs that might arise. For those who are awake and concentrating hard on Spiritual Preparedness... the language might bother you, or you may find the Lord says it's unnecessary for you.

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Nancy'sAwake said Mar 21, 2017 02:08:55
@DavidClark...I would be very fortunate to have the back-ups you have. We just don't have the funds to get them right now. Plus, we've been hopeful that I would keep improving and eventually not be on continuous 02. I'm down by half, but still on 2 liters continuous at this time. What size generators and solar do you have?
David.Clark said Mar 21, 2017 04:07:31
That's great news, Nancy'sAwake, about reducing the O2. That would be great if you can get off of it! We have a YAMAHA EF2000ISV2 2000 WATT INVERTER GENERATOR and the solar is a 3000 watt system. I'm on 3 ltrs of continuous O2 right now. It sure would be nice to get off of it!!
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Nancy'sAwake said Mar 21, 2017 04:37:15
I vacillate between 2 and 3. I always seem to need more when I'm in re-hab working out, but that's kind of expected. I wish you the best David :-) thanks for the info. I know a condenser takes a lot of power to tun. They say it's the equivalent of a big frigidaire.
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