Must Have Tools to Help You Survive After an EMP Attack

I was never aware of the potential danger of EMP attacks until a few years ago. In fact it was 3 years ago and I was reading a book that outlined the hours, weeks, and days after an EMP attack. I started researching and I learned what they are. An EMP is an electromagnetic pulse. It is a byproduct of nuclear explosions and it has been shown to be even more effective than the actual nuclear blast. In essence, the EMP is an electronic signal that will fry every type of electronic device there is. Cars made after 1986 will no longer start. The power grid will fail. Imagine the worst scenes from the worst natural disasters and then multiply the scale by 1000.

An EMP attack would possibly be the worst thing that could happen in terms of the SHTF. Millions of people would die in a matter of weeks and survival would be very difficult if you are not prepared and ready for the inevitable. You are going to need tools to survive. Basic items that we use every single day will not work. Calculators, cell phones, batteries, light bulbs, etc. will now be useless and you’ll be forced to rely on hand-powered tools to do everyday tasks. Here are some EMP-proof items that you should consider adding to your preps…just in case.

  1. Behrens Galvanized Washboard


I am going to go out on a limb and say that you enjoy having clean clothes to wear. A washing machine will not be around in the event of an EMP attack and the only way to wash your clothing well will be with a washboard. This board is galvanized so it will not rust and it is large enough to handle almost any type of clothing. For 20 bucks you cannot go wrong.

  1. Stanley Short-Cut Saw

shortcut saw

Construction will be a general theme in this post and when it comes time to build you are undoubtedly going to need to cut items. Even if you are not building something you are going to need to cut items. A great handsaw can never be undersold. They are great to have, inexpensive to buy, and they will last for a very long time. It might be a good idea to buy several different sizes as well.

  1. True Temper Serrated Grass Whip

glass whip

This is one of those tools that many people will never think about until it is too late. This tool is basically a scythe. I hate the idea of living in a house where the grass grows to be 5 or 6 feet tall. Having a tool like this will make it possible for you to cut your grass. That will also reduce the amount of pests and bugs that are living close to you as well. This tool could also be used to help you cut wheat or hay.

  1. Smith & Wesson Military Multi Canvas Straps Watch


It might seem silly to some people but I want to know what time it is. If an EMP hits we will lose all of the electronic clocks and timepieces. This manual clock will allow you to keep time. There is nothing more to add than that.

  1. Grizzly Anvil


When all the power is cut off you are still going to be in need of items like nails, handles, hinges, and many other forms of metal. You could potentially get them from a hardware store but the odds are that the store will be looted by the time you learn you need them. Having an anvil and a good hammer will allow you to make items yourself. Sure, you are going to need to learn some basic blacksmithing skills but you have nothing but time and opportunity.

  1. Fuller Tool Reversible Ratchet Brace with 4-Jaw Chuck

fuller tool

This is a hand drill. This tool will make it possible for you to build items and to secure items. It will require more effort and more force but it will certainly get the job done. This is an inexpensive tool to have and it is one that you will wish you had bought when the time comes.

  1. Cold Steel Trail Boss Hickory Handle


This is the tool that horror movies are made from! An axe is probably the most obvious option on this list but this is one of the most versatile tools on the list. It can be used to chop wood, clear brush, hammer items, break items, and it can be used for defense as well. This axe has a hickory handle so it will last for a long time. And the cold steel head will hold its sharp edge for a long time as well.

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About Ms. Prepper

I’m Laura P, aka, Passion Prepper, aka, Storage Prepper! I’ve been homesteading nearly all my life and prepping for the last 6 years. I strongly believe our great country of America was built on self-sufficient families like mine and yours. Politics bores me, learning new stuff, getting outside and living life thrills me.

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