By Will Wainwright

We are not joking by saying, This Will Happen.

Our Complete Loss of Electricity
Udpated 9/11/2021

Do you remember the overnight emptying out of supermarket shelves during the Wuhan Virus (COVID19) “Lockdown”. How about the loss of electricity and water in Texas due to frozen wind turbines? My son in Austin TX, had to scoop water from his condo’s pool to fill his tub for the water to flush his toilet during that Texas freeze. These were but a very small taste of inconvenience.

You've no doubt read of municipalities, industry, and banks being hacked. In this regard, the government tells us there has been plenty of foreign and domestic cyber snooping (hacking) around power stations and their grid networks. "They've [the hackers] have had access to the power off button, but they haven't pushed it," said Jonathan Homer, Homeland Security's chief of industrial control systems. 

The hacker doesn't have to be Chinese or Russian, he can be a recluse in Estonia, or in a basement in Brooklyn. He may be trying to turn off our power for the fun of it. Have you thought about complete and total loss of power? That also means no water and sewer, and no re-charging your Tesla.

Have you stopped to think about how much of our life requires electricity. It is foremost in todays survival, to be included with the air we breathe, food and water, which wasn’t the case for the grandparents of todays grandparents. Think of electricity as critical as the oxygen we breathe.

Yes, there will be a complete loss of Electricity
and it can happen one of three ways.

If you are thinking, "I'll deal with it if it happens". Then that being the case, your chances for survival during a long term blackout are slim. Remember, aside from light, and electronics, we need power for infrastructure; elevators to subways and traffic signals. And again those pumps for water and sewerage too. How about refrigeration and medical devices and communications? And dont forget about ATM's. I can go on and on. It is not our intent to get into surviving such an event here. That is a subject unto itself, just google Prepping or click here while your internet connection is up.

So how can this happen? Obviously hacking which can be reversible. Weather can cause interruptions, but usually only locally.  Power loss can happen by another means not generally talked about, as it is much to frightening, as our survival is at its core. And for most people, little can be done about especially those living in the cities.

It's called  an EMP or ElectroMagnetic Pulse and it is far worse than hacking, which can result in, not just malfunction, but the destruction of all but well shielded electrical and electronic equipment.  In this case, Nature can be the culprit for which we have no defense, and yes it has happened before. The last time being the “Carrington Event” during the birth of the telegraph in the late 1800’s. It's described in the video below.  Oh, there is a man made version too, which the US, China and Russia already have in their arsenals. They are thought of as clean bombs as they do not kill humans directly or destroy buildings. They just simply fry all non-shielded electronic circuitry under the blast area, with a magnetic pulse, which means you wont want to be in a plane, elevator or on dialysis or have a pacemaker when an EMP takes place. Cars too, electric or gas, as both today are integrally dependent on computers. They to will come to a screeching halt.

We will be just covering here NATURES part of the EMP, that neither we nor government have control over. Just know, it will happen when it happens, but we have a pretty good idea how often they occur and we are presently past due. In this case it is created by our sun in what is called a CME or a Coronal Mass Ejection.

Solar Storms Are Back, Threatening Power Grids and Satellites. Just days ago, millions of tons of super-heated gas shot off from the surface of the sun and hurtled 90 million miles toward Earth. The coronal mass ejection, wasn’t particularly powerful on the space-weather scale, but when it hit the Earth’s magnetic field it triggered the strongest geomagnetic storm seen for years.   Bloomberg Story And as recently as Sept '21, the "Sun Erupts with Double Blast; Energy Headed to Earth" see Weatherboy Team Meteorologist

A Coronal Mass Ejection is caused by our sun having a hiccup. If it is aimed towards earth, it wont be pleasant, to say the least. It is essentially a cyclical, powerful directional release of plasma and accompanying magnetic field. The sun cycles between periods of storm and slumber over the course of 11 years or so. These cycles are linked to the sun’s internal magnetic activity, and are unmasked by telltale phenomena such as sunspots and solar flares.

The next solar cycle has ignited, with peak activity predicted around 2025. And this time, the sun will shake off its slumber while at the same time NASA’s Parker Solar Orbiter is continuously dive-bombing the sun, swooping closer to the star than any craft has yet dared. The Nat Geo Story

There have been others in the interim since the Carrington Event in the late 1800’s but that were aimed in a different direction - away from Earth. A CME is not to be confused with a SOLAR FLARE which is less harmful but often proceed a CME and arrive in a few minutes. Where as the CME takes Days to arrive. For an early warning of such an event, NASA and the European Space Agency have launched a Solar Orbiter to monitor our Sun’s activity.

At this point we will leave you and let the following  VIDEOS  pick up the story from here.

As for all the particulars, from hacking to an EMP/CME event on our electrical grid,
the following discussion is one of the best and most recent.
Featured is Dr. Peter Pry and Frank Gaffney. Their credentials are included in the video.

Direct YouTube link to above for sharing


In the first case - loss by hacking - there would be minimal destruction to electronics. Just loss of power except battery power for a short period. The most serious effects will impact primarily the cities. Elevators, subways, being stuck in your 26th floor co-op. Your battery powered radio tells you to hang on, power will resume in 24 to 72 hours. Hopefully you have a weeks supply of canned foods and bottled water in your pantry.

Beyond that we now enter the realm / domain of the PREPPER - a trend that became popular during the Obama administration. There was even a weekly TV show of the same name. One very popular website is and there is a lot of material that can be googled TODAY!. But remember the internet will be gone when you need it .

It is not our intent to get into the subject of prepping, except for mentioning a few fundamentals. It never hurts under any circumstances to have a portable radio flashlight with plenty of batteries best kept in a metal tool box, file cabinet or equivalent.  A couple weeks's worth of canned food that need not be refrigerated. Plenty of water too. If you can, store a couple of 5 gallon containers of gas for your car (only in a safe place like a detached shed). And Yes, one of the first things do disappear is toilet paper even paper towels as you found out during the COVID-19 lockdowns. See list 

In the Second Case Scenario - a CME or EMT Event- You'll have to resort to your primal instincts unless you have prepared and are at, or can get to, your safe location aka "Bug Out" home. Fundamentally,  get out of the city. Have a plan.

Often over looked is the fact that water and sewer will cease flowing except limitedly if you live in a country town with a gravity fed water tower and have a septic system.

As you can see electricity is humanity's life blood, especially if you are on dialysis or have a pace maker. When the power remains off past a week there will be anarchy. Survival will be humanities primary instinct. Teaming up with others can be useful. And of course so would firearms and knowledge of their use.

There is no time like the present to bone up on Prepping. Aside from the issue of loss of electricity and or electronics, what about political unrest. Out of the question?

In summary, this writer puts a Black Sky event happening in this order of possibility. 1) Hacking. I’d say before 2025. I’d like to think I’ll still be around so I’ll see for myself. 2) CME is the only one that is for sure but I’m guessing at not later than mid-century. Maybe we’ll figure out a protection by then. Lastly at 3) an EMP. The only thing here to add, it doesn’t have to be Russia or China. 

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Posted 9/047/21

Posted 5/27/21

As if Spreading the Coronavirus (COVID-19) world wide wasn't enough,
China is up to a new Trick and we have done nothing (SO FAR) to stop them.
Texas is the only state that has it’s own Electric Grid.
Remember what happened when their wind Turbines froze last winter.
Now Deep in the Heart of Texas, a Chinese Wind Farm Raises Eyebrows.
Communist China Controls 200 Sq Miles in Texas Next to Major Air Force Base

The above is an abbreviated version of my earlier story "Man has lived long and prospered without Electricity"