Prepping For Tomorrow! Thursday 9:00pm/Est 6:00pm/Pacific
Your host: “Author Bobby Akart”
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This Thursday: “Prepping For Tomorrow!” 7/28/2016
This show cancelled due to tech issues and will be rescheduled!
COLLAPSE OF THE POWER GRID: Is this America’s Achilles Heel?
On this week’s episode of the Prepping for Tomorrow program with Author Bobby Akart, we’ll be discussing the threats facing our nation’s critical structure. What could cause a collapse of our power grid, whether naturally occurring threats, or man-made? What can the preppers and non-preppers alike do in the face of an imminent threat?
Since the early twentieth century when regional power grids in the lower 48 states were completed, Americans have come to expect an uninterrupted supply of electricity to power everything from factories to traffic lights to household appliances. But our reliance upon this interconnected world is threatened when large parts of the system have broken down, which happens with surprising frequency. Over the last fifty years in the U.S. and Canada, there have been sixty large scale power grid failures involving at least thirty thousand customers.
In August of 2003, after four high voltage power lines in northern Ohio brushed against trees and failed, a computer error compounded the effects, resulting in a cascade of failures that left fifty million people without power across the U.S. and Canada for several days. The biggest blackout in North American history caused billions in economic damage and contributed to at least a dozen deaths.
On September 8, 2011, a technician’s mistake on some switching equipment led to an outage in California and Arizona that deprived three million people of electricity.
While these are examples of accidents and human errors, a large scale attack upon our grid by terrorist organizations and rogue nation-states could result in a grid down scenario on a nationwide scale. Likewise, our planet is constantly subjected to the potential devastating impact of a coronal mass ejection. Consider this.
If an asteroid big enough to knock modern civilization back to the 18th century appeared out of deep space and buzzed the Earth, the near-miss would be instant worldwide headline news. In July of 2012, the Earth experienced a close shave just as perilous, but the mainstream media didn’t mention it. This extreme solar storm nicknamed IMPACTOR by NASA scientists was the most powerful coronal mass ejection since the Carrington Event of 1859.
What would you do in a world with no power?
This is a true story, it just hasn’t happened yet. On this week’s episode of the Prepping for Tomorrow program, we’ll discuss the threats, we’ll analyze the warning signs, and we’ll share solutions for the inevitable—the collapse of our critical infrastructure. It’s not a matter of if, but when.
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Bobby Akart – Author
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About: Prepping for Tomorrow!
Prepping for Tomorrow is hosted by bestselling author and founder of Freedom Preppers – Bobby Akart. Freedom Preppers is designed to be an online resource for new, and seasoned, preppers. All the information provided will prepare you for a worst case scenario, a complete collapse of our nation’s power grid.
As an author, Bobby has written several best sellers in both of his fiction series, entitled The Boston Brahmin and The Blackout Series, as well as his non-fiction Prepping for Tomorrow series. The Prepping for Tomorrow radio program will feature interviews with leading post-apocalyptic fiction authors, as well as experts in the field of survival and preparedness. The show will focus on tips, techniques and the importance of prepper fiction in developing a well-rounded, but comprehensive, preparedness plan.
The Prepping for Tomorrow program encourages caller participation. Each week, Bobby will reward one outstanding caller with an eBook from one of his series.
For more details on the program and upcoming guests, you can visit BobbyAkart.com and sign up for Bobby’s email updates.
Because you never when the day before, is the day before – Prepare for tomorrow!
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For more detailed show description and the player to listen or download click on links below!
6/30/2016 ALLEN GAMBOA: Author of Zombie, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
6/23/2016 CLAIRE C. RILEY: USA Today Best Selling Author
6/16/2016 Mike Evans: Award Winning Author of Prepper Fiction
6/9/2016 James Wallace: Author of the Zombie Theorem series
6/2/2016 Future Dan: Experienced Prepper and Founder of FutureDanger.com
4/7/2016 Johnny Jacks: Former Green Beret & New Preparedness Author ofAbsolute Anarchy
3/31/2016 Franklin Horton: Experienced Prepper & Post-Apocalyptic Author of The Borrowed World Series
3/10/2016 Dr. Bones + Nurse Amy: Authors & Medical Preparedness Experts
3/3/2016 BOYD CRAVEN III: Best Selling Author + Urban Farmer
2/11/16 A. R. Shaw & Steven C. Bird: Post-Apocalyptic Authors
2/4/2016 David Forsyth: Best Selling Author of Horror and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
1/28/2016 Steve Konkoly: Best Selling Author of The Perseid Collapse Series
1/7/2016 What Could Possibly Go Wrong? w/ guest Survivor Jane