If you’re an average American, you rely on electricity and communications technology in almost every aspect of your life.
Money: A massive solar storm that disrupts power and communications would mean no access to bank accounts. Banks store information digitally. Your bank won’t be able to access your balance, so no money for you. The almighty Dollar may be suffering under liberal policies, but you should still keep a reserve of actual cash on hand for emergencies, including massive power outages.
Food: Inventory systems the world over rely on power. Fresh cuts of meat and dairy products need refrigeration. If the power goes down for a long period, expect massive confusion and panic at your local food market. Food will be scarce and prohibitively expensive. Economic markets are powerful, so eventually this will normalize, but you need a food reserve on hand that can sustain you until the chaos has passed… at least 30 days worth. Six months would be better.
Work: We’re willing to bet your job relies on electricity. If the power is down, you probably won’t be working. And that means your income will be interrupted. Again, have cash on hand. Store up bartering items. And learn a useful skill that you can trade for what you need until things settle down.
Transportation: Planes will stop flying. Trains will stop running. Modern cars may be rendered useless. The face of transportation will change in the event of a direct hit from a massive solar storm. Learn more about your local economy. Buy a bike and keep it in good repair. Consider an older car that doesn’t rely on electronic circuitry to function.
Solar storms happen. They are simply a fact of life. And it’s only a matter of time before an event similar to the one in 1859 happens again… only this time the damage would be more widespread and far more devastating. Make sure you’re prepared ahead of time.