Uncle Sam Just Went “Prepper” — What it Means for You

By Roger King, Independent Living News

A fascinating bit of research just came across my desk – definitely worthy of sharing with you.

It seems Uncle Sam is going “prepper” with regard to power grid issues.

For context…

Major power outages have doubled every five years since 2000. This according to research from Inside Energy. We went from below 50 outages per year in the early 2000s… To around 200 major outages per year today. At this rate, there will be an average of one major outage every day over the next five years.

You’d think this would make grid issues a major issue in Washington, and it has – but not in a way that benefits us as everyday Americans…

Rather than calling our nationalized grid what it is – a failure – they’re opting to protect their own interests, not ours.

Fort Carson, Colorado. The military’s homeland defense arm, U.S. Northern Command, is prepping for what their energy security top dog, Bill Waugaman, calls “a catastrophic outage.”

They’ve built what’s called a microgrid.

This is like a PowerWhisperer, for an entire military base. They have a backup solar array, plus a bunch of diesel generators. All are meant to provide ongoing power to the military base, even if there’s a total grid failure off-base. They even have a fleet of electric vehicles they can recharge if gasoline distribution shuts down indefinitely.

The message is clear.

When the excrement hits the fan and everybody else is left without power, Homeland Security will have all the electricity they need to rein in the population.

Citing the risk of severe weather events, EMPs, and cyber terrorism, Waugaman has said…

“We play war.”

The scenarios they’re prepping for are straight out of post-apocalyptic thrillers. Scary stuff. But in the event of an EMP attack or some other catastrophe that took down the whole grid, these war games could become reality.

And it’s worth noting, this Fort Carson microgrid is right next door to NORAD’s Cheyenne Mountain Complex. Cheyenne Mountain’s bunker had become a quaint Cold War relic. Until earlier this year, when the Pentagon opted to move mission-critical operations back into the mountain, citing the risk of an EMP.

Uncle Sam isn’t fooling around. Is there something the military knows that’s not being covered in the mainstream media? Is there something you should know about prepping for a major power outage?

Count on Independent Living News and GridWatch to break stories on these issues…

We were among the first to break the news of the risk of cyber-terrorism against the power grid. We’ve also been beating the drums on the risk of an EMP attack, and providing actionable solutions.

These are events we hope never come to pass. These are preparations we hope are made in vain.

The Pentagon Readies Itself for a Grid- Wrecking Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)

But it’s clear when the US military is ramping up with similar preparations as we’ve been recommending that this is something worth paying attention to.

Together, we will not be powerless,

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