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lundbaek wrote:"When the Lights Went Out - An LDS/EMP Scenario" is a short (less than 150 pages) novel written by LDS author and lecturer Dr. Jack Monnett. Presented is a scenario involving the aftermath of an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) attack on the United States and its devastating effect on a small LDS community. This story is intended by the author as a wake-up call for people who think America is not at risk of such an attack. The setting is a small town/community like, for example, Spring City or one of those small towns down toward or past Manti, called Pine Bluff. Electric power is unavailable for over a year. Water has to be sourced up in the hills, since the pumps cannot operate. Most cars and trucks cannot run because of the modern electronic ignition and control systems are "fried". Only a very few older vehicles run. And gasoline is available only from stalled vehicles. Sharing of food becomes a source of contention among residents, some of whom are "prepared", others not. Sewage/waste disposal becomes a problem as you can imagine. The town is attacked twice by BGs (bad guys) with guns intent on stealing food. This is not a feel good novel. But it gives a blueprint in community survival. Think of the worst things that could happen at a girls camp. And imagine a similar situation in a city like Mesa. But this book has a lot of great information and stimulates thinking about how to prepare for a scenario in which there are no “services” at all and we are cut off from the rest of the country.
lundbaek wrote:As I read the book I thought back on my brief 1 hour visit with WhisperFox in Spring City in 2006. The setting seems to fit pretty well.
DrJones wrote:Yes, I agree. WhisperFox still lives here, BTW. Good man also. He's doing foam clothing.
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