Many different things can cause a SHTF situation. Many people automatically think of a government clamping down on freedoms and people revolting causing a civil war situation. Other people think about major weather events such as hurricanes as the most likely reasons for a disaster situation. Still others are concerned about societal upheaval caused by the collapse of the economy. The fact of the matter is that all of these could be the reason why you would need to be able to survive off grid.
But one possible cause isn’t often talked about, and that’s probably because you’ve never heard of it: Coronal Holes.
What is a coronal hole? Great question. Tuler Durden describes it this way:
According to the [recent NASA] report, coronal holes are vast regions of the sun’s atmosphere where the sun’s magnetic field opens up and allows streams of solar particles to escape the sun as fast solar wind[Dean] Pesnell [of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD] says “We see these holes throughout the solar cycle, but during solar minimums, they can last for a long time – six months or more”. Solar particles from coronal holes are then ejected towards earth’s magnetic field causing space weather events.
Space weather refers to the environmental conditions in Earth’s magnetosphere, ionosphere and thermosphere due to the Sun and the solar wind that can influence the functioning and reliability of spaceborne and ground-based systems and services or endanger property or human health.
The NASA report also says that the likelihood of coronal holes are likely to be higher at this time corresponding with decreased sunspot activity. So, in layman’s terms, NASA is telling us that we could be in for major power outages or at least a high likelihood of more frequent power outages.
Now, maybe this won’t be a big deal, but Durden has more thoughts on this issue to consider:
Back in April 2017, we wrote an article titled ‘Yesterday’s Broad Power Outage Likely Caused By Geomagnetic Storm‘.While everyone thought terrorism was to blame, we correctly pointed out that large power failures in major US cities was due to an intense geomagnetic storm registering 8-10 on K-Planetary Index.
Conclusion: Our fragile nation is not adequately prepared for space weather events as highlighted in the recent Exec Order.
Frankly, this should of been done years ago, but it appears that our nation will soon deal with the consequences such as April 2017 power failures in major US-cities. Couple the solar minimum period with The Fourth Turning in the west [a theory that societies rise and fall in cycles], and we’re staring at the perfect cocktail for self-destruction of an empire. Perhaps, the downfall of America is not some external threat that the mainstream media makes you believe, but in actuality, it’s an implosion from with-in. It’s happened to the greatest empires that have attempted to rule our planet, why not now?
If Durden is right, then coronal holes could be just enough of a trigger event to cause the U.S. to finally go over the edge into societal chaos.
Maybe it’s crazy thinking, but maybe he has a point. Either way, you would be well-served to be prepared.