The “Almost” EMP Proof Vehicle
There is a lot of hype and talk about what type of critical emergency we will face in the future with a check list or “to do” list for everyone. Included is the possibility of an EMP, not only from our countries enemies but also from a super solar flair from our sun. It is my understanding that at that time the electrical grid in the US will go down and stay down, cell phone service will be a thing of the past, our homes will go dark and remain that way, and no vehicle built after 1985 will start. I can’t do anything about the grid or the cell service but I can prepare a vehicle that will start!
The first principle is of course, age. Make your selection wisely. I recommend a quick visit with your favorite parts manager at your favorite car dealership to ask one simple question. What was the last year (Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge…) made a truck that did NOT have one single computer in it? Start your search and make your selection from a year that is older than indicated by your trusted resource. I believe you are ten steps ahead of everybody if you just take this first step. Condition matters…or does it? Search for something mechanically reliable but can have a few body and appearance issues but that is simply a matter of taste and what you want to be seen in (remember you will be the only one on the road!)
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