The Congressman Who Went Off the Grid

Lots of folks in Congress have plenty to say. They talk and talk and talk. The problem is, most of it isn’t worth listening to.

Every once in a while, however, some Congressman or Congresswoman will say something that makes a lot of sense and is worth taking seriously. Then the problem becomes, others in Congress won’t listen to him or her.

That’s what used to happen regularly with Roscoe Bartlett, a 20-year member of the U.S. House Representatives from Maryland.

He got gerrymandered out of office about three years ago. But not before repeatedly warning others in Congress that the United States was in danger of a terrorist attack in the form of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP).

Of course, nobody took him seriously. And that’s despite the fact that he was once a Navy engineer who had worked on the Space Race.

Well, after he left office, he decided to put his money where his mouth is. He moved to a remote property in the West Virginia mountains and took himself off the grid. No phone service. No connection to outside power. No municipal plumbing.

During those years since Bartlett was giving his warnings, the possibility of a man-made EMP that could send America back to the dark ages has gained much traction. In fact, highly respected former Nightline anchor Ted Koppel recently wrote an entire book on the subject titled Lights Out.

Americans have become increasingly dependent upon electricity. We depend on it for pretty much everything we do. Some people say that if the electrical grid went down, we’d revert back to the 1800s.

Actually, it would be much worse than that. Folks back in the 1800s knew how to live quite well without electricity. We don’t.

Most Americans would not have the slightest clue what to do. It’s likely that 90 percent of Americans would die if we lost electricity for a year or more.

Communications would be disrupted. Supply chains – including the food supply chain – would break down. Planes might plummet from the skies. Cars might fail to operate. Society would collapse and we’d be plunged into total chaos.

So, what can we do about this potential disaster? As individuals, we can’t stop an EMP, but we can prepare for what life would be like if it happened.

And that means taking charge like Roscoe Bartlett has done. You don’t need to go completely off-grid like he has.

But by getting yourself a portable, solar-powered generator, you could keep lights on when your neighborhood is dark.

You could keep the heat or AC going when your neighbors are freezing or sweating. You could power other electronic devices such as your cellphone and laptop.

Click here to check out what the Patriot Power Generator could do for you.

To your survival,

Frank Bates

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