I'm quite concerned about EMP and power loss in general. For the sake of this thread, let's explore the various aspects of power down. EMP will disable darn near everything, cars, computers, communication and so on. A long term power outage if just the grid should go down will also have nasty results. Refrigeration goes, hospitals can't store blood, plasma, organs and medications that require refrigeration. Food will spoil. Freezers and refrigerators won't work. Food will become scarce. Our beloved internet will be toast. Most communication will be toast. The books that everybody is stockpiling on assorted readers will be gone. Electronic knowledge will be lost at least temporarily. I'm old fashioned and buy actual books because of these possibilities. I have a portable generator and it may work after an EMP event, but gasoline is finite. After such an event, refineries and gasoline distribution will be almost, if not completely nonexistent. Okay folks, let's discuss this.