15 Realistic Things to Expect During a Sun Flare Disaster

The sun is a powerful force that can have a big impact on our planet. If a major sun flare were to hit Earth, it could cause widespread damage and disrupt our way of life. Here are 15 realistic things you can expect during a sun flare disaster.

1. Widespread Power Outages

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A sun flare can cause massive electromagnetic pulse (EMP) events, which can knock out power grids. This means that you may be without electricity for an extended period of time.

2. Communication Disruptions

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With power outages, communication systems like cell phones and the internet may not work. This can make it difficult to get in touch with loved ones or stay informed about the situation.

3. GPS and Navigation Issues

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Sun flares can disrupt GPS and other navigation systems. This means that you may not be able to rely on your usual methods of getting around.

4. Increased Solar Radiation

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During a sun flare, there may be increased levels of solar radiation reaching Earth. This can be harmful to human health and may require staying indoors or using protective gear.

5. Disruptions to Transportation

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With power outages and navigation issues, transportation may become more difficult. This can make it harder to get to work, school, or other important places.

6. Food and Water Shortages

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If transportation and power are disrupted, it may be harder to get food and water to where it’s needed. This can lead to shortages and higher prices.

7. Increased Risk of Fires

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Sun flares can cause increased heat and dryness on Earth. This can lead to a higher risk of wildfires, which can be dangerous and destructive.

8. Disruptions to Satellite Communications

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Sun flares can damage or disrupt satellites, which are important for communication and navigation. This can make it harder to stay connected or get important information.

9. Increased Aurora Activity

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During a sun flare, there may be increased aurora activity in the night sky. While this can be beautiful to see, it’s also a sign of the disruptions happening in Earth’s magnetic field.

10. Potential for Earthquakes and Volcanic Activity

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Some scientists believe that sun flares can trigger increased earthquake and volcanic activity on Earth. While this is still being studied, it’s something to be aware of.

11. Disruptions to the Power Grid

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Even if the power comes back on after an initial outage, the power grid may be unstable or unreliable. This can lead to further disruptions and outages.

12. Increased Risk of Looting and Crime

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With power outages and other disruptions, there may be an increased risk of looting and crime. It’s important to be prepared to defend yourself and your property.

13. Difficulty Accessing Medical Care

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If hospitals and clinics are affected by power outages and other disruptions, it may be harder to access medical care. This can be especially dangerous for those with chronic health conditions.

14. Disruptions to the Food Supply Chain

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With transportation and power disruptions, the food supply chain may be interrupted. This can lead to shortages of certain foods and higher prices.

15. Need for Self-Sufficiency

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In a sun flare disaster, it may be necessary to be more self-sufficient. This means having your own food, water, and other essential supplies on hand, as well as the skills to use them.

20 Crucial Supplies for Surviving a Societal Collapse

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In the face of uncertainty, being well-prepared gives you at least some degree of control and security. The thought of a societal collapse, while extreme, prompts us to consider how we might endure without the conveniences of our current lifestyle. Here’s a list of 20 essential items that could prove indispensable in such a scenario. This guide isn’t about succumbing to fear but embracing preparedness and resilience.

14 Essential Canned Goods for Your Emergency Pantry

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I firmly believe in keeping a well-stocked emergency pantry. While fresh food is ideal, in a survival situation, we may not be that lucky. So, for my family, even though we grow a lot of our own food, canned goods play a crucial role in emergency preparedness. They offer a reliable source of nutrition when access to fresh produce may be limited. The goods you stockpile should be affordable, easy to store, and full of nutrition.

Best Regions in the U.S. to Escape to When Society Collapses

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Choosing a refuge in the event of societal collapse involves weighing the pros and cons of each location against your personal preparedness goals and abilities. Whether you’re drawn to the solitude of the desert or the protective heights of the mountains, the key is finding a place that offers safety and the opportunity for growth and renewal.

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Katy Willis is a writer, lifelong homesteader, and master herbalist, master gardener, and canine nutritionist. Katy is a preparedness expert and modern homesteader practicing everyday preparedness, sustainability, and a holistic lifestyle.

She knows how important it is to be prepared for whatever life throws at you, because you just never know what's coming. And preparedness helps you give your family the best chance to thrive in any situation.

Katy is passionate about living naturally, growing food, keeping livestock, foraging, and making and using herbal remedies. Katy is an experienced herbalist and a member of the CMA (Complementary Medical Association).

Her preparedness skills go beyond just being "ready", she's ready to survive the initial disaster, and thrive afterward, too. She grows 100% organic food on roughly 15 acres and raises goats, chickens, and ducks. She also lovingly tends her orchard, where she grows many different fruit trees. And, because she likes to know exactly what she's feeding her family, she's a seasoned from-scratch cook and gluten-free baker.

Katy teaches foraging and environmental education classes, too, including self-sufficient living, modern homesteading, seed saving, and organic vegetable gardening.

Katy helps others learn forgotten skills, including basic survival skills and self-reliance.

She's been published on sites such as MSN, Angi, Home Advisor, Family Handyman, Wealth of Geeks, Readers Digest, and more.

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