About Blackout USA

Presented by Alex Deacon, editor of Survivopedia.com, Blackout USA claims to be a one-of-a-kind course that teaches you how to survive an EMP (Electro Magnetic Pulse) incident that would render all electronics useless, whether caused by solar flares, a terrorist attack, or something else altogether. According to Alex, this “21st Century Apocalypse” is set to occur within the next 12-13 months, and 281 million Americans will be wiped out the first year thereafter.

In order to help you avoid putting you and your family in harm’s way, Alex claims that Blackout USA contains the combined knowledge of a man named Charles Green, a “weird professor” who lived in an Amish community for two years in order to learn their centuries-old methods of living off the grid. Because of this, Blackout USA is claimed to teach you:

  • 5 vital electronics you’ll need
  • How to assemble a simple device that will shield your electronics from an EMP (similar to a Faraday cage)
  • How to prevent your food and medicine from spoiling
  • 7 must-have foods and medicine supplies
  • How to go unnoticed by violent looters
  • How to keep your car and appliances running after an EMP
  • Proven home protection strategies to keep looters out of your home

You’ll do anything for your family, and you’re wise to prepare for a worst-case scenario so that you can keep them out of harm’s way for as long as possible. But is Blackout USA worth your hard-earned money? Consider the following:

Blackout USA’s Storyline

First, it’s no surprise that the Blackout USA promo video sticks to a similar storyline to other “doomsday scenario” and disaster preparedness products such as Food 4 Patriots and Patriot Survival Plan, and even home health remedies such as Restore My Vision Today and Navajo Restore My Hearing System.

Basically, it usually goes something like this: There’s a coming crisis that one “weird” person (usually a professor) has figured out the best way to minimize its impact or avoid it altogether, and who was located only after someone (in this case Alex Deacon) spent hours researching and dug up their name. And now, this weird person has decided to compile everything into some sort of program that can give you years of experience, all in one small course. Of course, this person is doing it out of the goodness of their heart so that as many people can be prepared as possible.

In reality, it’s highly likely that nothing of the sort occurred, and that Blackout USA’s creator simply gathered some information and compiled it into an e-book. Speaking of which, if they really wanted to get the word out about this information, wouldn’t it have been better to give it away for free? The story simply doesn’t add up.

Is the Information Contained in Blackout USA Worthwhile?

In other words, is the information in Blackout USA worth it’s price tag, or could you get much of the same information online for free? It’s difficult to say, because other than what was outline in the first section, we’re not told any more about the course.

How Likely is an EMP to Occur?

Despite the certainty with which Blackout USA’s author claims an EMP event to be, the reality is a bit more muddled, depending on whom you ask.

While preparedness groups claim an EMP attack is imminent, and more mainstream governmental and civilian organizations say that it’s possible but not definite, the reality is probably somewhere in the middle. However, keep in mind that, even if an EMP attack were to occur, it likely wouldn’t be as damaging as Hollywood (or groups like Survivopedia.com) might lead you to believe.

This is because, according to InformationWeek, “EMP has less effect on shorter wires -- in microcircuitry, by definition, wires are very short. EMP is greatly diminished inside cars or steel-framed buildings or underground. It self-cancels in the increasingly common coaxial cables, and doesn't touch fiber optics at all.” On top of this, according to National Geographic, “Additionally, for decades the Pentagon has been hardening its electronics against an EMP threat, though state and local governments and private sector may not have been as diligent. The New York Times reported in 1983 that military computers and communication centers were protected with shields known as Faraday cages, which would absorb EMP energy and prevent it from knocking out equipment.”

With this said, an EMP event almost certainly wouldn’t be a walk in the park, and some of the idea contained in Blackout USA might come in handy if one were to occur. Although, as we mentioned above, we can’t know for sure since we’re not fully aware of what information the course contains.

Blackout USA Pricing & Refund Policy

Blackout USA is priced at $49 and is available via an instant download. Important note: However, if you add the course to your cart and then attempt to click off the ordering page, the price will automatically decrease to $29.

In addition to the Blackout USA course, it’s claimed that you’ll also receive 2 special reports: Off-Grid Home Protection Systems and How to Make Your Own Pharmacy, as well as unlimited access to the member’s area (presumably of Survivopedia.com).

Blackout USA comes with a 60-day refund policy, which is handled through the course’s payment processor, Avangate.

In order to initiate the refund process, you’ll need to contact customer service at (888) 247-1614.

Can Blackout USA Help You Keep Your Loved Ones Safe?

Chopping to the Point: Without a better understanding of all the information contained in the course, it’s difficult to say if Blackout USA is worth the money, or if its information would be useful in the event of an EMP. However, considering Blackout USA’s marketing techniques and the fact that there are no online customer reviews for the product, we would recommend proceeding with caution.

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  • 9 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Canceled Order

    • Nov 12, 2015

    I called the company back and canceled the order, all within a half hour after order. They canceled the order. Then I called my credit card company and found one order was taken care of but there was a second one I haven't ordered. Hoping to get that back!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    Scammed!

    • Rome, GA,
    • Jul 20, 2015

    Once I got into the ordering process, and became suspicious, I was not able to leave the site. I had entered my credit card info, waiting to complete the process by entering my shipping address, etc. Then I got a message that the transaction had been approved and my credit card was charged $22.00. No shipping charges, taxes, and never a mention of where to send the book. After no success at contacting these people and not getting an email from them as stated, I had no recourse but to cancel my credit card. At least they only got $22.00!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Farmington, NM,
    • Jul 20, 2015

    When I chose PayPal as my payment option, the page froze and I couldn't get past it to enter my address. I got charged and didn't get anything in return! I hope I can get a refund.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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