Knowledge is power, so in this article, I more thoroughly develop my reasoning about why a nationwide grid-down SHTF EMP scenario is just fun fiction. Plus, we’ll cover what you need to know to understand the basics of EMP and links to a comprehensive article with pictures about how to make a faraday cage.
A post-apocalyptic scenario, commonly known as TEOTWAWKI (pronounced teh-oh-twakee,) stands for “The end of the world as we know it.” At its most basic level, it’s defined as a complete and utter breakdown of all existing institutions. TEOTWAWKI is a catastrophic event resulting in harsh survival conditions for a prolonged period. Here’s how to better prepare.
People have been preparing for SHTF with impeccable plans for food, shelter, and similar. However, they seem to think everyone will remain reasonably well behaved and keep observing the rules of “polite society.” I don’t have such a rosy view of humanity. In fact, I have a very different view of how things could play out. Here’s what I think we could expect and why.
Do you know how to protect your gear from an EMP? On a scale of one to ten, an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and more specifically a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) are events that rank about an eleven on the preppers Scary Survival Event Scale. Let’s take a look at some facts and how you can protect your sensitive electronic gear from an EMP attack, regardless of how it occurs.