EMP Survival

What’s in YOUR Faraday Cage? A common sense guide to preparing for an EMP

Massive solar flares have been in the news recently, along with vague warnings of how a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) might affect us here on earth. The dangers of a man-made Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) was outlined in excruciating detail in One Second After by William Forstchen. We rely on electronics way too much to ignore the potential of these events, and although even the experts aren’t always in agreement where details are concerned, it makes sense to have a plan …

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what is an EMP and how does it work?

The Basics of EMP: What is it, how likely, and how to prepare?

What is an EMP and how does it work? An Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)  is a burst of electromagnetic radiation resulting from large explosions , especially nuclear explosions, or from a magnetic field fluctuation.  EMPs can produce damaging current and voltage surges within electrical systems. There are currently two main potential causes for a large EMP in our modern society; 1.  HEMP – High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse created by a nuclear device detonated several hundred kilometers above the Earth’s surface 2.  CME …

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20 Things The Paranoid Dad learned from One Second After

The Paranoid Dad will be the first to admit he’s more of an action man than a reader.  However, once he started reading One Second After, he was transfixed.  I asked him what he learned from the book, and here is his list.   You cannot totally prepare for every possible disaster.  There are too many variables: weather, where you are at the time it occurs, who you are with.  You never know how those around you have prepared or …

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