Episode 120 – EMP and EMP Protection Part 1






Part Two of the EMP and EMP Protection podcast is now available.

This podcast is a two parter. There was so much information that it turned out to be nearly an hour long, so I broke it up into two podcasts. Part 2 will be released in a few days.

Be sure to check out the videos I did that demonstrates shielding against a 50,000 watt AM signal, and the Surviving EMP Mini-Guide:

EMP is a highly charged topic in the prepper community, although there exists some misinformation on what it is, how it occurs and what damage it can do. In this podcast, I try to address all of this.

As mentioned, there was so much information that I also decided to break up the information into several shorter articles, so that it was easier to absorb. The first thing I cover is, What Is EMP?

A closely related event can cause similar damage to the power grid. A coronal mass ejection has the capability to, basically, melt the large transformers that are needed for electrical power transmission. So, I discussed the difference is between Solar Flares and Coronal Mass Ejections.

Though CMEs can take down the power grid, they do not damage electronics like an EMP attack would. However, it’s much more likely that we’ll be hit by an CME impact than an EMP attack. Unfortunately, many people confuse solar flares with CMEs, and I spend some time discussing the difference. See The Difference Between EMP and CME for an explanation.

One thing that should be pointed out here is a very dangerous aspect of an EMP or CME event with regards to nuclear power plants. You hardly hear about this danger, but if you live near one or if your retreat is near one, you need to know about the Extremely Important Aspect About Nuclear Reactors And EMP-CME Events.

On Part 2 of EMP and EMP Protection, I go over some common myths and look at what you can do to prepare for an EMP attack, including how to protect your electronic and other sensitive equipment.

This podcast was sponsored by:BUY EMERGENCY FOODS

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20 Responses to Episode 120 – EMP and EMP Protection Part 1

  1. Preppy dude says:

    I can’t download your podcast through feedburner, direct, or even RSS link. Please help.

    • Rob Hanus says:

      Can you tell me what’s happening when you try to download it? I just checked the feed in Firefox, in iTunes and on this page and it all worked. I’ll need more info to see if I can figure out what’s happening.

      • Preppy Dude says:

        I’m using windows 7.

        When I try your RSS Feed, I get Feed code error on the page

        When I click on the feedburner link, it says page cannot be displayed (no error code)

        When I click on the direct feed it just spins the loading circle icon and has ieframe.dll in the tab There’s no movement or loading of the page

        If I right click to save target as It tries to save the HTML

  2. sclindah says:

    I cannot download either. There is a way to play it or go to I-tunes but not a direct download.

    • Rob Hanus says:

      I found an error in the XML file and fixed it. Please try again.

      I also converted over to a Feedburner RSS feed – let me know if you have any issues with that, too.

  3. Preppy Dude says:

    I still can’t go through direct download or feedburner, but it looks like I can subscribe via RSS now. I guess I’ll go that route.

    Thanks. :)

  4. Rob Hanus says:

    It looks like there is an issue somewhere in this. I’ve noticed that it sometime takes forever to play in Firefox from the feed. That shouldn’t be. I’m not sure if the server has hit its limit, or if there’s an issue with the XML file, or ??? I’m using the same software to create the XML file, and it validates, so I don’t think it’s that. I have a feeling it’s the server, so will be checking into it.

    If anyone is having issues getting the podcasts, regardless of where (Direct, Feedburner, iTunes, RSS, etc.) – Please let me know!

  5. sandra says:

    good pod cast Rob

  6. SunRay says:

    I don’t see the banner ads you have spoken about. Using chrome on a Mac.

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