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:
- The Preparedness Podcast Mini-Guide: Surviving EMP [Kindle Edition] ebook
- Testing Faraday shielding for EMP, part 1
- Testing Faraday shielding for EMP, part 2
- Testing Faraday shielding for EMP, part 3
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.