Be sure to listen to Part 1 of the EMP and EMP Protection and EMP Preparedness podcast first.
Continuing the podcast on EMP Preparedness, in Part Two, we look at some common EMP Myths. While there are many more myths than just the few I go over, these are some of the more common ones.
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
Some people are making the assumption that if we are hit with an EMP attack, it will only be a matter of weeks or perhaps a few months before the power grid is restored. Unfortunately, the reality is much worse. The main reason it will take a long time is due to the amount of large transformers that will be completely destroyed by the E1 pulse. These transformers aren’t made here in the US, they are special order only from overseas. They can take years to obtain under current conditions, and will be far more difficult after the power grid is toast.
I spend a lot of time covering how to protect your electronic devices in Part Two of the podcast. There is an accompanying article, called EMP Preparedness, that also goes over these things. I then covered some of the things you should consider storing in your Faraday cage and a which checklist on how to tell if a power outage was caused by an EMP or CME event.
I conclude the podcast with some considerations for immediate action and what to consider for a prolonged existence in an post-EMP environment.
Because there is no direct effect to humans from EMP or CME, it will be unlike any other disaster that we have faced in this country. Literally, we will go from the most over-fed people on the earth to the least fed in only a matter of months.
An EMP event is survivable, but only if you plan. Storing your electronics in Faraday cages is, truly, only a very small part of what you would need to do in order to survive. Without the basic utilities of daily food deliveries, water pressure and running sewers, life as we know it will change in the blink of an eye.
The answer is communities. Not in an urban sense, but in a rural sense. Groups of people that can rally around each other and support each other. As you’ll need to grow your own food and provide for your own defense, the farming communities will have the best chance of surviving this nightmare scenario. Those stuck in the cities will most likely perish a cruel and cold death.
By making your plans now, you and your family will have a much greater chance of surviving.