As we have discussed on the podcast previously, there exists a real and credible threat of an EMP attack on the US. It’s a relatively easy form of attack, and can be carried out by nearly all of our country’s enemies. All it takes is one nuclear burst high in the atmosphere, and one second later, we’re pushed back a couple of hundred years.
I’ll be giving two EMP classes at the upcoming Prepare2Endure Emergency Preparedness Expo. On June 8th and 9th, in Bakersfield, CA. Find out more about this expo at Prepare2Endure.com. I also interviewed Brian and Daron Payne, the organizers of the expo on a recent podcast, which can be heard on Episode #177.
One of the issues with EMP is in addition to taking down the power grid, it also fries electronic devices. If you’ve missed my podcasts on this, listen to episodes 120 and 121, as well as my “Surviving EMP” book.
As preppers, one of the issues we have is that there is nothing available which has been tested to be 100% effective at shielding from EMP. Mike Ellan and his wife Robyn have spent their time and money designing a Faraday cage that will protect electronics from high levels of EMP and they have built a few prototypes for testing. They need help with the next phases of the project, which is why they have put it on Kickstarter. There is nowhere else we can turn to for real EMP shielded containers, and certainly not at the low price point that they have planned for this.
This is a Kickstarter project that I think preppers need to get involved with.
In the interview, Mike states that the Kickstarter page isn’t active yet, but it is now. A Kickstarter project is a place where people can post their ideas for a project and get some crowd-sourced funding, because as I’m sure we’re all aware, bringing products to market isn’t cheap. The Kickstarter works is you go to the page and make a pledge. It can be as little as $1, but I think we preppers need to support this project.
This is an interview that I did with Mike Ellan about the project and he explains what it is, how they’ve designed this and how they’re going to be testing this. Which will be the same testing standards that the military uses.
You can also check out their website at Faraday-Cage.com.