Tag Archives: EMP

The Difference Between EMP and CME

(You can also listen to the podcast on EMP and EMP Protection.) 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 There is a lot of misinformation about Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) and Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) events, about what they are and how they effect things.  One of the big misconceptions is that they are the same. … Continue reading

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What Is EMP?

(You can also listen to the podcast on EMP and EMP Protection.) 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 You can’t be a prepper for long without hearing about what an EMP attack could do to this country, but is EMP?  Here’s a primer on what EMP is. An EMP, or Electromagnetic Pulse, is generated … Continue reading

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What Is A Grid Down Scenario?

A “Grid Down” event or situation is an event where the power grid goes down.  In other words, a blackout.  Typically, Grid Down refers to a widespread event and one where the power isn’t expected to be quickly restored. A Grid Down Scenario, then, would refer to any event that impacts the ability to generate power on a wide basis.  Further, because the more serious of grid down scenarios involve very long periods of time before the power would be restored, if ever, planning for it usually requires a combination of tactical and strategic planning. Electrical power is so ubiquitous … Continue reading

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EMP ATTACK: ‘90% OF AMERICANS WOULD BE DEAD’

With a headline like that, how can you ignore it? EMP ATTACK: ‘90% OF AMERICANS WOULD BE DEAD’ We really haven’t gotten into nuclear war or EMP effects, though we will be soon, but I’m becoming a little concerned with all the information coming out about EMP lately. 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 … Continue reading

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EMP Means Hand Tools

Last night at the Prep 101 meeting, Fred and I were giving a class on the effects of EMP, or Electromagnetic Pulse.  Specifically, we were discussing what EMP is, what the effects are if it were to happen, and what you can do to protect your gear from it. I’ll be getting into these topics later, both on the podcast and this site in the not-too-distant future, but one of the members had a question that showed he was connecting the dots.  His question was, “If the pulse of the EMP is going to take out the power grid, should … Continue reading

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