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Surviving EMP – Faraday Box Testing – Part 3

This is part three of my three-part video series on testing Faraday shielding. In this video, I show how many layers of aluminum foil it takes to successfully shield a 50,000 watt AM signal, while standing at the base of the stations antenna array. Be sure to check out Part 1 for an explanation on why this testing is far superior than using a cell phone or ‘walkie-talkie’ for testing the shielding effectiveness. This was part of the research I did for the The Preparedness Podcast Mini-Guide: Surviving EMP [Kindle Edition] ebook. Relavent links: The Preparedness Podcast Mini-Guide: Surviving EMP [Kindle Edition] ebook … Continue reading

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Surviving EMP – Faraday Box Testing – Part 1

When I was testing different Faraday containers, I took three videos of what worked and demonstrated it shielding 50,000 watts of AM radio signal. A strong AM radio signal, is a good test of EM/RF shielding, because the properties of medium wave allow it to easily penetrate most materials. Since we want to shield against high-levels of EM waves, if you can block a strong AM signal when standing at the base of the station’s antenna, you know you have decent shielding. in this first video, I show how nesting Faraday shielding with aluminum foil and a metal trash can … Continue reading

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Are Power Plants Vulnerable To Hackers?

Actually, I think they’ve already been hacked.  Two or three years ago, there was a string of “incidents” at nuclear power plants in several different countries within days of each other (as in, several per day, per country).  When you read why these plants were shut down, all of them were due to a “mysterious condition” that caused issues with the controlling equipment. If you’ve seen this video about the diesel generator being hacked and destroying itself, this starts to make more sense.  The infrastructure of the power plants, and for that matter all of the US utilities, is so … 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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