Tag Archives: Threat Analysis

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 2

This is part two 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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Dollar No Longer Primary Oil Currency As China Begins To Sell Oil Using Yuan

This is one of those “shoes” that we have been waiting to drop. The rest of the world is fed up with our monetary policies and the inflation that we’re exporting. While small countries can’t do much about it, the larger countries can, and as you can see from the article, they have. In a nutshell, China is now completely set up and ready for any country to buy and sell oil using their yuan, instead of US Dollars. This is the equivalent of a death knell for the dollars. [From Dollar no longer primary oil currency as China begins … 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 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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Rhymes with Threat Analysis

Here’s the accompanying list for the Threat Analysis podcast. Remember, this is just an example of a working think-tool for potential threats that may affect you. Your list may look different, or may be organized in different manner. Either way, the point is to make a list of what things may occur and adapt your preparedness plan accordingly. Personal Events Home Fire Vehicle Accident Property Crime (theft, robbery, burglary, etc.) Health Problem (injury or disease) Job Loss Economic Events Recession Collapse Inflation Deflation Natural Disasters Pandemic Wild fire Urban fire Pollutants and toxins from fire Severe storms (micro-bursts, tornadoes, hail, … Continue reading

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