EMP Testing Video and Faraday Cages

The video speaks for itself, but I’d like to add a little to it – for the thick-skulled among us.

A “Faraday Cage” works by redirecting a current around whatever is put inside it. The mesh commonly used does this nicely. The electrical current flows around the cage on it outer surface. What gets me charged up is how so many people assume that a mesh cage will protect its contents from an EMP.

It won’t.

The energy produced by

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Last Week's Chinese Hack of Federal Employee Info

The bold and successful hack of our Federal Employee database is a BIG DEAL. I’m sure you’ve heard that this information can be used for:

phishing schemes identity theft credit attacks e-mail hacks blackmail collection of further, more important and damaging information

In order to fully comprehend the importance of this effort, we have to look at what was done, and what can happen as a result.

Personal information regarding current and past employee identities was stolen. This information give

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EMP Hardening Your Vehicle

The jury is out, and will never come in, on the argument about EMP damage to vehicle electronics. But I don’t need a jury. I only need what I know.

EMP can kill your vehicle engine and transmission control electronics. Yup. Kill it dead for sure!

….or not.

The vulnerability of ECMs and TCMs and MAPs and MAFs and CPSs and ICPs (and all the computers and sensors) to the over-current pulse many fear depends on a few things.

external

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Build an EMP Box (not a Faraday cage)

EMP Box or Faraday Cage?

A lot of preppers are looking for ways to protect equipment from EMP /CME /E-Bomb events. Discussions on-line almost always devolve into a moray of opinions on how to build a “Faraday Cage” to provide this protection. The assumption is that such a barrier will block all effects of the three events mentioned previously.

Faraday cages are good examples of the perfect conductor, in that the conducted charge is equally spread over the outer layer

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Just a Reiteration re: EMP

A WHOLE lotta traffic lately on EMP, who can and can’t, how it works and what can be done…. Traffic on boards, Twitter, Facebook and some unofficial official sources and circles.

Why all the noise? I won’t get into that here, but I’ll point you to some articles on this blog. A thinking man might, if initiated properly, consider the current state of technology on both sides of the equation, political will power and governmental inertia. He might then weigh

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Going to M.A.R.S.?

Came across the Military Auxiliary Radio System today. It serves as an amateur radio extension /backup to worldwide military communications missions. MARS is assigned to United States Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM). With over 5,000 members currently, it works to backup official military communications during emergencies and crisis.

Sounds like fun! I discovered it while over at the TACDA site, looking at Civil Defense organization and education resources. Amateur radio operators can use their skills to help the nation

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EMP Methods and Preps – Part IV

For the other three posts in this series, see….

Part I, Methods of Killing the Grid Part II, How Does an EMP Work? Part III, What Will Happen? What Might I Expect?

This article deals with an important preparatory item necessary to the survival of electronic equipment and spares that you have decided you can’t do without. That item is commonly known as the “Faraday Cage” (Wiki Article) . For purposes of mitigating the effects of a grid-killing EMP strike,

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A little video about a nationwide blackout...

I’m not sure how long this video will be up on YouTube, but American Blackout, by NatGeo, was posted recently.

For some easy reading about EMP, the more likely attack method for a grid-kill, see our three part series. (Fourth to come soon.)

 

EMP Methods and Preps - Part III

For previous parts of this series, see:

EMP Methods and Preps – Part I

EMP Methods and Preps – Part II

In the first two parts of this series, I laid out why I believe the threat of an EMP attack on the United States is both possible, and feasible. The returns to the attacker far outweigh his investment in time, technology and the sacrifices among his personnel. I described how certain advances in technology and materials allow attackers to

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Book Review -Prepping for a Suburban or Rural Community: Building a Civil Defense Plan for a Long-Term Catastrophe

Met a guy on Twitter. I had posted a tweet somewhere along the lines of “Civil Defense begins with YOU”. His response was to invite me to read his new book.

Yeah. Sure.

I don’t respond to many invitations, and for good reason. But something about his premise interested me – because it included as part of its foundation an EMP strike. So, I trotted over to Amazon and read what I could of the “Look Inside” feature. The material

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