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.

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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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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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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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EMP Methods and Preps - Part II

“How does an EMP work?”

In many discussions of EMP, the author describes a series of events: the bomb detonating, the pulse falling and the destruction afterward. Not very often is the pulse creation process explained. Studies since 1986 have published some interesting factoids about EMP generation, and the capabilities of the devices that do it. For instance, it is assumed that the larger nuclear devices within the megaton range produce the hardest hitting pulses. This is true, or not,

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EMP Methods and Preps - Part I

Just thinking about the world of the prepper, and all the things that might cause him to hunker down and open cans of LTS food – makes the head spin. Planning and developing your prep focus requires that you seek knowledge, skills and supplies that will help you deal with more than one scenario at a time. In fact, the more the better. Food is a universal prep. So is water filtration /storage. Same goes for medical training / supplies.

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EMP Vulnerability Article from Heritage.org

Chaos from the Sky: Why the EMP Threat Is Real

This Heritage Blog article is in line with one I began a couple weeks ago, and haven’t completed. I’ll do so this week. (Cutting down some information into digestible pieces) It highlights certain important elements from the EMP debate the quietly rages across the nation. It is the elephant no one wants to recognize, yet they talk behind its back as they go into the next room.

The central thought

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EMP Attack Threat - North Korea

I’ll preface this posting with the following:

I don’t believe North Korea has an EMP device, or a nuke large enough to do the job, or a delivery system powerful enough to properly position the weapon. I also believe we possess the ability with THAAD and other systems to destroy any missile launched under threat circumstances.

On the other hand…. I am increasingly wary of that “satellite” they put up recently and its low orbit, 17 second period rotation “blinder”.

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EMP Attack will Destroy Infrastructure in Cascading Fashion

This article takes the EMP concerns many have and increases their numbers. The key to the initial event leading to massive destruction in secondary and tertiary events is the SCADA infrastructure present just about everywhere. The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems are responsible for the control and operation of natural gas lines, oil refineries, dams and water system flow, electrical grid power flow and more. Give this article a read. It passes my “smell test” handily.

Think EMP Would

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