Will This Faraday Cage Work?

I’m not sure that the open mesh created by screen material will work in defeating the effects of an EMP pulse . I’m a believer in complete sealing and shut out – a metal box with a metal seal. The silencing of the radio is interesting, but that only shows that one range of freqs is attenuated. EMP pulses are expected to produce energy over a wide spectrum. I’m curious, though.

Potential issues that I see are:

The radio’s antenna

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Mass Exodus from the Cities - Is it Possible?

Mass Exodus from the Cities – Is it Possible?

The internet forums sometimes get into a tizzy over the whats and whys of how to deal with the “hordes” that will evacuate from cities, and spill into the countryside. “What will you do? How will you handle their requests and demands for help? How does your Christian attitude justify THAT response?” … and so on and so on.

Occasionally, someone will support the view that most people will die in

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“Raging Solar Storm” Hitting Earth – Gizmodo

Source. Gizmodo http://gizmodo.com/5878656/how-this-huge-solar-storm-is-going-to-affect-you

From the article, which makes good reading in its entirety…

The end pretty much sums it up.

The geomagnetic storm will only be “strong G2 with possibilities of G3,” according to Bisecker. In the best case scenario, only power lines will be affected. You will not notice it because any power fluctuations will be handled by companies at the grid level. If the storm is long enough, however, it may damage power grid transformers.

Other than all

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X-Flare CME to hit Sat AM

From Washington Post

If NASA is right, we’re in for a CME impact that could interrupt normal power to our homes and businesses. So, as a precaution, we are shutting off and disconnecting our computers tonight, and will check reports tomorrow morning when we get up.

As of now, NOAA and NASA don’t quite agree on their predictions. NOAA suggests it will be a non-event. (Likely will be, just like most of them.) Survival Mom put up a twitter

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A Few Odds and Ends

Back from a practice run with the mobile retreat, our BORV. All went well, considering my huge lack of sleep and an unusually high intolerance for warmer temperatures. Once again, for those interested, I must stress that a properly suited BORV needs to have storage, storage and STORAGE. If you plan on being self-sufficient while mobile, you have to accept that all needed supplies must be part of your load. Maximizing the possibilities is impossible without storage. It’s even more

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Radio

When services crash, our most familiar means of communication can go with them. Tornado, hurricane, earthquake and terror or cyber-attacks can interrupt TV, cable, internet and some radio. An EMP attack threatens do to worse.

It is important to have, at a minimum, a crank-powered radio to receive whatever news might be available. Beyond that, the possibilities open up greatly. Standard NOAA, AM/FM crank radios are everywhere. Get one. Get two. They are inexpensive. If you have the cash and

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Nuclear War, Personal Considerations

In 1983, we were well within the danger zone of a nuclear exchange with the USSR. Reagan’s presidency was in its second year, and the man was still fighting the demons of nuclear holocaust. So was I. Standing in a line at the administration building of my local university, I heard a conversation behind me between two smartly dressing young men. Their subject was the choice of an eventual major. The first student had no clue, but the second –

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Is There a Best Bunker?

Update 09/29/13 – New article listing shelter manufacturers.

What if they gave a bunker party and no one could find it? LOL!

Whatever the purpose of the bunker, you certainly don’t want it to be known that you have one. So you better pass up the opportunity to be on any of the “Doomsday” shows. Don’t invite the reality shows over for a look-see, because they and everyone else will see it. See?

Seriously, folks… the best bunker is the

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Nuclear Effects Tools - a new page added

We just added a new page to A Survival Plan that shares several web based tools for simulating nuclear attack conditions (EMP not included). If you ever had questions about how big a nuke it would take to reach out to your location, this is the page for you. Nuclear Effects Tools. (The picture to the left is of the Castle Union test of April 26, 1954. Yield = 6.5MT)

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