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« on: November 02, 2016, 02:54:22 AM »
I came across this post by Pastor Joe Fox (whom i always enjoy watching) on how to prepare for a possible EMP event.
Then i saw this link to a general tutorial on EMPs; there they mention that the fact that your FM radio won't catch a signal within a Faraday cage doesn't mean much since an EMP can be 73,000 [!] times stronger than an FM signal.
Ergo: use thick materials and ground the hell out of your Faraday cage.

A strong enough EMP (like from a CME [coronal mass ejection], galactic superwave or nuclear blast) will shut down all electronics, except maybe for those of the military. All modern cars won't go and only gas stations with back-up generators they can get started will be able to pump gasoline.

As i've posted elsewhere, you can start a diesel engine without electricity if you know what you're doing [otherwise you will destroy the engine], i.e. that includes back-up generators running on diesel.
Obviously, the transport system that relies on trucks and cars running 24/7 will grind to a halt and neighbors and strangers will quickly become anxious, hungry and thirsty. If you're interested in getting outta Dodge at that point, best do it quickly, by sea, as part of a convoy and/or armed to the teeth.

As one YouTuber pointed out, people in areas used to being cut off from electrical services on occasion [like in the northern U.S.A.] will be less likely to panic immediately, whereas people who are used to 24/7/365-days-a-year service will tend to become anxious more quickly.
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Re: EMPs
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2016, 05:40:07 AM »
GREAT topic Socrates thanks for starting this thread!

As I have posted other places Ham Radio communications is the ONLY thing that will allow the “common folk” to have any chance of reaching others after a major EMP/Solar flair event.

Just bought one of these for my Faraday cage, best price I have seen for a “full featured” QRP (low power) Ham radio. I will post more in about how I made a small Faraday cage this and several other electronic devices:

A Faraday cage or Faraday shield is an enclosure used to block electric fields.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_cage


A Faraday cage operates because an external electrical field causes the electric charges within the cage's conducting material to be distributed such that they cancel the field's effect in the cage's interior. This phenomenon is used to protect sensitive electronic equipment from external radio frequency interference (RFI). Faraday cages are also used to enclose devices that produce RFI, such as radio transmitters, to prevent their radio waves from interfering with other nearby equipment. They are also used to protect people and equipment against actual electric currents such as lightning strikes and electrostatic discharges, since the enclosing cage conducts current around the outside of the enclosed space and none passes through the interior.


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Re: EMPs
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 03:30:20 PM »
How to survive and thrive after an EMP attack

http://bugout.news/2018-07-05-how-to-survive-and-thrive-after-an-emp-attack.html

An EMP attack will change the world and the way you live forever. There are six important steps you can prepare yourself for these dark times, an article in Smart Prepper Gear states.

The first step is the bread-and-butter of any proper prepper: Cover all of your basic needs.

Each person will need one gallon of safe drinking water each day. Food must last long without refrigeration; beans, white rice, canned foods, and pasta are good choices. Your medicines should fill a large shelf. Get as many prescription medications as you can. And stock up on spare clothes, blankets, and other important items. Recovery from an EMP attack will take at least 10 years. You are in this for the long run. You will need as much supplies as you can safely store. (Related: Bugging out after an EMP? Here are 7 must-have items.)

The final step is to develop resourcefulness. You must learn to look at common household items and see how they can be used outside of their usual purposes. For example, aluminum is not just a food wrapper. Use its reflective properties to redirect heat and light. It can be used to warm things, send light-based signals, or protect vital electronics from EMP attack.

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Re: EMPs
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2018, 01:31:40 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3IWYW1c880

Finally an influential group puts together a heavy-weight conference addressing the vulnerability of our power grid to an EMP: the 2018 Power Grid Defense Symposium taking place August 9-12 in Huntsville, Alabama.

http://powergriddefense.org/PGDCcon2018-schedule.shtml

In the film linked above, Rex Bear interviews the conference coordinator Greg Allison.  Among Allison's many ideas for a sustainable future is mass-replication of the Dervais model of self-sufficiency on .2 acre, half of which is farmed:
( https://planetxtownhall.com/index.php/topic,6541.msg105208.html#msg105208 ).

Key speakers will include a Congressman, a large city mayor, the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, NASA, emergency preparedness organizations, the FBI, government emergency management agencies, a military EMP expert, members of academia, and leading authors on the subject.

http://powergriddefense.org/PGDCcon2018.shtml

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Re: EMPs
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2018, 04:34:26 PM »
This has been an active topic of discussion for those involved with the “SHARES” Program for the last couple of years. Good to see others are taking up the topic seriously , thanks for posting “R.R” ..

SHAred RESources (SHARES) High Frequency (HF) Radio Program

https://www.dhs.gov/shares

The SHAred RESources (SHARES) High Frequency (HF) Radio program, administered by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Coordinating Center for Communications (NCC), provides an additional means for users with a national security and emergency preparedness mission to communicate when landline and cellular communications are unavailable. SHARES members use existing HF radio resources to coordinate and transmit messages needed to perform critical functions, including those areas related to leadership, safety, maintenance of law and order, finance, and public health

SHARES is available on a 24-hour basis to provide an emergency communications link to support intra- or interagency mission requirements. The use of SHARES requires no prior coordination or activation to transmit messages. The flag word "SHARES" is all that is needed to get the message through.

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Re: EMPs
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2018, 04:38:24 PM »
That program was news to me Max!

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Re: EMPs
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2018, 04:41:44 PM »
It’s simple to participate, I think that I have posted the ‘details’ in other threads here on HAM radio ..

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Re: EMPs
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2018, 02:48:43 PM »
I see Marshall has a new book out, this is a vital subject and I am sure everyone will want a copy!

Marshall’s New Book – Radio Free Earth

http://yowusa.com/2018/08/radio-free-earth/

Two-way radio communications are essential for those interested in preparedness, and I am delighted to announce my newest title, Radio Free Earth: Community Preparedness and Two Way Radios. This 8” x 10” book is 498 pages long and features 112 color illustrations.

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