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Originally posted by MojaveBurning
So I apologize in advance for sounding ignorant here.... but I did not realize that the mechanisms that make a flashlight work are complicated enough to be at risk from an EMP? I thought it was computer chips and whatnot that are at risk from EMP.... Can someone elaborate on that a little, in a very dumbed down, Barney-style sort of way?
Originally posted by thehoneycomb
Also before I forget there were a few other things I wanted to ask. Maybe someone knows the answers. In the event of an EMP, how long would you have say it happened 30 miles away to get your gear into a faraday cage? How long should you leave it in there?
Would all cars and electronics be useless? How would you go about restoring equipment after an EMP? Is it essentially the same as taking a magnet to a hard drive or a cassette tape?