posted on Nov, 12 2012 @ 04:54 AM
reply to post by bwcawaterbear
I've done extensive research on EMP protection for the layman and offer the following advice. To gain a working knowledge of EMP, I suggest the
following 2 websites:
There are others, but these make a great start!
I would steer clear of attempting to build your own Faraday cages,unless you are an expert. If you do it wrong, the result could be to actually
ATTRACT the pulse,instead of deflecting or shielding it.
I DO recommend investing in "Faraday Bags"; these are bags that you insert your important small electronics into. It is possible to make your
own,using alternating layers of foil and plastic wrap,however,my own tests found a good amount of leakage with these.Here's a simple and cool way to
do your own test: Turn on a small AM/FM radio.Tune in a station and turn up the volume.Insert into the Faraday bag and close the seal.You should not
be able to hear anything,as the radio waves should no longer reach the antenna. (Try both AM and FM.)
Remember to retract or disconnect all antennas,power cords,etc. when actually shielding devices from EMP.
The most important thing to remember, the electromagnetic pulse will surely fry anything plugged into the grid at the time of an event. Unplug the
device and disconnect or curl up the cord. If the device is connected to the grid, it's highly vulnerable,but it still may help if it's turned off
and going through a modern,higher quality surge protector. (Remember, you may be lucky enough to be on the fringe of an affected area.)
Another note on Faraday bags;don't make the mistake I made, take out a tape measure and know the sizes you really need. I first bought a set a 4
bags that were supposed to fit a laptop. It turned out they would only fit an item not much larger than a cellphone! Know your dimensions before
going on to a site such as Amazon,to place your order.