US Gov Practicing for Korean EMP Attack, Nov 4 -- "Coronal Mass Ejection" (CME) Grid Down Event
A little background, prior to me becoming a solar expert, I had an unusual specialty in Hawaii and Guam, designing, building, and protecting advanced military communications and power systems from "HEMP" more commonly known as EMP Nuclear Weapons.
I have to make this quick and to the point:
Anything that is plugged into your buildings power supply is gravely at risk.
Any electronics that is not protected in a Faraday cage, is at risk.
I know most of us cannot put our lives on hold for 3 days, and stash everything away, but you should consider putting 1 of everything important to you in a Faraday cage.
I have 3 large gun safes, without a single gun in them, LOL. These don't seal up perfectly at the door opening, but the thin gap creates a "waveguide" which will effectively block the EMP.
The inner contents need to be not touching the outer shell, usually gun safes have boards or fabrics and that is good enough.
In a pinch, you can make a Faraday cage out of a metal trash can, just make sure you isolate the content from touching the can itself. I wouldn't count on a trash bag being enough isolation.
My determination is that Faraday cages should NOT be grounded
It is going to be hard to protect PV solar systems in a practical way. Disconnect them from the grid, and not just with a breaker that could still arc across, also use the disconnect switch.
Items to Keep in Your Faraday Cage
- Portable hardrive with all your data.
- A Phone
- Any expensive electronics
- Battery-powered AM/FM radio
- Battery-powered short wave radio
- VHF Radio
- Walky Talkies
- Portable CB transmitter-receiver
- Small portable television
- LED flashlights
- Solar battery charger / Charge controller
- Computer (notebook or laptop) and monitor
- A printer if you can fit it
- Electronic Medical Supplies
- Cell phones / iPhones
- Electronic tablet –iPad, Surface Pro, etc.
Some more resources
Big solar flare set to hit the planet on the 9th(tomorrow).
WATCH FOR EARTHQUAKES!
Lessons to learn fast.
How to Survive an EMP:
Effects of an EMP Attack or Severe Solar Storm on Nuclear Power Plants, by B.Z.:
EMP attack: What to do to prepare:
Prepare: What To Do After An EMP Strike:
Life After An EMP Attack: No Power, No Food, No Transportation, No Banking And No Internet:
EMP Attack and Solar Storms: A Guide, by Kevin Hayden:
EMP Attack How It would Affect Us. What The Government Is Not Telling You!