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Friday, October 27, 2017

Basic Steps For Damage Mitigation In A Carrington or EMP Attack

US Gov Practicing for Korean EMP Attack, Nov 4 -- "Coronal Mass Ejection" (CME) Grid Down Event

 stock here - The source documents from the Gov are halfway down on this article.

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
  • Cameras
  • 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
  • Inverter
  • 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.
  • Calculator

Some more resources

Big solar flare set to hit the planet on the 9th(tomorrow).
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!

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