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UPDATE: Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP)

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rightwingmom (Mod) --- 6 years ago -

In an attempt to protect SOME items in the event of a man made or natural EMP, I've ordered these Faraday Bags



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Inside I've placed:
2 Solar Battery Chargers with extra rechargeable batteries
Solar Yard Lights
Battery operated smoke & carbon monoxide detector

Considering:
A flash drive w/ our important information and family pictures.
An MP3 player for music and entertainment

What else would YOU put in a Faraday bag? 

MYSTRY UNLEASHED --- 6 years ago -

What else would YOU put in a Faraday bag?

My most valuable assets... my laptops!

To be without my laptops would be the worse thing i could imagine in a time like that. I would be lost & undone.

That's the truth! 

bwestand7 --- 6 years ago -

Ham radio kindle with all e books laser sights emergency radio ..... To start but I never thought about the solar charging stations that's an excellent idea how well do they work? 

rightwingmom (Mod) --- 6 years ago -

bwestand7,
Welcome. :)

solar charging stations that's an excellent idea how well do they work?

To be honest, we haven't tried them yet. DH recognized the company as reliable and Amazon's ratings were high. We just got them in a couple of weeks ago. I plan on testing them, but haven't had the time. I put them in the Faraday Bags, for safe keeping, until I get a chance to test them. That would stink to have an EMP or CME fry them b/c I failed to store them properly. LOL

BTW ~ I should have been more specific on my first posting. A natural occurrence is called a CME (Coronal Mass Emission). 

rightwingmom (Mod) --- 6 years ago -

 

Odin --- 6 years ago -

I bought one of those solar battery chargers but never was able to get a decent charge out of them.

Might have been the type of batteries I was using.

I have better luck with my solar panel and backup battery setup. Still working on my higher wattage setup.

granted those won't fit in a faraday bag.

I'm not worried so much about an EMP event. I believe the risks and range of effect are a bit overstated in general.

To be close enough to a blast zone to be affected, one would pretty much be toasty anyway. If farther way, the damage would be limited. 

Basher FiveTwo --- 6 years ago -

If emp knocks out everything besides what in your bag,(laptop-gps) when you take it out, whats it going to connect to internet wise if the servers are down with no power? 

rightwingmom (Mod) --- 6 years ago -

If emp knocks out everything besides what in your bag,(laptop-gps) when you take it out, whats it going to connect to internet wise if the servers are down with no power?

The theory is to have it available WHEN the power grid and access to the internet are restored. By some estimates, that could take up to 1 year, but you'd be ready to re-establish yourself.

Personally, I'm placing items like solar battery chargers, solar yard lights, and an extra carbon dioxide/monoxide detector in my Faraday bags. I may even try to get my critical information stored on a flash drive and toss it in there. If an EMP happens, at least my data will be stored and hopefully retrieved....someday. 

rightwingmom (Mod) --- 4 years ago -

If you don't have The Blaze channel on cable, read this article!

If you do, Beck's version of 20/20 is called On the Record. They have done an investigation into the validity of an EMP threat. It will re-air this weekend (10/26 & 27/13). If you have Dish, it's on channel 212.

*** ARTICLE ***

What kind of weapon could wipe out food and medicine distribution, force America into a slumber for decades, make planes fall from the sky, permanently shut down the U.S. electrical grid, sever communications systems and lead to the deaths of millions?

TheBlaze TV For the Record Investigates the Weapon That Could Shut Down America | EMP

It’s called an electromagnetic pulse weapon, or EMP. Wednesday’s new episode of TheBlaze TV’s For The Record, Blackout (8:30 p.m. ET), reveals the very real threat America faces if such a weapon were detonated above the nation’s skies.

Multiple senior U.S. officials, lawmakers, military personnel and intelligence analysts say the Obama administration needs to take this threat seriously and prepare in the event an attack that would set the U.S. back to pre-industrial times and leave us vulnerable to enemy states.

James Woolsey, who served as CIA director from 1993 to 1995, told “For The Record” that 9/11 was a wake-up call that enemies of the United States were looking to launch massive attacks.

He said senior government officials began thinking outside the box and questioned what “if the government in North Korea or in Iran really thought that the world would be so much a better place and that they themselves would be so much more likely to go to heaven if they could just kill as many Americans as possible?”

“These guys lusted after massive destruction,” Woolsey told “For the Record.”

North Korea presents that very real threat. In 2011, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. would shift the focus of its military might from the Middle East to Asia.

“There was concern that the U.S. was missing the bigger picture,” a U.S. official said. “North Korea, China presented problems that we still have not fully grasped. A rogue nation like North Korea can be very dangerous.”

Earlier this year, the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency declassified parts of a report presented to Congress that emphasized the threat of North Korea’s missile program, and its rocket launch in 2012.

The DIA report stated the agency accessed with “moderate confidence that North (Korea) currently has nuclear weapons capable of delivery by ballistic missiles … However, the reliability will be low.”

The Pentagon, however, quickly went into damage control, attempting to clarify the statement saying, “it would be inaccurate to suggest that the North Korean regime has fully tested, developed or demonstrated the kinds of nuclear capabilities referenced in the passage.”

Michaela Dodge and Jessica Zuckerman, both senior defense and strategic policy analysts with the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington, said in a 2012 report that ”Congress should demand that the administration develop, test and ultimately field defenses against EMP attacks, including improved ballistic missile defenses capable of countering short-range ballistic missiles that can carry EMP warheads.”

The most effective way of delivering an EMP attack is by detonating the weapon at a high altitude so energetic particles “released during the explosion would disable, damage or destroy all unhardened electronic devices within the line of sight of the detonation,” the report said.

“A rogue state would not need a long-range ballistic missile to deliver a nuclear warhead,” their report stated. “Even short-range ballistic missiles carrying an EMP device or a nuclear warhead launched from a ship off the U.S. coast could impact millions. Today, over 30 countries, including Iran and North Korea, possess ballistic missile capabilities.”

Michael Del Rosso, an engineer and Pentagon consultant who has worked with the EMP commission, described the findings in the unclassified 2004 and 2008 and noted that the commission published five reports, three were classified and two were unclassified.

Del Rosso, who also participated in confidential briefings on nuclear threats to America, said “this is what national states like Iran and North Korea have spent billions of dollars developing this capability and they’re doing it for a reason. And they say the reason is the fact that they see the United States as their primary adversary.”



SOURCE: For the Record: Blackout 

Loki --- 4 years ago -

Truthfully, I've very skeptical that anything us normal folks can buy would be effective against a nuke EMP. 

rightwingmom (Mod) --- 4 years ago -

honesty,
The debate rages as to how destructive a nuclear EMP would be....even within our own home. LOL

I think to err on the side of caution is best. We've placed the items mentioned earlier in this thread in Faraday bags. These are such uncertain times. If the EMP doesn't get us, mother nature might do it with a CME.

To connect to your name...I "honestly" think an economic collapse is a bigger threat but these days, WHO KNOWS??? 

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