Geomagnetic Storm Power System Transformer EMP Threat
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Geomagnetic Storm Power System Transformer EMP Threat

North America’s electricity infrastructure is clearly one of our society’s most important assets. As reliance on digital technology and ‘just in time delivery’ distribution systems has increased, many North Americans have come to depend on the reliable delivery of electricity to their homes and businesses to power nearly every aspect of their lives. The bulk…

Power Outage – How Will You Deal Long Term?
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Power Outage – How Will You Deal Long Term?

I think we have all had to deal with a power outage for a day or two. Some of us have had the experience of being without power for 5 to 7 days. What if you had to survive and adapt to a power outage for 3 weeks or longer? Can you imagine that? Can…

Will A Metal Garage Protect From EMP?
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Will A Metal Garage Protect From EMP?

Reader Question: I have a very big workshop/Garage and it is 95% metal. Would it protect my cars electrical systems in the event of an EMP attack? Answer: An enclosed metal structure is ideal for protection of electronic systems against an EMP attack (or a natural EMP occurrence from the sun). There is one very…

Microwave Oven Used As A Faraday Cage?
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Microwave Oven Used As A Faraday Cage?

Reader Question: Can an old microwave oven be used as a Faraday cage? Answer: Maybe, to an extent, an old microwave oven may be re-purposed as a Faraday cage against EMP (electromagnetic pulse). In fact, its design is very much similar to a basic Faraday cage (with a probable caveat related to frequency / wavelength)….

EMP Commission Warns Catastrophic Consequences
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EMP Commission Warns Catastrophic Consequences

First, the definition… An electromagnetic pulse (sometimes abbreviated EMP) is a burst of electromagnetic radiation. The abrupt pulse of electromagnetic radiation usually results from certain types of high energy explosions, especially a nuclear explosion, or from a suddenly fluctuating magnetic field (e.g. EMP-bomb). The resulting rapidly changing electric fields and magnetic fields may couple with…

What Items Might Survive an EMP?
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What Items Might Survive an EMP?

Identifying the systems that would probably fail if there were a strong-enough EMP from either a massive solar CME, a nuclear EMP weapon, or a tactical EMP bomb, is easier to speculate than  items that might survive an EMP. There are some obvious items that would survive, but many are not that obvious. An EMP,…

Definition of an EMP
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Definition of an EMP

electromagnetic pulse (EMP): The electromagnetic radiation from a nuclear explosion or a suddenly fluctuating magnetic field. The resulting electric and magnetic fields may couple with electrical/electronic systems to produce damaging current and voltage surges. A broadband, high-intensity, short-duration burst of electromagnetic energy. In the case of a nuclear detonation, the electromagnetic pulse consists of a…

China: Cutting Edge EMP Weapons
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China: Cutting Edge EMP Weapons

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) are developing state of the art cutting-edge EMP weapons (electromagnetic pulse) to ensure supremacy in that area, reported by ‘Focus Taiwan News Channel’. The China Times also reveals that China’s Ministry of National Defense is developing non-nuclear high-power EMP weapons (2011 defense report), and anonymous MND sources are saying that…

Solar Event Risk to Power Grid
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Solar Event Risk to Power Grid

The electrical power grid has only existed for a sliver of time in human history. A solar SuperStorm of the size and duration of the 1859 Carrington Event has not happened in that time, and there is a general assumption that something of this magnitude (or worse) will never happen again. This assumption is completely…

Blackout… Are You Ready?
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Blackout… Are You Ready?

The electricity goes out – no electrical power – a power outage – blackout. Our survival will depend upon the preparations and supplies that we have already made and stored at the time of the blackout. Think about the scenarios and imagine life without electricity. Think about the different lengths of time you may be…