How To Prepare For An EMP: 25 Resources On How To Improve Safety and Prevent Electromagnetic Damage Before It Occurs
Research, Preparations, Vehicle Protection, Bug Out Skills, Faraday Cages, Faraday Bags, Surge Protectors, Ferrites, Electrostatics, and more.
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AlaskaGranny. (2019). Prepping for EMP - EMP Proof Items- Electro Magnetic Pulse Supplies to Stockpile. YouTube.
The Alchemist. (2020). Faraday Cages Explained [IN UNDER 3 MINUTES]. YouTube.
“I decided that I couldn't talk about Michael Faraday without giving a brief explanation of the Faraday Cage as well. The Faraday Cage stops electricity and electromagnetic frequencies from entering the cage, affectivly insulating any object inside from electricity. Applications range from Airplanes, to science laboratories, to microwaves. Faraday Cages are everywhere!”
Canadian Prepper. (2018). EMP Prepping: Building a Good Faraday Cage | Inergy Kodiak Generator. YouTube.
“In this video I discuss the basics of faraday cages and how to protect your electronics in the case of a High Altitude EMP. Electromagnetic pulse is a very low probability but high impact event, its worth having some plan in place for this in light of the tense state of the world.”
Cathy Wilson. (2014). Cheapest Quickest Faraday Cage Against An EMP. YouTube.
“Just use inexpensive aluminum foil to quickly make a simple and cheap faraday cage for small electronic devices. This can shield your electrical equipment from an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) created by a solar storm or high-altitude nuke detonation. No liner is needed.”
Dr. Science Sc. D. (2015). Introduction to Electrostatics - Faraday Cages. YouTube.
“This video provides an introduction to Electrostatics, introducing electric fields, Gauss' Law, and conductors in electrostatic equilibrium.”
Electric Power Research Institute. (2017). High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP): Potential Impacts, and EPRI Research Approach. YouTube.
“High-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) refers to the electromagnetic pulse that is created by the high-altitude detonation of a nuclear weapon. Numerous stakeholders assert that a HEMP attack is probable, and its impact would be catastrophic to the power system infrastructure. However, a science-based approach is needed to assess the true impact of this threat. To address this gap, EPRI has developed a comprehensive research plan that will be carried out over a three-year period. This video provides an overview of science of high-altitude electromagnetic pulses and EPRI’s three-year research plan.”
Emergency Prep Guy. (2021). Installing An EMP Shield In My Truck. YouTube.
EMPDoctor. (2020). 3-steps to Whole-House EMP Protection. YouTube.
“Describes how to protect your home against an EMP. Our recommended approach is to: 1) install a high-current surge protection device, 2) install High-saturation EMP Ferrites in breaker panel, 3) install small broadband ferrites on power cords of sensitive electronics. Note that very sensitive items that are not plugged in can also be stored in EMP bags.
EMPDoctor. (2020). Protecting generators, inverters, and battery-backup systems from an EMP. YouTube.
“Discusses how to protect inverters and generators, both portable and standby, from an EMP attack.”
EMPDoctor. (2020). Protecting Solar Power Generation Systems from EMP or Solar Event. YouTube.
“In this video, I discuss the off-the-shelf solutions I recommend for protecting solar power generation systems from an EMP or solar event.”
EMPDoctor. (2021). Protecting HAM Radio from EMP Attack - 6 Steps. YouTube.
“In this video, I discuss six steps to protecting your HAM radio system from an EMP attack. Links to protective components are provided.”
EMP Shield. (2019). EMP Shield Vehicle Installation Instruction - Electromagnetic Pulse Protection on Police Car. YouTube.
“EMP Shield is a military tested next generation EMP protection technology that will protect your entire vehicle from electromagnetic pulses, coronal mass ejections (CME / solar flares), Lightning, and all forms of power surges. This video includes step by step instruction on how to install the EMP Shield on your vehicle. This process will be the same for 99% of all cars, trucks, planes, 4-wheelers, boats and motorcycles.”
Hacks for the Homesteader. (2021). EMP Shield for the car. YouTube.
Khan Academy India - English. (2021). Electrostatic shielding & Faraday cage | Electrostatic potential & capacitance | Khan Academy. YouTube.
“Let's explore why electric fields cannot penetrate a closed conductor. This makes a closed conductor shield the inside from outside electric fields. They are useful in protecting sensitive electronic equipment's from stray fields. This effect was first studied by Michael Faraday, and hence closed conductors are often called Faraday cages.”
Last Line of Defense. (2020). EMP Proof Your Truck in 5 Minutes - The Ultimate Prep For Your Daily Driver or Bug Out Rig.
“EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) - should you care about it? Idk, if you're into the prepper type things, yeah probably. Who knows if we'll ever encounter one that affects us in our lifetime though, but I'm the type of guy that is more on the 'just in case' side. In this video I talk a bit about EMPs, and CMEs (Coronal Mass Ejection) and related stuff. I talk about how in just 5 minutes you can turn basically any vehicle into an EMP proof bug out rig.”
Mission Darkness. (2020). BUILD A Homemade DIY FARADAY CAGE for EMP Prepping, Signal Blocking & EMF Health! MIL-STD Certified! YouTube.
“Build your own custom Faraday cage. A simple and easy way to own and protect your privacy as you store devices, electronics, generators, and more inside! Stash in the back of your car, garage, or anywhere. Don't be hacked or tracked, make a RF signal blocking faraday box to avoid identity theft, GPS tracking, EMP, EMF, EMR, EMI, WiFi, Bluetooth, Cell signal/networks, 5G, Radiation and more.”
Perma Pastures Farm. (2021). Easily EMP Proof your Vehicles // EMP Shield. YouTube.
Prepping Over 50. (2016). How To Make A Faraday Cage In 5 Minutes Using 3 Items - How To Test It. YouTube.
“Some people have used the galvanized bucket for making faraday cages on YouTube. They had a great idea! However, most use cardboard inside. This will save you some money, but I'm lazy and don't want to work that hard. I figured out a work around. According to Dr. Bradley (see link below), you would not need to use Mylar or foil to get enough protection from a standard EMP. When I put an am radio in the bucket, the signal went completely away after I put the cover on and that indicates at least 50db and that is enough. I did the strictest check with 2 way radios to see if there was a way to block that 100db signal. There was... Mylar or foil wrapped around the item. So, for most items that I use daily or frequently, I just drop em in the bucket. The rubber keeps them from touching the metal and they should be fine. For very sensitive things I don't use much at all, I secure in foil or Mylar for double "over do it" protection.”
PREPSTEADERS. (2017). How to Prepare for an EMP by Protecting your Small Electronics. YouTube.
“How to protect small electronics from an Electro Magnetic Pulse or "EMP" by using a simple Faraday Cage or Faraday Bag.”
Purdue CERIAS. (2020). 2020-09-09 CERIAS - EMP Threat Protection. YouTube.
“Recorded: 09/09/2020 CERIAS Security Seminar at Purdue University EMP Threat & Protection Rich Banta, Lifeline Data Centers.”
Reality Survival. (2017). How To Build A Nested Faraday Cage - Protect your Electronics From An EMP. YouTube.
Survival Lilly. (2018). How To Build A FARADAY Cage that actually works. YouTube.
Survival Lilly. (2021). How to make a Faraday Cage out of a Microwave. EMP. YouTube.
The Survival Summit. (2021). How to Get Home After an EMP Attack (Bug Out Skills) | The Survival Summit. YouTube.
“Ever wondered what you'd need to do if an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) went off? Survival expert, Jonathan Hollerman, takes you through how to get home in such a situation.”
WION. (2021). What are Electromagnetic Pulse weapons, how do they work? | EMPs: Non-lethal, but hyper-destructive. YouTube.
“A panel of experts at the Universal Peace Federation has now issued a warning on the growing threat of Electromagnetic Pulse weapons. WION tells you what are EMP weapons and how do they work?”