Quite often I receive questions and comments related to EMP protection. Let me start by saying I am not an expert on EMP. I will also tell you that I have talked to some very knowledgeable people when it comes to EMP and electronics. For me the answer to what will happen if there is an EMP attack is rather simple:
No one knows for sure.
It’s true. No one knows exactly what will happen. Different “experts” have different opinions.
When it comes to protection….what is that saying? Opinions are like #$$%&@!$! Some say microwaves will work, others say they won’t. Some say a metal galvanized trash can will work. Others say they won’t. Let me tell you what I believe provides the BEST chance for success for EMP protection:
Russian Matryoshka dolls. OK, not literally but it’s the concept. Storing your items to be protected inside a metal box, inside another metal box, inside ANOTHER metal box – this provides the best chance for success. These metal boxes must not touch each other. This separation can be accomplished via packing foam, paper towels, bible wrap, sponges, etc.
The idea here is to provide multiple layers that the EMP pulse would have to penetrate – increasing your chances of the items survival.
One example of this would be to take a radio, wrap it in bubble wrap, and place it inside a sealed Mylar bag. Then wrap the bag with a t-shirt. This is then placed inside a metal pencil box. Now – the metal pencil box is surrounded by large car washing sponges – and then placed inside a .50 caliber ammo can.
Get the idea?
So, will it work?
I hate to say it, but…….No one knows for sure.
This use of multiple barriers provides an excellent chance of success with minimal expense.
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