14 EMP Survival and Preparedness PDF Downloads

Electromagnetic Pulses EMPs are somewhat controversial when it comes to survival and prepping because no one really knows what the best ways to protect our devices is. However, these reliable sources are your best bet.

U.S. Technical Manual on Grounding – Chapter 5

This is just chapter 5, as the rest of he course is not relevant. It covers effects of an EMP, and shielding various devices. Read the chapter here.

High Altitude Nuclear Explosion – EMP Protection

This powerpoint presentation covers really well what happens during a high-altitude EMP event with charts and diagrams. Get it as PDF here.

High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) and High Power Microwave (HPM) Devices: Threat Assessments

A in-depth 17 page report detailing a possible EMP attack on the power grid. Focused mostly on high-altitude man-made EMPs and the vulnerability of the military as well as the private sector. Download it here.

Report of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse Attack

Another report assessing the vulnerability of the United States when faced with an EMP threat. Get it here.

Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Fact Sheet 320-090

This report was released by the Washington State Department of health, and briefly covers the effects of an EMP attack. You can read it here.

Report of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack

The original report of the EMP Commission that stirred a lot of debated back when it was released years ago. You can download it here.

Mathematics of the Faraday Cage

If you really want to understand how a Faraday cage can work to protect your electronic devices from an EMP, this paper has a really in-depth explanation. Grab a pen and paper, and start reading it here.

Implementing an Effective Faraday Cage, by Adam McHale

Step by step how to make a simple Faraday cage out of aluminum. This should work well for prepping purposes. Get the PDF plans here.

Strategies, Protections, and Mitigations for the Electric Grid from Electromagnetic Pulse Effects

Yet another assessment of the destruction an EMP could bring to the power grid. Download here.

High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) and High Power Microwave (HPM) Devices: Threat Assessments

The report of the special commission appointed by Congress to assess the possible destruction of an EMP weapon. Read it in full here.

Bioelectromagnetic Effects of the Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)

An older report from 1990 showing EMPs have been a concern for decades. An easy read – you can download here.

Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Protection and Resilience Guidelines for Critical Infrastructure and Equipment

A newer report from 2019 that’s 133 pages, showing how the current stat of affairs when it comes to EMPs. Download link here.

Effects of and Responses to Electromagnetic Pulses (EMP)

PowerPoint presentation on the effects of an EMP. The good thing about it is it takes the most common devices such as solar panels and cell phones to investigate how they could be affected. Link here.

U.S. Department of Energy Electromagnetic Pulse Resilience Action Plan

This is a fairly new report, from 2017, is more focused on what to do than the others, though on a governmental level, not on a personal one. Get the report from here.

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updated 10/27/2020 by Dan Stevens

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