Yeah...not the point. Set down "One Second After" and pick up the EMP commission report.Wow, all of these people thinking an EMP is merely an inconvience or an interruption.
Tell you what, don't prep for it, see how that works out for you.
In theory it has no effect. In practice it might have a small negative or positive effect because any real world enclosure isn’t going to infinatally conductive.I would think that grounding is desirable.
So how are you going to replace the ECM on your car ? Do you have the tools to reprogram the ECM to match the immobilizer ? To match the key ?Im not worried all my stuff is either EMP proof or spare parts have been in the cage for over a year now.
No electronic computers are shielded. The transistors are going to fry. along with the electric door and window servos.
Lots of stuff worth driving for. If you need to get a harvest in it is easier to haul it in a vehicle than a wheel barrow, same goes for firewood. Moving a cord of firewood a few miles with a truck is no big deal. Moving it by hand makes it a huge job. Having a running vehicle would make it easier to check on and maybe gather your family members.So after these nukes/EMPs have dropped, what's left worth driving to? Even if you have gas, the streets will probably be clogged with inoperative vehicles, and it will probably be too dangerous to be out in the open with an operative vehicle anyway.
That would be my question regarding a car or truck for an EMP, is having a Faraday cage to protect it. Would I need complete six side metal protection and putting the car onto wood or rubber to make sure it's safe?DOES a steel sided and roofed building provide any EMP protection?Continuous in circuit (metal roof continuous with metal side) and totally isolated. No power wires, phone lines, cable, etc can breach the outer shell. Some folks forget that the power to the shop is a problem.If totally isolated and non grounded. One big cage
But if it does have power, utilize surge protection where the power comes into the building and ensure it has a good ground.
One of the many theories on EMP protection:
Bull crap. Do some reading. Take a high school physics class. Visit you local telegraph station.OK something neutralized a navy ship in the middle of the pacific.
If it wasn't an EMP what was it?
Boeing developed a drone for doing EMP strikes, so they can take out any position they want.
Beyond the EMP a CME can be more devastating.
The Carrington effect energized every line of copper and steel on the continent . Every thing with metal had sparks flying and people got hurt. Telegraph lines and rail road lines were all effected.
It is my guess that every home and business will light up like matchsticks in a bond fire, for all the wire in them. any thing grounded will be like a lightening rod. IMO