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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. ;)
Yeah...not the point. Set down "One Second After" and pick up the EMP commission report.

Its still the end of civilization as we knew it....but its less 'one second after' and more....a "a few days later when the gas runs out"
 

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I would think that grounding is desirable.
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.

Real world enclosures ( designed for lab work, security, or EMP protection) are usually grounded because they have power, if not antennas, running to them.
 

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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.
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 ?

You can’t just swap those parts out you know. Many require linking up to the manufacturer via the internet to install.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.

Next spring you will need to plant a huge garden. Having a vehicle to turn the soil over could be helpful.

If you need to move water any distance having a running engine will allow you to move 1000's of gallons with no more work than pulling a rope.

Your area may become inhospitable. Being able to pack up your crap and get out quick could be a lifesaving use of the last tank of fuel you have.

50 gallons of fuel and a couple running engines could build you a nice house if you need to get out of dodge and start over.
 

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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
 

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DOES a steel sided and roofed building provide any EMP protection?
If totally isolated and non grounded. One big cage
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.

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:
https://www.futurescience.com/emp/emp-grounding.html
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?
 

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You probably won't want to be caught driving an auto for a year or so - after that you can go find any parts you need and just raid abandoned auto stores. If it is a real concern, just have a few points motors that can transport you and/or some supplies. A moped gets 80MPG, and an old motorcycle can pull a small trailer to move goods and supplies as needed. A snowmobile might be a good idea depending on your climate. All can be had cheap. Mixed gas stores and lasts longer as well. How far do you think it would be safe to travel in SHTF? You'd likely be target practice if you ventured too far. So, where are you gonna go? The notion of a daily driver will quickly be out the window as soon as fuel is no longer being transported - and people are at war with one another over whatever food is left.
 

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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
Bull crap. Do some reading. Take a high school physics class. Visit you local telegraph station.
 
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