Thursday, July 23, 2015
EMP protection is something that I had not given too much thought… that is, until lately. Although the threat is real and discussed openly in Homeland Security Briefings, it was low on my radar compared to economic collapse, riots, non-nuclear world war, etc. However, observing events of the past couple of months, paired with the stark reality of what an EMP would do to your preps, I suddenly found myself finding all the ways in which I could protect my electronic assets. Read More
Saturday, January 10, 2015
When I add any electronic item to by bug out bag, I try to ensure I do not vary the types of batteries. Why? Very simply, to keep it simple. For the most part, any electronics I do carry are AA. This is because AA is common and I also have a goal zero solar panel charger that charges AA size batteries. However, sometimes you just can’t get around the occasional piece of equipment that does not operate on AA. That is where battery conversion kits make up the difference! It is a very simple housing that multiple smaller batteries can fit in to to make up the size of a larger battery and cost only $4 to $10 per pack. Keep in mind that you do not get the same power out of these smaller batteries compared to a larger one. This is simple a way to be able to harmonize your battery stash to be used in multiple pieces of equipment or charge them via a solar charger. Read More
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Thanks to one of On Point’s members for the build design!
The build plans for this Faraday Cage are thumbnailed below. The metal interior of the cage consists of six pieces of sheet metal. Pages 3 and 4 shows two pieces of 10′ by 4′ sheet metal. The top, bottom and four sides are cut from these two pieces of sheet metal. Once the four side pieces are cut out, then they must be folded as shown on pages 3 and 4.
Page 1 shows the sheet metal cuts and folds for the top and bottom sections of the cage. Once these cuts and folds are made then they must be attached to a two by four frame work as shown on page 2.
To create the frame work, two 1/2″ pieces of plywood 39″ by 32″ are required. Attach the top and bottom pieces of plywood to the two by fours as shown in the Page 2 plans. Both the top and bottom plywood pieces will be 2″ larger than the plan shows. Allow this 2″ to extend beyond the metal and two by four frame work where the door will be located. This 2″ will be used to hold the top and bottom of the door closed tightly. Page 5 shows a third piece of sheet metal from which the door is cut. Attach the door to a 5/8″ piece of plywood and hinge it to the cage.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
There are many things to worry about in today’s world…the global economy, cold war revival between the US and Russia, nature disasters rising, etc. One additional scenario that people are aware about but rarely prepare for is electromagnetic radiation that can fry our power grids and sensitive electronics. I personally put any type of specific preparation (e.g. – Faraday cages) for this situation on the back burner as there was much more concrete evidence of needing to prepare for other scenarios. However, recent events prove that another Carrington Event , whether sparked by a solar flare or nuclear EMP blast may not be so rare.
Monday, June 23, 2014
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