Government studies have a fatality rate at 80 percent of the population just two years after an EMP, either Natural or Manmade. There has NEVER been a weapon invented that has not been used. Even with my preparations, I think my chance of survival is very low. Then again, I didn’t expect to live this long. How long we live is really up to God I suppose. For those that do survive they may wish they hadn’t. An EMP would be the worst case senario. Biblical catastrophe. Mass starvation, disease, murder desperate would be an understatement. Sources;

25 Comments on "HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN EMP"

  1. proverb311031 | March 8, 2010 at 1:50 am |

    @zachmaster2000 Yeah but it is true, most of the people will die out, because of ignorance, and not preparing for anything. What is funny is that if they see you storing up and food or other resources they will tell on you, or think that you are weird or something, after that they start to hate the people who prepared for bad times. Our countrymen are brainwashed not to think for themselves, all they care about is using up all the resources that they can, and keeping up with the Jones!

  2. SolarSteveUSA | March 8, 2010 at 1:55 am |

    Check out my channel Yankee. I too am very interested in PV survivability. I know my inverters and charge controllers will need to be kept back and shielded, but what about the panels? Great channel BTW!~

  3. zachmaster2000 | March 8, 2010 at 2:53 am |

    i looked up the casulty rate in america in the evet of an emp….89%… scary.

  4. misterjosephfloyd | March 8, 2010 at 3:22 am |

    Your thoughts on gathering those like minded individuals together for beer is very interesting. THAT would be better than Sturgis ! Call it the “Patriot Pilgrimage”. What can we do to explore the possibile reality of this?

  5. Haha!

  6. Yankeeprepper | March 8, 2010 at 4:46 am |

    It does start to sound like that after I have had 4 to 6 of them,

  7. I thought Smithwick’s was pronounced “Shmiticks”

  8. OBXSOLWIND | March 8, 2010 at 5:45 am |

    What a great video. The diodes in solar panels are blocking diodes they are not neaded when panels are in parralel Xantrex charge controllers will not backfeed the array. In worst cases a human can be a great charge contrller with a simple switch on off.

  9. Kenzofeis | March 8, 2010 at 5:47 am |

    You don’t actually need to ground a Faraday cage for it to be effective, but to avoid arcing from it toward ground (you may not want it to hit you) you may want it grounded. Use 1-strand Cu/Fe conductor, if a lightning hits it a multistrand may literally explode.
    Make good connections between all metal sheets and parts.

  10. Kenzofeis | March 8, 2010 at 6:27 am |

    For the solar panel you could use some fine metal “mosquito net” but the cable would also need shielding and that would have to be connected to all other shielding.
    It would help even if not grounded or connected to anything (passive). Avoid risk of sparks tho.. if the shield is passive it will not transfer current to the cable/gear directly but possibly as induction.
    A passive and insulated layer inside it can reduce the reactive effects drastically..

  11. Kenzofeis | March 8, 2010 at 6:54 am |

    As a thumb rule they will, but limited to the openings where .. oh, I think, 1/8 of wavelength is the border of the “high pass filter” effect.
    Then, the cables may collect and introduce transient voltages into the circuitry, especially when stretched out or coiled, depending on .. vectors.
    Folded back and forth will counter the “antenna effect”.
    Ferrite toruses and similar may counter transients. Powergrid transients may be extreme.

  12. In the event of a nuclear bomb I think I might defer my annoyance at loosing my life’s work on the PC although an EMP weapon would be tragic because we dont necessarily need to worry too much if we prepare. I just thought those spirals the Shooz say are missile missfires may be EMP beams and if someone out there has got my address and really wants to rain on my parade they could do it via a satellite maybe, or helicopter.

    Basically, is a normal PC chassis going to protect against EMP strikes?

  13. It’s a bit late, Yank, but the newer voltage regulators are coming with built in blocking diodes as well. They will specifically tell this in the description, on the box, etc. That’s one of the things I learned to keep from getting that drain. We’re gonna go green. We may have no choice in the matter. 🙂

  14. mechanicalbu11 | March 8, 2010 at 8:16 am |

    by the vvay, you vvill need to disconnect the panels at night from the batteries to prevent discharging if you bypass the diodes.

    current from the batteries vvill generate heat in the panels thus leaving you vvith dead batteries

  15. mechanicalbu11 | March 8, 2010 at 8:45 am |

    no, the diodes in solar panels prevent battery’s from discharging into the panels at night or cloudy sky’s, you see solar panels generate DC potential. so if you blovv the diodes you can bypass them and still charge the batteries. great information you are letting us know i learned a lot. Thanks

    i just thought vve needed a backup plan in the event of bad diodes.

  16. Yankeeprepper | March 8, 2010 at 8:55 am |

    Natural Aspiration is a NOUN not an ADJECTIVE.

    Aspiration by definition is “the removal of liquid by suction”. A naturally aspirated motor for example is a carburated motor. There are Race divisions set up on these classes as well, EFI vs. CARB.

    When referring to this motor as NA, I specifically mention a mechanical pump. No referrence to the turbo.

    The original motor had electronic fuel controls. This one does not. All the original parts were attached back on to the motor.

  17. Want to prevent your array from getting struck by lightning? Just install a lightning protection system around the perimeter of your rooftop. I would hire somebody to do it though, the NEC can be pretty deep on this subject. If you live near Phoenix and are serious about getting this done, send me an e-mail. Solar arrays on your rooftop without lightning protection is not a very good idea unless you want to risk losing your investment. It’s definitely worth the small cost.

  18. Yankeeprepper | March 8, 2010 at 9:52 am |

    I saw your video on the Ford 4×4 van, is that the 6.9 you have? I have been told that the 6.9 is a great diesel powerplant. Longliver.

  19. JeffTheCanuck2 | March 8, 2010 at 10:35 am |

    Oh, btw. Hello to NuggetsofTruth…my old friend on here. 😉

  20. JeffTheCanuck2 | March 8, 2010 at 11:27 am |

    You may be right. I know 97 was the last year for ford’s NA and VW’s. I run a 6.9TD E350 4×4 with Banks kit, and a 1.6na diesel Westfalia. Two rare animals.

  21. Yankeeprepper | March 8, 2010 at 11:50 am |

    The Sub was originally a 95 and it was PC driven with an electronic pump. I think GM switched to PC’s in 93…maybe 92? I am not sure. I am not as familiar with the Fords, but I thought the 6.9’s were safe for sure. I went through quite a circus to get the speedo right on the Sub. that was the hardest part besides getting the exhaust manifolds off (torch). Sure would like to pick up a mercs.diesel though. Station wagon of style………

  22. JeffTheCanuck2 | March 8, 2010 at 11:59 am |

    I hope more people see this video, and realize most 1997-and down, diesel vehicles are EMP proof. 7.3 Fords, 6.5 GM’s, 6.9 Fords, VW and Mercedes diesels-pre 98. and a few others.

  23. Yankeeprepper | March 8, 2010 at 12:43 pm |

    Thanks for the stars and the comment.

    I knew I wanted a diesel for longevity of the fuel and the 6.5 gets great mpg with 20-22 if I behave. Not bad for a 8000 pound plus vehicle.

    Hope I never have to find out if I made a good choice for an EMP occurance………..

  24. JeffTheCanuck2 | March 8, 2010 at 12:51 pm |

    Right on, Ford man myself, no fan of the 6.5 but….like you said EMP proof. So are both of my BOV’s. 5 stars.

  25. It is not a sure fire fix, but, be sure and gound your panels seperate from your house ground. A small panel such as the one you have there could also be adtionally hardend by adding some aluminum or copper foil tape to the back panel, then run your hard ground from there. Don’t forget to tie it to the -12V line as well.
    By the way, great vids. Keep up the good work.

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