Cyclocross started in Europe more than one hundred years ago when cyclist were looking for a way to stay fit in winter. Cyclocross requires the power of a sprinter, the speed and endurance of a time trialist, the bike-handling skills of a mountain biker and the tactics of a road racer. It is not surprising that cyclocross has become the fastest growing part of the sport of cycling in the U.S. Events foster a festive atmosphere and encourage everyone to have fun while racing as hard as possible. You awaken to a deafening silence; the bedside clock is blank, no hum of the air conditioner and no traffic noises. What is a “Faraday Cage” and How You Can Build Your Own Cheaply and Easily from Common Everyday Items. Two weeks ago on the Hannity Show, Dick Cheney warned of an EMP attack upon America and the End of Civilization; coincidentally, this warning came soon before the missing Malaysian plane. Four days before Halloween, on Sunday morning, October 27, 2013, terrorists in Mexico’s Michoacan state blacked out the electric grid, leaving some 420,000 powerless and thirteen dead. Most of you have heard the news now of the devastating floods in Wimberley Texas that occurred over the weekend.
To put into perspective the size and enormity of this event lets consider ita€™s speed (force) only. While there are systems in place that are designed to warn us of solar flares and CME activitya€¦ Ita€™s unclear on weather the teams tasked with monitoring the NASA a€?Solar Shielda€? would have been able to alert emergency services in time. Policy makers havena€™t taken this near miss seriously despite the fact that a senior member of the Congressional Homeland Security Committee warned that there is a 100% chance of a geo-magnetic event capable of crippling electrical grids across the globe. When discussing what measure can be taken to guard against an EMP; ita€™s first necessary to get rid of a few myths. Another false concept is that EMP a€?out of the bluea€? can harm your body or cause major damage to your brain way lightning strikes can. Concentration of metal, wiring etca€¦  is the main reason that most electrical equipment would be destroyed by the EMP. A Faraday box is the easiest way of protecting most small electrical equipment that can be unplugged from the power source. If you must operate ham radios or the like during a nuclear attack; there are a few methods which will help to protect electrical circuits from EMP. For a better understanding and more tutorials that will help you to protect your assets against an EMP blast, I strongly recommend the Blackout USA book.

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You already have your tin foil hat, and you're pretty sure no one can find you on the Google. With the right equipment, these chips can be read from afar by data snoops or your friendly government official. Welcome to the Wired How-To Wiki, a collaborative site dedicated to the burgeoning DIY culture. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast Digital. For those of you wondering what the heck I am talking about…A Faraday Cage is a shield that blocks external electric fields. EMP bags can be purchased to protect your equipment or you can follow one of the hundreds of youtube videos that claim to help you DIY your own. I was under the impression all you needed was a steel or other metal container, foam, and cloth to wrap the items in. You need to insulate the electronics inside from coming in contact with the metal container.
I wrapped each electronic separately with an old towel and put 3 packs of 4 AA batteries in with them and a few battery chargers that fit the electronics. I will be continuing to test different ways to do this and would love to hear your theories (besides me just being an idiot) as to what I did wrong in the comments. Here is the instructable for a Faraday cage that is easy to make (modify) and will look good in the house.
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I find that I worry less about the big "what if's" out there the more emergency planning my family does to deal with the unexpected.
While the two (lightning and EMPs) each produce similar results; an EMP is actually more like to a super-charged radio wave. Although EMP and lightning strike are very different in the big picture; a good example how NOT grounding your Faraday box is beneficial would be to look at lightning strikes on a flying plane. However, there's one detail you may not have thought of, and that's those pesky RFID chips. Cut a piece of aluminum foil slightly smaller, and make another duct tape and aluminum foil sandwich.

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With recent and predicted events like Hurricane Sandy, The Colorado Wildfires, Fiscal Cliffs, and rising food and gas costs just in 2012 there is no denying that things are changing in our world. I will share the survival tips and tricks I have learned while on this preparedness journey and hope that you join in with lots of comments. Shipping Container” - Do It Yourself on How to Build an Bulletproof Earthbag Dome For $300Do It Yourself How This Man Converted “ Underground Shelter Using a 20 Ft. If the object placed in the box is insulated from the inside surface of the box, it will not be affected by the EMP travelling around the outside metal surface of the box.
If you have electrical equipment with such components, it must be very well protected if it is to survive EMP. So instead of this post being about how to build a safe place to keep your electronics, it is now about how I failed at it. I was attempting to store away one NOAA radio, an old cell phone, batteries and some AA universal battery chargers for the phone and radio. Until then, I think I will investgate the ready made ones and see if that just maybe a prep worth paying for! Whether or not you believe "The End of the World As We Know It" is near there are plenty of everyday things to worry about: loss of a job, health emergency, local weather events to name a few.
At the end of every post the blog randomly selects three more survival posts for you to check out. The Faraday box simple and cheap and often provides more protection to electrical components than a€?hardeninga€? through circuit designs which cana€™t be (or havena€™t been) adequately tested. The theory is that if an EMP (ElectroMagnetic Pulse) were to occur, all electronic equipment in its area would be destroyed.
Pulses can be caused by several things but the prevailing thoughts are that an EMP would come in the form of either a terrorist attack or a solar flare.

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