To be blunt about it, an EMP, if large enough, would affect the entire planet.  In an instant, civilization as we know it would change as we get swept backward in time by a century or two.
So what would life be like following a massive EMP event or episode?  There would be no power, no transportation systems, no communication systems, no banking, no internet, and, no surprise, no food and no water delivery systems.  This would truly be an End of The World As We Know it situation.
How would you keep yourself healthy if sanitation systems were no longer functional and medicine could no longer be manufactured. An electromagnetic pulse could potentially fry the vast majority of all the microchips in the United States.
With that introduction, today I would like to introduce you to the Faraday cage, and further, how to build a simple Faraday cage. More elaborate structures can be custom built from sheet metal but for the home user, why bother?  As a matter of fact, I suspect that wrapping your devices in plain, ordinary, aluminum foil will work as well.
Factoid: Faraday cages are named after English scientist Michael Faraday, who invented them in 1836.
In my research I read that a microwave oven, new or used,  can be used as an effective Faraday cage.  On the surface, that seems logical since, by design, a microwave oven keeps the energy it creates confined to the interior which likewise, should prevent strong electrical pulses from getting back inside.
Granted, cell phones operate at various radio frequencies so while one cell phone may not work, another one will.  Still, with this being so easy to test, why chance it? Aside from calling a cell phone, you can test your homemade Faraday cage by putting a portable radio inside the shield after tuning it to a strong FM station.  If you can hear the FM station while the radio is inside your Faraday cage, then you need to go back to square one to ensure your shield is properly sealed.
I asked my friend George Ure to comment and to offer his perspective on Faraday cages since EMP preparedness is something he covered in-depth on his subscriber site, Peoplenomics ($40 a year but worth it for the technical information on the many topics he covers.). So, a quick inspection of the EMP failure modes, George offers, is one way to build a list of items to put in your Faraday cage. He also told me some personal research he’s done that seems to indicate that about 90% of cars will continue to operate after an EMP event of moderate size.
The equipment you store in a Faraday cage should encompass those devices that will help you communicate with the world following a devastating loss of the grid.
Multiple 2 meter and 440 MHz ham radios (such as the portable Baofengs), again with charging cables and solar power adapters. A laptop computer with a fresh battery, a charger, solar adapter, and all the key software on CD so if you need to bring up a fresh copy of the operating system, you’ll have the product key and then any prepping articles or references you might need. High-capacity USB thumb drive holding  pertinent financial information including past year tax records, scanned copies of birth certificates, passports, marriage licenses, deeds, vehicle registrations and medical records.
George also recommends simple insulation for your electronics, so that units do not touch each other, He uses low tech insulation: a combination of cardboard and bubble-wrap works well. Imagine that an EMP is a tidal wave.  If it approaches a full reservoir (electricity and current) it can keep going. There are hints of this in the article Electromagnetic Pulse Protection by Jerry Emanuelson. Should a massive EMP occur, stores won’t be open, credit cards won’t work, and the gas you have in your car may be all the gas you’ll ever have for months or even possibly years. Will the DIY Faraday cage work?  It is speculation to say for sure.  My own research plus my limited understanding of electronics tells me it will, but this premise will remain unproven until an actual EMP event occurs. The bottom line is that I hope a catastrophic EMP never happens.  But if it does, I want to be ready to fend for myself without electronics. I would like to acknowledge my pal George Ure for his assistance with this article.  His research and first hand experience with Faraday cages, along with his perspective, is appreciated. If you enjoyed this article, consider voting for Backdoor Survival daily at Top Prepper Websites!  In addition, SUBSCRIBE to email updates  and receive a free, downloadable copy of my e-book The Emergency Food Buyer’s Guide. SunJack Portable Solar Charger:  SunJack® helps mobile users stay charged on the go anywhere the sun shines. For over 25 years Emergency Essentials has been providing the highest quality preparedness products at great prices.  Plus, each month they feature sales that quite honestly are fantastic.
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You are correct about cell phones and radios not working initially but current guesses (and they are just that) speculate that the military and government will work on restoring service as quickly as they can. I have a Kindle, a bunch of radios (with wind-up and battery options), a SunJack 20W panel, a few C. One thing I haven’t seen mentioned here is the likelihood of an EMP event not being a one-time deal. If the world in general (or even just America) is set back two hundred years, what’s the point of keeping my cell phone active? Less expensive than a solar setup for the laptop might be a simple inverter designed for use in a car or camper.


I have been waiting for this article, I have been so confused in the past about conflicting points of view about what will or wont be affected and what will or wont work for shielding. November 6, 2015 by The Survival Mom 92 Comments When it comes to worst case scenarios, it’s hard to beat the Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) and many people wonder how to make a Faraday cage to protect their electronic devices . I’m not ashamed to say that reading One Second After by William Forstchen scared the living daylights out of me. Some might describe a post-EMP world as going back to the nineteenth century, but I think in some ways it would be far worse. The simplest and cheapest way to build your own Faraday container is to use heavy duty aluminum foil.
By itself, these three or four layers of foil are probably enough to protect your electronic gear, but when dealing with a TEOTWAWKI* scenario, there are no replacements, nor second chances, so it pays to do it right the first time.
For example, place your foil wrapped device into a shoe box or other cardboard box that is wrapped in foil, then place that box inside a galvanized steel trash can with a tight-fitting lid.
Either plastic wrap (Saran or something similar) or plastic bags for each electronic item you want to shield.
Next, wrap the object with plastic wrap or place in a plastic bag and then wrap with at least 3 layers of foil. Place your wrapped items in the cardboard box and then wrap the entire box with two layers of foil. If you want to store large items or have numerous items to store, completely line a galvanized steel trash with cardboard. There may be links in the post above that are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission, which does not affect the price you pay for the product. I'm the original Survival Mom, and have been helping moms worry less and enjoy their homes and families more for 5 years. I’m sorry Lisa (not the survival-mom-lisa, the person posting above), but a Faraday cage, an old laptop, etc.
I can read the same books I had as a kid 30 years ago off my shelf, go to a collectable book store and pick up a 300 year old volume to take home, or go to a museum and look at a 2000 year old legible scroll.
Yes, as long as the holes are small with respect to the wavelength of the incident electromagnetic wave.
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This site is in no way affiliated with youtube although it depends heavily on youtube's api. This is a frequent topic in many post-apocalyptic novels and something that most of us are aware of, even if we do not completely understand the science. The problem, he points out, is that with an EMP, the grid is likely to fail, and with that, power transformers will likely fail, along with the supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA) control systems for railroads, power, water, and other utility distribution. Still, the ultimate prepping device would be a metal garbage can which has the top cover sealed to the bottom of the can with aluminized duct tape such as the type found at Amazon, Lowes, Home Depot and other hardware stores. If the reservoir is empty (no juice), the tidal wave loses energy navigating the reservoir. Rather than answer them individually, I will compile the questions and seek answers from individuals whose technical experience and background far exceeds mine. This price, by the way, is less than my local Ace Hardware store.  Also available in this larger size 20 Gallon size.
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Once the EMP occurs, the gizmos become toast; there is no time to protect them after the fact. Crane solar battery chargers, a few FRS walkie talkies, and more flashlights than in most convenience stores.
If someone is truly trying to destroy America’s technology, then they will most likely use a second device a few hours or days after the first event, thus frying anything taken out of the faraday cages. I get the use of ham radios for communication, but why am I protecting the cell phones if the network will most likely be down?
The laptop won’t like the output of the inverter much but will probably still charge. We no longer have the tools, skills, knowledge, and, in some cases, raw materials to make the most basic tools for survival. These containers are called Faraday cages and were first invented by Michael Faraday, a top-notch scientist of the mid-1800’s. A few rolls of heavy duty aluminum foil, some cardboard boxes and a galvanized steel trash can are enough to create your own Faraday cage and protect your electronics from EMP.


By completely wrapping an item in several layers of foil, you can protect that item from damaging effects of EMP. Simply adding more than four layers of foil to the device is probably overkill and may not add any more protection than the initial three or four layers. For convenience, you may want to use several smaller steel cans with lids rather than just one large one. Use your hands to gently mold the foil each time, making sure there are no holes or rips in the foil.
Come join me on my journey to becoming more prepared to handle everyday emergencies and worst case scenarios. The conductivity of nearly any metal is good enough to allow the carriers to easily realign to cancel external fields.
Handy while hiking, traveling, or simply keeping in touch with your partner while out shopping.
When the sun isn’t shining, users can still energize their devices from the powerful SunJack® battery, which holds enough charge to power up to 4 iPhones. The 7-weather channels are pre-programmed and numbered from 1-7, you can easily and conveniently tune into the stations by adjusting the switch.  Note that not all emergency radios include the NOAA weather band so this is an important feature. There won’t be any signal or any way to reach anyone I know (because likely all their phones will be toasted).
The novel details life in a small North Carolina town following an EMP, an electromagnetic pulse.
Keep in mind that every side of the item needs to have a minimum of three layers, so by the time you’re done wrapping it in the foil, some sides may have more than three layers. However, you can increase the effectiveness of your Faraday protection by layering, or nesting them. With your devices protected by three layers like this, they’re likely to survive even an enhanced EMP attack with a stronger electromagnetic pulse. If you don’t already have duplicates, make a list of what you want stored in your Faraday container and then look for inexpensive duplicates at garage and estate sales.
This will add a layer that will isolate the item from the foil and will also help to keep any sharp edges or corners of the item from puncturing the aluminum foil. Be sure that no foil used to wrap the outside of the box touches any of the foil within the box. In the event of an EMP-type scenario, it’s possible that I would be separated (long-term or permanently) from my grown children (sniffle) so I’d want to be able to pull up pics of them and look at them at any moment! In my limited experience digital formats and storage media have extremely short half-lives and are relatively unreliable.
I believe it may be that the built ins don’t have as much exterior metal around the insulation when its in the cabinet area. I went the galvanized trash can route and after viewing a YouTube video recently bought some of that aluminized duct tape you mentioned here. Text uses a different carrier signal, but again, its doubtful there will be an active network or phones to receive them.
There are also several solar chargers on the market (which would also need to be in the cage) that can support tablets and cell phones.
An EMP can be caused by the detonation of a large bomb, nuclear or otherwise, in the atmosphere, miles above land. This is fine, so long as you have no less than three layers of HD aluminum foil between any part of the item and the open air. Two of my cans are sealed that way, and the third has the things with rechargeable batteries since I recharge them every few months.
I know you put a lot of research into your articles and I know your maternal feelings for us readers means you wont steer us wrong. Its pulse wave can easily cover a continent and destroy electronic components in computers, engines, power plants, and solar panels alike.
I have some things in a faraday cage already but there are some things that I just cant determine if need protection. An event like this has never happened on a large scale, and there are differing opinions as to the exact consequences, but one thing is certain: In a matter of moments, life as we know it would be gone forever. Our closest star, the sun, could also do extensive damage in the form of a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). The food, medications, supplies, and tools in our homes may be the only ones we have for a long time.




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