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THIS LIST IS NOT COMPREHENSIVE, IT IS ONLY MEANT AS A STARTING POINT. The invasion has already begun in certain areas of our country, including the Southern and Northern Borders, Detriot, Alaska, Crystal City, Denver CO, Florida, Free Trade Zones, some areas of our national forests, Anaheim, Chicago, New York City and Boston. To facilitate the usefulness of this article, I will part with convention and write most of it in the form of a semi-comprehensive list of ideas and strategies you and your friends and neighbors can use to help defend yourselves from violent psychopaths when Obama and his fellow terrorists give the final order to move against our country. READERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SEND MORE IDEAS FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION ON THIS LIST. THIS ARTICLE/LIST WILL BE UPDATED EVERY DAY, AND MAY BE COPIED AND SHARED ON ANY SITE OR PAGE FREELY.

The mainstream media/entertainment/CIA/Switzerland/Vatican complex has effectively been brainwashing people en mass in our country to think with their fists and fight like apes while they hide in their underground bunkers in Denver, Vatican City, Crystal City, etc., and send their brainwashed minion/slaves to try to murder everyone else. Satan, Cain and their Jesuit “Superior Generals” KNOW that men and women who fight with their fists die easily under assault. They almost NEVER get into direct physical fights themselves, but instead send their stupid, disposable flunkies to fight in their wars FOR them. The NWO does not want you to THINK your way out of situations, because they cannot conquer you if you do that. The way to win EVERY fight is to AVOID fighting by being alerted to the danger and having a foolproof escape plan ahead of time, and let the Lord protect you instead. As the scriptures say, the ONLY people who will be safe in the Last Days (TODAY) are those who are gathered together with the Saints in Zion (the Wards, Stakes, etc. of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints). Here’s how to defeat ANY invading foe without using force:

1 – Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and as much spiritual preparation and maintenance as possible, including continual personal, family and spousal prayers to our Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ, Family Home Evenings, daily scripture studies with family members and privately. Also maintain a constant state of positive, healthy thinking and calm. The most deadly attacks by the NWO are negative spiritual/ELF/HAARP/brainwashing/negative propaganda/Satanic temptation, doubt and fear-based.

MORE on #1:

Woman looking through food storage

Emergency Preparedness and Response

Members of the Church have been counseled for many years to be prepared for adversity. Preparation, both spiritual and temporal, can dispel fear. With the guidance of Church leaders, individual members and families should prepare to be self-reliant in times of personal or widespread emergency.

Family Emergency Planning

Church members are encouraged to prepare a simple emergency plan. Items to consider may include:

  • Three-month supply of food that is part of your normal daily diet.
  • Drinking water.
  • Financial reserves.
  • Longer-term supply of basic food items.
  • Medication and first aid supplies.
  • Clothing and bedding.
  • Important documents.
  • Ways to communicate with family following a disaster.

Disaster Cleanup and Church Volunteer Safety

disaster cleanup

Wards and stakes may organize volunteers to assist in the community following a disaster. Church volunteers should focus on cleanup rather than reconstruction. All volunteers should adhere to Church safety guidelines for disaster cleanup.

Emergency Communications

During an emergency, normal means of communication may become inoperable. Communication needs should be addressed in ward and stake emergency plans.

Ward and Stake Emergency Plans

emergency plan

Wards and stakes should have a plan in the event of an emergency. Plans are prepared by ward and stake welfare committees under the direction of the bishop or stake president. Plans should be updated periodically.

Meetinghouses as Emergency Shelters

Following a disaster, the use of a meetinghouse as a community emergency shelter is occasionally needed. Permission is granted by the stake president, after consulting with a member of the Presidency of the Seventy or the Area Presidency. Following approval, the priesthood leader should contact his Church physical facilities representative (PFR).

2 – Perimeter sensors around your property.

3 – A number of plants within your house to provide constant oxygen in case of a bioterror attack that keeps you indoors for a prolonged period of time.

4 – Air horns to cause pain and alert others

5 – Paintball guns and rounds to blind parked MRAP windshields and helmeted UN troops

6 – Dogs surrounding your neighborhood and the whole town, to alert the town before they arrive.

7 – Peaceful spies for your city. No one should know their names or where they are located. They may be equipped with loud horns.

8 – HAM Radio operator on every block, and hopefully in every house. (See #1)

9 – EMP guards. (See #55) Microwave ovens to use as Faraday Cages for your computer jump drives, etc.

“Microwave ovens are designed and built as faraday cages and continue to function as such even if it doesn’t work anymore. Ever loose cell phone reception in an elevator?  That is the faraday cage effect my friend.  A grounded safe or vault.  Properly grounded tinfoil around a box.  You can use a military surplus ammunition can, drill and tap a hole, screw in a lugged ground wire and clip it to the metal shelf support next to the other ammunition cans you’re using as such, and tie that shelf into earth ground.

“But what about using bird cages, chicken wire, and/or DW’s heirloom spaghetti strainer bowl?” Depends, and this is where the lack of public information comes in to play.  The spacing of the electromagnetic permeable conduits acts as a wave-guide of sorts and determines what frequency of electromagnetic radiation is rejected, attenuated or passed.  WAIT- Please don’t leave, I didn’t mean to get too technical!  Think of an EMP burst as a golf ball passing through a faraday minefield of putting holes of different sizes – too small a hole and the ball will roll over it and too big a hole the ball will bounce out and continue on.”

10 – Keep your TV screens, cell phones, computer screens, etc. all turned away from anyone and everything in your house as much as possible, even when they are “off.” They can and are all being used to spy on you through audio and video feeds by the FBI, NSA, DHS, etc.

11 – As much food storage and water storage as you possibly can get. Use non-GMO, heirloom foods and water purification bottles as much as you can.

12 – Escape tunnels from a secret part of your house to the nearby sewer, forest, or other undetected escape route.

13 – Set your house up so that you can easily burn it down if necessary. Keep all your vital records, bug-out-bag, meds, etc. in a pack. Use in conjunction with #12 if needed.

14 – Dress in black from head to toe, and wear a black ski mask at night.

15 – Gas masks with filters for radiation and gas attacks.

16 – Garlic, a variety of organic heirloom seeds, various essential oils and pure Baking Soda may be carried in your Bug-Out-Bags.

17 – Phone/personal contact trees with everyone you know in your neighborhood, town and families whom you trust. Keep the information flowing about threats and constantly personally trouble-shoot new ideas for yourself. Do not tell anyone all your plans.

18 – Always carry the KJV Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ will you and study them daily and prayerfully. Scriptures and prayer are enormous sources of spiritual strength.

19 – Videocams, hidden and open, with live feeds to the internet and other contacts. Upload attacks to the internet and others. Identify all your attackers as much as possible and expose them later.

20 – Have many men ready with chainsaws to create a barricade of trees across the roads, so that any non-flying NWO vehicles can not enter.

21 – Some sort of tool(s) for food obtaining…crossbows, bows, guns, traps, etc.

22 – Flashlights to blind your enemies.

23 – Flares to alert others.

24 – Loud horns to alert people all across town. This is a classic and foolproof way that has worked for millenia.

25 – Spy drones with cameras to scope out your enemies from blocks away. This could be especially helpful for Chinese/Russian/Cuban troops, many of whom will be parachuting in to your area or coming from the National Forests where they live and train right now.

26 – Small oxygen tank/masks.

27 – Be aware of all military outposts, police stations and train stations and lines and avoid those areas when prompted by the Holy Ghost. Listen to the Holy Ghost’s promptings constantly and follow them.

28 – Create a secret, hidden room. Stock it with food, water, plants for oxygen, etc. Hide out in it until you can escape.

29 – Stay in the woods and out of sight if travelling if needed. Build forest shelters now for use later for possible use, or build them later.

30 – Bring something to cook with like a propane stove or hobo stoves, that will not make bright lights or a lot of smoke or steam.

31 – Have a bag stocked with easy to eat and prepare food, like perhaps MRES.

32 – Potassium Iodide to stave off radiation attacks from Fukishima and localized nuclear attacks on our cities by the NWO. These may also help to prevent problems in those with thyroid disorders.

33 – Use Google Earth maps to check out the local geography of your area beforehand. Make flexible plans for escape.

34 – Have a compass in your Bug-Out-Bag.

35 – Keep a Bug-Out-Bag in all your vehicles and one also in your home. Use ones that are dark in color to blend into the darkness and shadows. Waterproof it if it is not already. You can get some waterproofing spray at shoe stores on online easily for just 7 bucks or so.

36 – Get a LIFESTRAW (Google it)

37 – Small radio and batteries or a hand crank one that does not need any. Ditto for flashlights.

38 – Have a good little container of 16 penny and other size nails, along with a hammer and pioneering-grade twine/rope in your Bug-Out-Bags in case you need to build shelters or other necessities.

39 – Know the weak spots of your body (see photo A below from the Army Manual)

40 – Carry enough food for not just yourself, but for several others if possible, to barter with when the economy renders our unlawful Federal Reserve Bank counterfeit currency worthless

41 – Study the graduated responses chart of the Army Manual. Note that the official manuals are not necessarily what will be used to attack us, but it may give insight on what may happen so we can avoid it when it happens, most likely by Chinese, Russian or UN troops in either our uniforms or theirs (see photo B below)

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42 – Move out of, and actively avoid, big cities:

43 – The NWO criminals are planning on using black helicopters during the early morning before dusk to “extract” political dissidents under the false “drill” “OPERATION: JADE HELM 15.” This is part of the reason they are conditioning you via the media to get used to the random flying of black helicopters (which Governor Rick Perry denied on film, along with many others, even existed, and people who “believed” black helicopters existed were “crazy.” For the past 2 years they are now openly flying black helicopters on the news and saying how wonderful they are, which means Perry and all the others are complete and utter liars and are enemies of the United States of America. This may happen at any time, so be aware of the sounds of helicopters during the night, have your bug out bag and escape plan in place, and you might want to keep on the road and cross state lines when you flee.





44 – Learn how to store fresh vegetables for months without a refrigerator:

45 – Learn how to start seeds indoors:

How to Start Seeds Indoors

Sow. Starting seeds indoors is a little different than sowing directly into the ground. Usually, the seed package will tell you how to sow outside. Some packages include instructions for starting inside as well as when to start seeds inside, so you can follow those instructions if applicable. Generally, larger seeds should be placed at least an inch apart. Depending on the size of your tray’s cells you may get 2-3 seeds in each. Medium-sized seeds can be a little closer together and small seeds can be about a half inch apart. Small seeds can be tricky to handle. You can sprinkle them using your fingers, or you can use a spoon or even tweezers to place the seeds.

Seed Trays

Some seeds need direct light exposure for germination, and some can be covered with your seed starting mix. Some even want covering with black plastic. Your seed packet should tell you the specific requirements for your seeds. Don’t forget to label the trays with what type of seeds you have planted.

Heat. Your seeds need heat to germinate. Put them in a warm place – the top of a fridge is warm enough to get them sprouting. You can start them in trays using plugs or our seed starting soil. You can also use heat mats specially made for seedlings. Keep the soil damp but not soaked.

Light. Your seedlings will emerge in 1-4 weeks, and they’ll need light right away when they do. Put the seedlings in the brightest window in your home. Or better yet put them under a small grow lamp.

Thin. Plants aren’t good at sharing their space. A few days after your seedlings emerge, trim back all but the strongest plant in each cell in the tray. That seedling is going to need all the soil, space, and nutrients in its cell.

Fertilize. After a couple weeks your seedlings will run out of food. They’re young, so they don’t need much yet. Water them with a good, general purpose fertilizer mixed at half strength. We can provide recommendations in our store.

Transplant. After about a month, your plants will need more room to grow. To check if they’re ready to transplant, gently ease the seedling out of its cell. It’s ready to go if you can see roots growing around the edges of the cell. Select a larger pot with drainage holes at the bottom, fill it with a nice quality potting soil, make a hole big enough for your seedling, ease the plant back out of its cell – soil and all – and plant it in the new pot. Fill potting soil around the seedling. Water the new pot thoroughly until water drips out the bottom. Make sure they have light, water, and fertilizer.

Transition. After the weather warms up enough, you may want to move your plants outside. You can move them out in their pot to grow or transplant again right into the ground. Either way, make the transition gradual. The new environment can shock plants, so take them outside a few hours at a time for a week or so, gradually increasing how long they’re outside.

Let ’em grow.  Make sure the soil doesn’t completely dry out and fertilize them regularly. You should be able to harvest leaves from your herbs all summer long. Pinch off any flower buds that appear to encourage more leafy growth.

We carry a full line of seed starting equipment and soils, plus organic seeds specially-customized for the Northeast. Stop in today.

Written by Tara F — February 17, 2015

Safety Warning: Read up on your confined spaces safety prior to trying any of this. You can die so easily in confined spaces.

Now as preppers we have seen a lot of crap be done to build prepper fortresses both above and below ground. I would suggest that instead of looking to make your Bug Out Locations (BOL) look like Helms Deep that you should instead make it look more like the Hobbit Holes of the Shire.

Guess what… You need to consider that you exist on a planet where you don’t have to be the US Government to get Satellite imaging of a particular area… It is called Google Earth. So over head camouflage and deception is important.

The following is 15 commandments of Tactical Camouflage from the late Colonel David Hackworth aka Hack.

 Thou shalt not expose thy shiny mess gear, for it bringeth unwanted guests to chow.

Thou shalt not wear white T-shirts, or thine enemies will dye them red.

Thou shalt provide overhead concealment, for thine enemies’ eyes are upon thee.

Thou shalt cover thy tall antenna, for fly swatters groweth not in yon wood.

Thou shalt use a red lens on thy flashlight, or it shall appear as a star in the East.

 Thou shalt cover the glass on thy vehicle, for the glare telleth thine enemy thy location.

 Thou shalt blend with thy surroundings, for trees groweth not in yon desert.

Thou shalt cover the tracks of thy vehicle, for they draweth pretty pictures.

Thou shalt cover thy face, hands, and helmet, for thine enemies maketh war not on bushes.

Thou shalt pick up thy trash and litter, for they exposeth thy presence.

Thou shalt conceal the noise of thy generator, for thine enemies are listening.

Not looking like a target is important. Be low key. Having a triple canopy forest will help. It is hard for our thermal and NVG’s to penetrate dense foliage.  We are fortunate that all the people who hate America typically don’t have that to aid them.

Urban Camouflage and Deception

Graffiti can be your best friend. Spray painting and tagging your own suburban home breaking out the windows and throwing trash out on the lawn. Bio-hazard Bags… Fake Search and Rescue Markings. Bad smelling odors. Anything you can do to make it seem like you really don’t want to enter a place is better than having a fortress. But if you have heavy metal or other shielding of your walls, windows, etc. inside the house, that is even better.

Now… Escape Tunnels

Escape Tunnels on the Missile Silos had no entrance. They remained unfinished. The last 5-6 feet of the tunnel you would have to dig yourself. This is ideal. No matter how good of a system you think you have… If someone really wants what ever you are defending they can pour enough ordinance and man power to take it from you. So have an escape plan.

47 – Learn how to make your own hidden passages:

48 -Avoid Monsanto foods, which kill you:


There are many companies involved with Monsanto Corporation.Many consumers are familiar with most of the brands on this list. These foods are harming our bodies. We should all think twice of what we consume.

Here’s a simple, printable list of companies that use Monsanto products. By avoiding products made by companies on this list, you can help ensure your money isn’t going to Monsanto and also watch out for the health of your family and yourself.
If you wish to print, simply click on the list and choose “Print” from your browser’s menu (or press CTRL+P/CMD+P).

Original list from the Ascending Star Seed blog

49 – Protect yourself from increasing chemtrailing. We are not trained doctors, and do not endorse any claims on how to do this, but the following info may or may not be helpful:

Chemtrails: Learn how to protect yourself from these treacherous poisons
(NaturalNews) Short of living in a hermetically sealed house and only eating food grown indoors, dodging the dangerous ramifications of chemtrails is nearly impossible. Unfortunately, these poisonous aerial sprays have become a day-to-day reality for most – requiring individuals to fortify themselves with detoxifying food and supplements in order to avoid serious disease. Whether enjoying a humble apple or specifically targeting heavy metals with chlorella, addressing the virulent effects of geoengineering is an exceptionally important daily routine.

Poisoned from above

The toxins found in chemtrails infiltrate every aspect of our lives, from the air we breathe to the water we drink and the food we eat. Is it any wonder that physical and mental diseases are increasing at a staggering rate? Astoundingly, these aerial sprays often contain the following bizarre mix of pathogens and poisons:


Pseudomonas fluorescens – Linked with biological warfare, severe blood inflections, coughing fits and vertigo.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa – Associated with pneumonia, bronchitis, ear and eye infections, meningitis, cystic fibrosis and joint and muscle pain along with gastrointestinal disorders.

Mycoplasma fermetans incognitus – A bioengineered pathogen connected with Gulf War illness and chronic fatigue.

Morgellons – Attacks the skin, leading to eventual death. Morgellons is a “mystery” pathogen, as scientists aren’t sure whether to classify it as a bacteria or virus.


Ethylene dibromide (EDB) – An EPA-banned toxin that damages the liver and respiratory and cardiovascular systems.

Heavy Metals

Cadmium – Carcinogenic. Compromises the cardiovascular, renal, gastrointestinal, neurological, reproductive and respiratory systems.

Nano-aluminum-coated fiberglass (CHAFF) – Impairs brain function. Linked with emotional instability, paranoia, poor memory, irritability, decreased alertness, mood disorders and bad judgment.

Mercury – Damages the nervous, respiratory, digestive, renal and immune systems.

Barium – Promotes cardiac arrhythmias, paralysis, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal disorders and respiratory failure. Barium is also implicated in neurodegenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis.

Detoxifying daily habits

If we want to protect ourselves from this health-harming madness, a few select foods and supplements can help.

Chlorella – Pulls heavy metals from tissue and encapsulates toxins to prevent reabsorption in the digestive tract.

Pectin – Absorbs heavy metals in the intestines and assists with removal.

Cilantro – Eliminates mercury, lead and aluminum from the body.

Kombu seaweed – Rich in heavy metal-absorbing alginate.

Oxygenated silver – Destroys bacteria, viruses and fungus.

Activated charcoal – Binds to heavy metals for safe removal from the body.

As a powerful detoxifier of heavy metals, parasites, pollutants, bacteria, fungi and viruses, bentonite clay is an excellent defense against chemtrails. For internal consumption, only ingest the food grade variety known as calcium bentonite clay. It can also be used in the bath for gentle detoxification through the skin.

Additionally, DMPS (sodium 2,3-dimercaptopropane-l-sulfonate) is a sulfuric acid salt which is extremely effective in removing heavy metals from the body. In laboratory tests, when an intravenous shot of DMPS was given, 90 percent of heavy metals were excreted through the kidneys after 24 hours. Oral supplementation is also an option, although it’s considered less effective.

Ultimately, the discontinuation of spraying is the best protection against the health-ravaging consequences of chemtrails. Practical steps for stopping the assault can be found here.


Learn more:

49 – Study and prepare appropriate natural healing foods to help protect you against chemtrail, GMO and biological, stress and microwave emissions:

50 – Build your willpower. This article may help:

Building Your Own Faraday Cage

A Faraday cage is an enclosed space with an outer layer that conducts electricity. The physical shape of the Faraday cage does not matter: it can be spherical, cylindrical, or a box. Either the cage itself can be made of a conductive material, or the cage can be built of a non-conductive material such as wood and then covered in a conductive material.

The conductive material can be as simple as several layers of aluminum foil, which makes constructing your own Faraday cage a fairly simple and inexpensive affair.

What are Faraday Cages Used For?
Faraday cages are designed to guard whatever is inside of it from excessive levels of static and non-static electricity. This can be accomplished either by reflecting incoming electric fields, absorbing incoming fields, or creating opposing electrical fields.

The Faraday cage can help to protect whatever electrical equipment is contained within it from the kind of electromagnetic pulse (EMP), it’s a good practice to keep your emergency electronics such as radios and GPS devices stored in a Faraday cage so they are not incapacitated in the event of an EMP.

How Does a Faraday Cage Work?
Incoming fields are cancelled when the free electrons in the conductive material on the Faraday cage instantaneously realign themselves and block the incident electric field.

For this to work, the cage has to be made from a conductive material; otherwise, the free electrons are not sufficiently mobile to realign themselves. The layer of conductive material can itself be quite thin. This is thanks to the “skin effect,” which is a term that describes the inclination of electrical currents to move mainly on the outer layer of a conductor. Provided that the conductive layer is more than the skin depth of the material, the electrical shielding of the Faraday cage will be outstanding because there will be very high levels of absorption loss.

The skin depth is a function of the material the conductor is made of and the frequency of the incoming wave. Typically, wrapping your Faraday cage in several layers of heavy-duty aluminum foil will give you the needed skin depth to protect your electronics from high-frequency radiated fields like the kind generated by a EMP.

Building a Faraday Cage
The material you use for your Faraday cage does not have much influence on how effective the cage will be at protecting your electronics from high-frequency fields. Virtually any metal has the necessary conductivity to allow free electrons to realign and cancel out incoming electric fields.

Certain metals, are more conductive than others, which gives them a reduced skin depth – for example, at 200 MHz, silver has a skin depth of less than five microns, as compared to aluminum, which has a skin depth of 24 microns at the same frequency. But on a macro scale, that difference is negligible, which is why you can use heavy-duty aluminum foil, instead of far more expensive materials.

Your Faraday cage can have small holes in it, provided they are not too large with respect to the wavelength of the incoming electromagnetic wave. This is why you can also use fine aluminum mesh to build a larger Faraday cage. For example, a 1 GHz wave has a wavelength of 0.3 meters in space.

Generally with these kinds of mesh cages, the cage door is typically the part that causes the most leakage, but this can be fixed by taping the seams with conductive tape.

You can also use existing metal containers as Faraday cages, including metal ammunition boxes, metal garbage bins, anti-static bags, and even unused microwave ovens. Each of these has its own level of effectiveness: the main concern is that gaps and seams are minimized to reduce leakage.

You do not have to ground your Faraday cage in order to protect the electronics contained within, although doing so will help to keep the cage from becoming charged and possibly re-radiating charge, which could be dangerous if you touch it.

Large Faraday Cages
If you want to build a larger “shield room,” as engineers refer to rooms that are essentially large Faraday cages for storing electronics, you can do so by covering the inside of a small room or closet with several layers of heavy-duty aluminum foil.

Overlap all of the seams and tape them with regular cellophane tape. Cover all outlets, light switches, and other conductive breaches with aluminum foil, and do not plug anything into any outlets. Once the floor is covered in foil, place a piece of plywood over it so you do not damage it by walking on it. Such a room can store all of your emergency electronics and protect them from incoming high-frequency radiated fields.

Have You Made a Faraday Cage?
Have you made a faraday cage or room? Have you ever had to use it? How did it turn out?

Protecting your electronics is extremely important, but so too is a reliable power supply. Don’t forget to explore all of our emergency power supplies to ensure that you’re never left in the dark.

How to build a faraday cage in a few easy steps

by blogRot

What is a “Faraday Cage” and How You Can Build Your Own Cheaply and Easily from Common Everyday Items.

This is a bubba-fied explanation of what it is, what it does, and how to build an effective one.  If you’re going to cite this as a source in your college research paper, you’re nuts.

Electromagnetic Pulse (aka EMP) or a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from our sun produce high powered electromagnetic ‘rays’ that are very damaging to electrical and electronics based equipment.

Rubbing your bare feet across the carpet generates a significant electro static potential that you feel when you then touch something metal like a door handle – that spark is a discharge of roughly 4,000 volts to 35,000 volts.  Lightning cracks across the sky are 10,000 volts and more .  YES, the voltages created from you rubbing your feet and lightning is roughly the same but there is an ‘umph’ factor behind the voltages that I could explain but do not want to have anyone’s eyes cross.

Ever tried to heat up some Earl Grey with your DW’s gold trim porcelain tea cups in the microwave?  Did you notice the fireworks from that boneheaded move? For comparison EMP is both similar and different to the above but much more powerful the closer to ground zero one is, and CME could not only be up to EMP powerful but is also sustained – the Earth could be in the sun’s blast zone for hours or days whilst an EMP burst is miliseconds.  EMP from a nuclear detonation can still be higher than 100,000 volts hundreds of miles away.

What this electromagnetic energy does is to create (‘induce’) energy potential (voltage) in equipment even when it is not plugged in.  This is bad, as not only is this not controlled (like plugging something in backwards the energy doesn’t go in the correct pathways and it burns up) but also that that energy could very easily exceed tolerances of the components of the equipment – something as low as 30V inducement could irreparably damage electronics.  And electronics are everywhere, and are needed for/included in electrical systems like your car, generators, central air conditioners, etc.

If that electronic control goes kaput it is hard if not impossible to get that electrical system it controls/manages to work.  Furthermore, susceptibility of electronic memory components needs to be considered: even if the electronic memory component physically survives the inducement there is a strong chance that the critical programming codes it contains may be altered enough to ‘break’ it!  Your Kindle or laptop may survive undamaged but the software it needs to power up and run would be corrupted enough to make it useless and its data irretrievable.

To be honest, until there is a detailed study of a modern day nuclear detonation near a population center I do not believe the magnitude of EMP effects are truly understood, anticipated or expected – I can only fantasize about what the results are and believed that most experts just don’t know every cause-and-effect nor the true extent of the damage (the good-stuff data is Classified). Yeah, there was Project Starfish Prime in Hawaii, but that was more of an incidental byproduct and not specifically set up to be monitored – “uugh… Honolulu just called and said their streetlights all went out; did we just do that?  Yes, but let’s call it part of a study so Congress will fund it. Ka-ching!”  I do recognize EMPs and CME events as being catastrophic no matter what.

So how does one protect his precious ham radio, her dc/ac inverter, or their computer from these high energy discharge events?  While some special equipment can be ‘hardened’ by design the chances of you acquiring this military-grade engineering or old-school manufacturing is not expected.  Automobiles and airplanes used to be made without electronics; today nearly everything is and today’s products are soundly engineered using the least amount of material necessary in its construction.  Great for cost savings, but no wiggle room for extra capacity.

Grandpa’s wire wound antenna I inherited in his vacuum-tube based radio weighs more than my entertainment center – this is the old-school manufacturing that I am referring to.  The wiring in those old electrical systems would be considered over-engineered in today’s standards; they were bigger back then and those bigger wires can conduct more power through them before overheating and burning out.  Hardening and modern RF shielding is a whole ‘nuther bag of beans topic-wise, and this is just a brief snippet to show contrast to the other option.

…and that other option is to Shield it.  There is a reason UFO nutters wear tinfoil hats – it is actually sound physics in shielding from electrical waves; however, unless it is properly Grounded then it is useless.  So do you truly know what ‘grounding’ is?

Earth ground is special in that it is ASSUMED to be able to absorb an unlimited amount of Current without changing its potential (Voltage).  Another way of saying it is that earth ground is always ASSUMED to have zero volts, no matter how much current/power it is subjected to. Electromagnetic radiation continues to propagate until dissipated through earth ground… err… it travels until stopped by the earth.

Let us assume the equipment is plugged into the wall outlet and is exposed to EMP.  This means that is being zapped and induced with ~100,000 volts of energy, more than likely turning whatever was plugged in into a heavy paperweight.  Light bulbs will explode, electronics will pop n fizzle, and if it was already running then it may catch fire.

Not to mention that the power lines are already saturated with its own induced energy, causing further mayhem and destruction.  “But I had it turned OFF” you say; well, unfortunately most On/Off switches only opens one leg of the circuit loop so that induced power will flow through the ‘neutral’ just like if it was running (and destroying it) or it will flow at the speed of light through the ‘hot’ and then to another piece of equipment you have running and THEN back to earth ground.

It still go ‘poof’.  Or it may even arc the distance across the leads of the On/Off switch.  Multiply this effect by all of the items you have plugged into the walls of your house, then all of the houses tied in to your electrical grid.  Many, many ‘poofs’.  Even if the mains breaker on your house trips you’re still left with 100,000v inducement in the house wiring.

“So just leaving it unplugged will protect it, right,” you ask?  Not really.  Let us say you’ve got a nice 1000W dc inverter tucked away on a shelf.  It will still get zapped by 100,000 volts, but that induced energy potential doesn’t go anywhere until that energy potential is great enough to overcome the resistance of air(!) to get to Ground.  And since we know from the paragraphs waaaay up there at the beginning that lighting can arc through air at somewhere around 10,000, we’re still turning that nice 1000W inverter into a paperweight as that induced energy somehow, someway discharges itself to ground.  Or it might not immediately, and stay at 100,000 volts potential; but then you touch it… ouch, or plug it in.. ‘poof’.

“But I want my eyes even further crossed – what else you got?”  You are masochistic, my friend.  Let us continue to Shielding.

Electromagnetic radiation wants to go to earth Ground – it is its destiny, that’s its sole purpose in the universe, its feelings would be hurt if it couldn’t.  To protect equipment we either need to “hide” it ten feet or more underground or “shield” it before the energy waves find it.  Hiding doesn’t mean putting it in the basement or the storm cellar – you need at least ten feet of earth above your abode; we’re talking underground bunkers here.

By surrounding it with – but not touching – a grounded conductive enclosure the electromagnetic waves and/or static discharges are harmlessly shunted around the sides of the enclosure.  Some dead dude name Benjamin Franklin (I’ve never heard of him either) noted as the discoverer of this but some other dead dude named Faraday codified it, thusly the Faraday Cage.

Almost anything can be made in to an effective faraday cage, provided it is:

  • conductive (“Yay!” screams the tinfoil hat crowd),
  • properly Earth Grounded (“Hissss!” boos the tinfoils),
  • adequately surrounds whatever is trying to be enclosed (“Hey, we need to breathe yo!” the tinfoils’ excuse is),
  • whatever is inside is sufficiently insulated from this cage. (“I got nothing.” Me either.)

Microwave ovens are designed and built as faraday cages and continue to function as such even if it doesn’t work anymore. Ever loose cell phone reception in an elevator?  That is the faraday cage effect my friend.  A grounded safe or vault.  Properly grounded tinfoil around a box.  You can use a military surplus ammunition can, drill and tap a hole, screw in a lugged ground wire and clip it to the metal shelf support next to the other ammunition cans you’re using as such, and tie that shelf into earth ground.

“But what about using bird cages, chicken wire, and/or DW’s heirloom spaghetti strainer bowl?” Depends, and this is where the lack of public information comes in to play.  The spacing of the electromagnetic permeable conduits acts as a wave-guide of sorts and determines what frequency of electromagnetic radiation is rejected, attenuated or passed.  WAIT- Please don’t leave, I didn’t mean to get too technical!  Think of an EMP burst as a golf ball passing through a faraday minefield of putting holes of different sizes – too small a hole and the ball will roll over it and too big a hole the ball will bounce out and continue on.

Complicate that further by not knowing what size of the golf ball is to begin with.  So it might just be that the hole spacing in a bird cage and chicken wire won’t be able shield out enough of the EMP.  I can’t say for sure that these materials would be 100% effective against EMP or CME events, but something is better than nothing and this something is *significant*.  I use chicken wire over certain things I’ve got in the shed; if you think the holes are too widely spaced then add another wrap around it.

There is no Prepper Law that says you can’t have DW’s spaghetti strainer covered by chicken wire over a bird cage.  Solid cage is best, next is the smaller the spacing of the holes the better off you are.  Just make sure whatever you use is properly grounded to earth ground.

“So what does properly earth grounded mean?” A good earth ground is a conductive rod that is driven into the ground 10 feet or so – and the depth is dependent on where the damp earth starts; Texas building code is 10 feet so that’s what I stuck to.  The licensed electricians I work with say some houses have copper plumbing that acts as the earth ground.  The shield has to be connected to it and you need to make sure the grounding wire is thick enough to handle the ‘funneled’ energy (if you’re covering an entire safe room then tiny 24ga speaker wire will not be sufficient – use a battery jumper cable) and makes a good, solid contact to whatever earth ground you are using as well as the shielding material.

“Properly insulated?” If the equipment you want to shield is actually touching the cage then there is a conductive path for the energy burst to follow that could compromise your equipment; it becomes part of the shield therefore it is fully exposed.  Put that inverter in a cardboard box, wrap it in a garbage bag, then put it in that properly grounded junky microwave.  Throw in a desiccant bag for good measure.

“’Conductive’; you keep using this word.  I do not think it means what you think it means.” Copper is the best common material that conducts electricity and the higher the content of the copper in the conductor the better it does that job.  Aluminum (probably the worst), steel, brass, tinfoil and other commonly available alloys do work but are not as efficient as copper.  But those *do* work as conductors, so don’t disregard them if that’s what you’ve got available.

EMP or CME related puns welcome in the comments; I enjoy electrifying conversations.  (<- see what I did there?  Hah! I kill me!)

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