Knowing More About EMP Protection
An Electromagnetic Pulse or EMP is an extreme burst of electromagnetic energy originating from the blast of a nuclear bomb. A lot of people are not wary of the severe damage EMP can do to their devices. It may be true that a nuclear attack would be unlikely to happen but there are still many causes of EMP interference that can damage devices. There are a variety of ways EMP could happen including from lightning, meteor EMP, electrostatic discharge, power line surge and from nuclear and non-nuclear EMP. Analysts are now proposing that in times of modern war, any foreign belligerent attacking the United States would most likely target its vital electronics and power infrastructure. A single nuclear warhead that is detonated at high altitude would likely fry any electronic devices in a hundred mile radius. An electronic device that is inside the area of effect would be get damaged due to the electronic current fluctuations. Right now, the United States having war with another near pear rival is highly unlikely, however, a lot of militaries right now are developing EMP based weapons to knock down the competition.
EMP attacks would disrupt many vital processes in the United States such as vehicles, airplanes, communication, electrical grid, water stations, appliances, vital medical devices, stop lights, sewage, and industrial facilities. The Graham Commission was created by the US congress in order to research the vulnerabilities of the country from these kinds of attacks. They have concluded that the vital electrical services should be stored in protective installations in order for the country to remain functional even after a nuclear attack. They found out that there would be immediate and complete breakdown of the existing infrastructure if an unlikely even such as this would happen. The commission also found out that the civilian population is also woefully unprepared for such a disaster. As an individual, you can do a few things to prevent your own devices from being damaged from EMP. Using Faraday container made of aluminum or copper would protect any device from EMP damage. Having a galvanized metal trash coated with thick cardboard can also be a useful EMP shelter.
A great way of protecting your devices from EMP and many other electromagnetic interference is through using Faraday bags. Faraday bags are specially built Faraday containers made to protect vital devices including laptops, tablet computers and phones from the harmful effects of EMP. You might think that getting one would make you look paranoid but in fact, having such as bag in the event of an EMP calamity would make you become more prepared than everyone else. In this day and age, being prepared with EMP protection means you are one step ahead of everyone else.