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How To Build A Faraday Cage For EMP Survival

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EMP (electromagnetic pulse) is a frequent topic in both post-apocalyptic novels and survivalist discussions – but few people completely understand the science. An EMP is an intense burst of energy produced by lighting, nuclear or radio-frequency weapons or by other causes both natural and human-made.

Depending on the size and intensity of an EMP event, such a phenomenon could potentially take out electrical and information systems across vast areas. A massive EMP event, such as that caused by a high-altutide nuclear explosion, could potentially lead to a large-scale “grid down” scenario with no power, no transportation systems, no internet, and even no food and no water delivery systems across wide areas.

To prepare for such a phenomenon, you need to have knowledge of Faraday cages and how they can work to protect you against EMP. This article will discuss how to make a Faraday cage which can protect your electronic devices if an EMP burst occurs.

Faraday cages were invented by English scientist Michael Faraday in 1836. These containers can shield important electronic items from the effects of thousands of volts of power caused by high energy explosions. A Faraday cage safeguards its contents from excessive electromagnetic field levels. It works by reflecting incoming fields, absorbing incoming energy, and creating opposing fields. Building a Faraday cage is very simple. There are a couple of designs that you can build yourself. One of them is an aluminum pressure cooker Faraday cage which is constructed by lining an aluminum pressure cooker with a large duty freezer bag. Put the equipment or device in the bag, secure the lid and you are good to go.

Galvanized metal garbage cans, popcorn tins, ammo cans and tightly sealed metal filing cabinets are also ideal Faraday cages. These metal containers can be lined with insulating material such as cardboard, Styrofoam, and carpet scraps to prevent the contents from having contact with the metal.

The effectiveness of the Faraday cage is determined by several factors including how thick it is, how tightly meshed it is, and what frequencies the EMP is. Shielding is important to the ability of a Faraday cage to reflect EMP bursts.

Ammo cans are a go-to solution to protect your radio equipment and backup hard drives from EMP. Frequently used to house battery systems and radios, but also making superb storage for numerous other items, ammo cans are a must-have item for most survivalists.

Homemade Faraday cages can also be constructed for large devices including computers, televisions, tablets, and appliances. You can create a large shield room by lining a closet with heavy-duty aluminum foil. You need to pay attention to how the foil is placed around the door frame to ensure that it provides a continuous shield. Going further up in scale you have the option of shipping containers.

A freestanding Faraday cage is also possible by framing a box with 2x4s and lining the outside with fine, conductive mesh. You can also use sheets of aluminum or copper as your shielding material.

Faraday Bags: Anti-static faraday bags can also be purchased to protect against electrostatic discharge. They are easy to store and are ideal for small devices such as smartphones and tablets. Click here to check these out on Amazon.

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How To Build A Solar Furnace For Under 50 Dollars

A solar furnace is an interesting off grid device that uses concentrated power from the sun to produce high temperature. The principle behind it is being used to make inexpensive solar cookers and solar-powered barbecues. You can also create an inexpensive solar furnace to heat your home. This DIY project won’t cost you more than $50, and so it’s definitely worth a shot.

According to the video, you only need to re-salvage some black plastic, window panes, a PVC pipe, and a clothes dryer hose to construct a homemade solar furnace which is ideal to warm your house, storage, or garden shed during the colder months of the year. Since the structure needs sunlight to run, you need to install it on the side of your homestead that gets the most sunlight during the day.

In the video, the developer of the solar furnace said that he attached a smaller computer fan on the outlet that is wired to a 12-volt solar cell: When there is direct sun on the unit, it produces heat like a hair dryer. While the solar furnace is operationally adequate the way it is, having a better intake would make the device more efficient.

One of the video’s commenters noted that the solar furnace developer did a good job, but he recommended placing the furnace right under the window and venting it straight in. He also suggested upcycling an old big screen TV left on the curb and taking off the Fresnel lens for more concentrated solar gain. You could also utilize angled mirrors to catch more light.

Another commenter agreed with the use of the dryer hose for the solar furnace. It is clearly a lot better than messing around with piles of aluminum cans. Another one proposed a better design that involves having the intake close to the floor of the house and a much larger intake than the tiny tubes used for the furnace. He also said suggested orienting the glass, so it is directly perpendicular to the sun in the coldest months, for maximum solar gain.

Though the solar furnace is not designed to entirely heat your home, it is easy to make and scalable, saving you a load of money on cold, clear days. The video contains very simple step-by-step instructions, allowing anyone to rebuild the heating system in no time at all. This very cheap solar furnace is perfect for off-grid heating or just for anyone who wants to reduce their monthly utility expenses. It is also a zero-emission form of heating that will reduce carbon footprint and dependence on nuclear or fossil fuels!

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What REALLY Happens When You Bury a Shipping Container? (Hint: It's A Bit Crazy...)

Shipping containers are all the rage - but if you are thinking about buying one, you MUST watch this video first:

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There's a general belief that if you bury a shipping container you can create an awesome root cellar / storm shelter / survival bunker.

But is a shipping container strong enough to handle the pressure?

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How To Catch Filter And Store Rainwater

How To Catch, Filter And Store Rainwater
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Fresh water sources are becoming increasingly depleted as the demand for residential, agricultural and industrial use continues to rise. Learning to harvest, store and manage water supplies is becoming an ever more important survival skill and will continue to do so.

One of the purest types of water is rainwater when it falls through the unpolluted air directly into a clean container. However, the rain that falls in cities or flows across open air surfaces such as outdoor basins or roofs is another story. Run-off rainwater can be a health hazard due to contamination from air pollution, pesticides, animal feces, dead insects, car exhaust and fuel spillage, and even lead paint. If you are using the rainwater for toilet flushing or lawn watering (two of the major uses of residential water supply) then the purity required is not quite as high. But you will need to minimize or eliminate contamination if you intend to use rainwater for drinking, by using good filtration.



If you live in the U.S., collection of rainwater – shockingly – is not actually legal in some states. It’s fairly absurd that what falls from the sky can be owned by someone. But there are municipalities, counties, and cities that prohibit rainwater harvesting. In areas that do allow it, you have to be aware of local or state regulations for rainwater collection systems and storage, equipment, and methods. Please research and seek the appropriate advice from your local government’s environmental, zoning, building and health departments before you install a rainwater storage system.

There are several ways to assure the rainwater you harvest is clean. Your roofs and eaves trough must be clear as possible. You can use a mesh strainer to remove leaves and large debris. The rainwater must be harvested in a tank that is channeled to a biosand filter. You can also use a small air bubbler to keep the water aerobic in the storage tanks. Adding bleach in the correct quantities to the storage tanks can also help prevent the growth of algae and this is the method utilized by municipal water supplies.

The rainwater should be stored in a clean holding tank or other nontoxic containers such as food-grade plastic barrels. Add a first-flush diverter to improve rainwater quality. This first-flush device keeps the impurities and debris from entering your holding tank.

Commercial water filters are effective against different types of contamination. Common filter types used for rainwater collection systems include activated carbon, ceramic, and membrane. Filters are tasked to remove parasites and bacteria, but they are not typically relied upon to remove viruses. You can add iodine to the water or use UV sterilization to kill viruses. Further carbon filtering is a must after iodine treatment to remove excess iodine.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend using rainwater as a drinking water resource without disinfection, filtration, and regular maintenance. The CDC is in fact strongly against allowing rainwater into a household drinking water system. So as a homeowner, you must take responsibility for the safety of your own rainwater collection system.

If water supply is limited but not non-existent, consider using your rainwater for non-potable purposes first: Garden watering, cleaning and other outdoor uses are ideally suited.

Outlines below are several do’s and don’ts to keep your system running with every fall of rain:

• Place the storage tanks or barrels under a downspout. Do not put them near utility services or septic tanks.
• Never leave any openings to the barrel uncovered.
• Do not drink unfiltered and untested water.
• Overflow ports / additional tanks are vital when the barrels receive much water.
• The tank needs to be drained every three to five years.
• Seasonal maintenance schedule and regular cleaning of the tanks is also important.

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