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Disaster Preparedness for EMP Attacks and Solar Storms (Expanded Edition) Paperback – August 19, 2012
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"Arguably the best book currently written on the subject of electromagnetic pulse and solar storm preparedness."--Maggie Ledbetter, fellow prepper and author of Living Simple.
"Presents useful data showing what works and, more importantly, what doesn't when constructing a Faraday cage . . . a guide filled with practical advice."--Boris V., Professor Emeritus, Electromagnetics Research.
"Does a great job of distinguishing the differences between the preparations needed for solar storms and EMP strikes."--Shane Connor, Ki4U
"Read this book and you'll learn some simple, inexpensive, and effective methods to protect critical equipment from an EMP pulse or a solar storm." -- Andrew Baze, author of The Road Home and the Personal Emergency Communications.
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Having lived all across the United States, he writes from personal experience about preparing for a wide variety of disasters, including earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, house fires, massive snowstorms, electromagnetic pulse attacks, and solar storms. He holds a black belt in Kenpo Karate and has trained with numerous firearms. His interests include shooting, martial arts, travel, and writing.
He has been featured in the New York Times, Money magazine, the Toronto Sun, Popular Mechanics, Men's Journal, the Costco Connection, and numerous radio shows.
His books include:
- Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family
- Disaster Preparedness for EMP Attacks and Solar Storms
- Prepper's Instruction Manual: 50 Steps to Prepare for any Disaster
- Process of Elimination: A Thriller
- The Survivalist (Frontier Justice)
- The Survivalist (Anarchy Rising)
- The Survivalist (Judgment Day)
- The Survivalist (Madness Rules)
- The Survivalist (Battle Lines)
- The Survivalist (Finest Hour)
- The Survivalist (Last Stand) - coming in November 2015
Dr. Bradley subscribes to the philosophy that preparedness should always be motivated by love and concern, never by fear and paranoia. His practical approach to family preparedness has received widespread praise from individuals, emergency preparedness groups, and religious organizations around the world. He conducts seminars across the US and Canada, teaching individuals and families how to establish effective disaster preparedness plans.
He also enjoys hearing from readers of his books, and can be reached through his website http://disasterpreparer.com.
Top Customer Reviews
Other than a financial collapse, I believe an EMP attack is the man-made disaster most likely to befall the United States in the near future. It's a relatively lost-cost, low-tech method of eliminating the United States as a world power. A nuclear-tipped missile launched from a cargo ship in the Atlantic and exploded a couple of hundred miles over Kansas would knock out the power grid and destroy most of the electronics throughout North America.
An EMP attack would be a TEOTWAWKI event. It would be prudent for every family to try to preserve some basic electronics that would be useful in the aftermath -- short wave radios, walkie-talkies, ham radios, LED flashlights and lanterns, battery chargers, solar panels, etc.
There are many books on the effects of EMP. The theory is well understood. Unfortunately, there's very little solid data on protecting from EMP.
Dr. Bradley's book explains how, and why, a Faraday cage works. He provides a clear understanding of why grounding is generally unnecessary. He tests the effectiveness of various makeshift Faraday cages. He even provides references for surge protectors and UPS equipment that may offer reasonable protection against EMP surges introduced through the power lines.
This is a very practical guide for individuals to protect critical electronics from an EMP attack. It also deals with the effects of solar storms and provides guidelines for general preparedness. I've already used the information provided here for my own preparations. I would highly recommend this book.
This book is especially valuable for anyone who may have limited knowledge of EMP as a weapon and the widespread (and potentially devastating) effect that a high-altitude EMP (HEMP) attack would have on the continental United States. The author explains the effect of both an EMP attack and solar flares on the various national infrastructures such as the power grid and personal electronics, water supply, transportation, telecommunications, government and others. As an extra bonus, Dr. Bradley provides an excellent section on building a protective Faraday cage to shield personal electronic equipment - items that would be both valuable and useful after an event - from the effect of an EMP. He provides tested data to show the shielding effectiveness of the various types of Faraday cages. I highly recommend adding this book to your disaster preparedness library and getting a second copy for a friend or family member who may be ignoring these potential catastrophes.
So who do you ask? The Survivalist or the NASA engineer (PhD no less) who's job it is to research EMP? Personally I'd ask the Engineer for NASA, I'd look to the survivalist to show me how to snare a rabbit with my shoe string. This book is to help your electronics survive 2 possibly devastating events.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The subject of EMPs/Solar Storms, as the author makes a it a point to allude to, is merely one component of a more robust preparation plan. Read morePublished 8 days ago by ZyPhReX
This is a very, very basic information book. If you are looking for in-depth information on how to protect your electronic equipment from an EMP, then you may want to look... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Tom
Dr Bradley is a brilliant man who's caring comes through in his writing.Published 1 month ago by Aias
Very quick book to read. Direct and to the point. It gives you enough information that you understand the threat and the problems associated with EMP and solar storms, but... Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Leslie
A short but informative discourse. Not enough research regarding drinking water systems my opinion, but still a good little bit of information.Published 2 months ago by Tentalk
Waste of time unless your writing a paper on EMP's and Solor storms About 3 pages on disaster preparedness. Should be titled "All About EMP's and Solor Storms. Read morePublished 2 months ago by B Rooster