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Product Details

  • Paperback: 114 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 20, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1469941554
  • ISBN-13: 978-1469941554
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,303 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A concise summary of two of the most important threats of our time."--Tom Jansen, Emergency Management Consultant.

"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.

About the Author

Dr. Arthur Bradley holds a doctorate in engineering from Auburn University and currently works for NASA. 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 has been featured in the New York Times, Money magazine, the Toronto Sun, and numerous radio shows. 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. He is the author of several highly acclaimed books on disaster preparedness, including the “Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family,” “Disaster Preparedness for EMP Attacks and Solar Storms,” and the “Prepper’s Instruction Manual.” He conducts free seminars around the world, teaching individuals and families how to establish effective disaster preparedness plans.

More About the Author

Dr. Arthur Bradley holds a doctorate in engineering from Auburn University and currently works for NASA. 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 is highly skilled with all manner of firearms.

He has been featured in the New York Times, Money magazine, the Toronto Sun, Popular Mechanics, Men's Journal, 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)

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.

He conducts seminars around the world, teaching individuals and families how to establish effective disaster preparedness plans. He also enjoys hearing from readers of his books.

Customer Reviews

Very informative book and well written.
Scott
Disaster Preparedness for EMP Attacks and Solar Storms was a great introduction for me.
glad2bhome
Dr. Bradley's book explains how, and why, a Faraday cage works.
Ed Turner

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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Ed Turner on June 20, 2012
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I've read a number of EMP books over the last couple of years. This is easily the most useful.

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.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By STABERDEARTH on April 14, 2012
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This is a good ultimate source book for the topic of EMP. I've read many pieces and parts of the topic in many magazine articles, columns, and other books dedicating a brief chapter to the subject. If you are looking for an effective, comprehensive, one stop source, this book by Bradley is the one.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By stephen hess on July 19, 2012
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Bradley's works are not really for hard core preppers. You won't find any canning recipies, ballistic tables, or instuctions on how to build a lean-to. What you will find is common sense advice that will help you and your family prepare for the diaster that is most likely to occur - a hurricane, flood or earthquake. In "EMP Attacks and Solar Storms", Bradley goes beyond where he went in his essential "Handbook to Practical Preparedness for the Family", which is a must read for anyone concerned with diaster preparation. In typical Bradley fashion, you'll find tables, space for notes, and an introduction that reads like a highly condensed version of his "Handbook" - practical advice about preparing your family for the unexpected. Beyond the intro, there is a lot of information about the effects of EMP, and, as the old saying goes, you will learn something new. For instance, I had always believed that any vehicle built after about 1980 would be rendered inoperable by an EMP attack. Bradley debunks that myth, as well as others, in this short book.

But I was left less than fully satisfied by "EMP Attacks and Solar Storms". I expected more detail about such things as food storage, alternative power generation, or how many chickens you would need to ensure an adequate supply of eggs. There are many very insightful tidbits in "EMP" but don't expect it to be your survival manual. It simply isn't. And, I don't think Bradely intended it to be - which makes the title a bit misleading, at least to me.

Those tidbits, though, are worth the price of admission. For instance: "Effective preparations should therefore focus on replacing these failed national infrastuctures with micro-scale infrastructues that will sustain your family.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Deryl Edwards on September 12, 2012
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Once again Dr. Arthur Bradley has been able to simplify a subject that can sometimes be confusing and overwhelming. In 100 pages, Dr. Bradley not only explains in layman's terms the potential impact complexities of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attacks and solar storms, he provides well-researched, excellent advice on basic steps to prepare for these and other potential TEOTWAWKI events. (For more detailed, step-by-step instructions on preparing for natural and man-made disasters, I recommend Dr. Bradley's Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family or the Prepper's Instruction Manual: 50 Steps to Prepare for any Disaster.)

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.
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