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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.
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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: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #620,020 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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When I was very young my Dad took me through the plant he worked at. On that tour he showed me a Faraday cage. It was a room made of copper screen. I was like a cat with a new box; they could not get me out of it. Later I became an Amateur radio operator; I have been a shelter communicator in Florida. I have seen the government, even the National Guard relying on Hams to communicate because their equipment did not function or function well. It happened during recovery in Hurricane Andrew. The ARRL Radio operators Manual talks about EMP and what to do. They wanted us to fire up our old tube radios as they would most likely work. I was more concerned about my hair falling out, as they made it sound like it was the usual emergency. While reading the few paragraphs I remembered the Faraday Cage at Dad's Work. Every now and then I looked for information on the Faraday Cage to protect my radio equipment, worry about the hair latter. I could find very little much of it conflicting, some just plain nonsense. Lately I was looking again for this information. There is a lot of talk about EMP (it is the most logical first strike) from a lot of people, most really don't know what they are talking about. Some information is akin to the CBer myth that you can protect your self from lighting hitting your antennae by putting the end of the Coax in a glass Mayonnaise jar.... yea right.
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.
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