Protecting your electrical devices from an EMP strike means you might have to safeguard them from the effects of electromagnetic pulse. Being the victim of a nuclear, or non-nuclear EMP attack from a hostile country is a real danger.
Following the detonation of a nuclear bomb from 25 to 250 miles above the horizon line, the magnetic field lines of our planet would be interrupted by a huge pulse of x rays and gamma radiation-including photons. Electrons trapped in the field lines of our planet would cause a dangerous fluctuating electric current capable of disabling electronic equipment.
The danger of an EMP Protection is so high that the House Military Research and Development Subcommittee and the House National Security Committee have created the Graham Commission. The committee examined susceptibility in the military together with the civilian sector and made recommendations of strategies to shield America from your EMP danger.
The Graham Commission advocates keeping electrical grid parts and any hard to make devices that are needed to keep our infrastructure working.
US citizens aren’t prepared for an EMP strike. Most people don’t have over three days-worth of food and water stored. Many don’t have batteries on hand for flashlights, radios or other gear for any duration of time. Most people have no idea what an EMP attack is and how it could change them.
Without appropriate EMP protection, the USA would experience interruption in the next places:
- Vehicle engines
- Plane ignition systems causing inflight airplanes to fall out of the heavens
- Kidney dialysis machines, pacemakers, and other medical devices
- All communication systems