Originally Posted by twa2471
I know communications are a going to be a huge concern during any emergency, but if we have a SHTF senario involving nukes, any EMP waves are going to take out every transistor and chip out there, so having digital equeptment is usless any ways. Unless you had it protected, and I'm not sure how to do that,,maybe lead flashing???? Any body know?? ???
What you need is called a "Faraday Cage", essentially a metal box with no openings to the contents. When the EMP hits metal, it induces a current in it, just like in a transformer. Only we are talking lightning bolt level current, not 12 volts. However, electricity only travels along the surface of metal, so anything on the inside of a metal box never gets hit with the current travelling over the outside.
A simple and cheap one can be made out of a brand new metal garbage can. Simply fill it with your electrical items you want to protect, seal the lid on, and stash it somewhere. Items protected. Soldering a ground wire to it may also be helpful.