Let us begin by defining what EMP is. Where there is a nuclear explosion it releases electromagnetic radiation which is damaging to our electronic devices; this electromagnetic radiation or pulse is what we call EMP.
With nuclear weapons build-up in this present age, the risk of EMP is high. The effects of EMP would be widespread and will be very difficult to recover. However, protecting our electronics from EMP could give us great advantage when it comes to survival.
EMP causes damage since it induces strong, damaging electrical currents in unprotected electronic parts and in wires. Today we store our important information in our electronic devices and so it is just necessary to keep them protected. A strong EMP can easily damage our electronic devices including our smartphones, cameras, computers, laptops, flash drives, and more. Since vehicle and appliances also depend on electronics, then strong EMP can affect these.
What then are the good reasons to protect our electronics.
You can save survival information on your electronic devices. This information can include medical and first aid information and stored in your laptop, smartphones, and ebook readers. Books about food preservation, off-grid living, and herbal remedies can be downloaded in your devices.
Protecting your electronic devices give you the advantage of continuing your children’s education while things are slowly getting back to normal after an EMP attack. When schools are destroyed, then you can still homeschool your children. You can download academic subjects in your electronic devices. There are free homeschool curriculum with book lists which you can download for free as ebooks.
When your lifestyle has dramatically changed because of nuclear attack, then you can still provide yourself with entertainment when you protect your electronics. Entertainment can be a savior during these difficult times. Watching wholesome movies, TV shows, listening to music and audiobooks can help relieve stress. It will provide an important distraction.
You can keep may things intact like family photos and videos, local history, US history, which can provide you with something to remind you of the past. When you survive a post-EMP world you will want something to preserve and continue civilization and heritage.
Protecting your ham radio and communication devices are very important since these will help you communicate through these devices if ever you survive an EMP attack. This will give you certain advantages and will enable you to be of service to others.
If you purchase Faraday containers or bags, then you can protect your electronic devices with these. You can have confidence in the worst scenario, you will have something to help you survive.