Dr. Ben Carson, a 2016 Presidential Candidate, said EMPs are one of the biggest threats to American security.
An EMP (electro-magnetic-pulse) is a short burt of electro-magnetic energy, often times the result of a nuclear bomb or even from powerful explosions on the surface of the sun.
The truth is Dr. Carson is absolutely right.
Should a manmade or natural EMP go off, it would render most electronics in the U.S. completely unusable. That alone could send the U.S. and the rest of the world into total chaos.
The good news is you can make your own Faraday cage, a small, simple device, which helps shield your electronics from an EMP and keeps them safe.
Here’s a video showing you how it’s done.
The beauty in this? You really don’t need to spend that much to make this work.
Some of these items you might be able to scrounge up for free.
All you need is:
- 1 Metal garbage can
- 4’x4′ of Cardboard
- Some tape
And that’s it.
There’s not much to building your Faraday cage either.
Step 1: Outline the base of your trash can and then make a small cutout on the cardboard to help line the bottom of the can.
Step 2: Outline the lid of the trashcan and then place the cutout inside the lid so it sits flush inside of it.
Step 3: Measure the interior height of the trash can and then cut out a wide piece of cardboard that wraps around the interior of the trash can.
Put all of this together and you’ve got yourself an improvised faraday cage capable of defending your electronics from an EMP.
If you have any questions on this is done, make sure to watch the video above.
While an EMP might occur at anytime, the idea is your Faraday cage should serve as a container to keep important electronics in when you’re not using them.
If an EMP hits, and your electronics are protected, it gives you a district advantage over those who haven’t prepared for this kind of an event.
To learn even more about the dangers of an EMP and what you can do to protect yourself and your family click the picture below.