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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Faraday Bags For Everyday Use



Preppers are well aware of the possibility and dangers of EMPs.  While there is a lot of misinformation out there claiming that pretty much anything electrical or electronic will be systemically fried after an EMP, there is significant research showing this is not the case.  The fact is, some devices will be rendered useless, and others not so much.

Small electronic devices have been shown to be unpredictable in succeptability.  One test demonstrated this by subjecting four different models of handheld radios to en EMP burst.  One of the four were rendered useless while the other three continued working (perhaps needing to be turned off and back on again).



For this reason, many preppers have backup electronics stored in faraday cages.  One common way to do this is to use a modified metal garbage can stocked with various gadgets.  While this approach works, it does have it's drawbacks.  First of all, unused redundant items.  It can get expensive to have redundant items sitting in a faraday cage that may or may not be necessary.  Secondly, these redundant items are usually stored at home, or at a bugout location.  Far out of reach if an EMP occures while you are at work, or out and about in general not to mentioned stored seperately from connecting items.  Lastly, these can get bulky, especially if you only need to store a few small items.

Preppers like bags...go bags, bug out bags edc bags, get home bags...the list goes on.  The radio prepared are no different with radio go bags.  There are likely many ittems in a radio bag that do not need protection such as guy ropes or spare batteries(that are not installed).  However, radios, laptops, scanners, and other items could benefit from EPM protection.  It would be a waste of space to place the entire bag in a faraday cage and inconvenient to split off those items and try to reassemble the bag when minutes count.


This is where EMP bags come in handy.  You can keep regularly used items in these convenient packs and protected from EMP.  This ensured that they will be useable when the need arrises.  EMP bags come in various sizes for use with cell phones or handhelds up to full size laptops.  Why not use one to keep valuable information packed USB drives safe in a bug out bag?  How about the convenience of storing that spare inverter in one and keeping it with your solar panels?



Faraday cages have their place for sure, but again, have their inconveniences.  Faraday bags can protect everyday use items so they are handy AND useable when you need them.






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