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The fear of a large scale, grid killing disaster is real. In 2018 there were more people talking about an EMP from enemies and the sun than ever before. People you would have never expected were bringing this threat up and talking about how they were preparing for it.
We all have probably heard of a Faraday cage at some point in our lives but do we really know what to keep in one? I have been confused about what to keep in one too and I have been prepping for years.
If you have never heard of a Faraday cage its basically a way to insulate your electronics from an EMP. Its not actually a cage at all. In fact, a cage would likely be useless.
These are most often made using aluminum trash cans that are lined with rubber or foam on the inside. The lid is also insulated and electronics are stored inside. These can be the only thing that stands between you and losing access to all things powered by electricity.
So, assuming you have or know how to build a Faraday cage. What items should you store in one?
When all communications have failed, having a means to touch base with family or even the other preppers who stored HAM radios in a Faraday cage could make a huge difference. Don’t discount comms as they have won wars in the past!
A full scale prepping, bushcraft and a homesteading library can be stored in a Faraday cage using a zip drive and PDFs or even a simple iPad.
You should never ask a question about how to survive since we have the whole world at our fingertips right now. Capture it and store it.
Finally, there will be emergency communications coming from the government. Having an emergency radio will at least allow you to get those transmissions.