Here is an update of FAQ as of 15 June 2015
● How Bad is an EMP = Electromagnetic Pulse?
An EMP transcends the imagination in that the extent of an EMP event directly impacts an area of the order of one million square miles contrasted to hurricanes damage approximating 100 sq. miles and tornadoes, about one sq.mile. The EMP impact duration lasts a few years rather than days or weeks, and loss of life at the end of the first year may be 90%.
Learn how to protect at www.emp-protection.org.
● How do I get up to speed on EMP Protection?
There are many sources on the Internet with dozens of company URLwebsites. Most speak to how devastating an EMP is and some give generalities of EMP protection. Few go into any detail. Almost none address solar rooftop protection. There also exists a lot of myth in some websites.
Websites for solar companies and trade journals abound on solar rooftop subjects and their providers. There even exists a Solar directory under eight categories that totals 20,000 companies globally (www.enfsolar.com directory), filed alphabetically for over 30 nations. Access is free.
Returning to EMP protection of both housing and solar rooftops, other than the following websites, there are no others:
● What are Your EMP protection options?
Don't become an EMP survivalists with only stored water, food, medications guns and ammo. This provides a no post-EMP lifestyle with a bare existence only. Options vary from an EMP protected shed, protected cottage with protected solar rooftop, home with protected solar rooftop, a protected commer-cial, an industrial building or other EMP protected infrastructure.
Visit www.emp-protection.org for details.
● Why and How to EMP Protect Data Centers?
No books yet available on this yet. First book to be published in November 2015 is available at www.emp-protection.org/datacenters.html.
● Why Build an EMP Protected Shed?
As a very least effort, build an EMP protected backyard shed of 24-100 sq. ft. to house a golf cart and/or motorcycle or motorbicycle, generator and fuel, solar panels and batteries, and your selected victim electronic and electrical devices.
Remember to shield all six sides of the shed (four sides, top and bottom floor). A 2 x 4 inch wood frame is OK. Cover top and bottom with 3/8 – ½ inch plywood. Then cover all six sides with 20-30 opi (openings per inch) special welded screen (not window screen quality). Cover roof with shingles. Use shielded window finger stock for electrical bonding around the door frame purchased from suppliers listed in directory:
● Why Build an EMP Protected Cottage with Solar Rooftop?
The cost may be less than 15% of your home and you get “free” electricity to boot. Cottage sizes range from 8 ft. x 16 ft. up to 18' x 20 feet to also house your car, a golf cart and extra storage. By also having a solar rooftop, with electricity, your lifestyle is greatly enganced. The “free” electricity means that the 1.6 kWatt to 4 kWatt solar rooftop with battery backup for night and overcast skies, will handle most of your electrical requirements.
For more detail, visit www.emp-protection.org
● How do I get “Free” Cottage to Housing Electricity?
While nothing is truly free, the combined cumulative monthly utility electricity savings plus the increase in the value of the equity in your home usually exceeds the cost of installing a backup solar rooftop plus daily battery backup for nightime. One interesting point is that this savings goes on both before and after an EMP event even though there is likely no available electricity from the utility grid post EMP since it has become dysfunctional
● Where do I buy EMP protection products & services?
The only known listing or directory of EMP protection sources on the Internet or elsewhere is at: www.emp-protection.org/products6.html. Therein is given the name of the company, its URL website access (which can be actively accessed from that listing), e-mail address, phone number and code identification of the company's EMP products or services category keyword.
● How much Solar Rooftop power do I need for my home?
The average size residential house under air in USA is 2,300 sq. ft. Since all electrical appliances cannot be turned on at the same time, the peak load practically needed (e.g. washing machine in use when the A/C is running and a some electric lights and TV in use) is less than 8 kWatts. Battery backup for night and overcast days much match this needs at the rate of about 1 kWatt-hour per vehicle size deep-cycle battery. Smaller homes with fewer people need less and vice versa.
● How do I EMP Protect my Vehicle?
There is nothing specific on the Internet on details of how to protect vehicle microprocessors (now numbering as high as 60 with Nisson 2015). Most discussions address generalities of earlier White Sands Proving Ground testing and some things to do to lessen EMP Exposure.
Since an EMP might happen at any time during 24/7 (168 hours/week), if your EMP protected garage or shed houses your vehicle(s) and/or golf cart, that may account for roughly 65% of the time. If the place of employment had an EMP protected garage, that would account for 25% of the time. The remaining 10% or 17 hours the car is in use. So, EMP protection can exist from 25% to 90% of the time depending on if the place of employment and/or home protection exists.
There exist two sources that address what the manufacturers must do to reduce EMP susceptibility. One reveals that by eliminating the 100-year old practice of using the vehicle frame as the ground return (replace with twisted shielded pair) the vehicle equivalent of shielding effectiveness (antenna pick-up effect) can be improved by 30-50 dB. The two referenced Internet URL websites are:
● Where can I get EMP protection slide shows?
There are a number of EMP related videos and sales-oriented webinars on the Internet. These mostly replicate what already exists in print.
One source provides both slide shows (most from 30 minutes to one hour) and some software calculations of EMP shielding effectiveness and aperture leakage control in dB vs. frequency for the variables and geometry selected: www.emp-protected.org/slideshows.html.