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EMP Protection

Discussion in 'GATE Survival & Preparedness' started by jwagess, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. jwagess


    Aug 23, 2006
    If an emp device were detonated above our atmosphere, what would be the best way to protect electronic devices? Wrap them in foil? Lock them in a guns safe?
  2. JC Refuge

    JC Refuge

    Oct 8, 2007
    In my opinion, the best "poor man's" Faraday Cage is a galvanized steel trash can (with a tight fitting lid). It's readily available, solidly made, tight, and large enough that you can place a number of smaller electronic items within. Just be sure the items aren't touching the steel surface -- insulate them by placing them in on top of styrofoam or in a cardboard box, etc.

    Note that some folks also use foil tape to seal the lid seam to the can.
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2010