You don’t even have to be a prepper to have a backup generator.
I get to use it once or twice a year when the power goes out. When Hurricane Irma came, we didn’t have power for ten days. Our generator, which runs on both propane and gasoline, kept our food from spoiling and powered all our appliances.
Thank God we had that generator during that dark time!
But what if an EMP were to hit America?
I can’t even imagine how vital a generator would be then. Many reports show us that the power grid would be functioning again in about five years.
The problem with an EMP is that it also fries the generators—even those that are not plugged in. Just the fact that they are lying around somewhere means that their electrical components will be completely fried, rendering them useless.
That’s why if you want your generator to function after an EMP, you should keep it in a Faraday cage. Basically, a Faraday cage is a completely sealed metal cage. Everything that’s inside the cage, but does not touch the metal of the cage, is relatively safe against an EMP.
The only problem is that it’s so hard and expensive to find a cage big enough to cover your generator.
But not long ago I discovered an EMP-proof cloth that basically blocks out all electromagnetic signals, working just like a Faraday cage.
Developed after years of extensive research by top U.S. scientists, it’s an excellent way to protect a large stash of electronics or even bigger items, such as cars, generators, motorcycles, and so forth.
I had to test it myself to see how well it works. I used my generator, an old AM radio, and a cellphone as testing subjects. And I’m going to show you exactly how you can test it out yourself just to be absolutely sure that it works.
I decided to get my generator out of the garage for this project. You’re going to need two other devices if you want to test this out yourself: a cellphone and an old AM radio. The reason why you need both might not be obvious, so I’ll explain:
Your cellphone uses high frequencies, while the AM radio uses low frequencies. If both are blocked, then you are safe. If you haven’t properly wrapped the generator, you’ll know because you will be able to either make calls to your cellphone, hear the station on the radio, or both.
First, spread out as much cloth as necessary on a table. Make sure you have enough to wrap around the entire surface of the equipment you’re trying to protect. Otherwise, you risk leaving exposed spots, and all your hard work will have gone to waste.Don’t worry though. You can try again. I also failed to wrap it properly the first time. This is why it’s important to have your cellphone and AM radio ready.Now that you’ve ensured your generator is well sealed, you can rest assured if an EMP hits.
The cloth is made with powerful EMP shielding materials that will protect your generator from the effects of an EMP or CME.
Paper thin and practically weightless, the “EMP cloth” is made out of 23% copper + 27% nickel + 50% polyester.
At 15 feet long by 3.5 feet wide, it’s designed to fully cover any type of home generator, including diesel, solar, gasoline, propane, and virtually any other type of generator.
Similar to a Faraday cage, it provides 98% military-grade protection against electromagnetic waves.
The cloth that I tested and that I would recommend to you can be found at this link.
It’s the best one I’ve found when it comes to quality and value.
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