One Second After - William R. Forstchen

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Catweazle wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:17 am I reckon my radios inside the filing cabinet inside the shipping container will survive, but perhaps I'll put them in a biscuit tin just to be sure.
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Catweazle wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:17 am I reckon my radios inside the filing cabinet inside the shipping container will survive, but perhaps I'll put them in a biscuit tin just to be sure.
I would to be sure.
A shipping container should be reasonably EMP resistant, provided that the doors are shut at the time of the attack. Unfortunately if a shipping container is used for storage and perhaps also as a workshop there is a significant chance that the doors will be open at the moment of attack.
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In the run up to Christmas, metal biscuit tins containing very unhealthy and fattening foods have made an appearance in the shops over here and several of varying shapes and sizes have been bought. Now just to eat the contents and use them. An old metal toolbox was found on the side of the road in the run up to the local council's large items waste collection week.
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I think an absolute minimum prep against EMP would be a small LW / FM radio with spare batteries. Preferably pre-tuned to Radio 4, you don't want to be trying to tune it if you don't know whether the radio station is broadcasting. + A small LED torch, should take the same batteries.

Definitely not a DAB radio, they're too battery hungry. If there is room in your biscuit tin a solar powered battery charger and some panasonic eneloop batteries would be good. Some modern re-chargeable batteries will hold 75% of their charge for 10 years, incredibly low leakage.

Stage 2 prep, for me, would be a pair of simple two-way radios by Motorola or similar. These simple, reliable 8 channel radios can be operated by a 4 yr old, as proven this summer by my grandkids. I also have a pair of Baofeng radios, very capable but far too complicated to pull from a box after 10 years and use. Keep it simple.
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Another two (three draw this time) filing cabinets have been acquired. Some rust on them but not much.
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