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shadamai 10-03-2011 10:09 PM

For Forstchen Fans
 
Several people on here recommended the book One Second After. I decided to check it out and it hit home especially for me because I am familiar with the setting. Yes, the places in the book are real. (Even the drum beating procession of hippies downtown was an accurate detail. :eek:) This book would have really made me think no matter where it took place, but the fact that I've been to all the places in the book really caught me off guard. I had never even heard of an EMP until a few months ago. The book made me think a lot about how unprepared most people are for disasters in general and how few people even know about things like EMPs.

Anyway, today I ate out with a friend for lunch and came across an interesting article on the front page of one of the free newspapers outside the restaurant. It is about the author, Bill Forstchen, talking with a local community about preparing themselves for EMP. And, he made a comment that made me think that your old, broken microwave might be keeping.

Asheville Daily Planet - Asheville, North Carolina News - Mitchell residents to be among 1st in EMP readiness at authorís urging

Gordo323 10-03-2011 10:27 PM

I haven't read One Second After yet, but reading the link and advice of others on FTF, I will!
Thank's for posting!

CA357 10-03-2011 10:37 PM

Excellent! Thanks for the link.

Jimmy 10-04-2011 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shadamai (Post 592257)
Several people on here recommended the book One Second After. I decided to check it out and it hit home especially for me because I am familiar with the setting. Yes, the places in the book are real. (Even the drum beating procession of hippies downtown was an accurate detail. :eek:) This book would have really made me think no matter where it took place, but the fact that I've been to all the places in the book really caught me off guard. I had never even heard of an EMP until a few months ago. The book made me think a lot about how unprepared most people are for disasters in general and how few people even know about things like EMPs.

Anyway, today I ate out with a friend for lunch and came across an interesting article on the front page of one of the free newspapers outside the restaurant. It is about the author, Bill Forstchen, talking with a local community about preparing themselves for EMP. And, he made a comment that made me think that your old, broken microwave might be keeping.

Asheville Daily Planet - Asheville, North Carolina News - Mitchell residents to be among 1st in EMP readiness at author’s urging

I know it sounds great, but it won't work. Microwaves and EMP are two different things. A complete metal seal is required, grounding and insulating the contents from the walls of the cage. An ammo can or a cardboard box covered in alum foil properly done will make an ok Faraday Cage. Microwave ovens will make good storage boxes after an EMP event.

Jimmy

shadamai 10-04-2011 03:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jimmy (Post 593130)
I know it sounds great, but it won't work. Microwaves and EMP are two different things. A complete metal seal is required, grounding and insulating the contents from the walls of the cage. An ammo can or a cardboard box covered in alum foil properly done will make an ok Faraday Cage. Microwave ovens will make good storage boxes after an EMP event.

Jimmy

Hmm...I don't know that much about them...I will have to do some more research now. Thanks.


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