As you begin to read and learn about what you will need (ideally) to get through life after the 3 Days of Darkness (which will more than likely involve an EMP from a very large solar
flare (see: The Sun ) you can
slowly begin to protect electronic items now.
When buying extras
for storage against EMP, try not to buy important electronics which are made in China, as they are inferior products which will more than likely break down quickly.
Here is a list to help you. Think of what comforts you now, and what you will need to procure the basics to survival:
1. Portable music player and tapes or CD's. Also an extra flash drive
with these songs copied for downloading.
2. Portable DVD player and favourite DVD's.
3. Battery charger and re-chargeable batteries. (Check the types of batteries used on mobility assistance items such as an electronic chair or scooter).
4. Radios: Wind-up, battery-operated, and/or plug in. Protect at least two different kinds.
Keep a couple on hand to practise with the family, or just one to listen to the NOAA Weather Station reports, and then protect the rest! Make sure your radios and walkie-talkies have the NOAA weather station.
PLEASE NOTE: When a NOAA weather report gives a wind direction, this is the source (the origin) from which the wind is blowing.
Keep track of wind patterns in your area from month to month. Winds carry smoke, radiation, etc, so it is important to know wind directions. Make sure you have access to NOAA reports.
6. Flashlights: Wind-up, battery-operated, and/or with plug-in re-charging port. Protect all plug-in re-charging ports also.
7. A couple of power surge protectors (make sure at least one can handle a large appliance or two, just in case).
An electric fan or two to help survive extreme heat.
9. A small electronic spot heater or two.
10. Cell phone and/or satellite phone: Once cell towers and receiver stations are repaired, you will want to call friends and family.
Exchange emergency phone numbers now, and store these also on paper with your phone (just in case).
to keep up the annual payment -- write it on your calendar!
Think texting instead of calling: Texting will be cheaper, allowing you more communications, and people
can read messages easily and even re-read them for comfort.
11. Basic power tools to make your survival easier: a drill, a nail gun, an
electronic well pump, an electronic winch.
12. Extension cords, and power cords (just in case...)
13. Hair dryer (could be a life-saver in extreme cold, also a useful tool)
14. A few lamps, and extra matching
15. Battery-operated candles with the soothing flicker feature. What a great night light for kids!
16. A laptop, in its box, cord inside. An i-pad is also a great idea, and is smaller!
Or if you have the space, protect a computer
tower, keyboard, monitor, and mouse (and all applicable cords and power surge bar).
17. Flash drives (memory sticks) with hard drive back up of all files,
especially photos and medical records, and other important documents; also new flash drives.
18. Digital camera, video
camera, and all wires and chargers, external batteries. Always package batteries separately, in case they leak while stored.
19. An old replacement phone
and plug-in wire for your home, if you have a landline. And that old answering machine also!
20. A tape recorder or memo recorder, with plug. Store extra
batteries separately in case of leakage.
21. Night lights, safety lights, security perimeter lights.
22. Coffee grinder. (It can grind more than coffee beans!)
23. One or two inverters, to allow you to
use solar power with your electronics.
24. Solar panels (minimum of 4) to plug in series for faster collection of electrical charge. Get panel size that
you can protect against EMP, as well as easily carry and set up by yourself if necessary.
Buy from local manufacturers so that you can get maximum technical assistance
for set-up knowledge and also product support/replacement parts. Do a google search for solar panels made in your country.
25. Battery(ies) for solar panels:While
stored, if the battery(ies) for storing the solar charges are not plugged in or charging , they will be fine against an EMP.
When periodically charging batteries, (such
as during periodic storage maintenance), try to charge them one at a time so that they are not all exposed to EMP damage at once.
What is the battery with the longest
shelf-life? Rolls Royce. (It is also the most expensive).
CAN ASK COMPANIES IF THEY MAKE EMP-HARDENED ELECTRONICS!
The company Sol-Ark (in Florida, USA) sells an EMP-hardened (protected) electric generator. It
is worth it to go to this youtube video and watch how one person is setting up his generator.
See this link: https://youtu.be/r1qJoxDvzOo
HOW TO GET HOT WATER WITHOUT ELECTRICITY:
See how to bend a copper pipe (using frozen water) [FIRST
LINK BELOW] so that you can heat hot water easily and in large quantities (such as for baths) [SECOND LINK BELOW].