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EMP Proof

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by postmanone, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Mar 31, 2009 at 12:35 PM
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    postmanone

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    Here is a unique question. Just reading a great book, The Second After, and it is about an EMP hit on the US. Question, how can people that have Tacoma trucks protect them from the spike? And how many computers does a 2001 and a 2002 have that are needed to make the truck work?
     
  2. Mar 31, 2009 at 12:55 PM
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    Im not 100% sure about the answer to your question but at least one and no more than two.

    An EMP bomb is a scary thought, isnt it?


    EDIT: I wonder what would happen to people with pacemakers..:eek:
     
  3. Mar 31, 2009 at 12:58 PM
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    Not yet,
    we'd be paralyzed...... we're way too technology dependent...lol
     
  4. Mar 31, 2009 at 1:08 PM
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    98tacoma27

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  5. Mar 31, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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    After an event like that I think the truck running would be far from the top of my list of concerns.
     
  6. Apr 1, 2009 at 5:16 AM
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    JDCPA

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    Any vehicle built after 1969 would probably be dead. You'd also have to consider that the battery would probably explode, too.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2009 at 7:20 AM
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    I disagree that not having a running vehicle would be at the top of a priority list. The why; To be able to transport goods like food; to have the ability to travel to a safer area. If one had to depend on walking, odds are you would be dead in a week.
     
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    If my truck is still running then most peoples vehicles will be and if mine is running because of some special measure I've taken that other people haven't then the roads will be so clogged with disabled junk that they will likely be impassable.

    In a nutshell the survivalists pretty much have it right. If you're not prepared with what you need before serious shit happens you're likely screwed.
     
  9. Apr 1, 2009 at 9:42 PM
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    wawireguy

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    All the more reason to abandon nuclear weapons world wide.
     
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    :rolleyes: not going to happen. We will continue to be the leading edge in that arena. It pays to have the largest hammer in the world.:D



    As far as the EMP question, you can bet the small, senisitive electronics will be toast. There are many measures to shield a component for EMP, but it would be tough to do in civilian marketed items. Just not built for that.
     
  11. Apr 2, 2009 at 7:13 AM
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    I know im probably a little slow but what exactly is a EMP im guessing something like Electric magnetic pulse lol idk
     
  12. Apr 2, 2009 at 7:29 AM
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    Yes, Electro Magnetic Pulse
     
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    Even if your truck is running you'll have no gas (unless you stockpile), the stores won't be selling food as they will be closed (or more likely looted), all the fresh food will rot....if you don't have a bunker stocked with can goods you'll be waiting for gov't handouts...in a nut shell if you live close to where one goes off ya better have a bicycle if you want to go beyond walking distance to get to where the rice truck will be....and even then you'll be cooking over fire once your propane stove runs out of gas.... Scary thought but I'd say highly unlikely and the effected area will be relatively small compared to the size of out country.
     
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    Doubt any vehicle would make it. Way too many electrical sensors. Best bet would be to get out the riding lawnmower.
     
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    Totally need to look out for and protect yourself...and be ready. There is no running out to stock up AFTER the bad storms hit....You gotta be ready for them.
     
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    It's stupid for any country to have weapons like these that will pretty much return us to the stone age if used. There is no inteligent way to even think that anyone having nuclear weapons is ok. On another note maybe you could line your truck with lead or something?
     
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