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WILL STORING A VEHICLE IN A STEEL OVERSEAS SHIPPING CONTAINER PROTECT IT FROM AN EMP??

 
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Re: WILL STORING A VEHICLE IN A STEEL OVERSEAS SHIPPING CONTAINER PROTECT IT FROM AN EMP??
Store a motorycycle - not a car.

re - gas after the emp --- hhmmm -- Is there anyway you can make a cycle work on old cooking oil???
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Yupp ... one with no electronics ... an old Infield or something ... runs basically on everything that burns ... you won't catch Mad Max with an Infield though chuckle
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I think it would be best to have a motorcycle at the start of the catastrophes and a military hummer later.
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Re: WILL STORING A VEHICLE IN A STEEL OVERSEAS SHIPPING CONTAINER PROTECT IT FROM AN EMP??
Store a motorycycle - not a car.

re - gas after the emp --- hhmmm -- Is there anyway you can make a cycle work on old cooking oil???
 Quoting: Enaid

Gas? What, with a hundred million gas tanks full of gas located on dead cars everywhere will not be enuf, or what?

Use your head people...



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Re: WILL STORING A VEHICLE IN A STEEL OVERSEAS SHIPPING CONTAINER PROTECT IT FROM AN EMP??
I had two 6 foot copper grounding rods left over from a construction job, I beat them into the ground with a sledge hammer and attached them to the shipping container with #2 copper wire.

The shipping container was already on land I bought to hunt on, it was being used as a shed and it was always maintained and kept in excellent condition.
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That is pretty cool. Some people actually use them to build alternative housing.
Personal responsibility - try it sometime. Quit blaming others for your bad choices. Consequences happen.

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Re: WILL STORING A VEHICLE IN A STEEL OVERSEAS SHIPPING CONTAINER PROTECT IT FROM AN EMP??
Store a motorycycle - not a car.

re - gas after the emp --- hhmmm -- Is there anyway you can make a cycle work on old cooking oil???

Gas? What, with a hundred million gas tanks full of gas located on dead cars everywhere will not be enuf, or what?

Use your head people...



gotbop
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Gas is only good for like what 6 months. Because of all the crap they put into it. Then you would have a prob.
Personal responsibility - try it sometime. Quit blaming others for your bad choices. Consequences happen.

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Re: WILL STORING A VEHICLE IN A STEEL OVERSEAS SHIPPING CONTAINER PROTECT IT FROM AN EMP??
Actually it's not just a guess.

I have electrical and electronics background, and yes a steel shipping container will act like a Faraday Cage and block all the EMP pulses.
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hmm i was under the assumpt such a thing could only be plausible if were made of copper?
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Yes, a container would do just fine, given there isn't too much gap in the doors.

My question to you is: Where and how far do you expect to go when the remainder of population is now living in the 1830's?
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Re: WILL STORING A VEHICLE IN A STEEL OVERSEAS SHIPPING CONTAINER PROTECT IT FROM AN EMP??
Cool. But that moose pix looked real. Probably isn't thou.
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I'm not a go to snoopes kind of person, but they did have an explanation of the pic here: [link to www.snopes.com]
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Re: WILL STORING A VEHICLE IN A STEEL OVERSEAS SHIPPING CONTAINER PROTECT IT FROM AN EMP??
Bad gas 6 months after the fact of an EMP will be the least of your problem.

And if you're gonna store a truck in a cargo container, don't forget to ground the truck also. The truck has rubber tires, and the cargo container has a wooden floor.

Duh...





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Re: WILL STORING A VEHICLE IN A STEEL OVERSEAS SHIPPING CONTAINER PROTECT IT FROM AN EMP??
Actually it's not just a guess.

I have electrical and electronics background, and yes a steel shipping container will act like a Faraday Cage and block all the EMP pulses.

hmm i was under the assumpt such a thing could only be plausible if were made of copper?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 826399
Metal is metal. The container actually acts as a conductor to direct the energy around the vehicle much like it would if lightning struck it. It acts as a shield. Even if not grounded it might be ok but for good measure put in some grounds for the container.
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Re: WILL STORING A VEHICLE IN A STEEL OVERSEAS SHIPPING CONTAINER PROTECT IT FROM AN EMP??
Here is a link to a schematic for a farmall cub. Which do you want to try and maintain through an even and after a modern car, or something more simple like:

[link to www.atis.net]
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Re: WILL STORING A VEHICLE IN A STEEL OVERSEAS SHIPPING CONTAINER PROTECT IT FROM AN EMP??
It should work, but where are you going to drive it after an EMP strike clogs the roads with millions of disabled cars? How will you get gasoline? Even if you overcome those two obstacles it is highly unlikely that you will be able to happily cruise down the highway with your George Michaels tapes blasting at full volume while the entire country is engulfed in chaos.
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If you keep a pre-electronics diesel truck in or out of the steel container, and you have access to a 10,000 gallon diesel fuel tank, then I would say it would be highly LIKELY that you could cruise down the highway listening to anything you want.
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Re: WILL STORING A VEHICLE IN A STEEL OVERSEAS SHIPPING CONTAINER PROTECT IT FROM AN EMP??
If you store a vehicle in a steel shipping container, just like you see the cranes unloading from the big ships down at the docks, will your vehicle be protected from an EMP.
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search faraday shields .... and no unless the doors are
electronicaly sealed with special locking similar to a microwave oven door that rejects the RF radiation or nulls it.

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Re: WILL STORING A VEHICLE IN A STEEL OVERSEAS SHIPPING CONTAINER PROTECT IT FROM AN EMP??
Store a motorycycle - not a car.

re - gas after the emp --- hhmmm -- Is there anyway you can make a cycle work on old cooking oil???
 Quoting: Enaid


We have a winner.For local travel it will be mini bikes(lawn mower type motors)Small 100 to 250 cc 4 stroke bikes will be great on gas and hondas run forever.If it runs on a CDI,keep extras,or get a few extra points if older.Motorcycles,mopeds,go carts will be the way of the post emp future.
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Re: WILL STORING A VEHICLE IN A STEEL OVERSEAS SHIPPING CONTAINER PROTECT IT FROM AN EMP??
Actually it's not just a guess.

I have electrical and electronics background, and yes a steel shipping container will act like a Faraday Cage and block all the EMP pulses.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 858755


Only if it is on dirt,
If the container is on concrete or asphalt it may not ground well enough to act like a farady cage.
I suggest running a #4 wire from the container to an 8' copper rod that is embeded in dirt.
Make sure the wire has a solid connection to the container and the rod.
You can get the rod and wire at home depot.
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Re: WILL STORING A VEHICLE IN A STEEL OVERSEAS SHIPPING CONTAINER PROTECT IT FROM AN EMP??
It should work, but where are you going to drive it after an EMP strike clogs the roads with millions of disabled cars? How will you get gasoline? Even if you overcome those two obstacles it is highly unlikely that you will be able to happily cruise down the highway with your George Michaels tapes blasting at full volume while the entire country is engulfed in chaos.
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I was thinking more Wang Chung, less Wham...but YEAH

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Re: WILL STORING A VEHICLE IN A STEEL OVERSEAS SHIPPING CONTAINER PROTECT IT FROM AN EMP??
As long as it is grounded properly,it should work in similar fashion to a Faraday cage.

However you have to isolate the car (and any other contents) from the metal of the shipping container.

All metal houses (shipping container houses) have to be grounded by code with at least (minimum) 2 copper ground spikes, each are at least (minimum) 8 foot long and have to be grounded using heavy gauge wire.

1 from the electrical box, and one from the skin of the container itself. This is in case of an electrical short in the wall against the metal structure and to off set the potential lightening strike.

For a Faraday cage to work it has to completely surround the contained objects, sides, top and bottom. Thus a shipping container, well grounded with the door(s) closed should work.

Even a thin aluminum skin say aluminum siding with metal screen over the windows will act like a Faraday cage as long is the whole thing is connected and grounded.
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Re: WILL STORING A VEHICLE IN A STEEL OVERSEAS SHIPPING CONTAINER PROTECT IT FROM AN EMP??
Actually it's not just a guess.

I have electrical and electronics background, and yes a steel shipping container will act like a Faraday Cage and block all the EMP pulses.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 858755


Only if it is on dirt,
If the container is on concrete or asphalt it may not ground well enough to act like a farady cage.
I suggest running a #4 wire from the container to an 8' copper rod that is embeded in dirt.
Make sure the wire has a solid connection to the container and the rod.
You can get the rod and wire at home depot.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 794155


So, are you saying it must be on dirt or laying it on concrete with a ground is just as good?