Equipped To Survive Equipped To Survive® Presents
The Survival Forum
Where do you want to go on ETS?

Page 3 of 3 < 1 2 3
Topic Options
#284055 - 03/14/17 03:41 AM Re: Power Outage (caution: Dark Subject) [Re: Ian]
MoBOB Offline
Veteran

Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 1203
Loc: here
Originally Posted By: Ian
The aluminium will shield the electrical component of the electromagnetic energy but it cannot shield the magnetic component.

Transmitted radio waves consist of both and one cannot exist without the other. (It's complicated)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_field
It does spin out of control rather quickly.
_________________________
"Its not a matter of being ready as it is being prepared" -- B. E. J. Taylor

Top
#284056 - 03/14/17 04:07 AM Re: Power Outage (caution: Dark Subject) [Re: Ian]
dougwalkabout Offline
Crazy Canuck
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2537
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Originally Posted By: Ian
The aluminium will shield the electrical component of the electromagnetic energy but it cannot shield the magnetic component.

Transmitted radio waves consist of both and one cannot exist without the other. (It's complicated)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_field


Interesting! Thanks for the info. I stand corrected.

Added bonus: I guess this means my tinfoil hat actually works! grin

Top
#284058 - 03/15/17 01:36 AM Re: Power Outage (caution: Dark Subject) [Re: MoBOB]
UTAlumnus Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 03/08/03
Posts: 955
Loc: East Tennessee near Bristol
Plus it doesn't mix with copper wires or the connectors made for copper. They expand & shrink from heating at different rates which will loosen connections.

Top
#284065 - 03/15/17 10:03 PM Re: Power Outage (caution: Dark Subject) [Re: hikermor]
KenK Offline
"Be Prepared"
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 1944
Loc: NE Illinois
We finally had a whole house generator installed. It uses natural gas, so we can run it indefinitely (pending oil & filter changes).

The thing that prompted us was that when the power goes out we (1) lose heat, (2) lose our well pump, thus water, and most importantly, lose use of bathrooms.

Not cheap, but it adds peace of mind.

Top
#284101 - 03/27/17 11:07 AM Re: Power Outage (caution: Dark Subject) [Re: KenK]
MedB Offline
Member

Registered: 10/08/05
Posts: 108
We had a transfer switch installed a while back for the same reasons... water, heat, toilets, sump.

Cost was hundeds (not thousands) and absolutely the best money we have spent in years. Now any generator including our portable can run the essentials without pulling out appliances and dangling cords through windows.

HIGHLY recommended.
_________________________
MedB

Top
Page 3 of 3 < 1 2 3



Moderator:  Alan_Romania, Blast, cliff, Hikin_Jim 
April
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30
Who's Online
0 registered (), 293 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
AldoMarsh, JasonSantiago, SonnetLabs, reoul, RealGreenLighting
5194 Registered Users
Newest Posts
Which is the best steel for a cold steel srk?
by hikermor
Today at 09:07 PM
What Do You Dig? (with)
by wildman800
Today at 02:15 PM
HIkers swept away in Grand Canyon
by hikermor
Yesterday at 01:24 PM
tinned foots burst when they freeze?
by dougwalkabout
Yesterday at 04:10 AM
Fatalities at Sequoia National Park
by hikermor
Yesterday at 03:49 AM
Train spill prep
by Tjin
04/28/17 07:00 AM
LongTermSurvival Story
by Phaedrus
04/28/17 03:30 AM
A Knotty problem -What are the most useful knots?
by Mark_R
04/26/17 08:31 PM
Newest Images
Tiny knife / wrench
Handmade knives
2"x2" Glass Signal Mirror, Retroreflective Mesh
Trade School Tool Kit
My Pocket Kit
Glossary
Test

WARNING & DISCLAIMER: SELECT AND USE OUTDOORS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Information posted on this forum is not reviewed for accuracy and may not be reliable, use at your own risk. Please review the full WARNING & DISCLAIMER about information on this site.