Yesterday morning, at zero-dark-30, it marked the 25th anniversary of me, at the tender young age of 17, getting off the bus and stepping into the yellow footprints. If you know what that means, Semper Fi.
My Faraday Cage
I then went to plan B, and I think it is much more sensible. I already had a Plano four pistol case with a waffle foam insert. I simply took out the waffle foam and used a spray adhesive to line it with two layers of aluminum foil.
|Lined with foil|
|With the waffle foam|
|With radios and accessories|
I think this will be a fine Faraday cage for my Midland GXT 1000 radios. If I was going to do it again, I'd probably buy an aluminum pistol case and be done with it. I was at a friend's for dinner tonight and he was showing us the progress on his rec room and his preps closet. I noticed he had two microwaves off to the side. He said one would go in the rec room kitchen area, and he was getting rid of the other one. I let him know that it was a Faraday cage and he could just stick it in the prep closet with his electronics stored in it. That suggestion made him happy and saved him some trouble.
National Hurricane Preparedness Week
Today marks the start of Hurricane Preparedness Week. FEMA is featuring information in their blog all week. As much as I think FEMA tends to overstep their bounds, I think they do a good job of informing the masses about minimal disaster preparedness, and they can really help out community preparedness efforts.
Sponsor Of The Week
Our Sponsor of the Week is Essential Packs. Essential Packs has a huge selection of emergency kits in every price range and for a wide variety of purposes. They currently have some great items on sale, including office and car emergency kits, 50 person trauma packs, CERT kits and emergency radios. Check them out and please tell them you heard about them here at If It Hits The Fan.