Survival Kits, Snow Shelter, and EMP Protection

Survival Kit Snow Shelter

The Newsletter features links to articles I find throughout the week on other Survival sites that I want to share with our readers. This week we have understanding different types of survival kits, building an emergency snow shelter, and understanding the basics of a Faraday cage for EMP protection.

1. Last week there was a great article posted on about the various types of survival kits. I think a lot of people get stuck on preparing their one Bug Out Bag and forget to have gear for other situations. The article covers 6 different kits you should probably have ready.

Building Your Survival Kits

2. Leon from Survival Common Sense has published a cool how-to article on building simple emergency snow shelters. I know everything Leon does is hands on and based on experience. The article also covers some very good survival basics for any situation.

How to Make a Snow Trench Shelter

3. Finally Suburban Survivalist wrote a great introductory article about Faraday Cages. (protection from an ElectroMagnetic Pulse). As he notes there is a lot of useless info around the web, and I think he gives you a good simple understanding and a way to get started cheaply.

Faraday Cages to Protect Electronics


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Camper August 5, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Ah! You know, I just saw the article on "Survival Flash Drives" right after reading a few survival mom posts, that expressed concerns about EMPs.

I was going to suggest Faraday cages! I built one for physics class last year. It was cardboard, hot glue and aluminum foil. I kept marshmallows and other goodies safe in a microwave (they didn't even get hot) and I tested it before taking it to class by placing my cell phone in the box and calling myself. My cell phone didn't have a signal in it.

The teacher made a quick and fairly successful one as well using those aluminum mesh pencil holders. We did not test it with a cell phone though.


JPB June 11, 2012 at 10:16 am

I have a gun safe, and store my important electronics inside it. Letting the safes outer shell act as the cage, and then running a small wire from its base to a ground point should turn it into a large faraday cage… correct?


Survival stuff December 25, 2012 at 10:29 am

Snow caves and shelters are always loads of fun to build and great practice for when you really need them. I like the idea of using a tarp over the top. I will have to find a light weight one that will fit in my go bag.


MOT Shirley February 13, 2013 at 11:12 am

Some very good links there, so thanks for sharing. I've been trying to learn some basics for if/when the economy realises that the fiat based currency model isn't sustainable!


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CTB July 9, 2014 at 6:57 pm

I am beginning to learn the canning and dehydrating food. As far as tents in a shtf situation I have not found any that would fit our family. .. seriously where would one look for a location that is private away from predators , I don't see a weather situation but I do see the need to be extremely hidden even at night. we are in Va and I know we will need to head West. I do believe a second home would be my best situation. I am a little over whelmed. Will we drive to this cabin would we walk.


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