new prepper wrote:
I’m using a trash can. In Dr. arthur Bradley’s You Tube video on them, He makes a strong case for using foil tape to seal them. The problem is that you can’t get back into them without cutting the tape. I just tested, via the cell phone test, covering the trash can with a sheet of heavy aluminum foil,then outting the lid on and it seems to work.I hated physic in college, so anyone who really knows about this, please comment if you think this is adequate.
you have the flaw pinpointed in that design – that gap between the lid & body needs to be addressed – the copper tape needs to re-applied each and everytime you’d utilize a piece of electronic gear during a SHTF – during that lapse period your entire stash is vulnerable …. you can expect either EMP or solar emissions for months after the initial blast – subsequent blasts actually being more intense …
tight wove steel wool is serviceable as a plug/filler – something like 0000Fine – spread a thick layer over the can lip – the inside portion tucked behind the inner non-conductive liner – the outside portion is crushed into position by the overlapping lid …. totally re-usable with no perceivable limited end to it’s usefulness ….
don’t forget the handle rivets – the holes are big enough to allow EMP wave emission entry – solder them closed or tape over them ….
I prefer the “ash can” type cans over the regular garbage cans – the handles not only locks the lid down but also puts tension on the compression between lid & body ….
Statistics: Posted by Illini Warrior — Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:50 pm