Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by Bridgette Wilcox
If you find yourself in an emergency situation, something as mundane as staying connected and being able to communicate can be the difference between survival and death. If the emergency was caused by an EMP, staying online can become particularly complicated but if you have the right knowledge — and a tin can — it doesn’t have to be. Here’s how you can make a WiFi antenna to boost your signal in the event of an emergency.
An article on TurnPoint.net shares steps on how to build your own WiFi antenna from a tin can. To do so, you will need the following materials:
To build your WiFi antenna, do the following steps:
An EMP or electromagnetic pulse could happen at any given time, whether naturally through a solar flare, or through nuclear warfare. While it doesn’t sound particularly catastrophic, an EMP could bring down all the electronics and power grids in the country. The key to surviving an EMP is to have non-electronic appliances and tools on hand, as these will be unaffected by the electromagnetic radiation.
According to OutdoorLife.com, consider building or buying a solar oven so you will be able to cook food even without power. Other non-electronic gadgets such as wind-up flashlights, hand-powered water pumps, and manual can openers could prove to be particularly useful, as well as non-electronic light sources such as candles and oil lamps. With most banking done online or automated, money may not be as valuable post-EMP, so having items ready to barter is also important. These include valuable necessities such as hygiene products (toothbrushes, toothpaste) and gasoline, and vices such as caffeine, and entertainment such as books and playing cards.
At the same time, ensuring that your electronics are protected even before an EMP strikes could save you a lot of trouble. OutdoorLife.com recommends building a Faraday cage, which is a container that blocks electromagnetic fields. An old microwave oven works well for this purpose, and storing your electronics there can save them from an EMP. Of course, if you’re building a WiFi antenna post-EMP, you will need an access point and gadgets to connect to it, so keeping them safe in a Faraday cage is one of the best things you can do to prepare for an EMP attack.
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