How To Protect Red Dot Optics Sights From An EMP Attack
As I’ve reported prior, an EMP attack is not as unlikely of an attack as many people want to believe. In fact, it is the most logical attack strategy for many of our enemies. A North Korean EMP attack could realistically happen and I’d say the risk supersedes that of the widely reported potential nuclear attack from the same country. And if that happens, your red dot optics and laser sights may get compromised.
With an EMP attack, the United States vulnerability in the power grid is exposed. And for a country such as Iran or North Korea, they are able to reasonably pull it off, unlike if they were to launch nuclear weapons at our mainland.
If an EMP attack does happen, the list of technological fallout is incomprehensible. Clearly, the power grid being compromised leaves us all with little means to power, electricity and other modern technologies.
But for preppers, and this is a prepper website, it could also mean a loss of your laser sights and other electro-optical sights. If you depend on those red dot optics and sights or want to be as prepped as possible, then you will want to make sure to take some precautions with the threat of an EMP attack in mind.
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You will need an RF cloth, at least a one-inch strip. The cloth this guy is using in the video is made with stainless steel fibers. Even if your gun is stored in a metal safe, it should still have this additional EMP cloth protection.
You really are just wrapping up the optical sight portion of the weapon, as opposed to the entire weapon. So you can utilize less EMP protection cloth based on this knowledge. Make sure you wrap it tight like our friend in the video does.
If an EMP attack does occur, you also want to make sure you have the best bug out bag possible.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.