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[–]allie 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

You think it would ever be useful outside a nuclear war?

I was thinking of that bit in War of the Worlds where all the cars were put out of commission by an emp pulse.

[–]DrStrangelove 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

1859 Carrington Event. A Faraday cage might save the electronics in your car, but unless you know of a gas station with manual pumps, your range would be the fuel in your tank.

[–]allie 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

In a sci-fi book I read the protagonist traveled the country after collapse using a manual pump to get gas from the tanks of old gas stations. Used to wonder what kind of pump and where to get one.

[–]exPFCwintergreen[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I'm not sure even the Faraday Cage would stop an EMP, but it would make your car the talk of the town before an EMP.

[–]allie 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

LOL