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7 Things You Need to Know to Survive a Nuclear Incident

Surviving a nuclear incident (dirty bomb or reactor accident) or nuclear explosion seems too many people to be impossible and they just want to give up.  I have had many people tell me that they would prefer to die in a nuclear war than survive.  While any type of nuclear incident would be horrific, with a bit of knowledge it is possible to survive and go on with life.

The most important survival tool that you need is knowledge.  The following is a list of a few points that you should study and learn.

1. First there are two types of radiation associated with a nuclear explosion.…

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The Effects of Nuclear Weapons and Dirty Bombs

One thing that I rarely do is repost someone else’s article, but today I am going to make an exception.  This article was first published in Defense One  and was written by Keturah Hetrick.  It gives  some good information on the effects of nuclear weapons and dirty bombs.

How Bad Would A Radiological Terror Attack Be?

APRIL 1, 2016BY KETURAH HETRICK

When it comes to human health, all nuclear scenarios are not created equal. The Chernobyl disaster caused an estimated 16,000 cases of thyroid cancer, while the Fukushima power plant accident barely produced any. A dizzying number of variables go into understanding the damage that a particular nuclear or radiological device might have.…

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10 Preps For Your Nuclear-Event Go Bag

Prep Nuclear-Event BagYesterday I wrote an article on the locations of nuclear facilities that are scattered all over the US.  In reality, there are probably additional secret locations that we are unaware of. I detail 7 things you should know about nuclear events in this article.

So today, I am writing to suggest that if you live near one of the facilities, you may want to build yourself a nuclear go bag. This is a bag that you would grab in addition to your bug out bag if you had to flee your home because of a dirty bomb, power plant accident, or some other nuclear incident.…

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Nuclear Reactors and Materials are Vulnerable to Attack

nuclear reactorsOne of my biggest concerns resulting from the recent terrorist attacks made by Isis in Europe is that they had been doing surveillance on nuclear power facilities.  An attack on nuclear reactors could result in major casualties and widespread decontamination.  If they are working on this in Europe, I am reasonably sure they will also be working on it in this country.

The first thing that I did was to spend some time doing research on the location of nuclear reactors and other nuclear materials.  I found a website put up by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission  that has a good map showing the location of all the nuclear power plants in the US.   …

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Hunting and Plant Gathering After Nuclear Fallout

nuclear falloutI was recently doing some research on radiation and came across some information in a government publication on gathering wild food after nuclear fallout.  This was written for the US military.  The first part talked about gathering packaged and canned foods.  Canned foods should have the labels removed and then be washed.  The food inside will be good.

Foods stored inside closed containers or protected areas like cellars should be safe.  However, you need to wash them prior to handling or eating.

Now what about Hunting Animals

First, assume that all animals, regardless of their living conditions have been exposed to nuclear fallout. …

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Free Civil Defense manuals from Various Countries

civil defense manualBack during the height of the cold war, the US had a fairly well developed civil defense system in place.  There were fallout shelters identified in many areas and the government had some excellent manuals on civil defense that are now out of print.  Over the years these programs have been done away with and most of this information is not readily available to the public.  Much of this older information is still valid and would be useful in case of any type of emergency involving nuclear weapons or radiation.

While doing some research on this, I found an interesting new site The Civil Defense Museum. …

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Can You Survive a Nuclear War?

nuclear warWith all the talk of a third world war going around, I think it is time to talk about the possibilities of surviving a nuclear war.  The first thing to understand is that most of what the public knows about nuclear war comes from disarmament spokesmen, Hollywood movies and science fiction books and is untrue.  If you don’t have the correct information, you won’t take the correct precautions and will reduce your chances of survival.

Many of us remember all the talk that went on during the cold war, when we last faced a threat of nuclear war.  Well to some degree the threat has changed since the 1950 and 60s. …

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Preparing Your Home, Family, and Business for TERRORIST ATTACKS

terrorist attacksPreparing Your Home, Family, and Business for TERRORIST ATTACKS is the name of a new publication put out by Rep Robert Pittenger, the Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare.  it can be downloaded for free at the above link.

Rep Pittenger made the following statement when asked why he published the manual. “There are U.S. cells today of terrorists that we’re all aware of. I chair the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism, and so I’m conscious of the concerns, and I just think we would be wise as a country to prepare ourselves better for what could happen,”

I reviewed this manual and it is a fairly good overview for people who are less aware.  …

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Nuclear Terrorism and a New Study on How to Protect Yourself

nuclear terrorism

Being retired, I have a bit more time to do research than many of you.  With all the problems in today’s world, there are many different aspects of potential problems that we all face.  One is the threat of nuclear terrorism.

Nuclear terrorism is one problem that many of us are not fully equipped to deal with and while there is a lot of information in print, much of it is confusing and not readily accessible.  There are some excellent books like Nuclear Warfare Survival Skills by Cresson Kearny.  But even his book has a problem; it is based on the cold war strategy of fallout shelters. …

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Nuclear Fallout and (EMP) Electromagnetic Pulse

With the current situation in the Ukraine, I decided to post some links to articles that I have written on the subjects of nuclear fallout and EMP.  Some of these articles were written during the nuclear meltdown in Japan, but the information in them is still valid.

Depending on what develops in the next few days, I intent to write to post some information on improvised nuclear fallout shelters.

nuclear fallout

Here are some improvise shelters from the 1960's. I think these are valid ideas that could make the difference between life and death depending on how far you are from the nuclear detonation.

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