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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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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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The problems of Sanitation and Waste Disposal After TEOTWAWKI

waste disposalI read an article on medicine that said until the advent of antibiotics, plumbers probably saved more lives that Doctors.  This of cause was because of the improvements in sanitation and waste disposal.  During the middle ages, sewage and garbage disposal in most cities was simple; you threw it out the window into the street.  Of cause, this led to all kinds of health problems, which included the plagues that were spread by fleas which lived on the rats that ate the sewage and garbage.

In some parts of the world, sanitation is not much improved over what we had in the middle ages.  …

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Riots, Demonstrations, Martial Law and Donald Trump

riots

As you can see, they were well organized

I rarely discuss predictions or make guesses about the future, but this time I am going to make an exception.  I am old enough to remember all the demonstrations that occurred during the days of rage in Chicago at the 1969 Democratic Convention.  The term demonstration is incorrect in reality they were riots, and very close to an armed insurrection.  In addition to this, there were numerous demonstrations and riots in various areas of the country, with the stated objective of stopping the war in Viet Nam.  They came very close to martial law in some areas.…

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Recycled Items Can Make Good Preps

recycled items

We would take a hammer and straighten these

This morning I was working on a small project and couldn’t find the right size finishing nails I needed.  That got me to looking at the supply of nails I have on hand and it was not what I wanted.  I have been using them and not replacing them.  That got me to thinking about how we used recycled items such as nails all the time when I was a kid.

I have got in the habit of throwing out nails when I take something apart or the nails are bent.  When I was a kid, I can remember spending many an hour sorting and straightening old nails. …

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Wartime Recipes can Help You to Survive TEOTWAWKI

wartime recipesI was born in England during WW2.  As such, I do not remember the war although I have heard many stories about it from my parents and grandparents.  Some of the events after the war still stick in my mind, like the fact my mother cried when she first arrived in Canada and saw a full butcher shop.  In England, food choices were very limited and many foods were rationed until the early 1950’s.  This made for some interesting wartime recipes.

The interesting thing is that even with food in short supply, people were healthier than before or after the war particularly the children. …

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We Need Some Ideas for Our Blog

blogI just realized that last month was the 5th anniversary of this blog.  My wife and I have posted over 1865 articles with probably about 1600 of them written by us.  We have a large number of dedicated readers and rank well on Google.

Up to this point, we have loved writing this blog.  But it is gradually getting harder and we are getting older.  Ideas for new subjects are becoming hard to find and sometimes we have to repeat subjects.  Although this is not always bad, there are many new readers, we learn more and sometimes our opinions change.…

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Merry Christmas

merry-christmas

Howard

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Solar Powered Flashlights, How Good are They?

solar powered flashlights

Here is the original model.

I like flashlights; we have a ridiculous number of them.  If there is a good buy on a flashlight I have to have it.  They are kind of an obsession with me.  In my collection, I have several different types of solar powered flashlights and I have spent time testing them all.  Like everything, they have advantages and disadvantages.  But over all I think the advantages of solar powered flashlights outweigh the disadvantages.

The first solar powered flashlights that I encountered were the Hybrid Solar Flashlight that I published a review on in 2011, Hybrid solar flashlight review.

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What Information Do You, Our Readers Need?

informationI have been preparing since I was in my twenties and now that I am in my seventies, I will continue to do it as long as possible.  During my life I have seen many changes, as a child I can remember when we had no TV, a party line phone and an outdoor toilet.  Many of the tools that we used prior to the advent of power tools are now collectors items or considered junk.

I look at the electronics and power tools that are available today and how dependent everyone has become on them.  What will happen when the electricity fails? …

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