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The current threat posed by North Korea can be debated back and forth, but one thing we know for certain is that the country’s dictator, Kim Jong-Un, has weapons capable of of an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) attack. This thought is terrifying and we citizens have no way of knowing how far those capabilities go and whether or not we might live in a targeted area.
Not very comforting, and I tend toward paranoia in the best of times. A war here on American soil is a terrifying thought.
Dictators are more interested in self-preservation than anything else, and, perhaps, that’s the one thought that gives me a bit of comfort.…Read More...
They say evil never rests and as we’ve discovered here in the U.S., evil at the hands of terrorists has become more common. We’ve been told by our “betters” that this is the “new normal”, and that we must accept it. So, if our leaders are willing to foist this “new normal” on us, then it behooves us each to learn as much as we can about the tactics of terrorists and how to respond in a way that could save lives. Terror attack survival is no longer reserved for citizens of hot spots like Israel.
A terror attack can take many different forms, and that’s the main reason preparing is difficult.…Read More...
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.…Read More...
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.…Read More...
Yesterday 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.…Read More...
One 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. …Read More...
I 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. …Read More...
Back 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. …Read More...
With 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.…Read More...
Preparing 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. …Read More...