Skip to comments.NBC/ABC Warfare Survival Skills Links
Posted on 09/21/2001 4:36:58 PM PDT by backhoe
Here is a collection of links to information you need about Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Warfare- ABC to us oldtimers.
While not as extensive I as had hoped, it will get you started. Chances of survival are increased by knowledge and understanding of the capabilities and limitations of each class of weapons.
It is my hope that those of you who have further knowledge, or links, regarding this will add to it-- and pass it along the 'net.
Couple of Good Nuclear War Survival Primers...
Couple of Good Nuclear War Survival Primers...
You Will Survive Doomsday (Eye-Opening Myth Buster!)
11 Steps to Nuclear War Survival (From Canadian version of FEMA)
Nuclear War Survival Skills (280 pg 'how-to' book on-line!)
Trans-Pacific Fallout (Don't be caught off-guard by these ill winds!)
Nuclear War Unthinkable? (Russian & Chinese Preps!)
Bruce Beach's Nuclear Survival Ark II Site
This last was recently updated and also includes FEMA Nuclear Weapon Target Maps by state along with survival info and groups specific for each! Enjoy!
Shane Connor, author of...
Potassium Iodide Anti-Radiation Pill FAQ
-Index of Nuke articles--
- Fact Sheets on Biological Agents (Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies, The Johns Hopkins University)
- Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS): United States Response to CBW Terrorism and Domestic Preparedness
- Christopher F. Chyba, "Biological Terrorism, Emerging Diseases, and National Security" (Project on World Security, Rockefeller Brothers Fund)
- American Medical Association (AMA): Medicine's Role in Responding to Terrorism
- The Medical NBC Battlebook, U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (USACHPPM), Tech Guide 244, May 1999.
- PhRMA Scientific and Regulatory Affairs: Biological & Chemical Weapons
The Poor-Boy Nuke-- Bioterrorism***
Tiny Nukes-- the backpack threat
Exactly. Thanks for the links.
The late writer Pat Frank ( Alas, Babylon! & How to Survive the H-Bomb- and Why...) had a theory that if enough Americans prepared for nuclear war, the "winnability" of it would be questioned by the Kremlin, and they'd think twice about striking us. Maybe the same idea would hold true here? It can't hurt to arm yourself with knowledge.
Thanks & Stay Safe !
I have the gut-wrenching feeling that the bill for all of "bill's" shenanigans is about to come due ( indeed, in part it already has with the WTC attacks ) and whether we are willing- and able- to pay the price is the $64,000 Question....
Thanks, that's exactly what I'm aiming for!
If I were going to recommend one book on Nuclear, I guess it would be "Nuclear War Survival Skills" by Cresson Kearny, ISBN # 0-939002-02-7, mainly because it is newer. Some of the old Armed Forces technical manuals are worth reading if you can find them, too.
I have copies of manuals mentioned above (nos. 1,2,3,5,6) and can vouch for their usefulness, in terms of the scope and quality of information covered. As a homemaker, I found 2) to be personally very useful.
Both threads were started by FReeper Utah Girl!
Domestic duties call- got to sign off for the nite & settle the house down- back in the AM!
Check out the area called "NBC Protection"
I myself have a couple of the ol' Isreali gas masks from Gulf War surplus. I probably need to update, though. I got them from Sportsman's Guide initially. Some of the stuff at the link above is kind of pricey. Maybe the ferragummit should give all Residents some highest-quality U.S. Army masks or some such. After all, we're all potential victims in this War...
And the only way to change filters in a..... HOT ZONE is to..... HOLD BREATHE.....TWIST OFF.....TWIST ON......and BREATHE!
You will only find out afterwards if you did it right! Sadly the signs of failure are seizures, puking, frothing at the mouth.....DEATH!!!!
#1, don't panic. We ended WW2 by nuking Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world didn't come to an end.
#2, don't panic. Nukes are very unlikely to be used in war, and have never been exchanged between warring factions.
#3, chemical/gas warfare has been used in numerous wars, and the world is still standing.
#4, biological agents (anthrax in particular) have been used in a variety of wars, yet somehow civilization survived.
With all that said, some basic preparedness measures always make sense. Storing food and water can help out not only in the unlikely event of an NBC/ABC war, but also after a fire, earthquake, hurricane, tornado, train-wreck, or other large-scale disaster.
Consider Mazlo's "hierarchy of needs".
Food, water, air, shelter, and clothes go a long way towards survival. Self-defense tools help increase your odds. Methods to communicate (or at least receive radio) with the outside world are another plus. Long-term survival tools include farming/gardening equipment, seeds, etc. Medical supplies can help ease many situations that could otherwise get out of control, too.
And one also needs to consider that "shelter" and lots of high-value stored items carry risks. Holed up in your shelter with lots of food, water, and medical supplies, you are unlikely to leave even if radiation, rogue military forces, disease, fires, or other dangers suggest otherwise. You also present a tempting "target" to desperate souls outside your well-prepared camp. Run a generator, light all your lights, and watch DVD movies while the rest of the population is starving, and rest assured that armies and hoardes of nothing-to-lose-folks will come knocking.
So remember, the odds are that you'll never need your supplies. Misuse of your supplies will make you a target, and the mental comfort provided by your supplies and shelter will cause you to resist abandoning your enclave no matter what the situation.
That being said, don't panic. Make basic preparations. Be smart, and go on about your life. There are probably still some Y2K'ers out there who are still hiding in their underground shelters, cravenly thinking that the world destroyed itself on 1/1/2000. Don't be like them.
Be prepared, just don't let it rule your life.
Stay Safe :o)
#1, don't panic
You cut to the heart of the matter very elegantly- NBC weapons are also "terror weapons," and one of the consequences of terror is panic, or doing nothing.
This can be countered by education and information-- and that is the first step to making these things less effective, and less likely to be used.
Good rhetorical question about the Clinton legacy on your tag line, too.
Many blessings to ya, backhoe! You've done a public service that the govt has failed at!
Exactly- or like learning to swim before you fall in the water! I just want lots & lots of people to educate themselves about this nasty stuff as a precaution, and maybe a deterrent to those creeps who attacked us. And to pass it on to others!
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