Nuclear War Survival Skills

Author: Cresson H. Kearny
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 9781510702059
Release Date: 2016-01-19
Genre: House & Home

A field-tested guide to surviving a nuclear attack, written by a revered civil defense expert. This edition of Cresson H. Kearny’s iconic Nuclear War Survival Skills (originally published in 1979), updated by Kearny himself in 1987 and again in 2001, offers expert advice for ensuring your family’s safety should the worst come to pass. Chock-full of practical instructions and preventative measures, Nuclear War Survival Skills is based on years of meticulous scientific research conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Featuring a new introduction by ex-Navy SEAL Don Mann, this book also includes: instructions for six different fallout shelters, myths and facts about the dangers of nuclear weapons, tips for maintaining an adequate food and water supply, a foreword by “the father of the hydrogen bomb,” physicist Dr. Edward Teller, and an “About the Author” note by Eugene P. Wigner, physicist and Nobel Laureate. Written at a time when global tensions were at their peak, Nuclear War Survival Skills remains relevant in the dangerous age in which we now live.

Survivalist Family Prepared Americans for a Strong America

Author: Joseph Fox
Publisher:
ISBN: 1935018256
Release Date: 2010-04
Genre: Health & Fitness

Just what IS a "survivalist family"? instead of "survivalist family" we could say "prepared family" or talk about "family preparedness" but that is just so politically correct it makes one sick. Just because the media don't like survivalists and therefore vilify them does not mean we have to change our language. For our purposes, the Survivalist Family is defined as, "A multi-generational group of people living in one house (usually consisting of a father, mother and their offspring) who take positive steps as a cohesive group to prepare for possible future negative situations and circumstances beyond their control." This book will guide you through all that is necessary to be prepared for future uncertainty.

Survive the Bomb

Author: Eric G. Swedin
Publisher: Zenith Imprint
ISBN: 9780760340318
Release Date: 2011-05-29
Genre: History

Attention, citizens and fellow travelers of the Cold War: Survive the Bomb is your family’s ultimate fallout shelter companion. Keep this book at the ready next to the emergency drinking water and vacuum-packed canned meats and vegetables for that moment when the saber-rattling between the world’s superpowers turns Atomic. Here are all the tips and information you’ll need to keep your family safe and secure:· A convenient set of Civil Defense carrying cards for your wallet or purse· Steps for the home handyman toward building a well-furnished fallout shelter· How to convert your home’s snack bar into a cozy secondary shelter· A checklist of items you’ll need close at hand while awaiting the “all-clear” message from local authorities· An Operation Survival! comic, including a crossword puzzle and quiz for the kids· Revealing studies, reports, and recommendations to the United States Congress and President· Wargame scenarios, aftermath descriptions, and casualty estimates at various distances from a nuclear blast· An introduction and commentaries by Cold War historian Eric G. Swedin Be alert and be prepared. Don’t let a little thing like an atomic particle spoil your day.

Just in Case

Author: Kathy Harrison
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603427326
Release Date: 2008-07-23
Genre: House & Home

If disaster strikes and public services are limited, you want to know that your family will be taken care of. Learn how to inventory and rotate your food supply, pack an evacuation kit, maintain communication with loved ones, and much more. You’ll soon gain the ingenuity and resourcefulness to get your family through even the most unfortunate circumstances.

Civil Defense Booklets

Author: Department U. S. Department of Defense
Publisher:
ISBN: 0981321801
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

"Civil Defense Booklets" is the 2nd volume in The Red Dog Nuclear Survival Series. The book contains four official U.S. government civil defense booklets spanning the course of the cold war. Clearly written and richly illustrated, it serves as an essential information resource for those learning to survive the effects of nuclear weapons. Topics covered include tips on surviving the blastwave; the use of shielding against radiation; how to build fallout shelters; assembling shelter supplies; coping with the problems of shelter living; dealing with radiation sickness; and the practical steps needed for recovery across the community. Includes a range of shelter designs.

The Wizards of Armageddon

Author: Fred Kaplan
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804796170
Release Date: 1991-08-01
Genre: History

This is the untold story of the small group of men who have devised the plans and shaped the policies on how to use the Bomb. The book (first published in 1983) explores the secret world of these strategists of the nuclear age and brings to light a chapter in American political and military history never before revealed.

How to Survive an Atomic Attack

Author: Department of Defense
Publisher:
ISBN: 1445639971
Release Date: 2014-07-01
Genre: Civil defense

Official US government advice on how to survive an atomic attack - including full instructions on building your own nuclear shelter. In 1949 the Soviet Union detonated its first nuclear bomb, heralding the era of the Cold War in which the prospect of a thermonuclear attack and Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) put every man, woman and child in the firing line. The US government issued a series of booklets explaining how to protect your family. This compilation includes Survival Under Atomic Attack with practical advice on constructing a shelter, the Family Shelters Series containing detailed construction diagrams, and Fallout Protection, a straightforward explanation of the dangers of a nuclear attack. Together they provide a chilling insight into the realities of life under the threat of Armageddon.

Fallout

Author: Todd Strasser
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763667221
Release Date: 2013-09-10
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

What if the bomb had actually been dropped? What if your family was the only one with a shelter? In the summer of 1962, the possibility of nuclear war is all anyone talks about. But Scott’s dad is the only one in the neighborhood who actually prepares for the worst. As the neighbors scoff, he builds a bomb shelter to hold his family and stocks it with just enough supplies to keep the four of them alive for two critical weeks. In the middle of the night in late October, when the unthinkable happens, those same neighbors force their way into the shelter before Scott’s dad can shut the door. With not enough room, not enough food, and not enough air, life inside the shelter is filthy, physically draining, and emotionally fraught. But even worse is the question of what will — and won’t — remain when the door is opened again. Internationally best-selling author Todd Strasser has written his most impressive and personal novel to date, ruthlessly yet sensitively exploring the terrifying what-ifs of one of the most explosive moments in human history.

Bomboozled

Author: Susan Roy
Publisher:
ISBN: 0982358571
Release Date: 2010
Genre: History

Documents the questionable effort of the United States government during the nineteen fifties to convince its citizens that they could survive a nuclear attack in fallout shelters.

Advising the Householder on Protection Against Nuclear Attack

Author: Great Britain. Home Office
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
ISBN: 1851775420
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Civil defense

CIVIL DEFENCE. In 1963, the Home Office and Central Office of Information distributed this handbook for the civil defence, police and fire services to advise the public on what to do in the event of a nuclear attack. The booklet told people what to do to protect themselves, their family and their home. From how to build an outdoor fall-out shelter and putting together a survival pack to what to do if a warning sounds, this is a terrifying glimpse of life under the threat of nuclear attack. Published to coincide with the V&A's Cold War Modern exhibition, this fully illustrated facsimile is also an excellent example of graphic design and illustration from the period.

Doomsday Bunker Book

Author: Ben Jakob
Publisher: The Pro Doodler
ISBN: 9780990589136
Release Date: 2014-11-01
Genre: Reference

We all have heard of people talking, pontificating and preaching about a doomsday, or have watched the TV show Doomsday Preppers. We have heard people called "Preppers", or "What Iffers". People have been talking about some sort of "End of the World" scenario, for decades. Even the United States government has many bunkers around the country, some of which have been purchased by ordinary citizens (preppers). Some of us are concerned something may happen sooner rather than later. I have heard more and more people talking about the possibility of an imminent disaster. Some people worry about different possible scenarios. For example; economic collapse, societal collapse, civil unrest, electromagnetic pulse, weather destruction, war, fire, nuclear attacks, terrorist attacks, fuel shortages, pandemics, geomagnetic reversal, etc. Sixty-one percent of Americans believe some sort of doomsday will happen within the next twenty years. Sixty percent of Americans believe there will be economic collapse within the next fifteen years. Many people are preparing for the scenarios of which they are concerned. It is estimated in the United States of America, approximately ten percent of the population are preppers to one degree or another. No one knows if or when, one or more calamities will occur. There is no way to predict a specific occurrence or time factor, and my crystal ball broke, so I cannot help with your prognostication. The best we can do is to prepare for any eventuality. This is why I personally (and many others) believe a concrete bunker is the best idea. Some people are planning for an aboveground bunker and some are interested in an underground bunker. In this book, we are going to be discussing both in great detail. As I will explain, this type of bunker will give you the best protection possible for the most scenarios. One need not be a conspiracy theorist to be apprehensive. People may think "Doomsday preppers", or "What ifers", as we are often called, are "Nut jobs." However, when TSHTF, we will be the ones who others will come to, since we will be the ones who are prepared.