A new survey has revealed that people in the UK and the US are not sufficiently aware of the potentially catastrophic environmental consequences of nuclear war, known as “nuclear winter”.
After a nuclear bomb is detonated, residual radioactive material is propelled into the upper atmosphere. The material then falls from the sky, showering earth with radioactive debris. Fallout from a nuclear blast has unique properties and thus, distinct requirements for sheltering against and surviving its deadly effect.
Trench shelters utilize the massive density and inherent strength of packed soil to create a protective shelter suitable for protection against not only natural elements, but wartime elements including biological and nuclear fallout. Trench shelters also provide excellent wind and blast protection.
The most basic of water filters is the clean earth filter. Although not ideal for producing crystal clear clean drinking water, it does have the added advantage of filtering out some components that other filters are unable to remove. For instance, a basic clean earth filter can filter out 99% of radioactivity in water making…
The following was taken from a CIA pamphlet published in 2007 warning of potential Al-Qa’ida terrorist attacks. The pamphlet lists various CBRN attack vectors with details on the agent used in the attack, symptoms and signs, and treatment (first aid) options.
The following document is an appendix taken from the US Army Field Manual. The document, which provides excellent insight into the tactics and procedures utilized by the US military in a NBC or CBRN attack, is broken down into four sections: (1) contamination abidance, (2) NBC protection, (3) decontamination, and (4) Reconnaissance and security.
A Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear attack, also known as a CBRN or NBC attack, is an attack against an area using hazardous material to promote widespread damage, typically utilized in a terrorist-type attack. The US Army’s domestic preparedness division lists the following cities/states as the top 120 cities at risk for a chemical, biological,…
You must use special precautions if you expect to survive in these man-made hazards. If you are subjected to any of the effects of nuclear, chemical, or biological warfare, the survival procedures recommended here may save your life. Awareness of the hazards and application of common sense can keep you alive.