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Jun 272013
 
How Close Can You Be to Survive a Nuclear Bomb Blast?

This is the first part of a two-part article about surviving nuclear blasts.  In this first part, we look at the immediate effects of nuclear blasts, in the second part, we will look at longer term effects. Few things are more horrific in many people’s minds than the thought of being close to a nuclear explosion.  Some people have gone to great lengths, constructing massive bunkers/shelters in their basements, to do what they believe may […]

Jun 272013
 
Surviving the Secondary and Longer Term Effects of a Nuclear Explosion

This is the second part of a two-part article about how close you can be to a nuclear explosion and survive.  If you arrived direct to this page from a search engine or link, we suggest you first read the first part which talks about the immediate effects and dangers of a nuclear blast (covering the first five minutes or so) and how close you can be and still survive those. Once you have survived […]

Jun 252013
 
Using Wind Data to Estimate Fallout Risk

This is the first part of a three-part article that looks at how to calculate the potential impact on your retreat location of the release of radioactive material somewhere else.  In other words, if a nuclear explosion goes off, or a nuclear power plant has an accident, some distance from you, how will that affect you at your retreat? After you’ve read this first part, please follow the links on to parts two and three, […]

Jun 252013
 
The Two Types of Wind Effects to Consider

This is the second part of a three-part article series on using wind data to evaluate the risk of nuclear fallout at your retreat location. If you arrived here directly from a search engine or link, you should probably go to the first part of the series that discusses the different types of fallout patterns and read that first before reading this second part (and of course, then following the link at the bottom on […]

Jun 252013
 
Available Wind Data Sources And How to Use Them

This is the third part of a three-part article series on using wind data to evaluate the risk of nuclear fallout at your retreat location. If you arrived here directly from a search engine or link, you should probably go to the first part of the series – Using Wind Data to Estimate Fallout Risk – and read that first, then continue on to the second part – The Two Types of Wind Effects to […]

Jun 252013
 
Is a Tesla the Best Car for a Prepper?

One of the big problems we all have to consider is what sort of motorized transportation we can use in a Level 2/3 situation. The problem is that modern-day fuels – gasoline, diesel, liquid propane and compressed natural gas – are all vulnerable to disruptions in supply, processing and distribution such as would occur in any sort of emergency situation, and so we’ll largely be forced to rely on such stored fuel as we may […]

Jun 242013
 
Transportation Rankings by State

What would life be like without cars and other forms of motorized transportation?  That’s a question we’ll almost surely find the answer to in a future Level 2/3 situation, but until such time, having convenient transportation is an essential part of our lifestyle. Actually, convenient transportation will become even more vital in a Level 2/3 situation in the future, in a scenario where you might be more reliant on horse or other animal power rather […]

Jun 182013
 
Preppers Beware :  Our "Hoarding" Can Be Deemed Illegal

This is the first part of a three-part article about the risk of having everything we’ve stored taken from us – not by force by a gang of armed violent looters, but by color of law, by local or federal law enforcement agents or the National Guard or even regular Armed Forces. This is one of the most important articles we’ve published.  Please read it carefully, because if you don’t understand these issues now, you’ll […]

Jun 182013
 
The Present Legal Support for Seizing our Food and other Supplies

This is the second part of a three-part article series on how everything we’ve saved and stored could be – lawfully – taken from us in an emergency. If you arrived on this page from a search engine or website link, you might wish to first read the first part of the article, which talks about how our society has evolved to the point where the majority already feel no shame in taking property from […]

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