Hostile Areas

How to survive a nuclear attack and shelter against radioactive fallout debris

What is nuclear fallout? Fallout refers to the process by which wind carries radioactive materials through the air. After a nuclear bomb or other nuclear explosive device is detonated, residual radioactive material is propelled into the upper atmosphere. The material then falls from the sky, showering earth with radioactive debris.…
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Shelters

How to build a door-covered or pole-covered trench shelter for protection against elements, natural disasters, and nuclear fallout

Covered trench shelters utilize the massive density and inherent strength of packed soil to create a protective shelter suitable for protection against natural and wartime elements including biological and nuclear fallout. Trench shelters also provide excellent wind and blast protection. Typical trench shelter plans fall into two categories, differentiated solely…
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Water Procurement

How to make a basic clean earth filter (filtering water with gravel and dirt)

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%…
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Hostile Areas

How to create a EMP generating device and how to protect yourself from a EMP attack

An EMP, or electromagnetic pulse, is a fascinating phenomenon. Caused by a rapid acceleration of charged particles travelling at the speed of light, an EMP can easily disable electronics including household electrical equipment, automobiles, and even electric utility power grids. Inherent properties of electronic components make this possible.  Electronic circuits…
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Hostile Areas

The CIA provides details on NBC/CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear) attacks

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.  More information on NBC/CBRN attacks can be found in…
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Hostile Areas

What the Army Field Manual tells us about surviving nuclear, biological, and chemical attacks

The following document is an appendix taken from the US Army Field Manual.  The topic is tactical and emergency operations in a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear attack (see this CIA report for details on various types of attack vectors).  The document, which provides excellent insight into the tactics and procedures…
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Urban Survival

Top 120 cities at risk for a Nuclear, biological, nuclear (NBC/CBRN) attack

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…
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