Monday, February 26, 2007

how to survive a nuclear attack

I came across this interisting article by Shane Connor about how to survive a nuclear attack. Here's a blurb:
What possible good news could there ever be about nuclear destruction coming to America, whether it is dirty bombs, terrorist nukes or ICBMs from afar?

In a word, they are all survivable for the vast majority of American families, if they know what to do beforehand and have made even the most modest preparations.

Tragically, though, most Americans today won't give much credence to this good news, much less seek out such vital life-saving instruction, as they have been jaded by our culture's pervasive myths of nuclear un-survivability.

Most people think that if nukes go off, then everybody is going to die, or will wish they had. That's why you hear such absurd comments as: "If it happens, I hope I'm at ground zero and go quickly."

3 comments:

Carol Herdien said...

In 1961-62 as we were living in the Chicago area, nuclear attack was on all our minds. It consumed us. My husband and I were both on the Civil Defense and we, like our neighbors, had a fallout shelter fully stocked with supplies. Our children had constant drills at school or would be let out to run home as we timed how fast they could make it home. Our neighbors talked endlessly about survival. My closest friends and I made a solemn pact to take care of each others many children in case one of us died in the attack. I would sit by my children's beds while they slept and cried with worry. In the end, nothing happened, and slowly we dismantled our shelters and the school drills stopped. But we were prepared. Today most American have a "la-de-dah" frame of mind about something that always hangs over us. Besides, we never seem to be prepared for snowstorms, tornadoes, floods, etc. and then it takes us by surprise. The Girl Scout Motto: Be Prepared.

Carol Herdien

Jason Woolever said...

wow. that's amazing. we are so much more relaxed about those things now.

Anonymous said...

Jason,

Here are some useful links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki
/Nuclear_war_survival_skills

Downloadable book
http://www.nukepills.com
/docs/nuclear_war_survival_skills.pdf
Site sells iodine pills for short term treatment of radiation sickness.

The Future of Tactical Nuclear Weapons
http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil
/airchronicles/cc/conrad01.html

A Guide to Current Nuclear Weapons
http://nuclearweaponarchive.org/

China Plans to Control Space and Win the Information War
http://www.armedforcesjournal.com/
2005/11/1005734

China in US War Policy Planning
http://www.nukestrat.com/china/
Book-127-172.pdf

Christian need not worry about nuclear war. We need to be ready for Jesus to come again. Perhaps today.

In his service,

John Flores