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The mission of The American Civil Defense association (TACDA) is to provide education, products and resources that empower American Citizens with a comprehensive understanding of reasonable preparedness strategies and techniques; promoting a self-reliant, pro-active approach to protecting themselves, their families and their communities in the event of nuclear, biological, chemical or other manmade and natural disasters.

Recent Article in the Journal of Civil Defense


In this issue civil defense experts teach how to properly disinfect and store water for your emergency water supply. Also, doctors and specialists inform us how to fight the coronavirus and other zoonotic and vector born diseases. The US Energy outlook and solar forms of energy are also discussed.

Storing water is as easy as turning on the faucet - as long as you store it before an emergency arises! If you wait until it’s critical, then both frustration and costs increase – in direct proportion to the water’s availability! The following are some basic recommendations to guide you in this fairly simple storage project. 

Steps for Water Purification
Important: It is important to try to avoid pouring treated (purified) water back into a container which has just had untreated water in it. If possible, clean the  container with chlorine water (about ½ tsp. per cup of water) for 2 minutes. Pour the...

Also Contains Articles on:

Radioactive Water, Preparedness in a Nutshell, Do’s and Don’ts on the Coronavirus, Protective Measures Against the Novel Coronavirus, Vector & Zoonotic Born Disease, Solar Energy Development in the United States, The US Annual Energy Outlook, Cooking with Charcoal, Charcoal Grilled Steak and Vegetable Shish-Kabobs Recipe, Hard Lesson

2020 Vol 54 i1 water the absolute basic

Volume 53 - Issue 2

How To Prepare for ANY Disaster

‘Coronavirus and VeteransGlobal Virtual Forum to Address Solutions for U.S. Military Veterans Amidst The Pandemic

Strategies for Coping with Isolation and Loneliness During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Hydration Awareness: 10 Ways to Be ‘Water Wise’ (Even While Sheltering in Place)

In War on COVID-19, Doctors Need Freedom to Use “Weapons” At Hand


For more information on the Coronavirus, click here:

for the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention website.

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TACDA Academy

The TACDA Academy provides free essential detailed education for everyone.

In the TACDA Academy, you can access a growing series of online courses. These courses contain materials and information that have been collected over decades of research. They can help empower you, your family and your community with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to be prepared for all types of natural and manmade disasters and emergencies.

  • NBC Weapons Effects
  • Sheltering
  • EMP and Radiation
  • Natural Disasters
  • Food and Water Storage
  • and more….

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We wish you and your family health and peace at this difficult time.