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Living (and Preaching) the Sheltered Life

Stick Family under a roof

One organization’s approach to bomb shelters, community relations and longevity. By:  Sharon Packer If you’re concerned about civil defense and want to promote bomb shelters, here are some suggestions from Civil Defense Volunteers of Utah, now starting its 11th year of community service.  (Originally published in 1997.  The Utah Civil Defense Volunteers group is still…

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The Real Risks of Fire

Fire Safety and Survival By Jay Whimpey, PE, TACDA Board Member There are over 360,000 house fires in the United States every year with a substantial number of injuries and deaths. Eighty percent of the deaths and injuries occur in residential structures, with most of those fatalities occurring while those people are asleep. We can…

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Let There Be Truth.

Let There Be Truth Government, the military and industry have sunk billions into special protective measures for leadership, staff and critical systems in case of nuclear war. But for John Doe, the taxpayer who foots the bill – and his family? . . . Read on. By Frank Williams (Journal of Civil Defense, Jan-Feb 1978)…

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Roadblocks to Civil Defense

Roadblocks to Civil Defense By Eugene P. Wigner A renowned physicist and civil defense analyst probes behind the mask of apathy in the United States. (Originally printed in the first Journal of Civil Defense, May-June 1968, Vol. 1 No. 1) I have often tried to explain the need for a vigorous civil defense effort, why…

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Managing Pain in a Pinch

by Cynthia J. Koelker, MD Excerpt from Armageddon Medicine, How to Be Your Own Doctor in 2012 and Beyond The daily queue of suffering seems endless. Toothache, stomachache, headache, earache, back pain, leg pain, joint pain, neck pain, sore throat, sore feet, sore muscles, sore eyes. People come to you seeking relief ??? relief from…

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Radiation Issues

By:?? Sharon Packer (TACDA Board Member) The nuclear threat from North Korea has prompted many callers during the past few weeks, asking about the effects and attenuation of radiation. ??There is a great deal of misinformation about radiation from fallout. The following old rule of thumb for shelter design still holds true. NBC shelters should…

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It’s Wise to Blend in

A John Farnam “Quip” – July 7, 2017   ???A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance,?? when the need for illusion is deep.??? Saul Bellow   It represents enormous conceit to believe that police can do?? anything to stop crime, particularly violent crime.?? What we do is?? deter/displace it. We discourage it…

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Water Purification … EMP

Thoughts on water purification as shared by one of TACDA’s??advisory board members, Paul Seyfried …. Hi, Thanks for the heads-up. ?? As most of the attendees are well into their fifties, sixties, and seventies, I wonder just how far they’ll get on foot or pushing a bicycle.?? Water is HEAVY, and there may be precious…

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Civil Defense Abroad

From the “Journal Archives” …..??Journal of Civil Defense, Jan-Feb 1978 Reports and repercussions of the 1977 American “Civil Defense Debate” are appearing in foreign publications. In Great Britain, The Journal of the Institute of Civil Defense digs into Congressional hearings and says: One Republican, Congressman William Whitehurst, also argued that it would be criminal to…

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North Korea Nuclear EMP Attack: An Existential Threat

We here at the American Civil Defense Association felt this was important to share; Statement for the Record Dr. William R. Graham, Chairman Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, Chief of Staff Commission to assess the threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack To U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on…

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