TO INSURE PERSONAL SURVIVAL

BW AND CW SHELTERS Our main topic in this ar­ticle will be the factors in­volved in the design/fabrica­tion of the shelter itself. We will not be including a detailed discussion of the agents (CW) and microorgani­sms (BW) also called "germs". However, we will list them and touch on them briefly. (If you want details see Duncan Longs book "Surviv­in...
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THE SURVIVALIST AND SOLAR POWER

In 1988 Mr. Richard E. Oster Sr., published this subject (the survivalist and solar power) and his article was finally accepted and printed by the Survivalist Papers program in 1990. In the 19 years since this paper came out, prices have gone down a little. Availability of parts and systems has increased 1000 fold. Many people are using solar power...
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SURVIVAL FOOD STORAGE

The storage of food for future use is one of mans oldest and time consuming preoccupations. The specific techniques of food storage and preparation date back many thousands of years. The most ancient and accurate writings, the Old Testament Bible as chronicled by the Hebrew peoples, give specific instruction on food storage (as well as other surviv...
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EMERGENCY EVACUATION PREPARATIONS

In most emergencies, if you have a choice between evacuating by vehicle and remaining at home, you should probably stay home, but you do not always have a choice. Evacuation is the means by which Civil Defense plans to handle most crises. Unless you are prepared to shoot it out with the authorities, you may be forced to leave your carefully prepare...
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AMMUNITION STOCKPILING AND STORAGE

In every survival situation where the routine use of firearms directly affects a person's survival probability (i.e. A soldier at war, a policeman on the street, etc.), eventually a time comes when the ammunition supply is exhausted. In times of war, during a firefight, a soldier's lifespan can be measured by the amount of ammunition he is carrying...
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TACTICAL BODY ARMOR

"DEATH OF A SURVIVALIST: ONLY LAPSE PROVED TO BE HIS LAST" The title of this article in the January 20, 1990 issue of the Los Angeles Times is self explanatory. The man in question, a professional trainer of K-9 security dogs, was known to have a high level of survival awareness. While making arrangements to supply two young German shepherd puppies...
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DISGUISING SURVIVAL PREPARATIONS

This subject was originally prepared by Mr. Cable in 1986. This paper is intended to replace Mr. Cable's original paper and contains many new items that have been updated to better fit our situations today. First of all, what do we mean by disguising our survival preparations? How are we going to do this? Will our efforts be successful? Our meaning...
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PREPARING RETREAT DEFENSES

This subject was originally prepared by Mr. Cable in 1986. This paper is intended to be its replacement and contains many new sources of information as well as updating the original information that Mr. Cable initially presented. This paper replaces SP86-8. First of all this paper is good advice for preparing defenses for your home or a remote surv...
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RICE ESSENTIALS

Beans are among the oldest of foods and today are considered an important staple for millions of people. They are important in the diet, and easy on the budget. Dried beans and peas are excellent home storage items, since they store well and furnish good nutrition. The kinds recommended for storage would be a matter of personal preference. Varietie...
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RICE ESSENTIALS

Rice has been a staple food for many people for centuries. A versatile food, it can be used as a cereal, as a side dish, combined with meat or vegetable in a casserole, or in soups, custards, and puddings. There are five different kinds of rice: Brown Rice: Whole unpolished kernels with only hull removed. Not recommended for long term storage. Reco...
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WHEAT ESSENTIALS

STORING WHEAT One half pound of wheat provides the following: 30 grams of protein, over 1 milligram of thiatin, 8 milligrams of niacin, 6 milligrams of iron, some riboflavin and other nutrients. In the storing of wheat the following points should be kept in mind: kind or variety, grade, moisture, container, storage, known minerals and known vitamin...
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HOW TO SURVIVE A “BOLT OUT OF THE BLUE

In the event of a nuclear confrontation, unless you are al­ready located at a secure shelter or retreat site, you may be confronted with a complete surprise attack (called a Bolt Out Of the Blue or BOOB) or a chaotic relocation within hours or days of an imminent attack. It is known that the U.S. would have approximately a 5-12 minutes warning abou...
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SURVIVAL TRANSPORTATION

This paper was originally written in 1984. It was very good then and is still valid in many points today.However 25 years have gone by and there have been some very important technological advances that were not even considered then. So, this paper is intended to update this subject and add the new advantages that have come about since 1984. This p...
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MEDICAL PREPARATIONS FOR THE SURVIVALIST

This paper was originally written in 1984 by J. Dierking. Since this topic was initially written 25 years ago many things have changed in the health care field. Many changes have occurred in the political arenas that were considered fantasy in 1984. For example, the fall of the Soviet Union, the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of ...
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COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS FOR THE SURVIVALIST

This subject was originally published in 1984. Since then many advances have occurred that has opened up new vistas for the survivalist. This paper hopes to deal with these new considerations and to clarify some of the information presented in the old papers. This paper replaces the previous version of SP84-13. CHOICES It is difficult to decide whi...
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EVALUATING THE .22 CALIBER RIMFIRE AS A SURVIVAL WEAPON

The .22 rimfire is probably the world's most available, yet underrated cartridge. This round is familiar to anyone with any knowledge of firearms, but is all too often considered only for plinking or training purposes. Despite the admitted low power, the .22 should be given careful consideration if one is planning to acquire one or more survival we...
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COMBATING RADIATION EXPOSURE

One of the primary concerns following a nuclear war or acci­dent is exposure to radiation. While there are no "wonder drugs" currently available to combat radiation damage, some substances are now available which can reduce the damage by helping to remove the sources of the radiation from the body. The following information was gleaned from a numbe...
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RADIATION DETECTION AND MEASURING EQUIPMENT

In the aftermath of nuclear war or following a nuclear plant accident, high levels of radiation could threaten your survival location. Perhaps government authorities can broadcast advisories to help you protect yourself; perhaps not! This information can assist with selection of reliable monitoring equipment for independent protective action. RADIA...
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SEEDS FOR SURVIVAL

If some cataclysmic event occurred which put the survivors in a primitive existence situation, one of the priority survival items would probably be vegetable and grain seeds. These seeds might represent the ability to obtain edible food for yourself and what­ever livestock you possessed. This paper only covers what seeds should be selected, how to ...
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SURVIVAL FORAGING FOR WILD FOODS

Oliver Cromwell wanted to be painted "warts and all". This paper will be similarly realistic. The more I learn about wild foods, the less confident I am of my own, or anyone's, ability to "live off the land" for prolonged periods under today's con­ditions. Foraging can be a great deal of fun, when you don't have to do it, but wild foods should be r...
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