Steve DeRose's Guide to Emergency Preparedness

Since 9/11, of course there has been a lot of interest in what, if anything, the average person can do to gain some protection from various kinds of attacks. Much of the available information is far out of date -- typically from the 1950's; although many sites are gradually updating.

So I have collected here, summaries and links to useful information I've found.

Warning: I am not an expert in this area. The closest I've come is having been an Emergency Medical Technician and a Federally Certified Radiologicl Monitor (didn't know we still had those, did you?). So, take my advice for what's it's worth, and check it out with other sources. I've surely made some mistakes somewhere in here. Given the importance of adequate safety preparations if an emergency does come up, it is even more important than usual that you check for yourself and consider the many variables that can affect what to do.

I've divided the information into these categories, corresponding to the basic needs people have, in roughly decreasing order of urgency. You should consider all of these and make an appropriate check-list and family plan. A sample check-list will be here once I manage to prepare it.

Also, here is a discussion of some background and basic principles.

  1. Air quality and usage
  2. Water
  3. Food
  4. Toiletries etc.
  5. Cooking, heating, and lighting
  6. Basic Shelter
  7. Instant emergency shelters
  8. Nuclear, radiological, biological, and chemical protection
  9. First aid and medical provisions
  10. Hardened shelters
  11. Communications
  12. Transportation
  13. But what if anarchy comes?
  14. What about them old FEMA bomb shelters?

Let us all pray and work so that this kind of information is never needed.

Useful links

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