Putting The Most Odds in Your Favor In Surviving A Nuclear Attack

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ray-gano-medBy Ray Gano

Folks, I know right off that there are going to be nay-sayers to this article, partly because what they will say in the negative is true.

Can one survive a direct hit from a nuke?

No.. you will be vaporized.

But if you are well outside the blast radius, then believe it or not, you do have some good odds in your favor of surviving.

BUT… to survive, you MUST increase your odds and plan ahead. I mean really plan too.

Listen, the first thing that we need to do is look at what is really happening out there.

Like it or not, the Russians are not the bad guys, we are and a lot of the world does not like what our president has been doing. Get on news sources outside the US and they think Obama is a total fool.

In fact, they are not to keen on Hillary getting into office either. They know that she will continue the Obama policies as well as put some of her own heavy handed globalist policies in place to boot.

See, there is “We The People” and then there is our inept federal government being led by an inept president just looking to mudding up the waters.

Listen, Putin is a smart guy. He knows that Obama is a moron and a plebe for the global elite. He loves his country and he does not want to put them in danger of a nuclear holocaust. I honestly believe that he is counting the days till Obi is out of office just like much of the America people.

But the problem is this… Obama is a moron and that scares Putin. We also know that odds are very good that Trump will win, he will leave the waters as muddy as possible like the Clinton’s did when they left office.

That means that there is a small chance that Obama will start a war and then dump it into Trump’s lap to deal with and this is something that I believe is also weighing heavy on Putin’s mind as well.

We know this for a fact because of all the drills they have been having in Russia.

These are not “first strike” drills, they are reactionary drills, meaning that Putin is scared that Obi might do something really stupid and push the button.

One of the big factors that is really testing Putin is that Obama keeps ratcheting up the allegations that Russia will /is hacking the elections to ensure Trump wins.

This is an ignorance card that Hillary is also putting out there and there is absolutely no proof what so ever.

Another fact that is concerning Russia is that the US is floating “warnings” that NATO is retrofitting tactical aircraft for the use of nuclear weapons, WHICH is sign of “preparation for war with Russia” in regards with Russia.

Right now I truly believe that Putin is just holding out to find out who gets elected. If Trump becomes president, I think that he will breath easier. I also believe that Trump has some back offices meetings going on with Russia just to help calm them down, at least that is what I would be doing if I was Trump.

sadam-and-kaddafiBut if Hillary wins, I believe that we will see preparations in Russia get kicked up a few more notches and Hillary will continue to strain relations with Russia even more. Part of that strain is pushing the Syria issue, support the Rebels (ISIS) and looking to over throw Assad. Like what Bush and Obama did in over throwing Sadam and Kaddafi really helped stabilize things in the Middle East? NOPE… it made it worse.

Another point is that the American public does not want to have a throw down with Russia because “We The People” understand how decimated our military has become.

Listen, I do not get it. Our lame administration goes off and lowers our military strength so low that we are far below WWII levels in regard to readiness and ability.

THEN… in our severely weakened state our illustrious leaders (Hillary Included) decides to pick a fight with the #2 super power who has been beefing up their military?

HELLO… anyone home?

This has brought us up to speed in regards to current events.

We (the US) is being pretty threatening and doing a lot of saber rattling. Which is causing Russia to do their own sort of saber rattlng by advertising their preparations. Both of these actions are making people very concerned.

So, what does one do?

Putting The Most Odds in Your Favor in Surviving a Nuclear Attack

First and foremost, you need to look at your personal location and see if where you live could be targeted for a strike.

I am going to come out and say it, if you live in New York, Washington DC and surrounding Virginia areas / eastern seaboard, you are going to be one of the first to go. Those locations themselves are our nations most major metropolitan areas and where our seats of power lay.

Second, if you are living near any of the missile sites that “might” still be in action, you will be a target.

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NOW… some good news is that since Obama has basically stripped our nuclear capabilities we do not have very many nuclear sites left. What we do have is our strategic air command and our bombers and our navy that carries nukes on ships and submarines.

If you are living near a major naval base or air force base, you are probably a target just because of the above mentioned military forces. Follow that up with any major US Army base that is still functioning.

Finally, any large metropolitan area could be a target for what ever reason the other guys would want to target.

Here are possible cities high on the list starting with the west coast moving east.

  • San Francisco / Silicon Valley – CA
  • Los Angles basin – CA
  • Seattle / Tacoma -WA
  • Las Vegas – NV
  • Denver – CO
  • Dallas -TX
  • Galveston – TX
  • Chicago – IL
  • Kansas City – MO
  • Atlanta – GA
  • St Petersburg – FL
  • Tampa Bay – FL
  • Miami – FL

All these cities are not only major metropolitan areas, but they also have connections to shipping ports, airports, major industry, major US hubs, etc.

Now if you live in one of these areas, don’t freak out, what you have to realize though is that you need to take planning a whole lot more serious than someone who lives say in Bozeman MT.

What’s in Bozeman? Fishing, mountains and they are the north gate to Yellowstone Natl Park. A very low threat on the Nuke radar as opposed to say the Los Angles Basin.

So what do you do if you live in one of these areas?

1 – If you are able, move, get out of dodge, relocate, exit state right.

2 – If number one is not an option, you have a serious evacuation plan that is ready to go at a moments notice. With this you need to stay on top of the news and what is going on so that you can beat the masses that choose to evacuate. In this you have a prepared place to “Bug Out” too.

shelter-drawing3 – You have a solid well stocked bomb shelter built, which today is very doable with a 40’ shipping container and a back hoe.

What we need to remember is that believe it or not, survivability is very possible, but you have to put some serious plans in place so that you and your family can survive.

But the second thing that you have to remember is that no matter what, we as Christians have a mandate in 1 Peter 3:15 – Always be ready to share the hope that is within you. Now this is Ray paraphrased, but what I try to point out to people sis that always means just that, always. That means in good times and in bad we need to be ready to share the hope.

So in all our planning, there is more there than just saving one’s own skin. We have a higher purpose and responsibility.

I mean think about this for a moment, and I am talking to born again Christians here. After a nuclear disaster, don’t you think that people will need hope in their lives again? How many people will be hurting and need to peace and serenity that only Jesus Christ can offer?

I am going to be frank here and say that 85% of most pastors out there do not have a clue and what most of them really care about is putting back sides in seats.

So the sharing of the hope that our Lord Jesus Christ offers will be put in our laps. First and foremost we need to be ready to answer that call

Third, what you do not want to happen is you become part of the “herd” and have “herd” mentality take over. This happens to people who have NOT properly prepared or prepared at all. Like any sort of herd, it is often driven by instinct and fear. The herd does seriously irrational things and it is VERY EASY to get sucked into the herd.

What YOU MUST REMEMBER AT ALL COSTS… herds are driving to slaughter houses or choke points to be terminated, plain and simple.

If you wish to survive, do everything you can to fight against being sucked into the herd. This is true with many sort of natural and man made disasters. Herd mentality can rise at a moments notice.

The very best way to ensure that this does not happen is be properly prepared to ride out the storm as best as you are able.

Learning From History -We Have Lived Through Nuclear Events

The world has lived through two nuclear events, well three if you count the bombing of Japan.

First there was Chernobyl. We learned that thirty-one initial deaths took place and are primarily attributed to the nuclear accident itself. Reactor staff and emergency workers were the victims.

Here is some info regarding other deaths as reported by Wikipedia…

radiation-from-chernobyl_7925“The UNSCEAR report places the total confirmed deaths from radiation at 64 as of 2008. The Chernobyl Forum predicts the eventual death toll could reach 4,000 among those exposed to the highest levels of radiation (200,000 emergency workers, 116,000 evacuees and 270,000 residents of the most contaminated areas); this figure is a total causal death toll prediction, combining the deaths of approximately 50 emergency workers who died soon after the accident from acute radiation syndrome, nine children who have died of thyroid cancer and a future predicted total of 3940 deaths from radiation-induced cancer and leukaemia.

In a peer-reviewed paper in the International Journal of Cancer in 2006, the authors expanded the discussion on those exposed to all of Europe as a whole (but following a different conclusion methodology to the Chernobyl Forum study, which arrived at the total predicted death toll of 4,000 after cancer survival rates were factored in) they stated, without entering into a discussion on deaths, that in terms of total excess cancers attributed to the accident.”

Source – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_disaster

The second event is The Fukushima Nuclear accident.

From Wikipedia…

“There have been no fatalities linked to short term overexposure to radiation reported due to the Fukushima accident, while approximately 18,500 people died due to the earthquake and tsunami. The maximum cancer mortality and morbidity estimate according to the Linear no-threshold theory is 1,500 and 1,800 but with most estimates considerably lower, in the range of a few hundred. In addition, the rates of psychological distress among evacuated people rose fivefold compared to the Japanese average due to the experience of the disaster and evacuation.”

I am showing these two examples because this is real world proof that one can survive a nuclear event, one of the main keys to survival is not being in or around the blast area. It is the fallout, like what took place with Chernobyl and its radiation cloud that moved over parts of Russia and the Belarus as well as Sweden, Norway and Finland that will do a lot of damage.

Now, please understand that I am NOT trying to paint a rosy picture here. We are not going to see mutants like one sees in the “B” horror flicks and we have not seen the leather bound gangs driving around in supped up Chevy’s like you see in Mad Max. Folks, that is Hollywood and not reality.

What I am trying to do is show that one can “survive” if proper measures have been taken place.

If a nuclear device/s are detonated on the US, there will be many pockets of survivors.

During the Cold War we had what was often referred to as MAD, Mutually Assured Destruction. Which means that if Russia dropped 50 nukes, we would drop 60. It was a mass arms race to see who would have the most nukes and how often we could vaporize the opposing country.

Like it or not, that is what kept the world safe, the fear of being vaporized 50+ times.

Today, thanks to Bush W and Obama, we do not have enough nuclear devices or launch areas in place to ensure a “Mutually Assured Destruction.” AND… in this case this is kind of a good thing.

Another point I want to make is that contrary to popular belief, NORAD is still active. This is our secret command and control center that is buried deep within Cheyanne Mountain. What is not active are the many nuclear launch sites that were peppered around the US in strategic areas.

I say all that to say this, all Russia would have to do is drop a few nukes over New York, DC and those eastern sea board areas and we are done. The fight is over.

The American people as well as the Russian people do not want to go up in a mushroom cloud and Putin does not want to wipe the US off the face of the earth.

I know that what I am saying folks out there are totally disagreeing with. But mindsets changed once the cold war was over. Putin is a modern post-cold war leader. He cares for his country and he knows that wiping the US off the face of the earth will hurt his people as much as utterly destroy the American people.

Putin understands the effects of Chernobyl and understands the effect that the massive radiation cloud that effected a lot of Russia, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

If he vaporizes the US, the fallout would impact his country as well as many of the surrounding countries and oceans.

day-afterrMany of us who were raised in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s remembers all the doom and gloom “take shelter” drills and the infamous made for television film, “The Day After” …

“which first aired on November 20, 1983, on the ABC. More than 100 million people watched the program during its initial broadcast, and it is currently the highest-rated television film in history.”

Source – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_After

This was an epic film and I remember watching it on TV. The plot of the movie…

“When Cold War tensions reach the ultimate boiling point, the inhabitants of a small town in Kansas learn along with the rest of America that they have fewer than 30 minutes before 300 Soviet warheads begin to appear overhead! Can anyone survive this ultimate nightmare…or the nuclear winter that is sure to follow?”

Source and Purchase the film – http://amzn.to/2dWbl1H

As scary and dramatic as the film is, I don’t believe that this scenario is viable in today’s America. That is unless you are within a blast area. Again, I know that there are people out there that probably disagree and the best thing to do is bend over and kiss your rear goodbye.

I am someone who is optimistic. I am also someone who has had some pretty extensive training in surviving a nuclear blast.

I served in the US Army’ as part of Spec Ops during the Reagan years. Our training then was above and beyond what standard US Army training entailed. The reason we were trained in these things is because we worked in 6 – 12 man teams that were dropped behind enemy lines. We had to survive no matter what to ensure that the mission was accomplished. Mission first, everything else was secondary. To ensure “Mission First” we were trained to deal with these battle scenarios.

So to have a mentality of just giving up and kissing your rear end goodbye, sorry it isn’t an option if there are other options available.

I am saying all this because like it or not, our leaders (Bush & Obama) have disarmed us greatly; all the while Russia has built up their arms.

Do we have nukes? Yes we do, but our edge for MAD is not there anymore and also the attitudes of America has changed greatly.

I want to share with you what someone living in Russia had to say about this film The Day After…

“I’ve seen “The Day After” when I was a child of 10-11 in 1986-1987 in a small village in Siberia called Maya, near Yakutsk, USSR. The movie was shown over the whole Soviet Union twice on the first channel. Since then I remember the movie very clearly, the impression I got was very high, so I immediately started to deeply realize the horror of a nuclear catastrophe. We were on the other side of the Cold War propaganda. I remember at school how we were taught about the US predator imperialistic policy. We always had lessons at school how to behave in case of US nuclear attack and practiced it physically running down to underground rooms wearing gas-masks and helping each other. The US nuclear threat, I believed, was so real, so I was frightened of a sight of a shining plane board in the sky. I was sure it were Americans going to bomb my village. And this hysteria was everywhere in USSR. Now living in Moscow, the heart of an almost free country of Russia I realize that the topicality of the movie hasn’t dissappeared. We still face a lot of threats around the world, including terrorism and nuclear war. I’m sure all this comes from people’s indifference, jealosy, prejudice, ignorance… Watch the movie and let our children know and grow.”

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Now I want to be clear, if there is a nuclear blast will there be death? Yes.

Will there be radiation sickness? Yes.

Will we see death and destruction like we have possibly never seen before? Yes.

All these things are givens, it is how we prepare and then deal with these issues that make us either victims or survivors.

If you have stuck with me this far, the question running through your head right now is, “ What Do I Now Do?

What Do I Now Do? –  Make A Plan and Take Action

day-afterHaving a preparedness plan in place is a must have, not only in case of nuclear, but also in the event that some sort of weird natural or man made disaster takes place. No matter what, it is always good to have a plan in place.

Like it or not, if you live in an area where a nuclear blast has taken place you will not be able to venture outside for anything.  You should stay sheltered for at least 48 hours at a minimum, preferably longer. Most survival manuals state that you should be ready to hold up for at least 9 days after a nuclear event.

What we need to remember is that there are multiple killers in regards to a nuclear event.

First is the initial blast and sudden burst of heat and radiation. This is actually short lived and if you have a properly prepared area that will withstand that, you should be good to go.

The second thing that you have to battle, and this is the long term killer, is the nuclear fallout.

What nuclear fallout is, is the dust and small debris that has radio active particles attached to it. The most common is small dust and dirt particles. If you breath some of that in and these radio active particles get lodged in your mouth, throat or lungs, or other areas within your body you have a chance at contracting cancer in these areas or worse radiation sickness.

First things first, you need to determine are you within a viable strike zone? If you are, you might want to reconsider relocating to another part of the US that is less vulnerable. If that is not an option, then look at what you can do to shelter in place.

If you have to shelter in place, can you create some sort of safe room / fallout shelter within your own home?

I am not talking about building some underground complex. You can create some sort of safe room that will help protect you and your family against the initial radiation. Once that initial blast is over, you will have to go to work and protect you and your family from fallout for a period of time.

Creating a place that you can secure yourself and your family from gamma radiation is actually a pretty easy thing to do. You just have to create a room / area that is impervious to said radiation.

Here is a simple chart that can help you deterring what you need to do to create a gamma radiation proof area.

Example, looking at this chart, you only need 1.8 centimeters of iron or steel to protect yourself. Remember, we are talking about the initial blast, that is what you need to protect yourself against in the beginning.

If you live far away from a possible target area, you may not need full protection because you are way outside that blast area.

But if you are within say 30 miles of a possible target area, you need to take precautions.

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Theoretically you could line a closet with 1.8 centimetres (.7 inches) of steel plating and you would have a radiation proof place that you yourself could run into, let the blast take place and then be able to exit when it is some what safe. You can also mix say brick, concrete and steel to build yourself a place that is safe against gamma radiation / initial blast.

Having a place that you can run to… an anti-radiation room is something that you can build and build at a reasonable cost.

You can either build it out a plate steel or you can mix and build it out of brick, concrete and steel plating. Personally this seems more cost effective instead of lining a room with pure plate steel.

Next part of your plan is having food / water and medical supplies on-hand. You would not believe how much you can put your mind at-ease, and allow you to focus on other aspects of survival when you have properly planned to have these things in place.

As you know from past articles I am one who constantly pushes having proper food, water and medical supplies on hand. If you do not have to worry about these things, you can then focus more on the tasks at hand that rise up during this sort of disaster like ensuring your home is safe against fallout.

In fact, let’s tackle that one pretty quickly so that you have that issue out of your way.

Reducing Your Home’s Exposure To Fallout

What you need is thick plastic and a lot of duct tape. What you want to do is put plastic over every area that could allow any sort of dust or dirt to gain access to the home, for example a window or door. By using plastic and duct tape it will help prevent these particles from gaining access to your home.

Folks, you do not want to go cheap on this. You want good thick plastic and you want some great duct tape like Gorilla Duct Tape. I use this stuff all the time. It is about $8 a roll, but it is worth its weight in gold. This is the best duct tape that you can get. It sticks to just about everything and will not let go.

Gorilla Tape – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Gorilla-Tape

NOW NOTE – some plastic has a coating that will prevent the gorilla tape from sticking. If that is the case with you, then get some wood strips and some ten penny nails and use that to hold your plastic in place.

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Wrap the wooden strips in the plastic ends and then nail them in place. This will hold the plastic securely in place.

You can then run tape over the wood strips for an extra measure.

If you do not have access to plastic, then using duct tape over all the cracks, joints and gaps in windows and in doors. This is the fast and expedient way of ensuring that fallout does not enter the home.

Secure all areas that will allow any sort of outside air from gaining access. Doors, windows, air / heater vents, fire place, etc.

The Critical Need of Having Supplies in Place

You have taped up all the doors, windows and other places where fallout can blow in. That means that you are somewhat a prisoner in your own home.

That also means that simple trips down to Walmart are out of the question.

Food and water is your mainstay. This is the first thing that you need to focus on after creating a game plan and having the supplies in place to build some sort of safe room that is gamma radiation proof.

Again, you only need to stay in your radiation proof room for a short period of time, 24 – 48 hours at the most.

Items for Your Safe Room

In your plan you need to take into account yourself and your family members. You will be confined to this small room for a minimum of 24 hours. That means all the food, water, sanitary issues, etc will have to be in place in this room so that you are ready.

You will need to have provisions that will help you survive, so here is what I would recommend.

Food & Water

To help make things clearer for you. Imagine this room is your “life boat.” Like on a life boat, you do not have the room to live like kings. It is bare essentials only.

3500-er-barSo here is what I recommend for your “Lifeboat” safe room.

3 Day 3600 ER Bars – These bars are what are used in lifeboats. They taste good, have all the vitamins and such that you need and they also do not cause you to be thirsty. Officially one of these bars will provide you 3 days worth of food. Personally, I would have allocated two of these bars per person.

You can see the video here that I produced talking about the ER Bar.

WATCH NOW – https://youtu.be/fmzJwbTBGgs

Emergency Water Packets – Have you ever seen those juice bags that the little kids run around with? There are now water packets that fulfill lifeboat needs.

  • Emergency Purified Drinking Water – 12 pack (125ml/pk)
  • Coast guard and Transport Canada approved.
  • Purified and bacteria free. 5 year shelf life.
  • Ideal for hiking, camping and boating. Survival kits.
  • Can withstand temeratures ranging from -40° F to 230° F

You put a box of these in your radiation proof area along with your ER Emergency bars and you have put your food and water needs in place.

AGAIN, you have to remember that YOU WILL NOT be spending much time in this room. This room is there solely to keep you safe against any gamma radiation from. You will not be living there for weeks and months on end. You will only be there for 24 – 48 hours. To be frank, that is about how long a nuclear war will last and currently we as America are in a weakened state. That is why in my opinion that if Russia does attack, they are not going to wipe out the entire US. It just does not play out in their favor either.

3 Day 3600 ER Bars – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-3500-ER-Bar

Emergency Water Packets – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Emergency-Water

Your Lighting Needs

rayovac-sportsman-lanternsI discovered the Rayovac Sportsman lanterns back when Katrina hit Texas. These things are great and really priced right. There are two different sizes a standard lantern that puts of 240 lumen of light and has a high setting and low setting. At the low setting the lantern will last about 300 hours. This lantern takes 3 “D” sized batteries.

Then there is the Rayovac Sportsman Mini lantern, which we have several. These are also great and put off 150 lumen of light for approximately 60 hours. These mini lanterns run off of 3 “AA” batteries.

We still use both of these today and in fact I have 3 large and two small. All of them are placed throughout the house in strategic areas so that we always have a light source if needed.

One nice feature about these lanterns is that they have a blinking light that blinks about every 5 seconds to let you know that the batteries are still good.

streamlight-septor_headlampSomething that you will need to do is work with your hands and also have light. A great solution is having a headlamp. I have tried a lot of different head lamps, but I have to say that I am a fan of the Streamlight Septor headlamp. I have owned two of these and I need to purchase another because the other headlamps that I have are junk. You drop them and they are toast. You need a headlamp that you can depend on. This is why I like the Streamlight Septor. The negative is that they cost around $26.00, but they are worth it.

Now, in doing research I have found a cheap Chinese knock off called the LE Headlamp LED. It looks like it is built to be like the Streamlight Septor. The difference is that this costs about $8.00. If you are looking for a cheap solution, give this headlamp a try. It has some positive reviews but it also has a few complaints. Remember, you get what you pay for.

Rayovac Sportsman Fullsize Lantern – http://amzn.to/2dWAsBt

Rayovac Sportsman Mini Lantern – http://amzn.to/2eh47c1

Streamlight Septor  – http://amzn.to/2ez0YUl

LE Headlamp LED – http://amzn.to/2eoyucn

Need For The Toilet

snap-on-toilet-seatWe are human and we have needs. One of those needs is a place to go to the bathroom. There is a great and simple solution, ER Emergency Ready Portable Snap-on Toilet Seat. This will snap onto a 5 gallon bucket.

You will need some durable garbage bags as well so that when the need arises, you can then bag up the waste and not have to deal with the smell. This is a great solution and for $12.00 you can’t go wrong.

ALSO, do not forget to put a few packs of toilet paper in your radiation free room.

ER Emergency Ready Portable Snap-on Toilet Seat  – http://amzn.to/2eKiBjD

What To Do To Pass The Time

Like it or not, this is going to be a scary time if you have actually use this radiation free room. Once in there you will be hard pressed for information and the temptation to get out and “go see what is happening” will be pretty high.

So you need to have things in your radiation free room that will help you keep your mind occupied and not dwell on what might be happening.

Have Bible on Hand

First and foremost, you need to have a Bible. God’s Word will give you comfort when it seems like the whole world is going to hell in a hand basket.

water-proof-bibleI recommend Waterproof King James Bible.

This is a great bible. It is made in the USA with a 25% lighter weight paper

  • Extremely Durable Synthetic Pages Sewn and Glued into Spine
  • Stain Resistant
  • Ultra Clear Text
  • Ideal for Gear Bag or Backpack
  • Dry Highlight
  • Write and Underline with pencil or ball point pen
  • No Bleed Thru
  • F L O A T S

I personally own one of these and I love it. The one negative that I would say is that it would be great if they created a Large Print version for people like me that are starting to get up their in years.

Waterproof King James Version – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Waterproof-KJV

Have a Hard Wired Security Camera System

This is a good thing to have so that while you are in your radiation free room you can keep an eye on what is going on outside. There are many systems out there, but none that I can recommend that do not cost a lot of money. Also, you really need just one camera facing a direction that you want to see. Now there is no problem in setting up a camera system with multiple cameras, but you need to have the means to view what is going on.

Because of the radiation and fallout that could possibly be in the air, WIFI and other wireless signals will probably be out of the questions. So you will need to find a hardwired, outdoor, weather proof camera system that you can then run the wires to your radiation free room as well as having some sort of monitor in place. This way you can keep an eye on things and see what is taking place.

There are a lot of individual factors when it comes to putting in a CCTV system in your home. That is why I am hesitant to recommend one system over the other.

What you need to do is conduct your research in regards to your own home as well as how you will power this system in a grid down situation.

AM / FM / NOAH / Short Wave Radio

One of the best radio companies out there is Eton / Grundig. I have several of their AM/FM shortwave radios.

First, I like the Eton American Red Cross AM/FM Shortwave radio. These have been discontinued, but they are still on the market. I own one of these with NOAH alerts. It came in handy in Texas in regards to flash floods, massive thunderstorms and tornadoes.

eton-red-cross-radio-5-gallon-survival-bucketSecond is the Eton Field – World Band Radio with Bluetooth, which means you can stream your Bluetooth MP3 player into this unit and while using a stereo amplifier can the play the radio and your blue tooth through your stereo.

You an hook on an external wire antenna like the Usmile® LW1650 Portable Long Line shortwave antenna, which can be strung up in your attic or someplace else that is high and then run the feed down into your radiation free room so that you can scan the radio bands for any sort of news. Having a radio where you can pull in a signal is pretty vital and may be the only link that you have to the outside world for some time.

Finally, you will need to keep these things running, and odds are, the electricity will be out. This is why I highly recommend the Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar Generator Kit w/Nomad 20 Solar Panel. I have some of the Goal Zero products and they have come in handy big time.

Goal Zero Yeti 400 Solar KitI do not own one of their Yeti Solar Generators, but I have a number of friends that totally love theirs. In an off the grid or grid down sort of situation, these perform greatly.

Now the one negative about the Yeti Solar kit is on the expensive side. The total kit costs about $600.00. But you will have power to run these items including keeping your cell phone, Kindle and other small devices charged.

OK… I know that some of you are already saying “Cell phone?” Yes, there are apps that you can download onto your smart phone that can help you even though you may not have cell service. Thing is that you need to keep these sort of devices charged up.

As many of you know I am a fan of the Kindle and I have a number of books and reference materials on my kindle to help me through some of these times. For example, I have “ Where There Is No Doctor” on my kindle.

Having your laptop available is also something that can help you in situations like this. You can download a number of apps that can help you in these sort of emergency situations.

But again, you need to keep all these electric items charged up and that is where the Ground Zero Yeti comes in handy.

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Eton Field – World Band Radio  – http://amzn.to/2e2l4XW

Usmile® LW1650 Portable Long Line shortwave antenna – http://amzn.to/2dj1HIx

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Dealing With The Stress & Getting Sleep

This was a topic that I really thought hard and strong about adding and that is means to help you deal with stress, allow yourself to relax and help you get sleep.

Once the initial blast is over, you will still be stuck in your home for at least nine days, these nine days will be hard, and will cause you great stress. In these sort of situations, you may not be able to rest, relax or sleep. Your body will also be burning the vitamin B like crazy and you need vitamin B so that you can think clearly and act at a moments notice.

So here are some over the counter items that you might want to stock up on.

Dramamine – These are sea sick pills, but one of their effects is that it makes you drowsy and causes you to go to sleep.

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Benadryl – This is a histamine inhibitor and will help with itching, allergies, stuffy nose as well and make your drowsy.

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Nyquil –This also will help you get some much needed sleep due to some of the meds and alcohol that is in the product. This is also one of my go to medicines. When ever I have a cold, flu or other bug trying to get a foot hold, I take some Nyquil that night, sleep like a baby and nine times out of ten, I feel better the next day.

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Melatonin – 3, 5 and 10 mg are available. This is a safe and natural medicine alternative that can help aid you in going to sleep. You need to try the different doses so that you can find how many milligram’s you need to take and then keep that on hand.

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ST John’s Wart – St Johns Wart has been a cure for nervousness for hundreds of years. This will help you calm your nerves and helps with alleviating mental stress.

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Vitamin B Stress Formula – As I mentioned before your body goes through the vitamin B when you are in stressful situations. When you are in this sort of mentality and low on “B” your thinking process and problem solving skills are slowed down. You will also find it more difficult to be alert and movement is slowed down. Vitamin B helps with the neural transmitters and helps with keeping those electric pathways flowing. So when your vitamin B is low, both thinking and movement is hampered.

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Genseng – Prince of Peace Red Panax is what I use. What I like about this is that the company that produces it, is a Christian company. This is the same company that makes another product that I recommend all the time – Tiger balm. Genseng also helps with the thinking process and problem solving skills. Many seniors take it for the same reason, it helps memory and promotes clear thinking.

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This is the end of part 1

I will be following this up with the following topics

  • Surviving the 9+ days isolated in the home
  • First aid issues in treating nuclear disaster injuries
  • Venturing outside / Rad meters / Giger counters
  • Dealing with security
  • Venturing out for more supplies
  • Getting a garden going & dealing with fallout

As well as other topics.

Please share this with your friends and family. This is an important issue and in today’s day that we are living in, this might become a reality.

We need to know how to deal with it for no other reason than to share the gospel and share the hope of our Lord Jesus Christ.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Excellent article. It was a great idea to include having a Bible nearby to pass the time. Back in the 1800’s, the only school books included a math book, maybe a science book, and the Bible. Somehow that was enough to produce Albert Einstein.

    The problem most people have is understanding the Bible. This is mainly because of what churches teach. It seems no one gives credence to the 7 Epistles. This is a travesty. Romans tells us where we were. Ephesians tells us where we are. Thessalonians tells us where we are going.

    Also, I would add that a good KJV should be part of your supplies. It hasn’t changed in 400 years. It is like learning a new dialect of English, but only takes a week or two to get past the hurdles. Our hope is in I Thessalonians 4:13-18.

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