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#172633 - 05/03/09 07:56 AM Cold War preparedness
LED Offline
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Hadn't stopped by the the civildefensemuseum page in a while and there's lots of new photos from 2008-2009. A couple of things got my attention. Lucky for us disater preps have moved beyond survival biscuits and "a quart of water per day" as a recommended survival ration. Oh, and the X-Ray "Apparatus" made me laugh for some reason. I do like the fiberboard/plastic water storage idea though. wink



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"Quart of water per day" poster


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#172643 - 05/03/09 05:05 PM Re: Cold War preparedness [Re: LED]
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Registered: 10/30/05
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That's a pretty interesting site.

Thanks for the link!
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#172644 - 05/03/09 05:17 PM Re: Cold War preparedness [Re: Nicodemus]
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Registered: 11/09/06
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I also agree with it being an interesting site. I've bookmarked it to look at closer.
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#172647 - 05/03/09 06:50 PM Re: Cold War preparedness [Re: wildman800]
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
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I connected to your link and automatically 'duck and covered' underneath my computer table.

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#172666 - 05/04/09 02:43 AM Re: Cold War preparedness [Re: Chris Kavanaugh]
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Loc: Florida
I call it "duck and cinder".
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#172668 - 05/04/09 03:30 AM Re: Cold War preparedness [Re: barbakane]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
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I avoid "Duck and Cinder" by not living near a target!
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#172672 - 05/04/09 12:34 PM Re: Cold War preparedness [Re: wildman800]
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Registered: 11/10/03
Posts: 710
Loc: Augusta, GA
If there is anywhere I want to be during a nuclear strike, it's going to be at ground zero. That way I won't feel a thing, won't suffer, and won't be around for the chaos afterwards.

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#172675 - 05/04/09 02:19 PM Re: Cold War preparedness [Re: ki4buc]
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Registered: 09/17/07
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I actually have an unopened 37lb "tin" of the carbohydrate supplement (rock candy) that has a sealed date of August 1968. Haven't found a need to open it.
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#172723 - 05/04/09 09:35 PM Re: Cold War preparedness [Re: MoBOB]
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IIRC, the estimated underground time was anywhere from 3 days to 2 weeks. The only food I've seen stocked has been those emergency biscuits, and the ingredients are pretty standard as far as crackers go. I've always wondered, wouldn't constipation become a serious problem after only a few days?

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#172740 - 05/05/09 12:35 AM Re: Cold War preparedness [Re: LED]
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Registered: 11/25/06
Posts: 742
Loc: MA
There was an old shelter near where I grew up. It was fenced in, but we dug underneath it. The place had the big drums of drinking water (WAY beyond shelf life), broken radio peices, and a rack of overcoats and CD helmets. We each took an overcoat & helmet. They were horrible, musty things, but we were kids....and the shelter was LONG since abandoned. I recently drove by it, its since ben razed & had houses built over it.
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