Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Shelters

Whenever you design new construction or make a major renovation, a shelter should be included as a part of the plan. Even if you do not foresee an immediate need, the extra square footage or increased building mass will add resale value to the finished project.

Emergency shelters are not just a safeguard during war. Natural events, such as tornados, require serious sheltering protection against deadly flying debris. Also, if your primary residence is made unlivable (such as from a fire, hurricane, or Alaskan winter storm), then a temporary shelter, such as a tent, will be required for protection from insects and the elements.

On a separate note... It is shocking to discover in this new millennium how few people understand the power difference between an Atomic (fission) and Hydrogen (fusion) explosion, but this is probably why so many laugh at any suggestion of surviving an Atomic (fission) explosion unscathed. To use an analogy, the power of the two explosions are like the differences between that of a cherry-bomb and a hand-grenade.

With an Atomic (fission) explosion, as with a large conventional explosion, the main concern is with heat and blast. With a Hydrogen (fusion) explosion, the main concern is that of fallout. Over the course of the last century the probability of what weapons would be used by big countries, small military units, and fundamentalist groups has shifted back and forth. Currently a large conventional or small yield fission explosion is the most likely explosion that would be deployed against civilians, as is revealed by the recent US government emphasis away from radiation/fallout shelters and back toward blast/storm shelters.

General Shelter Information

Stay At Home! .mp3
Shelters .pdf
Types of Tents .pdf
Shelters Shacks and Shanties .pdf
Making Your Church a Temporary Shelter for Disaster Victims .pdf
The Complete Housekeeper .pdf
In Time Of Emergency .pdf
In Time Of Emergency (companion video) .mp4
Protection in the Nuclear Age .pdf
Nuclear War Survival Skills .pdf
EXTRACTS- Personal Sheltering .pdf
Life After Doomsday .pdf
Cue for Survival .pdf
Operation Cue .mp4
A National Shelter Program .pdf
Shelter From Atomic Attack in Existing Buildings .pdf
Guide for Architects and Engineers .pdf
Land Use Planning .pdf
Environmental Hazards and Systems Schools .pdf
Nuclear Design Loads .pdf
Designing Shelter in New Buildings .pdf
Design and Construction Guidance for Community Shelters .pdf
ADA Checklist for Emergency Shelters .pdf

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