Nuclear War Survival Skills – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

For those of you that have begun SHTF withdrawals the past few days, because I haven’t updated – sorry, but it may be the wave of the future, the near future anyway. I’ve been so freakin’ strapped for time that I just can’t keep up daily posting. I have a hundred and one other competing interests, and there’s a web project with MUCH higher income potential than SHTFblog that I’ve been itching to get onto, but it’s time consuming, because I need to teach myself more web design than I already know, and I haven’t had a chance to get to it.

So, expect fewer posts from here on. Certainly not daily. Check back from time-to-time or just sign up for e-mail updates and you’ll get any posts I write delivered to your e-mail box the following morning. Your e-mail address is safe, and it’s only used for SHTFblog post delivery.


The news articles I keep reading about Russia cause me concern. This “the economy is crumbling and we’re all gonna die” chatter doesn’t do much for me. The economy will recover, the world won’t end, and we’ll all survive. Russia’s action, like pandemic flu, cause me greater concern, however – particularly with the new facts revealed on what an EMP hit could do to the United States. One not need even attack the U.S. physically, just make an EMP strike in the sky and the anarchy that follows would make U.S. people do each other in. A counter-EMP strike wouldn’t have the same effect, because countries like Russia aren’t as reliant as the U.S. on systems that an EMP strike would hit.

Russia wants to be the Russia of old – and we should prepare accordingly. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory wrote the “Nuclear War Survival Skills” and YOU should print a copy off. Get the report RIGHT HERE:


PRINT IT, because when you need it, chances are high you won’t be able to print it. Hard copies rule!

– Ranger Man

BTW: I brewed a batch of India Pale Ale beer yesterday. Hopefully this batch turns out better than the last. Did you know that India Pale Ale not only tastes great, but it’s the ultimate SHTF brew! Why? It’s loaded with hops and alcohol. The British developed the IPA as a beer that would last through the long shipping journey to colonized India, because you KNOW soldiers conquering other countries need a good supply of beer! Lots of hops and and a high alcohol content helped keep the beer far longer, long enough to survive the journey.

5 comments… add one
  • September 7, 2008, 9:50 am

    When the lights go out, so do the looters. If our cities went without electricity for a few weeks I can imagine the carnage. No need for an invasion – the idiots would cause more destruction to their own turf than an invading army, who would likely want to keep the infrastructure intact.

  • Brad in FL September 7, 2008, 7:52 pm

    I ordered the EMP report and it is very scary. It makes you think how reliant we have become on electricity. If we don’t have it we are in trouble. I agree with the previous post, the looters will come in great numbers. There will be violence and theft on a scale never seen before. It is a sad commentary on our society. I don’t think it would take a few weeks. Once the predators/scumbags realize that the police can’t or won’t respond it will be open season on the “sheeple”. As a great captain once said “prepare to repel borders!” I pray that day never comes.

  • Mama Squirrel September 8, 2008, 5:43 am

    Since 9/11, I’ve been telling everyone that the government needed a new “cold war”. Apparantly the terrorists weren’t enough.

  • Jennersen September 8, 2008, 9:14 pm

    Does the report give any useful information regarding protecting equipment and what would be needed, besides the obvious food and water? I am curious because if it does not I see no reason to read the report. I can already imagine an EMP strike. Lights Out did a good job with that one. I think it should be made into a movie. Anyway, I am curious about the preparedness points of the report?

  • Angry Mike September 11, 2008, 9:25 pm

    The dumbest thing the US did was down size the Military. Im not overly concerned about the red faction as I sell the crap they fight wars with. I know its weaknesses. Running is a weakness for some of their equipment.


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