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Nuclear War Survival Skills

Nuclear War Survival Skills: Updated and Expanded 1987 Edition - Cresson H. Kearny, Eugene P. Wigner

You can easily find this book online if you google it.  Here's a link to this edition: http://www.nukepills.com/docs/nuclear_war_survival_skills.pdf


This is a great book on nuclear disasters and their effects.  There is a high emphasis on making everything yourself and there are instructions and diagramas for building shelters, improvised furnishings, radiation meteres. You need time to build it if you decide, but for most things he says you can make in 24-48 hours. It is also very anti-doom and gloom, claiming a lot of what people think in terms of the end of the world, nuclear winter, etc is the result of misinformation and Cold War propaganda. I especially liked the first few chapters on how to recognize an attack and the introduction. There's also a lot of historical information. I learned a lot I didn't know, but then again I didn't know much on the subject before.  There is definitely a lot of interesting information here and considering the situation with North Korea it's worth reading and knowing.