The Threats
updated Feb. 7, 2021

This material has been significantly updated and is more complete in Dare To Prepare – 6th Edition.


Top US Cities at Risk for Terrorism - map

Nuclear Weapons and Other Nasties

Dirty Bombs - their range and damage potential, 1500 pieces of missing nuclear material
Terrorist Nuclear Bomb Threat
Effects of Nuclear Radiation on the Human Body
Countries with Nuclear Weapons Capabilities
Bombs for Beginners - understanding NBC, Ballistic & Cruise Missiles & Aircraft
Effects of Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear War
Global Listings of Nuclear Stockpiles, Materials, and Forces
High Energy Weapons Archive: A Guide to Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Forces Guide - who has what type weapons
Nuclear Weapons FAQs - Carey Sublette
Nuclear Weapons Arsenal Database by Country
Nuclear Weapon Effects

EMP Electromagnetic Pulse

EMP Shield Explained
Dr. Peter Pry: Russia: EMP Threat
Dr. Peter Pry: China: EMP Threat
Report of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the U.S. from EMP Attack - 2004 and 2008
Congressman Roscoe G. Bartlett (MD) June 9th and June 21 speeches on EMP problems facing the U.S.
How an EMP Attack Could Affect Infrastructure
EMP Effects of a High Altitude Nuclear Bomb
Unready For This Attack — Washington Post article

Nuclear Reactors

US Nuclear Reactor Site Maps
Yucca Mountain Radioactive Waste Routes

Biological and Chemical Agents

Chart of BW Agents, transmission, duration of illness, treatment, likelihood of survival
Chart of Chemical Agents, how they're disbursed, duration of effectiveness, how to recognize them, treatment, survival

Bio Bugs Index

Clostridium Perfringens Toxins
Congo-Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever
Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever
Q Fever
Rift Valley Fever
Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B
Trichothecene Mycotoxins
Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis


Take the Practical Preparedness Test

72-hr Preparedness

General Supplies - At Home
General Supplies - for the Car
First Aid

Long-Term Preparedness

First Aid - "Must Haves"
Water Purification
Water Storage

Nuclear War Survival

What to Do If a Nuclear Disaster Is Imminent
Recovery From Nuclear Attack - FEMA 160
ABC's of NBC Warfare Survival - Fred Lane
11 Steps to Survival - Canada's Department of National Defence
You Will Survive Doomsday - Bruce Beach
Homemade Fallout Meter, The Kearny Fallout Meter: How to Make and Use It
Nuclear War Survival Skills - Cresson H. Kearny, HTML
Gamma Rays — How Much is Too Much?
Effects of Nuclear Radiation on the human body
EMP Protection
Depth of Materials Needed for Gamma Ray Protection

Fallout and Blast Shelters

Family Shelter MP-15, 1959; older data, but still viable based on sound principles
Home Blast Shelter H-12-3; November 1983
Fallout Shelter H-12-C, May 1980; basement corner shelter using lumber and concrete block
Home Fallout Shelter H-12-A, May 1980; modified ceiling shelter basement
Home Shelter H-12-1, June 1980; outside concrete, underground,
Fallout Shelter H-12-E, April 1980; basement shelter with concrete block and tilt-up ceiling
Above Ground Shelter H-1 2-2; June 1980, for high water table areas
Making an Expedient Shelter

Potassium Protection

Potassium Iodide Dosage, Shelf Life and Sources
NWSS - Chapter 13 - potassium iodide protection

Biological - Chemical Protection

How to Shelter in Place

Yes, Duct Tape and Plastic Sheeting DOES work for emergency bio-chemical shelter! Read the test results from Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Porton Down and Edgewood Chemical Depot.

Buying a Gas Mask + Pet Protection
Gas Mask Quick Reference Comparison Chart
Gas Mask Suppliers
Decontaminate your home, food, clothes after an attack
ABC's of NBC Warfare Survival - Fred Lane
Biowarfare Agents - symptoms and treatment
Protecting Yourself from EMP - Duncan Long

Protect Yourself From Bioterrorism
Treatment for Biowarfare Agents
10 Ways to Beef Up Your Immune System - every bit helps!
Medical Aspects of Biological Warfare
USAMRIID’s Pocket Reference Guide to Biological Select Agents & Toxins
USAMRIID's Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook - 8th Edition, Sept. 2014

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