Below you will find Survival links and a
review of books on the subject
(The lists are periodically updated with new material)
and Other Survival Links
Special thanks to Jay for his
Also thanks to http://www.timebomb2000.com
Iodide (radiation protection)
The Old Timer Page “How We Used To Do It”
Sally’s 14 day list
Sally’s (Strackbein) New Site
Frugal’s Food/Garden Index
Fall Out Shelter ideas
No Such Thing As Doomsday (Hoag) some chapters on line for preps and survival http://www.oism.org/nwss/
Nuclear survival http://www.ki4u.com/ Nuke
Doctors for Disaster Preparedness
Basic Medical Kit for a 10-20 person shelter
Guns/Ammo/Accessories guns- http://www.ammoman.com/prices.html
ammo- http://www.ammoman.com http://www.ultout.com/extramagsclips.htm
Beginner Handloading http://www.leeprecision.com/
Five Rules for Concealed Carry http://firearmstactical.com/
Black Powder Percussion Firearms http://www.coon-n-crockett.org/linklist.htm
Gasoline -- LPG Conversion http://www.wps.com/LPG/lpg-how-to-book.html
Water Purification http://www.pwgazette.com/pwp.htm
water filter FAQ http://pwn.com/guide.html
Backwoods Home http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles/hagan59.html
Food Storage Basics http://www.nursehealer.com/StorageBasics.htm
Food Storage Plans http://www.nursehealer.com/FSPlans.htm
Survival / Preparedness Homepages http://members.tripod.com/~dbsktmkr/surv_othr.html
Survival - Commmercial Sites - Links http://members.tripod.com/~dbsktmkr/surv_com.html
Debbie Links http://members.tripod.com/~dbsktmkr/index.html
Preparedness Nuggets Pages http://www.justpeace.org/nuggetsindex.htm
The 21st Century Homekeeper http://www.christianhomekeeper.com/
Preparedness & Survival http://www.nursehealer.com/FSLinks.htm
Shelf Life of Food Storage http://www.nursehealer.com/ShelfLife.htm
Captain Dave's Survival Center and Preparedness http://www.survival-center.com/index.htm
Solar Cooking Archive http://solarcooking.org/
Hot Water from a Wood or Coal Stove http://hearth.com/what/woodstovedhw.html
AT Hagan's Food Storage FAQs http://www.survival-center.com/foodfaq/index.htm
Food Storage Plan for One Person for One Year www.nursehealer.com/FS9.htm
Tom Brown's Tracker and Wilderness Survival Website- http://www.trackerschool.com/
For links: http://www.trackerschool.com/tracklink.html
Hollowtop Outdoor Primitive School - http://www.hollowtop.com/
For Links: http://www.hollowtop.com/plinks.htm
For Book List: http://www.hollowtop.com/hopsstore_html/index.html
Wilderness Way Magazine Page - A Great Wilderness Survival site http://www.wwmag.net/
Society of Primitive Technology http://www.primitive.org/
For Links and other info: http://ic.net/~tbailey/Primitive.html
Ontario Trackers Booklists http://wmuma.com/ontariotrackers/booklist/index.html
Native Tech http://www.nativetech.org
Primitive ways - Lots of Great Infomation http://www.primitiveways.com/
Braintan. Com - Braintanning Information http://www.braintan.com/
Buckskinning Links http://www.alaweb.com/~choctaw/astolink.html
Mountain Men and The Fur Trade http://www.xmission.com/~drudy/amm.html
Survival IQ. Test your survival skills. http://www.SurvivalIQ.com
Books on Survival
This section will be expanded and updated
Reader comments and advice would be appreciated.
Special thanks from J.R. Nyquist to Mrs.
for sending a copy of Dresson H. Kearny's classic Nuclear War Survival
with the updated 1999 addendum
Nuclear War Survival Skills, by Cresson H.
Kearny, foreword by Edward Teller (Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine,
Cave Junction, Oregon).
Comprehensive and updated in 1999, this is the ultimate
self-help book on civil defense. The author is aware that nuclear war is a real
concern. He admonishes his readers: "Work to persuade the President, your
Congressmen, your Senators, and other leaders to support improved nuclear war
survival preparations, starting with increased funding for war-related civil
defense. Urge them to approve and fund the early deployment of truly defensive
weapons that tests already have proven capable of destroying some warheads in
Of course, readers of JRNyquist.com know that serious
improvements in civil defense are not going to happen for a number of reasons
(mostly having to do with the social psychology of the "shopping mall
regime"). Nevertheless, if the government won't do anything there is always
the good old-fashioned American way to do it (i.e., by doing it yourself).
In Chapter One of Kearny's book he lists nuclear war myths
and facts. This should be required reading in America's public schools. Here is
radiation from a nuclear war would poison the air and all parts of the
environment. It would kill everyone. (This is the demoralizing message of On the
Beach and many similar pseudo-scientific books and articles.)"
Americans need to educate
themselves about nuclear war. The current global crisis is building, with
terrorists plotting the destruction of the United States (while the sponsors of
terrorism build missiles and bombs of their own). Kearny's book is the best
overall information resource on "how to" protect you and your family
during the next world war.
Survive the Coming Nuclear War, by Ronald L. Cruit and Robert L.
M.D. (New York: STEIN AND DAY, 1982).
This is a basic guide to survival. According to the
authors, those who take responsibility for their safety can survive.
Consider their comment on Russian versus American war preparations in the 1980s:
"Over the past decade we spent $900 million on civil defense, while the
Soviets spent $65 billion. One estimate is that in a nuclear war Russia would
lose 4 percent of its people -- half what they lost in World War II. Ten of us
would die to their one. In yet another estimate we would lose 60 percent of our
population, while the Russians would lose 2 percent. Though these figures may
vary widely according to which study you consult, the message is clear."
The Reluctant Survivors: a family guide to the prevention and treatment of
radiation sickness, by Wayne D. Lebaron (Salt Lake City: Dream Garden Press,
This is an excellent book if you can get your hands on
it. The section on EMP gives a number of simple, practical suggestions on
protecting your appliances. Mainly, unplug them from the wall.
(Anybody can do that.) And how about removing the battery from your car if
you think a nuclear attack is imminent? Hey, it could work. Mr.
Lebaron also suggests removing antennas from radios and television sets.
But the main strength of this book is what it says about the treatment and
prevention of radiation sickness. This is an essential guide for those
living in hazard areas (e.g., downwind from North Dakota or Seattle).
The Sense of Survival, by J. Allan South (Orem, Utah: Timpanogos
This book is comprehensive. It includes fallout studies
and protection schemes. It tells you how to grow a garden, how to find
drinkable water, and how to raise and care for animals. In today's
intensively urban and suburban communities, this sort of knowledge could prove
useful after the infrastructure takes major damage.
Life After Doomsday, by Bruce D. Clayton, Ph.D (Boulder: Paladin
This book is thoughtful and intelligent. It contains
general insights and specific survival strategies, encompassing problems of
economic collapse, civil unrest and natural disasters. Of special significance,
Dr. Clayton presents us with one of the best fallout studies accessible to
general readers. According to Dr. Clayton: "Most retreaters seem to
consider the Klamath region of northern California and southern Oregon as about
the safest place to go to avoid direct weapons effects, fallout, and starving
refugees. Actually, many other parts of the country are 'safe' too, if you
assume no fallout except from the missile fields. Even if the Soviets hit all
primary targets using surface bursts, there are still many parts of the nation
which will have less than a 2 percent chance of receiving fallout."
No Such Thing As Doomsday, by
Phillip L. Hoag (Emigrant, Montana: Yellowstone Publishing, 1996).
If you click on the book title (above), it will take you to
Mr. Hoag's Web site where his book is offered for sale. Mr. Hoag has gathered a
great deal of useful information. Of special interest, he shows how to protect
electronic equipment from the effects of EMP (electromagnetic pulse). He
describes the usefulness of metal oxide varistors, gas tubes and grounding
techniques, as well as integral shielding with a faraday cage. For those
interested in protecting against the effects of EMP on automobiles, according to
Hoag's research: "Some authorities suggest that most automobiles with
electronic ignition and computerized control systems would only be temporarily
affected by EMP. Pre-1975 vehicles with non-electronic ignitions will
generally not be affected by EMP."