Articles and Comments - Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival

Practical articles on the characteristics of nuclear, biological and chemical mass-destruction weapons, how they work and how to avoid their deadly effects. Their relationship to terrorism and pollution.

Ebola as a Survival Problem - It look like the stuff of a zombie film but so far, no cure has been found for the Ebola virus; epidemic surges of Ebola constitute a high risk for humankind and might, hypothetically, represent a true survival problem at a planetary scale.

Australia: People With AIDS Need Not Apply - Recently, Mr. Howard, Australia's Prime Minister stated that he would not like to let in immigrants infected with the AIDS virus.

NBC Survival advice: an introduction (I) - A brief description of nuclear, biological and chemical warfare.

NBC / WMD Survival tips: the use of activated charcoal (I) - A brief explanation about the use of activated charcoal filters.

Learning Survival From Historical Mass Destruction Scenarios - Consider what happened on September 11, 2001 in New York, and then multiply that destruction until it really kills or wounds almost half the population of the city, and then, repeat the same task for almost every city in the world; that was the Black Death, and we better learn from it in order to save ourselves from a similar fate, either by natural causes or man made, by terrorists.

Survival tips: nuclear attacks (I) - How to survive a nuclear attack.

Sex as a Post - Apocalyptic Survival Tool - What role would sexual activity have if suddenly a major part of mankind were wiped out by illness, war or genocide?

Is Noah's Ark a realistic, valid survival strategy? - The biblical story of Noah and its Ark can be interpreted in different ways: As an entertaining legend, as a religious story from which lessons can be learned and as ingenious bet on the survival of species if confronted with a global catastrophe, but can it actually work?

Problems that might appear during the construction of a "Noah's Ark"-like survival shelter - If you decide to build a survival retreat, shelter or vessel in the general lines of a "Noah's Ark" in order to gain protection during some sort of apocalyptic event, you will run into some trouble because things are never as easy in practice as in theory.

Fire As A Local Environmental Cleanser And Countermeasure Against Infections - If you ever spent a night outdoors, in a swampy area, cold or tropical but filled with small insects, you surely know what it means to be attacked by swarms of mosquitoes, flies and other exasperating creations of nature; a good use of fire will save you from such a disgrace.

Thoughts on September 11th (I) - An adequate response to terrorism should not only be military, but include a shift in international policies which cause the formation of terrorist groups.

Nuclear fusion reactor project in France: an expensive and senseless nuclear stupidity - Greenpeace deplores the agreement by the Representatives of the Parties to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) to construct one of the world's largest nuclear fusion experiments in Cadarache, Southern France.

Nuclear fusion reactor project in France: an expensive and senseless nuclear stupidity - On the eve of the 60th anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Greenpeace renewed its call to world leaders to make real their decades old commitments to nuclear disarmament and for the Japanese government to abandon plans to produce nuclear weapons usable material.

The Story Of Rype - Life has some surprises in store for the most unlikely individuals, and as Borges would have it in his Lottery of Babylon, you get the prizes that come to you, and you can't refuse them, good or bad as they might be; one day you may be living a splendid childhood, and the next one, you may watch everyone around you pass away; you may survive as a savage, and then become a millionaire.

How Private Property May Kill You - Private property is fine: it has helped us to evolve from savages clinging to trees into reasonably healthy, well-fed and educated people, but we should reflect a little on the fact that our human constructions may at one or more crossroads of history conspire to kill us ass effectively as the deadliest of viruses.

The History Of An Aristocrat's Game: Baccarat - Even the Church went into the gambling business for a while, as people preferred to throw dice and use cards instead of going to mass, and little by little certain games evolved and began to take shape, and one of those was an Italian game that we today know as Baccarat.

Outdoor Activities / Survival / Shelters and Bivouacs - How to build simple ones or full-sized, lodges, cabins and stone houses, useful for lengthy stays in isolated areas.

Survival / Survival Tales - Articles telling histories and tales about real survival experiences.

Survival / Combat Survival - How to stay alive and survive in a war or armed conflict. Being a civilian does not preclude you from knowing how battles are fought and won, for in this way you may save your own life.

Survival / Combat Survival / Guns and Weapons - Advice and recommendations on choosing and handling weapons.

A fundamental lesson from Chernobyl - A fundamental lesson from Chernobyl.

Combat survival tips: devastating warfare - Keep an eye on chemical and biological warfare.

Chemical weapons - Combat survival tips: chemical weapons: Overview.

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