Man’s Inventions – CBRN
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Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Issues
Prepared for Bear would not be complete if these man-made disaster were not covered in some context. We’ve included this information to give readers a basic understanding of the subject material.
As someone who has lived the preparedness lifestyle for over half my life – I’ve come to the humble understanding that there’s only so much anyone can do. So for the sake of simplicity – if you have a plan in place – with the basic needs of shelter, food, water, daily medicines and those needs of your pets met – you’ve done most all you can do.
What’s written next are the basics – and we leave you – our fellow preppers – to do further research on your own.
Identifying the main types of CBRN and non-conventional threats
- Chemical weapons – dispersal of chemical toxins
- Biological weapons – state sponsored dispersals of germs or lab-created pandemics
- Radiological – the use of dirty bombs
- Nuclear – be it a state sponsored or terrorist manufactured bomb or fall-out from a nuclear power plant accident – either by human error or natural disaster.
- Cyber-attacks designed to cripple or destroy critical infrastructure like power grids, and communications
- EMP attacks – either from a nuclear bomb exploded high above or a naturally occurring solar flare
General tips of preparing yourself against WMD and non-conventional threats
- Discuss the risks with your family and friends and be open about preparedness
- Develop separate plans to shelter-in-place or evacuate
- Customize your plan based on your location, and proximity to threats
- Understand what you have to do to limit your exposure to the threats
- Know what steps to take if you are exposed – such as how to cut off and dispose of affected clothing and how to wash properly after potential exposure
- Learn the signs of easily observed signatures – sharp odors, dead plants, insects, and animals or out of place color residue