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  • How to Survive a School Shooting: Fighting Back
    in an aisle between desks Most likely other students are going to simply run which will make them an easier target for the shooter and they re most likely to be shot at before you are As you re crawling past rows of desks glance back looking under desks to the front of the room and notice where the shooter is standing As he moves laterally you move in the opposite direction You do not want him to have a clear line of sight down an aisle between desks where you re crawling Disrupt His Aim Create Obstacles If he approaches the aisle between desks where you re crawling make a 90 degree turn to your left or right and crawl down an open row Time it so that you pass him just as he is standing in front of a desk in the first row of the classroom As much as possible disrupt his aim by putting obstacles between his line of sight and where you re crawling on the floor It s possible he may notice your movement down on the floor between desks as you work to keep objects in his line of sight if he shoots at you desks and even other people some who may have already been shot will create obstacles making you a harder target to hit An active shooter knows that he only has a short period of time and so he s most likely going to choose the easiest targets not wanting to waste time on targets that are trying to allude him Use Bodies as Shields The longer he has of course to continue shooting in the classroom the more likely it is that he s going to hit you finally If there s a student laying dead or unconscious toward the rear of the room push yourself up next to the student using their body as a shield and lay still If possible use two bodies as gruesome as this may sound some shots might be powerful enough to pass through one body and enter a second body though they will have slowed quite a bit limiting penetration into the second body Buying Time As you crawl on the floor and use obstacles and even shield yourself with bodies you buy time You may have a 50 50 chance that the shooter is going to leave your classroom and head back to the hall looking for more classrooms to target or simply anyone in the hallway to shoot By going into survival mode at the first sign of a shooter you have just survived by your quick thinking and quick actions How to Ambush a Shooter If you re brave and think you have the strength to tackle a shooter consider sitting in the front row but in a seat furthest from the door to the classroom As a shooter enters and begins firing at students dive to the floor in the direction of the front of the class and along the wall you are seated by Flee toward the front corner of the room opposite the front door to the classroom if it opens near the teacher Glance at the shooter What is he doing His first shots may have started with students seated at their desks but he may have quickly turned and taken aim at the teacher If that s the case he s now looking your general direction if there are no objects to hide behind and help shield you from bullets like a book closet or even a projector then create your own shield How do you create a shield Your desk can be a shield of sorts even if it s not the best shield As the shooter enters the classroom and raises his gun to fire when you flee for the far front corner of the room you can bring your desk with you Within 2 seconds you can be in the front far corner of the room where you can flip your desk over and drop down in a crouch next to it Most likely a shooter s attention will be on the vast number of students running for the rear of the room Why Because an active shooter s first likely targets are groups of people because they are easier to hit leading to more casualties He will aim for the pack You are not part of the pack If this is how the attack unfolds if the shooter s attention is on a main pack of students crawl in the direction of the teacher s desk or something else that will interfere with his line of sight so he doesn t notice your movement in his direction You can do this from a crouched position even using your desk if you still have it with you a lot like a SWAT Team officer advancing on a target from behind a bullet proof shield Your desk may not be bullet proof but at least it s something to help slow down or deflect bullets keep in mind most desks are wood tops mounted on steel framing Sneak up on the shooter s position Probable Response By setting up an ambush you re using probability in your favor Think of it like this Who is likely the first target when a shooter enters a room Base your survival strategy on the probable actions of a school shooter entering a classroom as well as the probable response of students as shots ring out It may be the teacher who s shot first especially now that school shootings have had so much press Why the teacher The shooter may believe that the teacher could be armed or has an alarm that can be sounded to alert school security and local law enforcement Once the teacher goes down then he can turn and begin firing on the students closest to him those in the nearest seats who haven t fled for the rear of

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  • Warning to U.S.: Terrorists Target Schools
    September 11th and the horrors of that day here is a wake up call For all of you that believe we are truly safe and the government is merely spinning terrorism in a way to provoke fear please understand one thing Al Qaeda planning to kill our children First it would seem important to understand Osama bin Laden s goal According to former FBI agent Paul L Williams and many other sources Bin Laden s goal was is to kill at least four million Americans of which two million must be children Only then does he believe that the atrocities done unto Muslims and Arabs by America will be avenged How many of you out there knew that Further if he s saying it why wouldn t you believe it Bin Laden said that he wanted to hurt America before September 11th Did Al Qaeda follow through Yes they did But just in case words and past actions aren t enough School buses and terrorists The FBI recently issued an informational bulletin to state and local officials indicating that they should watch for terrorists actually it said people tied to extremist groups trying to earn licenses to drive school buses In fact it appears that members of extremist groups have already signed up as school bus drivers Later a Department of Homeland Security official told Fox News that at this time there is no evidence that any of these individuals got these jobs or got hold of school buses Yes that may be true But this of course begs a very important question Why do you think that extremists would want school bus licenses in the first place Terrorists training to take over schools Unfortunately the evidence that terrorists mean to do our children harm does not stop with school buses Consider this In 2001 videos of terrorists training were found in Afghanistan In these videos terrorists were actually witnessed practicing to take over a school Does anything else really need to be said Well just in case Islamic terrorists have already taken hold of a school and murdered children In 2004 100 Islamic terrorists invaded a school in Beslan Russia During the siege 344 people were murdered Of these 186 were children In other words a little more than half Or course most Muslims around the world were sickened by the carnage and condemned the attacks Iraqi National Caught with Information on American School Districts In 2004 according to an April article by Phil Ponder of the Cincinnati Enquirer an Iraqi national was taken into custody No big deal that happens all the time But ask yourself this Do these Iraqis often have detailed American school district information because this one did Perhaps one might feel the full weight of this if they thought of the whole issue in a different light Do you know what your child s school district crisis protocols are Because apparently some guy in Iraq does Finally in 2006 Saudi men actually boarded a

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  • Bio Terror - How to Survive a Biological Terrorist Attack
    to develop resistance to them The worst thing you can do is contribute to these organisms becoming resistant said U S Surgeon General David Satcher Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson has asked people not to hoard anthrax antibiotics saying the government had enough to treat those who might require the drugs A more reliable form of protection many say is to simply keep an eye on unusual letters or packages arriving in the mail Examine Packages Besides the telltale fine white or brownish grainy powder on or in a piece of mail the FBI says several things can tip you off about a questionable letter or package misspelled words or wrong titles on the label having been sent from an unknown person in a foreign country having excessive postage or no return address restrictive markings such as personal oily stains discolorations or crystallization on the packaging If you receive an envelope and there s a powder inside set it down carefully don t move it or give it to anyone else quickly wash your hands with soap and water and call 911 The flip side to all this is that most Americans probably won t have to worry about such a threat most of those actually targeted in the anthrax attacks after all were public officials and journalists Experts therefore say there is very little reason to suspect you ve been exposed unless there has been a specific incident where you live or work It s just not a big enough threat for most people to be worrying about said Dr Henry Rosen a professor of medicine and expert in infectious diseases at the University of Washington in Seattle It s a threat that has been tremendously exaggerated How often do you worry about things that effect two or three people in 300 million he said Rosen said he is more concerned about the ill effects of constantly living in fear of bioterrorism The health effect from the anxiety of this is probably bigger than the overall threat from such things as anthrax Rosen said The Top Peril Smallpox But as health authorities ramp up to deal with the potential threat posed by anthrax an even bigger effort is focusing on what many consider the top bioterror peril smallpox Smallpox and anthrax lead the list of potential biological weapons capable of devastating civilian populations along with plague botulism and hemorrhagic fever Experts say smallpox would be a very effective bioweapon both because it kills 30 percent of its victims and it has a long incubation period It may take up to two weeks for symptoms to appear but after that time the victim may develop high fever malaise headache and backache Two days after symptoms start a rash of pus filled boils develops spreading all over the body Smallpox is easily spread and there is no known treatment for one who has contracted the disease For centuries smallpox was a worldwide terror one spread through coughing sneezing or physical contact even by handling the bed linens of the afflicted But thanks to a global vaccination effort begun by the old Soviet Union by the late 1970s the virus domain had been contained to a few tightly controlled laboratories in Russia and the United States That s indeed something for the Reds to be proud of yet we shouldn t pat the old Soviets on the back just yet There are rumors in U S intelligence circles that the Russians along with Iraqis and North Koreans have held onto undisclosed stores of smallpox for weapons purposes Russia said to have large stockpiles of smallpox for bioweapons Defector Ken Alibek has acknowledged that the Soviets built up large stockpiles of smallpox in the 1980s for use in bioweapons and terrorism experts worry that virus samples could somehow find their way into terrorist hands America at risk of smallpox attack So how are Americans protected U S health authorities stopped recommending routine vaccinations for smallpox in 1971 Even those immunized before that time are unlikely to still be protected We are all sitting ducks in a phrase And that dear friends is what makes smallpox so very dangerous But don t head for the hills just yet folks There are arguments against smallpox being used as an instrument of bioterror Remember unlike anthrax the human smallpox virus was virtually eradicated in the late 1970s and the only known stores are in Russia and the U S Both countries have sworn to a war against terrorist activity after the events of 9 11 All of this would presumably make it far more difficult for an extremist person or group to obtain smallpox for bioterror purposes Smallpox highly contagious much more dangerous than anthrax The final analysis regarding smallpox It s a less likely threat than anthrax but potentially more catastrophic because it s contagious says Dr Jonathan Tucker author of a book on smallpox titled Scourge and director of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies Smallpox Low tech weapon Samuel Watson co director of the BioMedical Security Institute at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health reluctantly told MSNBC in late 2001 that the anthrax cases after 9 11 could have an effect on the whole bioterror debate and especially over smallpox concerns If this thing in Florida with the anthrax turns out to be a strain that the Soviets had or if it turns out to be a strain that the Iraqis had or Iran or North Korea or if we had it only in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab if that turns out to be the case then I think we need to be worried about smallpox he said According to Dr Raymond Zilinskas deputy director of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program the main danger is that a smallpox attack wouldn t require the highly technical dispersal mechanisms that terrorists need to spark a widespread

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  • How to Survive a Chemical or Biological Attack (Weaponized Virus)
    First understand how a biological or chemical agent could be delivered By air by water by food even by clothing and other materials in our environment They can also be spread by animals fleas mosquitoes rodents livestock In the event of mysterious deaths suddenly taking place it would be smart to consider that a bio chemical attack or series of attacks was possibly being unleashed on the nation and to immediately cease and desist all contact with major population centers as well as other people in contact with these major population centers That s in the first couple days of the attack As days progress and potential bio chemical agents are carried to small towns by a fleeing population many unknowingly infected in the case of a virus or simply carriers in the case of a chemical less contact with people would be a very smart move With advances in today s technology who knows what the next small pox attack such as seen in centuries past is going to look like in the 21st century Food Additives Outside of a terrorist attack the public is aware by now of all the harmful additives that can be found in many household products whether for cleaning the home or just for personal hygiene China has built itself a reputation for manufacturing products that have been later found to possess harmful materials such as this report by the FDA in 2007 advising people to avoid toothpaste labeled as made in China due to dangers related to one of the ingredients Sure the reports of items from China with dangerous ingredients aren t the norm China produces many safe products but they are in a way a possible foreshadowing of what could take place should truly dangerous ingredients ever make their way into mass produced products and be cloaked from early detection by simple advances in technology Remember what happened when American scientist beat the Nazis to the first working nuclear weapon This new technology led to America bringing Japan to a fast surrender in World War II after we destroyed two major cities with just two bomb drops Who s to say that can t happen to America If foreign scientists discover a new way to hit America America can suffer a major loss Surviving Widespread Death Minimize Contact with Others If we were to suffer an attack an unexpected attack and mysterious deaths occur around the nation if you need to stock up on groceries don t head to a major supermarket There s too many people too many chances of coming in close contact with a carrier of a bio chemical agent or deadly virus Instead make a 30 minute drive to a distant small town grab your food and water there grab gas for your car then head back to your home unless you live in a major city you may not want to head back Now it s time to attempt to hunker down for the next few

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  • Shoulder Fired Nukes? Nuclear Attack Survival Guide
    do you survive an attack with an actual nuclear weapon Considering that terrorists have so many different ways that they could potentially deliver a dirty bomb or low yield nuclear weapon we should bet that it s simply going to happen at some point and then prepare to survive the aftermath If Terrorists Strike With a Nuclear Weapon You re a goner that is unless you re far enough away from the blast for example 3 5 miles depending on the size of the nuke to take cover before the shockwave hits The only warning will be an incredibly bright white light a light that will blind you if you look directly at it then moments later the shockwave from the blast is going to hit Light travels faster than both sound and the shockwave from the explosion And so you have only a second to notice the blinding white light outside and scramble for the nearest fixed location you can duck behind covering your head and lying flat on the ground advised by FEMA Avoid Ruptured Lungs from Shockwave In any bomb explosion a pulse of air a shockwave is emitted which can rupture lungs Experts say to keep your lungs from being ruptured when you dive to the ground to take cover and lay flat keep your mouth open and breath out so there s no air in your lungs when the shockwave hits Of course the natural reaction is going to be to hold your breath you will have to instinctively do the opposite Most people near a blast who lose their lives die from massive internal injury from lungs bursting shrapnel and debris are of course other killers but it s the bursting of lungs that is the usual culprit The explosion will be deafening Some survivors will be permanently deaf eardrums ruptured by the blast If you re too close to the vicinity of the blast even covering your ears with your hands won t help Experts say to lie flat on the ground head tilted sideways with one ear toward the ground and one of your arms covering your exposed eye Most Survivors will Be in the Outside Radius of a Shockwave In a major city most survivors will be in the outside radius of a shockwave The people that are closest to it buildings vehicles roads traffic lights anything in the initial blast radius will be completely destroyed vaporized it might seem If You Live or Work Downtown Be Ready to Duck and Cover If you live or work downtown especially in a major city there s a chance that your city might be targeted in a widespread string of terrorist attacks FEMA s experts on nukes advise people in the general area of a nuclear attack to head inside immediately to the center most areas of buildings and deep into basements when possible to try and put as many walls as possible between you and the nuclear radiation coming down as fallout and carried by the shockwave Radiation Levels Following a Blast Radiation levels are extremely dangerous after a nuclear blast but diminish quickly in a short period of time Authorities advise you to stay inside for at least the first 24 hours and to listen to the radio if you have a working radio for official information regarding the danger level and for evacuation instructions There s a chance though that you may not have a working radio That s because a nuclear detonation creates an electro magnetic pulse which fries anything it comes in contact with that has electrical circuits Small Scale EMP May Fry Electronics The much feared EMP attack is a nuclear detonation high in the atmosphere over earth that s a different monster than this one This EMP that occurs down near the ground from a nuclear blast isn t going to have the reach that a nuclear detonation high in the atmosphere is going to have There will still be an EMP but it s effects are going to be limited and much closer to the area of the actual blast Look Away from the Blinding Flash of Light If you re outside when the initial detonation occurs do not look at the initial white flash of light in the sky which will signify a nuclear weapon being detonated it can blind you Find something fixed to the ground and hide behind it quickly such as a wall on the backside of a concrete building Lie flat on the ground and cover your head and continue to lay there for the next 30 seconds or so if a blast is far enough away it can take up to 30 seconds for the shockwave to reach your area Once that shockwave has reached your area now it s time to seek shelter deep inside a building or basement as soon as possible Know that even if you re hundreds of miles from the blast that prevailing winds can carry nuclear fallout and you are still in danger So even if you re a hundred or more miles from the blast you ll still want to head inside and seek shelter Do you live within 50 100 miles from a major city like Los Angeles NYC Houston Chicago Philadelphia Boston or San Francisco Study the prevailing winds in your area that will give you a good idea of just how far nuclear fallout can be carried and in what direction Prevailing Winds and Nuclear Fallout For people concerned about life after the attack if you live in an area that prevailing winds are likely to carry nuclear fallout it would be a good idea to plan an evacuation route perpendicular to the prevailing winds getting you out of that zone as soon as possible In the initial minutes though you are going to want to take shelter deep inside a building or your home preferably in a basement which you can immediately take steps to seal up blocking

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  • How to Survive a Nuclear Attack
    a fallout room or chamber called such because it s designed to protect from fallout 1 Make sure your fallout room is within a well insulated structure Bungalows cabins trailer homes and the like don t tend to fit the bill Therefore if you live in one of these it might be prudent to make plans to take shelter with a loved one or friend very close by 2 Choose the place furthest from the outside walls within your home Oftentimes this is the cellar or basement The greater the distance you are from the radiation the better 3 Still the mere walls of your home may not be enough You ll want to shut off openings like windows etc In addition you ll want to bolster the walls around you with dense materials like bricks sand concrete wood and even furniture This is why planning is important Further have these things on hand before the event occurs in your fallout chamber Along with this it might be prudent to have a hammer some nails and wood housed in your fallout chamber in case building or adding on is required Of course if the extra materials are already built in you ll be best off Thus you ll have to decide just how worried you are in advance 4 All of this said the fallout room may not be enough particularly during the first couple of days after detonation when things are most dangerous Thus you ll want to build some kind of fallout inner shelter within your fallout room One way to do this is to use doors reinforced on the outside with sand or another bolstering material Another option is to hide within a closed off cupboard Regardless make sure that you take care to close off openings to this as well Further build it so that it won t fall apart However you should also make sure that it and your fallout room will allow a sufficient amount of oxygen in All of this said the fallout inner shelter within your fallout room may only need to be used for a couple of days However you can plan on spending upwards of fourteen days or more in your fallout room Thus there are some supplies you should definitely have on hand if such an occurrence were to take place Supplies to have on hand in your fallout room 1 Have enough food for 14 days Most people don t live in downtown areas which are the most likely places for a terrorist nuclear attack If you lived downtown you would need to have a bunker far underground to survive a blast in such close proximity and then be able to stay down there for up to several weeks before attempting to exit and flee the area The reason is because you would be much closer to the site of the detonation which is where the majority of radiation would be concentrated In this case have several weeks

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  • Severe Danger of EMP Attack and How to Survive
    powerful weapon In other words much of our electronics would be devastated Thus so would we EMP Attacks The History Concerns regarding EMP attacks did not sprout up recently with the advent of our war on terrorism Rather these concerns initially came about during the Cold War However once the Cold War was won well defense strategists relaxed Until a few years ago that is According to Patrick Chisholm in an October 2005 article at Military Information Technology a 2004 report by a panel of experts warned terrorists or other adversaries could launch an EMP attack without having a high level of sophistication such as through short range SCUD missile s Also of concern are non nuclear small scale E bombs that target localized areas The good thing is that there are ways to defend electronics and or the shelters that hold them from EMP attacks at least to an extent Further the fact that our nation was once concerned about such an assault long ago would lead many to believe that our government may have some defense systems to fall back on Hopefully that is The Devastation that an EMP Attack Could Deliver In an April 16 2005 Washington Post article written by Jon Kyle he noted that at a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Meeting he chaired the threat of an EMP attack was delved into In sum the devastation that such an attack could bring on its target area was looked at very closely during this meeting How about car damage actual cars would likely be okay because they are encased in metal but in order for cars to run they need gas and pumps need electricity refrigerators on the fritz immeasurable supplies of food would go bad water sanitation devices unable to work dehydration and bacteria infested water and communication devices going down for starters And of course the social disorder that would follow would bring even more pain and death In the end those that survived Kyle said would find themselves transported back to the United States of the 1880 s Ouch Educated Guesses on How Ready the United States is to Handle an EMP Attack First it should be noted that this is a difficult question to answer primarily because too little is known After all an EMP attack has never really occurred thus we re in somewhat of a theoretical situation here we know there would be significant damage but how much is unclear Further the United States keeps what military systems are ready for an EMP attack classified That said we certainly do have some information First the EMP that would likely be generated from nuclear or E bombs would probably pass through the protection normal consumers have against other electromagnetic interference and power surges EMI Thus such contraptions wouldn t offer much help That said the good news is that the military is probably far more ready to take on EMP than normal consumers As Daryl Gerke and William Kimmel principals at Kimmel

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  • In A Major Evacuation, Know the National Trails
    at the top of this article Here is a website on this specific trail Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Click on View Map History Maps and Travel on the Lewis and Clark Trail The Lewis and Clark Trail begins at Hartford Illinois and passes through the states of Missouri Iowa Kansas Nebraska South Dakota North Dakota Idaho Montana Oregon and Washington The official headquarters of the trail can be found in Omaha Nebraska Of important note is that the trail follows the Missouri and Columbia Rivers adding to its relevance as an evacuation route as one can utilize a boat as well as their feet when traversing the areas around the trail Interestingly there have been reports that this trail has also become popular with bikers Appalachian Trail The Appalachian National Scenic Trail which is oftentimes referred to as the Appalachian Trail or simply The A T is a very well known hiking trail that spans the eastern United States The trail is more than 2 000 miles long extending from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine Appalachian National Scenic Trail Click on View Map If you were to decide to journey on this particular trail the first thing you d find is wilderness The second thing How about some more In other words the Appalachian Trail is generally surrounded in wilderness making it an ideal place to get away That said there are some portions of the trail that traverse towns roads and cross rivers The trail passes through the following states Georgia North Carolina Virginia Tennessee West Virginia Pennsylvania Maryland New Jersey New York Connecticut Massachusetts Vermont New Hampshire and Maine Further an extension of the trail now continues into Canada where it eventually meets up with the Atlantic Ocean Perhaps the best part is that the Appalachian Trail holds more than 200 shelters and camp sites along the way providing places to decompress and rest These shelters are often called lean tos in Maine or huts in New Hampshire and for the most part are open three walled structures with a wooden floor They are usually placed near a source of water as well which could prove to be valuable information in a survial situation Continental Divide Trail The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail or Continental Divide Trail is a United States National Scenic Trail that is 3 100 miles long It follows the Continental Divide along the Rocky Mountains between Mexico and Canada and passes through Montana Wyoming Idaho Colorado and New Mexico Interestingly in the state of Montana it crosses Triple Divide Peak a place that acts to separate the Hudson Bay Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean drainages from one another Continental Divide Trail Unfortunately this trail is a combination of dedicated trails and small roads so not all of it is beyond reach of civilization Further it isn t entirely complete and the areas that have not yet been completed can only be traveled by bushwhacking or road walking It

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