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WHAT TO DO IF A NUCLEAR DISASTER IS IMMINENT!
This guide is for families preparing for imminent terrorist or strategic nuclear attacks
with expected severe destruction followed by widespread radioactive fallout downwind.
|IF ONLY A 'Dirty Bomb' Attack
(Not the vastly more devastating nuclear weapon blasts with fallout
discussed below.) - You can expect localized and downwind contamination
from the explosion and dispersed radioactive materials. If you are near
enough to see or hear any local bomb blast, assume that it includes
radiological or chemical agents. You should move away from the blast
area as quickly as possible. If the wind is blowing toward you from the
direction of the blast, travel in a direction that is crosswise or
perpendicular to the wind as you move away from the blast area. If
possible cover your face with a dust mask or cloth to avoid inhaling
potentially radioactive dust. Upon reaching a safe location, remove
your outer clothing outside and shower as soon as possible. Refer to
local news sources for additional instructions about sheltering or
evacuation. The government is better prepared to direct and assist the
public in a 'dirty bomb' incident, unlike an actual nuclear weapon
attack discussed below.|
In a national crisis of imminent nuclear weapon attacks, read all the way through this guide first,
THEN TAKE EFFECTIVE PROTECTIVE ACTION WITH CONFIDENCE... FAST!
#1 - STAY OR GO?
You must decide FIRST if you need to prepare where you are, or attempt evacuation.
The nature of the threat, your prior preparations, and your confidence
in your sources of information should direct your decision. If you know
already you will be preparing to stay at your own home or, at least,
the immediate local area, go now to #2 below.
If you are considering evacuation, your decision requires a very high confidence that it is worth the risk. You
do not want to get stuck between your current location and your hoped
for destination, as there will probably be no easy getting back. If
you fail to get to your destination, you may be exposed without
shelter, in a dangerous situation with little effective law
enforcement, perhaps among panicked hordes of refugees. Whatever
supplies you have may be limited then to what you can carry on foot. IF you are in a big city or near a military target, AND you have relatives or friends in the country that you know are awaiting you, AND the roads between you and them are clear, AND the authorities are not yet restricting traffic, AND
you have the means and fuel, evacuation may be a viable option for a
limited time. DO NOT attempt evacuation if all of the above is not
clearly known, or if the situation is deteriorating too quickly to make
the complete trip. You do not want to get stuck and/or become a refugee being herded along with panicked masses. If evacuation is truly a viable option, do not wait - GO NOW!
Do so with as many of the supplies listed on the last page as possible.
Better to be two days too early in arriving than two hours too late and
getting snagged mid-way, potentially exposing your family to a worse
fate than having stayed where you were. Because of the very real danger
of getting caught in an evacuation stampede that stalls, almost all
families will be better off making the best of it wherever they
#2 - WHAT YOU NEED TO DO FIRST
Because time is of the essence, you need to first delegate and assign to different adult family members specific tasks so they can all be accomplished at the same time. Your first priorities to assure your family survival are Shelter, Water, and Food/Supplies. While
some are working on the water storage and shelter at home, others need
to be acquiring, as much as possible, the food and supplies.
#3 - FOOD/SUPPLIES
Because much of the food and supplies listed on the last page of this guide may quickly become unavailable, you need to assign someone NOW to immediately go to the stores with that list! Get cash from the bank and ATM's first, but try and use credit cards at the stores, if at all possible, to preserve your cash.
#4 - WATER
With one or more adults now heading to the stores with the list on the last page, those remaining need to begin storing water IMMEDIATELY!
Lack of clean water will devastate your family much more quickly and
more severely than any lack of food. Without water for both drinking
and continued good sanitary practices in food preparation and for
bathroom excursions (which will inevitably be much less sanitary than
normal), debilitating sickness could rampage through your household
with little hope of prompt medical attention. That is a highly likely
but, avoidable, disaster, ONLY IF you have enough water.
Every possible container needs to be filled with water RIGHT NOW!
It will be very hard to have stored too much water. When the
electricity/pumps go down or everybody in your community is doing the
same thing, thus dropping the water pressure, what you've got is all
you might be getting for a very long time. Empty pop bottles (1-3
liter) are ideal for water storage, also filling up the bathtub and
washing machine. (Remember, later you'll have some in your hot water
tank.) If you have any kiddie pools or old water beds, pull them out
and fill them up, too. (Water from a water bed should be used only for
bathing or cleaning, not for drinking as it may contain traces of
algaecide and/or fungicides.) Anything and everything that'll hold water needs to be filled up quickly RIGHT NOW!!
of the shopping items listed on the last page is new garbage cans and
liner bags which you'll also use for storing water. If you can't get
any more new cans, you could clean out an existing garbage can and
scrub it throughout with bleach, then put in a new garbage bag liner
and fill it with water. Even sturdy boxes could be used with bag
liners. (Use two liners if they are very thin/flimsy.) Choose well
where you fill up garbage cans with water because they won't easily be
moved once full and many of them together could be too heavy for some
upper floor locations. Ideally, they need to be very near where your
shelter will be constructed and can actually add to its shielding
properties, as you'll see below. BE ASSURED, YOU CANNOT STORE AND HAVE TOO MUCH WATER! Do not hesitate, fill up every possible container, RIGHT NOW!
#5 - SHELTER
principles of radiation protection are simple - with many options and
resources families can use to prepare or improvise a very effective
shelter. You must throw off the self-defeating myths of nuclear un-survivability that may needlessly seal the fate of less informed families.
fallout is the particulate matter (dust) produced by a nuclear
explosion and carried high up into the air by the mushroom cloud. It
drifts on the wind and most of it settles back to earth downwind of the
explosion. The heaviest, most dangerous, and most noticeable fallout,
will 'fall out' first close to ground zero. It may begin arriving
minutes after an explosion. While the smaller and lighter dust-like
particles will typically be arriving hours later, as they drift much
farther downwind, often for hundreds of miles. As it settles, whether
you can see it or not, fallout will accumulate and blow around
everywhere just like dust or light snow does on the ground and roofs.
Wind and rain can concentrate the fallout into localized 'hot spots' of
much more intense radiation with no visible indication of its presence.
radioactive fallout 'dust' is dangerous because it is emitting
penetrating radiation energy (similar to x-ray's). This radiation (not
the fallout dust) can go right through walls, roofs and protective
clothing. Even if you manage not to inhale or ingest the dust, and keep
it off your skin, hair, and clothes, and even if none gets inside your
house, the radiation penetrating your home is still extremely
dangerous, and can injure or kill you inside.
fallout from a nuclear explosion, though very dangerous initially,
loses its intensity quickly because it is giving off so much energy.
For example, fallout emitting gamma ray radiation at a rate of 500 R/hr
(fatal with one hour of exposure) shortly after an explosion, weakens
to only 1/10th as strong 7 hours later. Two days later, it's only
1/100th as strong, or as deadly, as it was initially.
That is really very good news, because our families can readily survive it IF we get them into a proper shelter to safely wait it out as it becomes less dangerous with every passing hour.
stops radiation, and thus shields your family, is simply putting mass
between them and the radiation source. Like police body armor stopping
bullets, mass stops (absorbs) radiation. The thicker the mass, the more
radiation it stops. Also, the denser (heavier) the mass used, the more
effective it is with every inch more you add to your fallout shelter.
The thickness in inches needed to cut the radiation down to only 1/10th
of its initial intensity for different common materials is: Steel 3.3",
concrete 11", earth 16", water 24", wood 38", etc. The thickness
required to stop 99% of the radiation is: 5" of steel, 16" of solid
brick or hollow concrete blocks filled with mortar or sand, 2 feet of
packed earth or 3 feet if loose, 3 feet of water. You may not have
enough steel available, but anything you do have will have mass and can
be used to add to your shielding - it just takes more thickness of
lighter wood, for example, than heavier earth, to absorb and stop the
same amount of radiation. Increasing the distance between your family
and the radiation outside also reduces the radiation intensity.
The goals of your family fallout shelter are:
- To maximize the distance away from the fallout 'dusting' outside on the ground and roof
- To place sufficient mass between your family and the fallout to absorb the deadly radiation
- To make the shelter tolerable to stay in while the radiation subsides with every passing hour
a fallout shelter can be built anywhere, you should see what your best
options are at home or nearby. Some structures already provide
significant shielding or partial shielding that can be enhanced for
adequate protection. If you do not have a basement available, you
can still use the techniques shown below in any above ground structure,
but you'll need to use more mass to achieve the same level of shielding.
You may consider using other solid structures nearby, especially those
with below ground spaces, such as commercial buildings, schools,
churches, below ground parking garages, large and long culverts,
tunnels, etc.. Some of these may require permissions and/or the
acquiring of additional materials to minimize any fallout drifting or
blowing into them, if open ended. Buildings with a half-dozen or more
floors, where there is not a concern of blast damage, may provide good
radiation protection in the center of the middle floors. This is
because of both the distance and the shielding the multiple floors
provide from the fallout on the ground and roof.
Line: choose a structure nearby with both the greatest mass and
distance already in place between the outside, where the fallout would
settle, and the shelter inside.
you have a basement in your home, or at a nearby relatives' or friends'
house that you can use, your best option is probably to fortify and use
it, unless you have ready access to a better/deeper structure nearby.
For an expedient last-minute basement shelter, push a heavy table
that you can get under into the corner that has the soil highest on the
outside. The ground level outside ideally needs to be above the top of
the inside shelter. If no heavy table is available, you can take
internal doors off their hinges and lay them on supports to create your
'table'. Then pile any available mass on and around it such as books,
wood, cordwood, bricks, sandbags, heavy furniture, full file cabinets,
full water containers, your food stocks, and boxes and pillow cases
full of anything heavy, like earth. Everything you could pile up and
around it has mass that will help absorb and stop more radiation from
penetrating inside - the heavier the better. However, be sure to
reinforce your table and supports so you do not overload it and risk
Leave a small
crawl-through entrance and more mass there that can be easily pulled in
after you to seal it up. Have at least two gaps or 4-6" square air
spaces, one high at one end and one low at the other. Use more if
crowded and/or hotter climate. A small piece of cardboard can help fan
fresh air in if the natural rising warmer air convection current needs
an assist moving the air along. This incoming air won't need to be
filtered if the basement has been reasonably sealed up, however any
windows or other openings will require some solid mass coverage to
assure they stay sealed and to provide additional shielding protection
for the basement. More details on this in the next (#6) section.
more time, materials, and carpentry or masonry skills, you could even
construct a more formal fallout shelter, such as the lean-to shown to
the right, but you should pile up much more mass than what little is
effective fallout shelter constructed in a basement may reduce your
radiation exposure 100-200 fold. Thus, if the initial radiation
intensity outside was 500 R/hr (fatal in one hour), the basement
shelter occupants might only experience 5 R/hr or even less, which is
survivable, as the radiation intensity will be decreasing with every
on the floor above your chosen basement corner, and outside against the
walls opposite your shelter, can dramatically increase your shielding
protection. Every inch thicker adds up to more effective life-saving
cramped as that crawl space fallout shelter might seem, the vital
shielding provided by simply moving some mass into place could be the
difference between exposure to a lethal dose of radiation and the
survival of your family.
majority of people requiring any sheltering at all will be many miles
downwind, and they will not need to stay sheltered for weeks on end. In
fact, most people will only need to stay sheltered full-time for a few
days before they can start coming out briefly to attend to quick
essential chores. Later, they can begin spending ever more time out of
the shelter daily, only coming back in to sleep. As miserable as it
might seem now, you and your family can easily endure that, especially
compared to the alternative.
It's really not so difficult to build an effective family fallout shelter, not to get it done... RIGHT NOW!
#6 - ESSENTIAL DETAILS
If you've accomplished the above; securing your supplies, stored water, and built your family fallout shelter, CONGRATULATIONS!
You have now succeeded in improving the odds of survival for your
family 100-fold, or more! Now, you need to expand your knowledge and
fine-tune the tactics that will make the most of your family survival
information and guidance is a vital resource in your response to a
nuclear crisis, but for many reasons it may be late, incomplete,
misleading or simply in error. While evacuation might be prudent for
individuals who act quickly in response to a threat, governments will
be slow to call for mass evacuations because of their potential for
panic and gridlock. As the recent government calls for duct tape and
plastic sheeting led to sold-out stores, anxiety, and derision from the
press, there will be great reluctance to issue similar alarms. If you
want to assure that you have adequate food and supplies for your family
you must act BEFORE the panic without first waiting for government
instructions that may never come or as urgently as warranted. You alone are ultimately responsible for your family.
- Filtering the air coming into your basement shelter won't be required.
Air does not become radioactive, and if your basement is reasonably
snug, there won't be any wind blowing through it to carry the
radioactive fallout dust inside. Simply sealing any basement windows
and other openings prevents significant fallout from getting inside. To
improve both the radiation shielding inside the basement, and to
protect the windows from being broken and letting fallout blow in
later, you should cover them all with wood, and then with sandbags or
solid masonry blocks or earth, etc. on the outside and inside too, if
possible. If the basement air gets seriously stale later on, you could
re-open a door into the upper floors of the still closed house, or
secure a common furnace air filter over an outside air opening leading
into your basement.
- Regarding fallout contamination, any food or water
stored in sealed containers, that can later have any fallout dust
brushed or rinsed off the outside of the container, will then be safe
to use. As long as the fallout dust does not get inside the container,
then whatever radiation penetrated the food/water container from the
outside does not harm the contents. If you suspect that your clothes
have fallout on them, remove your outer clothing before you come inside
and leave them outside. A cheap plastic hooded rain poncho that can be
easily rinsed off or left outside is very worthwhile. Have water and
baby shampoo near the entrance (hose and containers) to wash and
thoroughly rinse any exposed skin and hair. Exposure to fallout
radiation does not make you radioactive, but you need to assure that
you don't bring any inside. If any are stricken with radiation
sickness, typically nausea, it is when mild (<100 Rads) 100%
recoverable and cannot be passed on to others. Before fallout arrives,
you might also try to cover up items you want to protect outside for
easier rinsing off of the fallout dust later when it's safe to come out
and do so. For instance, if you have a vegetable gardening spot, you
might try covering much of it with plastic or tarp and weighting them
- If without sufficient time to acquire radiological instruments of your own, like Geiger counters and dosimeters, you'll need to be extra sure that your portable radios function properly from inside your shelter
and that you have plenty of fresh batteries stocked for them. Without
radiological instruments, listening for official guidance about the
radiation threat levels in your particular area will be the only way
you'll know when it's becoming safe to venture out. It might also be
the only way you'll know when you first need to take your initial
maximum protective action. When not in use, they should not be attached
to any outside antenna or even have their own antenna extended. And,
they should be wrapped in any non-conducting insulation, like layers of
paper or bubble wrap plastic and then stored in a metal container or
wrapped in aluminum foil to minimize the potential of EMP ruining the
electronics. Having back-up radios would be very prudent. With extra
radios, you can have one always tuned to the closest likely target city
and, if it suddenly goes off the air, that could be your first
indication of an attack.
- If close to a target, your first indication of a
nuclear detonation may be with its characteristic blinding bright
flash. The first effects you may have to deal with before radioactive
fallout arrives, depending on your proximity to it, are blast and
thermal energy. Promptly employing the old "Duck & Cover" strategy
will save many from avoidable flying debris injuries and minimize
thermal burns. Those very close will experience tornado strength winds
and should quickly dive behind any solid object or into any available
depression, culvert, basement, etc. A 500 kiloton blast, 2.2 miles
away, will arrive about 8 seconds after the detonation flash with about
a 295 mph wind blast that lasts about three seconds. An even larger 1
MT (megaton) blast, 5 miles away, will arrive in about 20 seconds.
Hopefully, you are not near any target area 'ground zero' and will
only, like the vast majority, have to deal with the fallout later.
- When fallout is first anticipated, even though it has
not yet arrived, have anybody still outside begin wearing dust
protector filter masks and hooded rain ponchos. Everyone should begin
taking Potassium Iodide (KI) or Potassium Iodate (KIO3) tablets for
thyroid protection against cancer causing radioactive iodine, a major
product of nuclear weapons explosions. If no tablets available, you can
topically (on the skin) apply an iodine solution, like tincture of
iodine or Betadine, for a similar protective effect. (WARNING: Iodine solutions are NEVER to be ingested or swallowed.)
For adults, paint 8 ml of a 2 percent tincture of Iodine on the abdomen
or forearm each day, ideally at least 2 hours prior to possible
exposure. For children 3 to 18, but under 150 pounds, only half that
amount painted on daily, or 4 ml. For children under 3 but older than a
month, half again, or 2 ml. For newborns to 1 month old, half it again,
or just 1 ml. (One measuring teaspoon is about 5 ml, if you don't have
a medicine dropper graduated in ml.) If your iodine is stronger than
2%, reduce the dosage accordingly. Absorption through the skin is not
as reliable a dosing method as using the tablets, but tests show that
it will still be very effective for most. Do not use if allergic to iodine.
If at all possible, inquire of your doctor NOW if there is any reason
why anybody in your household should not use KI or KIO3 tablets, or
iodine solutions on their skin, in a future nuclear emergency, just to
- When you know that the time to take protective action is approaching,
turn off all the utilities into the house, check that everything is
sealed up and locked down, and head for the shelter. You should also
check that you have near your shelter additional tools, crow bars, and
car jacks for digging out later, if required. Also, any building
supplies, tools, sheet plastic, staple guns, etc. for plugging any
holes from damage. Your basement should already be very well sealed
against fallout drifting inside. Now, you'll need to seal around the
last door you use to enter with duct tape all around the edges,
especially if it's a direct to the outside door.
- You don't need to risk fire, burns, and asphyxiation
trying to cook anything in the cramped shelter space, if you have
pre-positioned in your shelter enough canned goods, can opener, and
other non-perishable foods, that are ready-to-eat without preparation.
More food, along with water, can be located right outside your crawl
space entrance that you can pull in quickly as needed when safe to do
- For lighting needs within the shelter have many small
LED flashlights or LED head-lamps to stretch your battery life. Try not
to have to use candles if at all possible. Bring in some books for
yourself and games for the children. Maybe throw in a small/thin
mattress, some cushions, blankets, pillows, etc.
- Toilet use will be via the 5 gallon bucket with a seat
borrowed from one of the house bathrooms, if you did not purchase a
separate one. Garbage bag liners, preferably sized for it, should
always be used and a full-size and bag lined garbage can should be
positioned very close to the shelter entrance for depositing these in
when it is safe to do so quickly. Hanging a sheet or blanket will help
provide a little privacy as shelter occupants 'take their turn'. The
toilet needs to have its new 'deposits' sealed up tight with the
plastic liner after each use. Use a very secure top on the bucket and
position it near the wall with the outgoing upper air vent.
- Pets, and what to do about them, is a tough call.
Letting dogs run free is not a humane option, both for their potential
to die a miserable death from radiation exposure outside and/or to be a
danger to others, especially if they get diseased and/or run in the
inevitable packs of multitudes of other abandoned pets. Caring for them
is ideal, if truly realistic and not a drain on limited resources,
while 'putting them down' might eventually become a painful, but
- Boiling or bleach water treatments will be used for cleaning your stored water
later for drinking. (This is for killing bacteria, not for radiation
contamination, which is never a concern for any stored and covered
water containers or even sealed food.) Tap water recently put into
clean containers won't likely need to be purified before using. To
purify questionable water, bring it to a roiling boil and keep it there
for 10 minutes at least. If you don't have the fuel to boil it, you can
kill the bacteria by mixing in a good quality household bleach at the
rate of 10 drops per gallon, and letting it sit for at least 1/2 an
hour. The bleach should be at least 5.25% pure, like Clorox, but be
sure it has no additives such as soap or fragrance. You can later get
rid of the flat taste from boiling, or some of the chlorine taste when
using bleach, by pouring it from one container to another several
- There's much more that can be learned to better
understand what you are up against and to acquire to help your family
survive and endure it. While time permits, and if the Internet is still
up & running, task somebody with getting and printing out
Print out the plans for the home-makable KFM (Kearny Fallout
Meter) that shows how to build at home, from materials commonly found
there, an effective fallout radiation meter. Get the free plans for the
If there is enough time to both order, and be shipped,
your own radiation detection and monitoring instruments, potassium
iodide anti-radiation tablets, Nuclear Survival handbooks, etc., check
first for remaining availability at these links...
For readily understandable, practical and more detailed
information on nuclear bomb blast, thermal, and radiation effects, EMP,
radioactive fallout, radiation health effects and first-aid, nuclear
survivability and myth-busting facts, along with livestock protection
and numerous Do It Yourself fallout sheltering tips, print out all
three parts of this web site below...
If at all possible, also check out this live prep forum, as they
will be covering all the latest crisis news, interpreting the
government pronouncements, and discussing the best practical survival
preparations families can still do...
- BOTTOM LINE:
When the TV or radio program switches abruptly to an terse announcement saying: "We Interrupt This Program For This Special Bulletin!",
and your kids look up to you with questioning wide-eyes and eager for
assurances, know then that you are confidently ready for them with your
own Plan of Action ready to go! That's what this is all about... our children!
guide was purposely designed with the sober realization that the
overwhelming majority of our fellow Americans would not be compelled to
read such a guide until a nuclear crisis was imminent and,
unfortunately, their preparation options and time to prepare then would
be very limited. www.ki4u.com
and other survival equipment suppliers will again be quickly sold-out,
as all were after 9/11. This guide then will be the best/only help that
we can offer. If you are fortunate enough to be exploring your family
preparation needs and options before such a future national crisis,
there is much more that you can and should do now to insure that they
are even better prepared.
"A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them;
the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences." - Proverbs 22:3
LIST OF SUPPLIES TO ACQUIRE LOCALLY
If stores are still at all stocked, and safe to go to, try to buy as many of the following items as possible... IMMEDIATELY!
There are no quantities listed here on the food items below as family
size varies and because, as the emergency and panic widens, many items
will become quickly sold-out or quantities restricted and you'll need
to try to get more of what does remain on the shelves. At a minimum you
should be looking at two weeks of provisions, but much better to be aiming for two months or more.
The reality is, if/when we are attacked, it will be a very long time
before anything is ever 'normal' again, especially at any grocery
stores. Hurricane victims can attest to the prolonged misery and
disruptions from even a localized disaster, even with the rest of the
country still able to help out. Nobody can begin to imagine how bad the
suffering will be, and for how long, if nuclear weapons have gone
off... and in multiple locations!
The half-dozen top listed and UNDERLINED
food items below are primarily for use while in the shelter. They are
mostly ready-to-eat that requires no cooking or preparation, just a can
opener at the most. (The iodine solution is included here because of
its importance for its thyroid-blocking topical use detailed above, but it's NEVER to be ingested or swallowed.)
The other foods listed below there are better cost/nutrition staples
for later use during the extended recovery period. Then follows general
non-food supplies, tools and equipment.
Go Acquire It All Now QUICKLY!
much better to risk being a little early when securing your families
essential food and supplies, rather than a few hours too late...
Canned goods (pasta, soups, chili, vegetables, fruit, tuna, meats, lots of peanut butter, etc.)
Ready-to-eat foods (pop-tarts, raisins, cheese, granola/energy/protein bars, snack-paks, etc.)
Some perishable foods (breads and fruits like bananas, apples, oranges, grapes, etc.)
Assorted drink mix flavorings (with no cold drinks, just plain water, kids will appreciate it!)
Plenty of potent Multi-Vitamins, Vit C, etc.
Iodine solution, like Betadine (16 ounces)- NOT TO BE INGESTED OR SWALLOWED!
Multiple big boxes of dried milk (Could include/use some inside shelter, too.)
Multiple big boxes of pancake and biscuit mix & syrup
Largest bags of rice
Largest bags of beans
Largest bags of flour
Largest bags of potatoes
Largest bags quick oats and other grains
Largest bags of macaroni
Large bag of sugar
Large jar of honey
Large 2 gallons or more of cooking oil
Baking powder & baking soda & spice assortment pack
Bottled water (especially if home supplies not secured yet)
Paper or plastic plates/bowls/cups/utensils
Quality manual can opener, 2 if you don't already have one at home
Kitchen matches and disposable lighters
New garbage cans and lots of liner bags (water storage & waste storage)
5 gallon bucket and smaller garbage bags sized for it (toilet)
Toilet seat for the bucket (or use one from inside the house)
Toilet paper and, if needed, sanitary napkins, diapers
Baby wipes (saves water for personal hygiene use)
Flashlights (ideally LED) and more than one portable radio
Plenty more batteries, at least three sets, for each of the above
Bleach (5.25%, without fragrance or soap additives)
Alcohol and Hydrogen Peroxide
Aspirin/Tylenol/Motrin, Pepto Bismol, etc.
Prescription drugs filled, and as much extra as possible
First aid kits
Plenty of dust mask filter protectors
Cheap plastic hooded rain ponchos for everyone
Water filters and all other camping type supplies, such as Coleman cook
stove and fuel, ammo, etc., if any sporting goods stocks still available.
And, of course, rolls of plastic sheeting, duct tape, staple guns, staples, etc.
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