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I originally wrote You Will Survive Doomsday in the 1980's. So far as I know, everything is
still current and up to date. Recently, Fred Walter, through great effort, scanned it in and turned
it into HTML, so that you can read it here, or copy it off onto your own computer.
You Will Survive Doomsday
You are welcome to reproduce it, however, for
distribution in whatever quantity you desire and by whatever means you
desire so long as you reproduce the entire document. Extensive quotes are also
welcomed so long as credit is properly given.
Our purpose in publishing this document is to ameliorate the effects of a nuclear
holocaust for as many people as we can reach, and to locate as many people as
we can who are willing and able to join our nuclear survival group.
Table of Contents
z Twenty-three myths that are repeatedly heard
z Useful Figures and Tables
z Nuclear Survival Groups
z About the Author
Here are twenty-three myths that are repeatedly heard (some much more often
than others) that this document tries to dispel.
z MYTH #01: Almost everyone will suddenly be killed on doomsday.
z MYTH #02: Most people would be quickly killed by the bomb blasts,
thermal radiation, or radioactivity.
z MYTH #03: You can build an adequate shelter in your basement.
z MYTH #04: You must filter the air coming into a shelter to remove the
z MYTH #05: Water would become radioactive.
z MYTH #06: There would be no dangerous radioactivity after a couple of
z MYTH #07: Radiation sickness is not contagious so there is no danger in
assisting those affected.
z MYTH #08: Food exposed to radiation becomes radioactive and is therefore
z MYTH #09: If you have a special radiation suit (like you see in the movies
and on TV) you will be protected from the radiation.
z MYTH #10: New crops of food grown in future years will not be radioactive.
z MYTH #11: There is no such thing as a fallout pill.
z MYTH #12: There is a fallout pill that will protect you