• History Brief: Family Fallout Shelters
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    History Brief: Family Fallout Shelters

    Many communities were building large public fallout shelters intended for thousands of people. But what if a public shelter wasn’t nearby or became overcrowded? Were there any steps individual families could take to protect themselves from nuclear fallout? Throughout the 1950s and ‘60s, many families constructed personal fallout shelters in their backyards. Companies marketed several different “family models” for homeowners hoping to protect their families. These ranged from a $13.50 “foxhole kit” all the way up to the $5,000 “deluxe model” which featured beds, a phone, toilet, and a Geiger counter for detecting radiation levels. Many families constructed their shelters in the middle of the night in an effort to…

  • The rise and fall of the American fallout shelter
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    The rise and fall of the American fallout shelter

    “4…3…2…1” “T-Zero!” This is the Operation Ivy nuclear test in 1952. And this is using a level for really nice masonry on your fallout shelter. It’s from 1960’s Walt Builds a Family Fallout Shelter. The idea was that you’d deck out your basement so you’d be safe when the bomb went off and this happened. “Well, this finishes my fallout shelter.” Yes, Walt is smoking a pipe. The Federal agency that made this film, and the agencies that preceded it, helped craft the domestic response to nuclear armageddon in the 1950s and ‘60s. Fallout shelters like these were an inescapable part of Cold War culture in America, promising a place…

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    How to Survive A Nuclear Fallout – EPIC HOW TO

    Hey guys its episodes brought to you by Mafia 3 family is who you die for? Nuclear war it’s not just a thing in Fantasy worlds Like fallout 4 the 1980s the threat is real y’all and if you have any hope of surviving the Nuclear Winter, you’re gonna need to listen up Get ready. This is Epic How To Survive Nuclear fallout How likely is an all-out Nuclear war?According to a 2008 study by Stanford engineering? Professor Martin Hellman, each person on Planet Earth has a 10% probability of dying from a nuclear attack That’s a thousand more times likely than dying from radiation to living near a nuclear…

  • Why You Need A BOMB SHELTER And How To Build One
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    Why You Need A BOMB SHELTER And How To Build One

    Nuclear war. It’s going to happen and you and everyone you know and love are going to die a horrible, terrible death. Including your pets. Well, maybe it’s not 100% for sure that the world will go up in nuclear flames, but for some people having a bomb shelter is as necessary as having a kitchen, and if the worst comes to pass, it’ll be them who are left laughing while we burn in a radioactive wasteland. Then when the smoke clears, it’ll be those prepared who rise up from their shelters to take back the world from the feral ghouls we’ve all become. But today we’re going to teach…