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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

NatGeo Prepper Facts

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yes its a new season ... and hopefully some new facts ...but they've got a new theme song written for them.

the US and Russia have 2000 nuclear warheads on standby

In February 2012, Putin stated that Russia also plans to build more than 500 ballistic missiles.

It would take less than 30 minutes for a Russian missile to reach the US-- half that if its fried from a submarine.

a nuclear attack would contaminate any above ground water supdply and very likely any underground source as well as it trickled down from radioactive rain

The USSR once dropped a 50 megaton bomb {1200 times more powerful than the Hiroshima & Nagasaki bombs COMBINED}

Naturally occuring gamma-ray bursts in space can release more energy in 10 seconds than the Sun will emit in its entire 10-billion year lifetime

For blocking Gamma rays, steel only needs to be 3.5 inches thick as opposed to 12inches of concrete or 18 inches of dirt.

The largest nuke the Russians tested was powerful enough to inflict third-degree burns on people more than 12 miles away

Practical Preppers, a consulting company in the preparedness field, specializes in sustainable solutions.

51% of Americans believe a financial collapse could happen in the next 25 years

in 2008, nearly 6 in 10 teenagers were worried that the country's economic problems might hurt their families.

The .22 Ruger is considered the top selling autoloading 22-caliber pistol of all time.

12 billion bullets are manufactured each year, twice as many as bullets as there are people on earth.

Most fire related deaths are caused by smoke inhalation, not burns.

{these teenagers nearly burnt their shelter down when they had the hair brained idea of building a fire INSIDE with out benefit of fireplace or wood stove ... where is child protection??}

in the 100 Small Pox killed more people than in all the 20th century wars combined.

Survivors can be left with permanent scars, pockmarks, blindness, or sterility.

Small Pox was believed erraticated in 177, so vaccinations stopped being given.

a single case will give the government the authority to confine and isolate entire communities.

5000 troops can be on the ground within 2 days.

the biological response team will take 24 hours to get to an outbreak area.

Biological weapons have been called "The Poor Man's Atom Bomb" because they're comparatively easy to make.

No one has been placed under federal quarantine for small opx in the US since 1964.

If Exposed, experts say:
a)dispose of your clothes
b)3-5 minute shower using soap and water {they obviously don't have long hair}

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