Let us take a hard look at the facts. In an atomic war, blast, heat, and initial radiation could kill millions close to ground zero of nuclear bursts. Many more millions - everybody else - could be threatened by radioactive fallout. But most of these could be saved.
The purpose of The Family Fallout Shelter booklet is to show how to escape death from fallout. Everyone, even those far from a likely target, would need shelter fallout.
This booklet contains building plans for five basic fallout shelters. One of the five - the Basement Concrete Block Shelter - has been designed specifically as a do-it-yourself project.
Each of the shelters incorporates the fundamentals for fallout protection - shielding mass, ventilation, spoace to live. Each can serve a dual purpose - protection from tornadoes and other severe storms in addition to protection from the fallout radiation of a nuclear bomb.
There are means of protection. But the protection must be provided before, not after, the sirens sound. This is why the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization issued this 32-page guide. The Family Fallout Shelter booklet is a guide that can help.
- Fallout shelter is needed everywhere
- The shelters
- Living in a shelter
- If an attack finds you without a prepared shelter
- Shelter in apartment buildings
- Why prepare a shelter now?