an3rkist has some of the idea, the OCD (Office of Civil Defense) has/had numerous locations, that are stockpiled with first aid, water, and
food..problem is, last one I was at, the food was from the 50's and it was 1978, so unless they have done a major overhaul lately, if somthing did
occur and you were lucky enough to know where one of these buildings/cave (the one cave I know of, is Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico)you would be eating
food that is at least 54 years old.
To give you a general idea what the Civil Defense is/was supposed to do, here are some of the titles
Somewhere on the net, there should be a list of locations for civil defense shelters, but I guess I am not wording my search right. (There is one in
the basement of the telephone company in downtown Oklahoma City, but your id needs (or used to I honestly don't know if it is still required) your id
needs to have a small little triangle located on it. That gives/gave you access to the shelter.
This guy appars to be huge on Civil Defense
"Civil Defense Now! --- The Website "
BTW, we now call the Civil Defense
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Damn, did you know that you can get flood info from FEMA
"A specific flood map panel or an area of interest can be located by typing in a street address, coordinates or by using the interactive map."
Am I overreacting? If these are known flood areas, that could be used against the area right?
"Digital Q3 Flood Data. Digital Q3 Flood Data is available on CD-ROM for more than 1,250 counties. You can order the CD-ROMs by calling the Map
Service Center or online through the FEMA Flood Map Store"
But anyway, wasn't trying to change the interest on the thread. Could we survive? As said earlier, depends on the disaster. I believe there would
always be survivors --about the only way most of the world would be gone, would be if the nations that have nukes, all nuked each other..nuclear
winter etc etc.
But as also mentioned , we have become technology dependant, and would be up the creek without it.
Cars would run for awhile, but unless we got the electrical grid up or
you had the ability to suck gas out of storage tanks, they would become
useless. Food that needed to be cooled or frozen, would spoil, Whatever building/homes were left in good shape would probably be overflowing with
people, most seeking info, that would probably be word of mouth (surely someone would have an am radio with batteries on them...) depending on the
disaster, I could see people behaving like raving lunatics trying to get food, water, and shelter to stay alive.
Because when you come down to it, and our survival instinct kicks in, we would do about anything to stay alive.
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