• Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact

  • What if we got that alert?

    January 19th, 2018
    preparedness  [html]
    Saturday morning people in Hawaii got:

    It turned out to be a false alarm, but it got me thinking about what I would do if I received this alarm now. Something like:

    1. Bring my kids down to the basement. Tell them we're going to need to stay there for a while.

    2. Get the kids settled, probably watching a video on a tablet. They don't get to do much of this (generally ~3min/day) so it would probably be enough to keep them distracted.

    3. Go back upstairs and grab blankets and pillows. Air mattresses too if there seems to be time. These aren't things it makes sense to keep in the basement because they might get moldy.

    4. Turn on the radio. We have a hand-crank one in the basement if the power's out.

    5. If it seems like there's time, close upstairs windows.

    6. Seal the openings to the basement (windows and doors) with plastic sheeting and duct tape.

    7. Wait, hope it's a false alarm.

    8. If it's not a false alarm, and we survive, take potassium iodide tablets.

    9. After a while, remove the window sealing and get the place ventilated.

    10. Stay in the basement for two weeks. Not fun.

    Maybe I should read Nuclear War Survival Skills, or at least keep a copy in the basement. Things that are already in the basement that would be helpful are food, water, potassium iodide tablets, hand-crank radio, some other things.

    Comment via: google plus, facebook

    Recent posts on blogs I like:

    Governance in Rich Liberal American Cities

    Matt Yglesias has a blog post called Make Blue America Great Again, about governance in rich liberal states like New York and California. He talks about various good government issues, and he pays a lot of attention specifically to TransitMatters and our …

    via Pedestrian Observations November 19, 2020

    Collections: Why Military History?

    This week, I want to talk about the discipline of military history: what it is, why it is important and how I see my own place within it. This is going to be a bit of an unusual collections post as it is less about the past itself and more about how we st…

    via A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry November 13, 2020

    Misalignment and misuse: whose values are manifest?

    Crossposted from world spirit sock puppet. AI related disasters are often categorized as involving misaligned AI, or misuse, or accident. Where: misuse means the bad outcomes were wanted by the people involved, misalignment means the bad outcomes were wan…

    via Meteuphoric November 13, 2020

    more     (via openring)


  • Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact