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Are You Prepared For a National Emergency?
The MilitarySpot.com Preparedness Project seeks to facilitate an open discussion about preparedness issues facing Americans in the event of a national calamity. A national calamity is defined for this purpose as a catastrophic event that threatens or compromises the American way of life as we know it today. Catastrophic events could include, but are not limited to, nuclear, biological, or chemical attacks, economic collapse, pandemics, World War III, widespread natural disasters, severe environmental changes, asteroid impacts, etc. We hope and pray that such events are never visited upon the United States of America. However, recent events have illustrated that America is a target, and is at risk. The end goal of the Preparedness Project is to make America stronger by making each American stronger, so that in the event of a national calamity, Americans will be able to survive the event, effectively respond to the crisis, and ultimately restore the American way of life as we know it today.
Technology is giving mankind new ways to terrorize and disrupt his fellow mankind. We live in an age where hijackers armed only with box cutters can storm airliners, kill thousands of America’s brightest financial minds, and cause a trillion dollars worth of damage to the American economy. We live in an age where where a group of terrorists, armed with man-pack nuclear weapons, can infiltrate America’s borders or ports and detonate nuclear bombs in cities across America. In fact, one nuclear weapon could be enough to cause an economic shutdown. Imagine a nuclear bomb detonating in New York City, and Al Qaeda announcing they have bombs on a countdown ready to go off in America’s thirty largest cities. But nuclear attacks are not America’s only threat. The unexpected nature of the 9/11 attacks illustrate there are many other unforeseen threats as well. For example, weeks after the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. Postal Service was used as a device to disseminate anthrax. Accordingly, a pathogen could be mailed to every address in America.
What would you and your loved ones do, for example, if terrorists detonated nuclear bombs in America’s largest cities? Should you flee to the hills? If so, what hills? What should you drive? Would your vehicle even start after the electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) from a nuclear detonation. What should you take? How should you protect yourself from anarchists? Do you attempt to find security with others, or go solo? How would you communicate and meet up with family members after a calamity?
There are currently a number of organizations, including government programs such as the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, working on preparedness issues. While much needed, we know of no such initiative that comprehensively prepares ordinary patriotic Americans, both individually and collectively, to effectively cope with national calamities.
Initially, for the Preparedness Project, we envision an open discourse on the subject. A special forum has been created for this purpose. We invite those interested in preparedness issues to join in the discussion. You can discuss anything related to preparedness issues in this forum. For example: How do you protect your vehicle from EMP? Where can you find water in your house in the event of an emergency (your water heater)? How can you communicate in an emergency (CB radio, HAM radio, or other means)? MilitarySpot.com plans to publish relevant information derived from these discussions.
Ultimately for the project we envision a nationwide organization of members who are ready in the event of a national emergency – ready both personally and for the nation. We envision an online presence where members can communicate and coordinate with each other about their preparedness plans. We hope that individuals who are especially interested in this subject will step forward to help find, collect, develop, organize and disseminate information.
What the Preparedness Project is Not
The Preparedness Project is not a Survivalist Movement, per se, in that we encourage people to abandon their jobs and move to the hills. The Preparedness Project IS a survivor movement! The Preparedness Project is not a Patriot Movement, in the general sense where members organize into armed militias because they have concerns about the U.S. Government. The Preparedness Project IS a patriotic movement! The Preparedness Project will not advocate initiatives that contradict U.S. Government plans, but WILL develop plans to assist government efforts in a national calamity. And in the event of a breakdown of government authority, we encourage initiatives to help restore government authority, and ultimately restore the American way of life as we know it today.
Current/Emerging Threats to the United States of America
This section will be updated as information is made available to MilitarySpot.com.
Al Qaeda Training Manual
– Part One (PDF)
– Part Two (PDF)
– Part Three (PDF)
– Part Four (PDF)