Paul Seyfried, Utah Shelter Systems Interview

I came across this interview a lil while ago. Paul lets it hang out, here. Every time I’ve spoken with the man, he has kept it real. You will get ZERO BS from Paul. Just cool, calm professional goodness on all things shelter.

I liked seeing this quote….

“Even though our shelters today have kitchens made by a custom cabinet shop, and bunks made from furniture-grade plywood, we don’t make shelters that look like motor homes on the inside. We

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Fantastic Fallout Shelter Interior

I’m not sure if this is an original Utah Shelter Systems (the original culvert builders) unit that was modified, or if it is one of those knock-off copy-cat Atlas Shelters, but this rework is a thing of beauty. If you are a fan of corrugated culvert bunkers, this is for YOU.

 

What's Old is New Again

Barrage Balloons ready to rip the wings off low flying fighters and bombers…

An invasion force seeking to kill, destroy and conquer…

Evil intent seeking to work its will upon any and all…

You might remember the balloons from D-Day invasion pictures. They were restrained from flying aloft by steel cables. Any plane seeking to dive onto targets might lose a wing to the Ginsu cable as it roars past. It was a tactic used for a few decades in

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EMP Hardening Your Vehicle

The jury is out, and will never come in, on the argument about EMP damage to vehicle electronics. But I don’t need a jury. I only need what I know.

EMP can kill your vehicle engine and transmission control electronics. Yup. Kill it dead for sure!

….or not.

The vulnerability of ECMs and TCMs and MAPs and MAFs and CPSs and ICPs (and all the computers and sensors) to the over-current pulse many fear depends on a few things.

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TACDA Blog Site

The American Civil Defense Association has a blog site up and running. The NEW BLOG site featured a post that discusses siting your fallout shelter. Picking a location to bury your shelter is an important undertaking. The article, witten by Paul Seyfried and Sharon Packer of Utah Shelter Systems, is “Location, Location, Location“. Its text is saved on this post to preserve it should anything happen to the original.

The URL is http://theamericancivildefense.com/2014/05/27/location-location-location/

 

By Paul Seyfried and Sharon Packer

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Build an EMP Box (not a Faraday cage)

EMP Box or Faraday Cage?

A lot of preppers are looking for ways to protect equipment from EMP /CME /E-Bomb events. Discussions on-line almost always devolve into a moray of opinions on how to build a “Faraday Cage” to provide this protection. The assumption is that such a barrier will block all effects of the three events mentioned previously.

Faraday cages are good examples of the perfect conductor, in that the conducted charge is equally spread over the outer layer

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Just a Reiteration re: EMP

A WHOLE lotta traffic lately on EMP, who can and can’t, how it works and what can be done…. Traffic on boards, Twitter, Facebook and some unofficial official sources and circles.

Why all the noise? I won’t get into that here, but I’ll point you to some articles on this blog. A thinking man might, if initiated properly, consider the current state of technology on both sides of the equation, political will power and governmental inertia. He might then weigh

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Some Civil Defense Films for You

Just outside of ground zero, nuclear weapons kill with blast, heat and radiation. The results are destruction, fire or incineration and fatal illness. Go a bit further out, the effects dilute, and one’s primary concern is the blast wave. The blast wave can be understood as the pressure from the explosion moving outward, losing intensity and velocity as it expands. As far as surviving the initial event is concerned, the old Office of Civil Defense /Civil Defense Administration focused on

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Old Civil Defense Planning Films

The “Nuclear Effects Tools” page has a scenario building update to help you with evaluating your own vulnerability.

In my search for information, I came across, and reviewed, some old Civil Defense films from the 50s and 60s. One of them draws quite a bit of negative commentary, and those complaints are based on the “If a bomb hits, you are dead” crowd-think. I must agree on one point – if the bomb hits near enough, you are dead. Make

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An Update to the Previous Nuke Effects Post

I was a little bothered by something after posting that huge study recently. The Helfman video source … was it the article I found late in my digging around, or was it something else?

I searched on key phrases from that article and discovered two things in about 5 minutes. The first is that there are only a few word-for-word copies of that article on other sites. The second, was a reference to that article as having been created in

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