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8 What can you do to protect yourself against chemical, biological, and nuclear terrorism By Gary F. Arnet, D.D.S.
Terrorism can come to us in many forms. Dr. Arnet looks at some of the more sinister possibilities: chemical, biological, and nuclear. He explains how they may happen and explains some of the steps we as individuals can take to protect ourselves and our families.
No one knows exactly what the consequences of a biological attack on the United States could be. But the experts have tried creating simulations of such a catastrophe and the results are scary. BHM publisher Dave Duffy has painstakingly distilled the results of the experts’ findings for our readers.
28 How safe is smallpox vaccine? By Dave Duffy
Smallpox is a disease that carries a 30% mortality rate, and the scars it leaves on survivors are ugly and lifelong. Vaccines can protect you, but carry their own dangers. Dave Duffy tells you how to assess the risks of vaccination vs. no vaccination and how to make an informed decision whether and when to get one.
44 Traditional trail foods — transportable calories By Brad Rohdenburg
You can spend your money on expensive commercial “trail” foods—or you can make your own traditional trail foods that are less expensive, good tasting, and packed with energy.
47 Preparedness for travelers By Brad Rohdenburg
Disasters don’t just happen when you’re at home. A survival situation may arise when you’re traveling in your car, in a hotel, or at an airport in a Third World country. Brad Rohdenburg tells you what you should do to prepare and protect yourself in many of these situations.
50 Jackie Clay’s basic “grab & git” emergency kits By Jackie Clay
Are you ready if disaster strikes? BHM’s longtime contributor, Jackie Clay, gives her expert advice on how to put together “grab & git” kits to help you make it through if you have to leave your home in a hurry to weather an unexpected disaster.
68 Chapter 3: Occupational hazard By Robert Waters
Sixty-year-old Ann Barry went to bed at 9:30 and fell into a deep sleep. Later, she heard a thump. She thought she was having a nightmare. But the real nightmare was about to begin. Ann woke to find that all that stood betwen her and a troop of home invaders was her .357 and her guts. This is Chapter 3 from Robert Waters’ new book, Guns Save Lives.
72 The West Nile virus threat By Gary F. Arnet, D.D.S.
A new and sometimes deadly disease has reached our shores and it’s here to stay. Dr. Arnet explains what this new disease is and the steps you can take to protect yourself.
Farm & Garden
60 The home citrus orchard By Anita Evangelista
64 Companion planting By Beverly Mettot