Chemical Warfare Agents – Toxicity at Low Levels

Book Review: Chemical Warfare Agents
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Chemical Warfare Agents is another good technical reference for those worried about WMD exposure. Like last week’s book, this is a professional text, therefore it is very detailed and information orientated.

If your just a casual prepper then the price tag will probably turn you off, and you may be better off with a simpler book. However, if you have a understanding of chemistry, or are seriously concerned about weapons of mass destruction, then this is a good reference book to keep in your library.

I got this book from college when I was getting my degree in Emergency Management – since my minor was homeland security I ended up with a lot of books like this.

For some reason I never could bring myself to sell my college textbooks, figuring, I guess, that they may come in handy in the future.

I guess that’s why I have a shelf full of algebra books.

Update:

I did finally sell all my algebra books, I went to the used book store with all my college text books (except for the Emergency management and homeland security texts), as well as all the non-fiction that was not useful.  I also ditched all the fiction that was not part of a collection – i.e. Louis Lamour, Stephen Hunter, Classics….  I used the money to buy some more prepper books like this, as well as to save some space in the library.

Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents

Book Review: Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents
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The Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents is an expensive book, and it goes into a lot of detail – basically it is used as a text in various college level WMD classes.

There is a lot of half information about dealing with chemical and biological agents, and a lot of people buying equipment to protect their families without access to effective information to ensure they are spending their money of the right equipment.

You cannot seem to read a website about Chem-Bio without some rehash of the smells of certain chemical agents, but if you smell newly mowed hay or almonds – then you probably won’t last long enough to do anything about it…

As I said before, this book goes into a lot of depth, HOWEVER, if your concerned about WMD, then you may want to consider learning a little more than most people.

If you are worried about WMD (weapons of mass destruction) or CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive) then you may want to get this book to learn about the things you are afraid of.  But I am not sure the price justifies the information for the general prepper.  I mean, the information is definitely worth the money, but there is a LOT more information in the book than most people need.

Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents works well with the chemical warfare agents book I also reviewed.

The Chemistry of Powder and Explosives

Book Review: The Chemistry of Powder and Explosives
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If you are interested in pyrotechnics, then The Chemistry of Powder and Explosives is a good starting place. It is an older title but it is still relevant, as are all classics.

This book does a great job of explaining the chemistry behind energetic materials. If you have an interest in this area then you need to read his book.

It has a really nest section on making fireworks, a large section on black powder, Manufacture of single based propellants, various nitrates and nitric esters, primary explosive compounds, and great history of this field.

As I stated earlier, this is an older book, but the great thing about chemistry is that the laws don’t change according to whim. We might discover more things we can do, but the basics remain the same.

Now, the caveat, while I do think that knowledge of how this works ans the skill at doing it are important and necessary to both the security of a free state as well as vital to the industrialization of a nation, I do not condone violations of the law.

I think you should definitely buy The Chemistry of Powder and Explosives, read it, study it, and even seek out legal classes if you have the desire, but do not build anything with this knowledge until you have the proper permits, licenses, and safety protocols in place.

OilExTech 100A Microwave Essential Oil Distiller Review

  I reviewed the Original OilExTech Microwave Essential Oil Distiller some time ago, and I liked it, but I had a hard time with the ice molds.  So when the company asked if I wanted to try their new advanced model I jumped on the chance. This video is just the unboxing, as right now … Read more