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From their website: http://www.tacda.org/index.php/about-the-american-civil-defense-association/
Their mission:TACDA was formed in the early 1960’s in response to our nation's reliance on atomic weaponry as a centerpiece of foreign policy following World War II, up to and including the onset of the Cold War. During the Cold War, many feared a nuclear strike from the Soviet Union. In an attempt to protect American civilians, a civil defense campaign emphasizing the use of fallout shelters commenced. In response to the Soviet’s first atomic explosion and the Korean War, the Federal Civil Defense Administration was started in 1951.
Sounds like a great idea! Any of you old-timers remember the Civil Defense? This is the same thing only under a new name and without gov't support.. Their website has tons of useful information and downloads available, and has over 50 years experience in emergency and shtf scenarios. You younger folks may not remember this or even heard of it before being renamed to FEMA.The mission of The American Civil Defense Association (TACDA) is to provide education, products and resources that empower American Citizens with a comprehensive understanding of reasonable preparedness strategies and techniques; promoting a self-reliant, pro-active approach to protecting themselves, their families and their communities in the event of nuclear, biological, chemical or other manmade and natural disasters.
I know it's merely a pipe dream, but America really needs something like CD to pull us together as a nation again. The only way this can happen is if you take the initiative and present it to others in such a way so as not to make you come off looking like a paranoid survivalist moonbat. Direct a friend, family member or co-worker to the Civil Defense website to pique their interest or curiosity and show them prepping isn't about being like an armed to the teeth Rambo in a dank fallout shelter awaiting doomsday
Survival books, knives, potassium iodide, etc: http://www.tacda.org/store/index.php
Ham radio info and links: http://www.tacda.org/index.php/radio-active/
Some cool '50s and '60s civil defense motivational posters and stock photos: