Emergency Air

For Shelter-in-Place Preppers and Home-Built Bunkers

by F.J. Bohan


126 pages, 5.5" x 8.5"
photos, illust.

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From the author of Living on the Edge and Barbed Wire, Barricades, and Bunkers comes another information-packed guidebook for today's survivalists, Emergency Air: For Shelter-in-Place Preppers and Home-Built Bunkers. This new book offers a breath of fresh air on a subject about which very little information is available.

It won't matter how well you plan or how much food, water, and other supplies you have stored and waiting for your neighborhood to become a nuclear fallout zone. Without breathable air, you will die! Leaving it for others to compile the lists of bullets, beans, and Band-Aids in their disaster-relief books, F.J. Bohan details how to safely ventilate an underground bunker or shelter-in-place room, sealed with duct tape and plastic sheeting, so you can escape the airborne particulate threats of anthrax, nuclear fallout, dirty bombs, biological and pandemic agents, or other airborne threats. This book educates you about all the variables involved in providing fresh air to your shelter before the need arises, including passive and active ventilation, air pumps, plumbing the bunker, air filters, and gas masks.

After studying Emergency Air, you can breathe easier knowing you have done all you can to ensure your family's emergency air supply during a chemical, biological, ­radiological, or nuclear emergency.
The only thing F.J. Bohan enjoys more than living in the mountains is a good conversation over a great cup of coffee. He is a musician, gun enthusiast, amateur prospector, and dog and cat lover. When not helping his wife with their small orchard, vineyard, and berry farm, he can be found fishing or canoeing on their private mountain stream. He is currently hoping to see more bears and learn to play the banjo while promoting his books. With more than 25 years of practical experience in surviving under adverse conditions, he is happy to share what he has learned. He can be reached with questions, comments, or stories at his website .
1) A History of Air Pumps
2) Fresh Air: Can't Live without It
3) Passive Ventilation
4) Active Ventilation
5) Shelter-in-Place Emergency Air Management
6) Powering Your Pumps
7) How to Ventilate and Plumb Your Bunker for Air
8) Air Management for the Home-Built Bunker
9) Bathroom Fan Air Pump
10) Blast Bucket Hand-Operated Air Pump
11) Brute Blaster Hand-Operated Air Pump
12) Air Filters and Gas Masks
13) Some Other Variations
14) Final Thoughts and Conclusions
15) Four Examples of U.S. Department of Defense Shelter Designs
- Basement Concrete Block Shelter
- Outside Semimounded Plywood Box Shelter
- Belowground Corrugated Steel Culvert Shelter
- Aboveground Earth-Covered Lumber A-Frame Shelter