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They have many books on survival available for download for free and have established a global network for helping society rebuild after the collapse. So, if you have a survival community or plan on starting one, register with them so they can put you on their global network map and you can contact other registered groups in your state via their TEAM leader map. The Ark Two SAFE (Safe America For Everyone) Community is the largest pluralistic survival community in North America without any political, religious, or cultural bias. Its purpose is to ameliorate the catastrophe of a nuclear war or other world-wide cataclysmic catastrophe and to help restore civilization. Inquiries from all are invited. Since most people think that a Doomsday such as all-out nuclear war is not survivable, either individually or for society, and since somehow most intellectuals feel that to make positive plans for its aftermath would seem to somehow advocate or condone it - there is absolutely no scholarly discussion on this subject. We cover areas that deal with 'Reconstruction of Society', 'Recovery in Your Community', . This section I sub-divide into the following subjects:
While you will find in the above hundreds of pages of information on our website, it is in fact a very small percentage of the info stored at Ark Two, and which we hope to be able to make available through the SAFE network - afterwards.
Our personal library is very extensive. At one time I counted 13 sets of encyclopedias. These are mostly specialized - like a 14 volume set on gardening and another 16 volume set on do-it-yourself repairs. There are others on health and medicine and a variety of other subjects.
We have also acquired CDs with hundreds of books and one summer put a crew to work microfilming thousands of documents which we have on microfiche. These, plus many many books, are in just our own home but our two Ark Two Community librarians are the real gatherers of information - one has many thousands of books, mostly on technology for recovery, and the other over a terrabyte of information stored on CDs.
In the future, when people want it, we hope to be able to disseminate widely whatever is needed from this information. There are many blind spots in our library. We have little information on modern technology and almost no information on leading edge technology. Members of our Ark Two community are of far more than average knowledge about nuclear and computers but there are many, many fields such as in modern metallurgy, petroleum refining, hundreds of specialties in chemistry, medicine, and untold numbers of other areas that the expertise to re-establish them will have to survive with the experts - if they are going to be recovered in the immediate decades following.
A great many of our resources deal with old Pioneering skills. We cannot just go back to the old ways. We have lost many of the skills. No one had them all then and you would be hard put today to find a wheelwright, a miller, a tanner, a barrel maker. All those trades, like farming, have advanced into modern technology and the present experts seldom have used the old ways. Many of the old implements are no longer around and we certainly don't have the horses. Modern horses are neither bred nor conditioned to pull the plow. Still, in the skills of the past we may find solutions to the problems of the moment.
The problem of the moment has not been getting information, but one of determining which information is going to be most useful to survivors. What we offer in these pages, measuring radiation contamination in food, producing food without the modern technology and its skills, finding alternate sources of energy, recovering and repairing remaining machinery, and in the reconstruction section on how to create the nucleus of an economic and monetary system and restore the basis of functioning society - is what we feel will be most needed at the outset. It is our sincerest hope that we will be able to get it to the people who need it and that they will find it useful.
Our primary task of the moment is to create the SAFE Community Network so that the information will be widely disseminated and distributed ahead of time.