Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Changing Earth Podcast Episode #2

Episode 02: Day After Disaster, Chapter 2 and Survival Shelters with Raymond Dean White

The Day After Disaster adventure continues, in this episode of The Changing Earth Podcast. Erika is finally free of the wine rack she was trapped under and explores the bomb shelter she is locked inside of.  The bomb shelter protecting our heroin from the outside world is a remnant of the past. Many of them still exist throughout the United States but new doomsday shelters are being constructed every day. With us today is Raymond Dean White, survival professional and fictional author of The Dying Time series. Ray explores some of the basic differences between shelters of the past and present. As well as tips to research for your own shelter and pitfalls to watch out for.

Featured Chapter Quote:
“This thought of her beloveds would become her savior and push her through times when all she wanted to do was give up the struggle.”

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Lessons from Ray:


Shelters From the Past


  • Pros
    • Made from very heavy materials to protect from nuclear contamination.
    • Most had air filters and air lock doors
    • They have stood the test of time because they were built by people who knew how to build.
  • Cons
    • They did not feel very comfortable
    • Usually there was no plumbing for waste or running water
    • No power for the most part
    • No sump pumps
    • No back door exists
Modern Shelters Should:

  • Be made of a heavy material or marine grade concrete
  • Have superior drainage
  • Have a sump pump
  • Have an escape hatch
  • Have a plumbing link from a well.
  • Have a septic system or an alternate form of waste removal
  • Be built with some comfort in mind. Power can run a television and entertainments system.
Pitfalls to Survival Shelter Building:

  • Hiring a poor contractor. Make sure you check his or her references and credit scores
  • Not understanding the terms of the contract. Talk with a lawyer.
  • Building it on your own without checking a soil sample with a soil engineer.
  • Building in too high of a water table.
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Raymond Dean White

Raymond Dean White was born in a small town in Kansas and lived an adventurous life, hunting, Dying Time Impact and After The Dying Time. He has also written one non-fiction book titled How I Got Published: Famous Authors Tell How In Their Own Words which details their (and his) adventures in traditional publishing. That book, co-authored with Duane Lindsay, is currently available on Amazon
fishing, trapping and tracking, backpacking, spelunking and mountaineering until he got older, wiser, and married. A lifelong avid reader, he writes what he loves to read--fast paced, action-adventure stories complete with intriguing characters, a touch of humor and a bit of information thrown in on how to prepare for emergencies. As a hyperactive ten year old (who still loved to read) he stumbled onto Andre Norton's Star Man's Son and his lifelong love affair with apocalyptic fiction was born. Now retired, he writes terrorist thrillers and apocalyptic action/adventure novels including, The Dying Time Impact and After The Dying Time. He has also written one non-fiction book titled How I Got Published: Famous Authors Tell How In Their Own Words which details their (and his) adventures in traditional publishing. That book, co-authored with Duane Lindsay, is currently available on Amazon.

Links:

The Dying Time: Impact: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P8E15VQ




Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com

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