Family Fallout Shelters of Wood, Recommended by National Lumber Manufacturers Association and reprinted by Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization, MP-21, December 1960

FAMILY FALLOUT SHELTERS OF WOOD

Just because it meant the end of the world didn't mean that various industries wouldn't try and make a fast buck off the shelter mania of the late 1950s and early 1960s. And the government was more than happy to point potential customers in the direction of certain trade associations by listing them in official documents and civil defense pamphlets.

And we can understand why the government recommended the guidance/services of the American Concrete Pipe Association and the American Iron and Steel Institute and the Portland Cement Association, etc. during this era. But the NATIONAL LUMBER MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION?!

Wood is not exactly the first construction material that tops a sane person's list of things to buy when building a refuge from the effects of nuclear weapons.

But in FAMILY FALLOUT SHELTERS OF WOOD (1960) the reader is presented with blueprints for wooden shelters along with an introductory letter from the director of the U.S. government agency, the Office of Civil Defense and Mobilization (OCDM), endorsing them!

But wait, it gets even better. One page of this booklet features a model of an ABOVE GROUND wooden shelter. Now that's rolling the dice!
Above-Ground Wooden Fallout Shelter, from Family Fallout Shelters of Wood, recommended by National Lumber Manufacturers Association and reprinted by the OCDM as MP-21, December 1960

FAMILY FALLOUT SHELTERS OF WOOD
Recommended by the National Lumber Manufacturers Association
Reprinted by the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization
MP-21
December 1960

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