Garbage Cans as Bomb Mufflers

Garbage Cans as Bomb Mufflers

Post by D'Milanow Keachi » Sun, 28 Jul 1996 04:00:00


How about making double-walled, kevlar lined (same stuff as bullet proof
vests) garbage cans which could be dumped out and placed on top of
suspicious bags.  Design could include a popout bottom which would direct
most of the blast upwards.  Non utilitarian semi cans could be available
for packages against walls.

A standardized warning tape or noise device could be placed or rolled
near suspicious devices after activation by security personnel.  This
would clear areas very quickly as needed.  Thank goodness for the work by
the security personnel in Atlanta.

Clear plastic carrybags, knapsacks with commemorative logos should be
available inexpensively.  Social pressure would make use near mandantory.

Just learning to use mail posting.  Will someone please repost to more
appropriate groups ?

regards to all except the idiots that bomb,

--
D'Milanow Keachie
Somewhere in the S.F. Bay Area or Canada or at least on Planet Earth.
Green, semi-Libertarian, religion/nationality driven population > biggest
prob.
Too many oddly functioning minds out there for annoyance/safety to be
more specific.

--

 
 
 

Garbage Cans as Bomb Mufflers

Post by Chuck Corwa » Mon, 29 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> How about making double-walled, kevlar lined (same stuff as bullet proof
> vests) garbage cans which could be dumped out and placed on top of
> suspicious bags.  Design could include a popout bottom which would direct
> most of the blast upwards.  Non utilitarian semi cans could be available
> for packages against walls.

> A standardized warning tape or noise device could be placed or rolled
> near suspicious devices after activation by security personnel.  This
> would clear areas very quickly as needed.  Thank goodness for the work by
> the security personnel in Atlanta.

> Clear plastic carrybags, knapsacks with commemorative logos should be
> available inexpensively.  Social pressure would make use near mandantory.

As far as the Kevlar "cans", I think they're already available to the
EOD (explosive ordnance disposal -- bomb squad) community.  To implement
them into such a large event such as the Olympics would have been
prohibitively expensive (Kevlar, while light and strong, isn't cheap).  
Who knows, maybe such a "can" would have probably prevented the loss of
life and injury that happened at the Centennial Olympic Park.

For more information, you might want to check out the EOD homepage at
the following URL:

http://www.frag.com

Chuck Corway