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originally posted by: DAZ21
There's some good advice here for Europe and the US. Can I just add, as a UK citizen that if you live in the UK unless you're near the coast and have a ship you're doomed (in regards to nuclear war).
originally posted by: johnwick
a reply to: liteonit6969
If there is a nuclear exchange.
First and for most, one must not breath irradiated air, eat irradiated food or drink irradiated water.
Any radioactive dust on the skin can be washed off no problem.
But if it gets in you, you are dead.
It will slowly poison you from the inside.
Nothing can be done to save you.
So always wear a mask outside, always.
And if you go outside in an environment that has even low levels of radiation, one must shower and discard the clothing you wore.
Never bring that stuff inside your bunker, it will be what kills you, not starving or dehydration or disease.
If there is a nuclear exchange, one would have to have around a 10year stock of food water and medical supplies.
That is the requisite time for most if the low radiation areas to become livable once more by most projections.
originally posted by: johnwick
originally posted by: here4this
1) find some nice cheap land with running water for fishing that is viable as good farming land. (as far away from military bases or major cities as possible)
2) buy or build a dwelling large enough (nothing fancy) that will house who you need to house
3) build a watermill in the running fresh water to pump water to the dwelling
4) install solar panels and/or generators
5) purchase throw away cell phones with phone cards just in case and radios
6) have dried foods and rations available for at least a year
7) plan on what to take to the location (only the very basics)
Use cash for all transactions
So far , I have planned as thorough as possible and all this has cost slightly more than 30,000 over the 6 years. That is about 5000 a year. I am still improving. Not only does this cover most scenarios but it is actually a nice retirement or vacation spot
You forgot somthing that is often overlooked.
You need to keep all emergency electronics in a Faraday cage.
In case of EMP.
Most of us have one in our houses already.
A standard microwave oven is a Faraday cage, this is why the microwaves can't get out.
I recommend storing all emergency electronics in an old one you don't use anymore.
Make sure it is unplugged so no accidents happen.
originally posted by: stayinglowkey
a reply to: Silcone Synapse
Exactly, a radioactive planet is useless to God/the Gods. That is why there will be no war.
God/the Gods have used other methods to cull/punish the world's population and hide secrets before. To avoid a radioactive world, God/the Gods, will be forced to use those methods again.
originally posted by: babybunnies
It's extremely arrogant for any prepper to assume they'd survive a WW3 style attack.
When faced with armed forces of a foreign power, most people, even gun nuts, really wouldn't stand up to them, even if they did survive.