a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
There are lots and lots of "depends" that you have to look at:
Depends on the type of war (conventional or nuclear?).
Depends on where you live (what country? City or out in the country?).
Depends on you (are you of drafting age or not?).
I see many assuming that any world war will automatically be nuclear. It could be completely conventional instead.
In a case like that, again, it will depend on a lot of things: Do you live in a country where the bullets are flying? Or, like the US during WW2,
where the fighting was happening elsewhere?
In the latter: yes, you'll continue to go to work, get your pay check and pay your bills. You might see rationing of certain things. And if you're of
draft age, that could happen to you.
In the case of a nuclear war: again, there are still a lot of depends hinged on it.
Every assumes right away that any nuclear exchange means the end of the world. But that actually depends on how many nukes, yield, where they are
detonated and how they are detonated.
Between all the countries around the world who did above ground nuclear testing, there have been over 2,000 detonations made above ground. We're still
here going strong.
On the other hand, most of those were small yield and in isolated areas. Not large yield on population centers.
Still, there is some good news: most nuclear devices are designed to do air burst, not surface impact. The reason that's good news is: less fallout.
Air burst detonations do much more damage (both bombs dropped on Japan at the end of WW2 were air burst). There will still be some fallout, but no
where near the amount you would have with a surface detonation.
Depending on where you live will also make huge differences. If you live in a isolated area, no where near a potential nuclear target, and weather
patterns are in your favor, there would be a very good chance you won't have much to worry about (as far as the bombs go). You'd just have to worry
about living like it's the 18th and 19th centuries again (sustaining yourself with no infrastructure).
You can prep if your worried, and especially if you live somewhere you think you have a chance. Or, don't prep if you live somewhere it's going to be
over for you in a split second.
Now....interesting factoid: A asteroid five miles wide that has never been noticed could fall out of the sky and hit the Earth any day. The
devastation that would ensue would be as bad, or actually even worse than any nuclear war. Depending on where it hits, it could be over for you in an
instant, or you'll find yourself living in a world, struggling to survive.
The point is: you could spend every day, all day being worried all the time about this, and most likely end up with a lot more grey hairs, stomach
ulcers, and a short life span due to too much stress in your life........OR........you can take steps to try and be prepared like anyone, and then
live your life like a normal person and enjoy it while you can.
The choice is yours.