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originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: amazing
Buddy if you are within a certain radius of the blast, even if you were shielded from the Gamma-rays, and somehow managed to mitigate the thermal component, the overpressure is pretty much going to kill, crush, destroy everything.
Can think of the circumstances that would possibly allow you to survive such an event if you are within that big red circle short of being miles under the earth in a gooberment DUMB.
Then I realise that I haven't been able to find out if we have any fall out shelters what so ever in our neighbourhood, even less if they are suited for nuclear war.
Does it make sense at all to try to escape / drive somewhere to get away from the impact site?
If you live in the outer radius of the blast zone, ie. not in the zone that will be hit by fire / explosion but instead the furthest radius, will you be safe in a cellar? (if the entire building doesn't collapse on top of you that is)
What's the contamination radius from impact of modern day warheads? Ie. how far do you have to live from the impact site, if we DONT take into account weather conditions?
Sub-question. If you do live inside the contamination radius, I take it that a "normal" cellar won't be enough? (I'm asking because I honestly don't know what requirements are necessary to stay clean....)
For how long does fallout last after detonation? Are we talking days / weeks? What if the wind is going one direction during detonation but then changes to the opposite direction after say 2 days?
I live and work so far away from anything important enough to warrant a nuclear strike, an hours notice would mean everything else was blown away yesterday.
originally posted by: namehere
to me though i'd not really do anything but wait for the end, i kind of need a working power grid to live anyway.
We have more food in the freezers then we could eat before it went bad. Still, I would improvise some coolers to keep it at least refrigerated for a day or two while we had a massive barbecue party.
mad is not even a proven theory