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If you knew a nuclear missile was inbound to your area, and you had an hour before it hit....

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posted on Mar, 6 2018 @ 03:39 PM
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I'd hit the interstate and go as fast as I could in whatever direction was away from the impact spot.




posted on Mar, 6 2018 @ 03:40 PM
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hopefully i'd be with my significant other when the news came. if so we'd doubtless open a bottle, roll up a number or two and crank up the zeppelin. let the games commence!



posted on Mar, 6 2018 @ 03:40 PM
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a reply to: Gazrok

Simple, use the D.U.C.K-C.O.V.E.R system.

Ps. Make sure to have some (Or lots of) peanuts.



posted on Mar, 6 2018 @ 03:41 PM
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originally posted by: Gazrok
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?


It would be a good time for for a walk. Grab the dogs, the wife and the kids, and go and savour nature one last time. I would be privileged to be at the end of it all sitting on Tan Hill, with the family I love, in a place I love.
edit on 6/3/2018 by paraphi because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 6 2018 @ 03:43 PM
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a reply to: peck420

same here, scotch, the missus + the hottie 2 doors down

i'll raise you ...
the neighbours wife,
the other neighbour's au-pair
and them in front of us's younger friend (all legal !)

at 11 seconds a pop

After that,
59 mins and 16 secs
to think about where it all went wrong


edit on 6-3-2018 by Cassi3l because: Just like last Christmas, in fact :/ maybe we're already dead !



posted on Mar, 6 2018 @ 03:44 PM
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1 hour is plenty of time to get the hell out of dodge.
Grab the bug out bag and I have buried caches along my egress route....two within 10 miles, and six within the next 50 miles with a main cache in the mountains I frequent. Every six months I check on all caches for integrity and replenishment.

My exit vehicle: dual purpose motorcycle.



ETA: As mentioned above, an hour is a pretty long time to sit somewhere and think about what you could have done. Also, you had better be on your way within the first 15 minutes MAX. Anything after that decreases your chances of escape and survival exponentially. People are going to literally freak the f# out and do things without reason or restraint.

So be armed ALWAYS. Everyone has the right to choose the way the meet their maker. Don't let some hysterical nut job make that choice for you and your family.
edit on E31America/ChicagoTue, 06 Mar 2018 16:06:05 -06003pmTuesdayth04pm by EternalShadow because: ETA



posted on Mar, 6 2018 @ 03:44 PM
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originally posted by: Gazrok
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

While the idea of MAD pretty much assures us this won't happen....obviously these fears have resurfaced given the tensions between the US and NK, as well as Russia and China.

So, what would you do?

For me, it would depend on where I was. I work about an hour from my house. My house is pretty much out of the radius of any possible nearby targets, but my work is WAY too close to a major AF base, so it's a drastically different situation.

At home, pretty much just stay indoors and hope for the best.

But, at work, it gets more complicated. Forget my building. Too much glass windows. I'm basically hopping in the truck, and driving 10 min to pick up my wife, then we're high-tailing it to the nearby movie theater. Why? Well, they don't have windows, have thick walls, are designed as room within a room, and put as much material between us and any fallout, as we can hope for. (no basements in FL). The exit door is generally metal, which is good, and the whole place is sealed for light, so better sealed for particles as well.

Also, generally has a good stock of sealed food and water. I'd have my get home bag as well, from the truck, so at least I'd be armed, and have some basic survival gear also.

Granted though, this is a tight run in the time alotted. That's my concern. Of course, if it happened on the road, we would be out of the blast, just the fallout worries. I guess then, we could just strip off clothes and leave them outside, run in the theater naked with a gun, get into the bathroom, and wash up (to get the fallout off us). Modesty kind of goes out the window with survival.

Of course, odd as it is, because as a kid of the 80's, this threat was more real, so some of us learned this stuff....today's generations just have ZERO idea about the reality of nuclear war. For decades, they've been told it's not survivable at all, that it's just game over, when this is a far cry from reality.

So, what would YOU do?


I would do nothing but hug my wife and children and comfort them and pray our deaths will be quick and painless. You can't run from it so why would anyone try to?

The flash and radiation burn won't kill you. The blast zone will or the shockwave.



posted on Mar, 6 2018 @ 03:49 PM
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well,.... that pretty girl in the office is going to have a bad hour .. lol

but seriously, I'm pretty much in the middle of nowhere in southern Illinois. Plenty far away from what I suspect would be a target and plenty of wildlife and nature to survive in. B.O.B. is ready to go and actually have a rendezvous point set up with a small group of friends and family.



posted on Mar, 6 2018 @ 03:50 PM
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If I'm in downtown Chicago, it will most likely be next to impossible to get anywhere safe within an hour.... especially if the entire city knows. The gridlock would be insane. It can already take me 45 minutes to go 10 miles during normal rush hour much less when there is a countdown to apocalypse.

My best hope would be to hop on my motorcycle but that would mean abandoning the family.

I think I'd just find a good spot to watch the show. It would be over quick.



posted on Mar, 6 2018 @ 03:53 PM
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From most angles I've looked at, we're all of us toast. As soon as anyone tries to drive somewhere, we'll be joined by thousands of others on the same roads with the same idea which means no one goes anywhere.

Last I checked, all three of us are sitting at ground zero and going to get pretty well fried by any bombs any major powers drop.

And there is going to be a blast zone between either of us and our kid no matter how you look at it even if one of us does survive, not to mention what would be between the two of us.

Now, if it hits at night, we might be able to survive the initial blast in our basement at home but we'd be on foot for anything else after that.

Sale with during the day, our best plan is to hoof it west and try to meet up at my folks' place.



posted on Mar, 6 2018 @ 03:57 PM
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The basic plan is to evacuate to the cellar of our appartmentbuilding, I guess.
If our appartmentblock holds up, it will be the best place to hide out from radiation.



posted on Mar, 6 2018 @ 03:58 PM
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That's just it, we've all been told we can't run away, and yet numerous folks survived in Nagasaki, and Hiroshima. And today, both are beautiful places.

We've been sold a pack of lies for so long, and been indoctrinated, that we believe it with absolute faith.


Unless a teenage boy trying to impress his girlfriend breaks in to a top secret laboratory and steals the special kind of sauce and builds one to win a New York science fair.

Then it's gets real man.


Well, if John Lithgow is still around, we'll all be OK.

Or, if we can get a kid to make the AI system run Tic-Tac-Toe in a loop and malfunction, we might also have a chance.

Strange game. The only winning move...is not to play.
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posted on Mar, 6 2018 @ 03:59 PM
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You wouldn't have one hour. It would be more like 30 minutes, and that's if this doesn't happen. If it does happen, you're down to 15 minutes. If Putin were to pull the trigger on the scenario in the link few places would escape. All the missile silos in the plains states, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, etc. would be targeted by multiple warheads. Most of the populations in those states would be gone with the silos. Those warheads would be far more accurate than the ones planned for in the '50s-'60s. Silos were/are hardened against near-misses but multiple direct hits would ensure their destruction before a retaliative strike could be launched. I know there will always be some who comment without reading the link, so I'll add he has a feasible plan in place for eliminating all three legs of the triad before they can launch.

Those not killed in the immediate explosions would die from exposure to radiation, either direct or in fallout, or they'd eventually starve because nuclear winter, along with fallout, would either destroy crops and animals or render them inedible. Russia would inevitably take some hits, but the conflict would effectively be over by then and the USA would be history.

If - IF - there were any hospitals left standing, imagine the panic and horror that would surround them. No power, except possibly standby generators (if the EMP didn't fry their controllers), no refrigeration (many drugs would go bad), and that pesky fallout covering everything. How many personnel would survive the attack, and how many of those would put their families before their jobs (same with law enforcement)?

I think if the event ever happens, those living close to the targets will be the lucky ones.



posted on Mar, 6 2018 @ 03:59 PM
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a reply to: Gazrok



Manhattan Project and War Games!

The 80s.

When movies were kinda bit better than Sharknado.



posted on Mar, 6 2018 @ 04:00 PM
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a reply to: Gazrok

From the looks of it...
Head to the restroom and EVACUATE!

Then start drinking.



posted on Mar, 6 2018 @ 04:01 PM
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It's not nuclear war that makes me think running isn't an option, it's simply watching how evacuation traffic for any hurricane goes down. Sure they get out, but it takes them way, way more than just an hour and that's *without* the panic a nuke would cause.
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posted on Mar, 6 2018 @ 04:04 PM
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From most angles I've looked at, we're all of us toast. As soon as anyone tries to drive somewhere, we'll be joined by thousands of others on the same roads with the same idea which means no one goes anywhere.


And there you go !
It's exactly that, escape is futile

Unless, of course, you have acces to a private jet
or other means of flyable transport ..

Stay at home
don't bother boarding up windows
filling bath tubs, making make-do anti-radiation protection

We'll all be frazzled chips!

party on, like it's ..1999..the end of the world !



posted on Mar, 6 2018 @ 04:07 PM
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a reply to: Cassi3l

If I'm at work, I'm at work. There are no bathtubs, and trying to nuke-proof an office park building will be very difficult with a bunch of panicky coworkers who may do anything.

If I'm at home, that could be a much different matter. I can rely on my husband and I have a basement and we have some disaster supplies.



posted on Mar, 6 2018 @ 04:09 PM
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Good lord, some of you guys are soooo serious ...




posted on Mar, 6 2018 @ 04:16 PM
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a reply to: Gazrok

No easy escape from my location. I'd gather together everyone I could, call the ones safely far away, say our farewells then crank some tunes on the stereo starting with this -



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