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Where's a "Safe" Place To Hide?

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posted on May, 16 2005 @ 05:15 PM
In the "good old days", finding a good "hiding place" was relatively easy. If there was a tornado coming, you could hide in your storm cellar or basement. In the case of an atomic bomb, if you "tucked and ducked" under your desk at schoo, well that was what the government said would protect you (j/k, but that's what "they" recommended). But these days, it doesn't seem that simple. Where's a safe place to go to stay protected from all of threats facing mankind today; where can one go to escape tnhe threats of terrorism, climate change, political tyrrany, tsunami etc. Is there someplace on Earth that's safe -- or at least safer than most places?


posted on May, 16 2005 @ 05:27 PM
Uhm... well... I dunno... that whole "some place on Earth" part really limits your options

Id saaaaay... a bunker... one mile below the surface... stocked with enough air, food, water, and genetic diversity (hehe) to last a few centuries.

Beyond that... uhm... hope you're not at ground zero when the mushrooms pop?

> oh, and Canada.

>> I really hate it when the mods move threads around! They could atleast leave a relaying thread in the original location so *I* don't have to go through the hassle of figuring out where it went!

[edit on 16-5-2005 by apc]

posted on May, 16 2005 @ 05:57 PM
Find maps that include all major cities, military facilities and large manufacturing facilities.(steel producers, oil refineries, chemical plants etc...) And don't live anywhere close to those.

Check out the prevailing winds for the area you want to live and look for possible targets that might blow fallout towards you.

Look into past earthquake activity in the area and avoid any active faults.

DO NOT live close to any large body of water or an area that has had previous flooding(never live down stream from a dam or behind a dike or levee)

Once you find a suitable location, put most of your house underground.

The suggestion of Canada is a good one, the middle of the country is about the best.

Good Luck, I hope we never need to do this, but if I felt tension rising out of control in the world I'd sure be moving away from any city.

Also Canada is protected by the most powerful military on the planet.....
Thanks, America....

posted on May, 16 2005 @ 07:59 PM
Good suggestions, anxiety.

There are a lot of factors that come into play, but if one is serious about finding some place "safe" to hide, those that you list are huge.

posted on May, 16 2005 @ 09:34 PM
Antartica... if global warming ges really bad you will end up having beachfront property and a rather temperate climate.

another good place is about 5000 feet below sea leve on the bottom of an ocean. even earthquakes would be hard pressed to bother you... jsut have to worry about sea monsters.

Tho i honestly wonder how much it could cost to build a house a few hundred feet into bedrock.. at least jsut the excavating

posted on May, 17 2005 @ 12:36 AM

Originally posted by parrhesia
Good suggestions, anxiety.

There are a lot of factors that come into play, but if one is serious about finding some place "safe" to hide, those that you list are huge.

I think about this stuff, and always have an escape plan in case of crisis.

If moving isn't an option for most people, you can do a lot just to be safer right where you are.

1. Pre-prep one room in your house by chalking all the cracks around the windows and doors, and give it a few coats of good paint. Put foam whether seals in your outlets, switches and light fixtures. Then keep a roll of good thick poly and a few rolls of duct tape in the closet so you can seal the room completely in case of emergency.
This can make a quick safe room in the event of a chem or bio attack, or if that train full of chlorine goes of the rails near you.

2. Store some water, food, first-aid kit and a battery operated or crank type radio to get news.

3. Keep a bag packed with a couple old pairs of jeans, a few socks, undies, t-shirts, jacket and rain poncho. And and extra pair of shoes. You can also toss in a bottle of water and some energy bars, and a small first-aid kit. If you have to leave in a hurry, you have nothing to think about but grabbing that bag and running for the hills. (keep it light)

This is something everyone can do for very little money.
And it might just save your life.

Don't forget to plan your escape route ahead of time. Most major roads will be clogged with others trying to flee, so look at maps to find the back roads and take a drive to check them out. You can never be too prepared......

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