WHAT TO DO IF A NUCLEAR DISASTER IS IMMINENT!
Ok this thread is for you to find the links and information to prepare yourself and your family as best you can. You can take it or leave it but most
of us havent really given this much thought. Even if you think its an inside job or not, the event could still happen.
After 911, the store shelves were emptied very quickly, so here is a 'quick guide' that will give you information that could save you and your
Lets all pray that nothing happens, but if it does, wouldn't it be nice to know 'what' to do?
This guide is for families preparing for imminent terrorist or strategic nuclear attacks with expected severe destruction followed by widespread
radioactive fallout downwind.
Now I know that the all out attack is not likely but, the limited one is becoming more of a threat all the time....
#1 - STAY OR GO?
You must decide FIRST if you need to prepare where you are, or attempt evacuation. The nature of the threat, your prior preparations, and your
confidence in your sources of information should direct your decision. If you know already you will be preparing to stay at your own home or, at
least, the immediate local area, go now to #2 below.
#2 - WHAT YOU NEED TO DO FIRST
Because time is of the essence, you need to first delegate and assign to different adult family members specific tasks so they can all be accomplished
at the same time. Your first priorities to assure your family survival are Shelter, Water, and Food/Supplies. While some are working on the water
storage and shelter at home, others need to be acquiring, as much as possible, the food and supplies.
#3 - FOOD/SUPPLIES
Because much of the food and supplies listed on the last page of this guide may quickly become unavailable, quantities restricted, and/or the streets
and stores may become un-safe soon, you need to assign someone NOW to immediately go to the stores with that list! Get cash from the bank and ATM's
first, but try and use credit cards at the stores, if at all possible, to preserve your cash.
#4 - WATER
With one or more adults now heading to the stores with the list on the last page, those remaining need to begin storing water IMMEDIATELY! Lack of
clean water will devastate your family much more quickly and more severely than any lack of food. Without water for both drinking and continued good
sanitary practices in food preparation and for bathroom excursions (which will inevitably be much less sanitary than normal), debilitating sickness
could rampage through your household with little hope of prompt medical attention. That is a highly likely but, avoidable, disaster, ONLY IF you have
#5 - SHELTER
The principles of radiation protection are simple - with many options and resources families can use to prepare or improvise a very effective shelter.
You must throw off the self-defeating myths of nuclear un-survivability that may needlessly seal the fate of less informed families.
#6 - ESSENTIAL DETAILS
If you've accomplished the above; securing your supplies, stored water, and built your family fallout shelter, CONGRATULATIONS! You have now
succeeded in improving the odds of survival for your family 100-fold, or more! Now, you need to expand your knowledge and fine-tune the tactics that
will make the most of your family survival strategy.
LIST OF SUPPLIES TO ACQUIRE LOCALLY...
These are just excerpts so the whole guide would be handy to print out,
you can get it free here:
Link to Nuclear Protection Guide
You can access the web page here:
Link to web page
Another link for a much more detailed look is here:
Nuclear War Survival Skills Updated and Expanded 1987 Edition
link to online book
There are things you can do to make your home more habitable and protective for your family, the FAQ is here:
Nuclear Blast & Fallout Shelters FAQ
It's much better to risk being a little early when securing your families essential food and supplies, rather than a few hours too late...
Here are some items that you might already have but it wouldn't hurt to maybe have on hand if you can,
Canned goods (pasta, soups, chili, vegetables, fruit, tuna, meats, lots of peanut butter, etc.)
Ready-to-eat foods (pop-tarts, raisins, cheese, granola/energy/protein bars, snack-paks, etc.)
Some perishable foods (breads and fruits like bananas, apples, oranges, grapes, etc.)
Assorted drink mix flavorings (with no cold drinks, just plain water, kids will appreciate it!)
Plenty of potent Multi-Vitamins, Vit C, etc.
Iodine solution, like Betadine (16 ounces)- NOT TO BE INGESTED OR SWALLOWED!
Multiple big boxes of dried milk (Could include/use some inside shelter, too.)
Multiple big boxes of pancake and biscuit mix & syrup
Largest bags of rice
Largest bags of beans
Largest bags of flour
Largest bags of potatoes
Largest bags quick oats and other grains
Largest bags of macaroni
Large bag of sugar
Large jar of honey
Large 2 gallons or more of cooking oil
Baking powder & baking soda & spice assortment pack
Bottled water (especially if home supplies not secured yet)
Paper or plastic plates/bowls/cups/utensils
Quality manual can opener, 2 if you don't already have one at home
Kitchen matches and disposable lighters
New garbage cans and lots of liner bags (water storage & waste storage)
5 gallon bucket and smaller garbage bags sized for it (toilet)
Toilet seat for the bucket (or use one from inside the house)
Toilet paper and, if needed, sanitary napkins, diapers
Baby wipes (saves water for personal hygiene use)
Flashlights (ideally LED) and more than one portable radio
Plenty more batteries, at least three sets, for each of the above
Bleach (5.25%, without fragrance or soap additives)
Alcohol and Hydrogen Peroxide
Aspirin/Tylenol/Motrin, Pepto Bismol, etc.
Prescription drugs filled, and as much extra as possible
First aid kits
Plenty of dust mask filter protectors
Cheap plastic hooded rain ponchos for everyone
Water filters and all other camping type supplies, such as Coleman cook
stove and fuel, ammo, etc., if any sporting goods stocks still available.
And, of course, rolls of plastic sheeting, duct tape, staple guns, staples, etc.
Now the reason that I looked this up is that the nuclear threats that some targets could be hit are already being spoken of by the Government. You can
dismiss this all you want and I wouldnt blame you for doing so, but hindsight is always 100%, a little pre-planning now just might save your families