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What to do during A NUCLEAR ATTACK

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posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 11:11 AM
Well isnt it obvious... your supose to duck and cover. Its an old video from the 1950's on what to do durning a nuclear attack. I doubt that doin any of this will help you but it gives hope i guess

Thought it was interesting. What do you think

Watch what to do ... duck and cover

posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 11:17 AM
some folks from texas might need to read this getting weird down there!!

posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 11:24 AM
What to do during a nuclear attack?
If the blast and heat don't get you....absorb radiation, then die.

posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 11:31 AM
Today we see those old quaint Civil Defense videos and laugh; knowing there's not much you can do if you're close enough to see the flash. And, they had to know this when they produced them...I guess they didn't want to take the chance of throwing the general populace in a complete panic. A classic example of a 'disinformation' campaign by the federal government.


posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 11:48 AM
duck and cover LOL and see what is left.
My luck, I would live

posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 11:55 AM

Originally posted by Sauron
duck and cover LOL and see what is left.
My luck, I would live

Lots of future cancer patients in that photo.

posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 12:06 PM
Yes...From what I have been told, the best defense against a nuclear blast is to hide under the nearest wooden object. ie. Desk, Table.


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posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 12:15 PM
There is a very simple procedure to follow in the event of a nuke attack. You place your head between your knees and kiss your ass goodbye.

posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 12:32 PM
The thing to do is try and lower your exposure. Get as far away as possible and stay up wind. The basics of it are that there are different types of radiological isotopes that behave differently and have different half-lives. One thing to avoid in fallout areas is milk. If you can manage to stay sheltered for even a day you significantly raise your chances of survival, although you will still end up with radiation sickness for some period of time and feel like you are going to die.

It is true that many of the "truths" they were teaching 50 and 60 years ago have been proven false, to include some of the dangers. The fact is you can survive a nuclear blast, given a few miles distance (depending on the type of blast) and that we could never, as some used to contend and most hold as common knowledge, obliterate the earth, even if every nuke were detonated all at once.

Some types of radiation even have half-lives so short that if you can avoid the fallout for a few minutes you will not be harmed by them.

posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 02:03 PM
if you happen to be in a school, lock down the school and hide under your desk untill it blows over... trust me...

posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 02:30 PM
That was quite a show, I must say.

I tell you, I for one feel much better with the knowledge gleaned from that educational video from our ever-loving government!

How simple it is to be safe from a nuclear blast; how simple it is to survive. No more worries here....

posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 04:35 PM
Does anyone know where it might be possible to find a list of fallout shelters in one's area? Even if they are no longer designated as such. With things heating up in Iran, you can never be too careful.

posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 05:09 PM
You would have time to prepare during a nuclear attack, unless it was a sneak attack via submarine. Maybe up to 30 mins. This is plenty of time to dig in and survive.

Yes, if you have enough people, and enough shovels, and a few strong wooden poles, you can build a shelter which will not only survive an airburst (not directly overhead, of course) but which will also shelter you from radiation. Not hard at all.

Heck, if you've got a basement, you can create a lean-to shelter easily. Why not have some cinder blocks stacked in the basement? In 30 mins you could stack them, build a strong roof and create much greater protection from radiation.

Understand something, my friends: You are valuable. Valuable not only to the ones you love, but to the government. To ANY government, including an invader of your post-nuke hellhole. Whomever finds you will probably have an incentive to help you get better because labor is always valuable. You should never lose hope of being rescued. You must try to stay alive as long as you can.

Casualties of nuclear war will be given high-priority for medical care, and there will be places that do not get hit, and which are nearby. Your chances of survival, if you survive the initial exchange, is very good, if you can remain shielded from radiation for a week at least. Preferably one month. You need three feet of dirt, or six inches of concrete, or two inches of steel between you and any irradiated matter. The Federal gum'mint grants every citizen the right to build a bomb-shelter without the need for a permit. Wood, I think has to be a foot thick to prevent radiation from penerating.

Think of radiation as like glowing light which you can't see. Radiation attaches to particles of something like dirt. Each little piece of dirt would sparkle and beam, if viewed with the right eyes. Those beams are deadly, over time. Anything that's in the path of the beam, will be irradiated, or basically cooked, until it is moved behind shielding of some kind. Also remember that water doesn't provide a foothold for radiation, so you need to filter out the irradiated particles of dirt, then it's safe.

So when the world outside is covered with irradiated particles, you need full shielding (six-inch concrete, etc) between you and the outside. You can make an entryway to the shelter, which has overlapping zig-zag pattern that will also be effective while allowing air in also. ALSO you will need ventilation, so why not stock up on one or two window-size filters so the you can ventilate your basement?

You can go outside into an irradiated world for a little while, maybe to make contact with other humans (or to look for clean water) and then get back under the shelter. It's no big deal, if you get used to living that way. The radiation is most deadly right after a nuke, of course, but those downwind will have much time to prepare before the fallout cloud descends upon them.

When you see a mushroom cloud on the horizon, you should know which way the wind blows, and unless you are sure it's blowing away from you, you should begin to prepare your shelter (dig in). Fleeing, at that point will almost certainly mean being hit by the cloud, or the effects of the paniced masses. Unless the roads are clear or you have a helicopter, better to realize that wind is on your side and that you'll only need to rough it for a little while. Digging in correctly will enable you to survive whereas running reduces your control of the situation.

Two weeks after nuclear war, there will be some kind of aid, on some level. Civilization would rebuild, and radiation would be dealt with. Babies will be born, who don't know any other world, and who are as happy as any other child.

That's how precious life is. Even if the worst happens, we scratch and claw to survive. Life is too important to do otherwise.

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posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 05:37 PM

Originally posted by UnMature
Does anyone know where it might be possible to find a list of fallout shelters in one's area? Even if they are no longer designated as such. With things heating up in Iran, you can never be too careful.

Thats a good question, you see 20 years ago the signs were everywhere, now they are rusted over or simply removed. The reason for this is that the countries with nuclear capability have so many nukes that if they chose to attack, there would not be a single strike per city, it would be multiple strikes for miles around the city, so that nothing lives. Then you have the cobolt bombs whose radiation will last practically forever.

Every basic service you need from clean water, to electricity, to clean fuel to cook with would be destroyed.
You can't burn anything to cook with, its contaminated, you can use any water because its contaminated, the electrical components would be burned out in every product.

How do you survive a nuclear attack? Sit on your roof and wait for the "million points of light".

Oh the duck and cover movies, you know that was psy-ops in action, just like yesterdays Orange Terrorism Alerts. It had an entire generation raised to be very very afraid and to follow the party line about "those damn communists".

posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 09:18 PM
I didn't read every post in full, but Did anyone mention Duct Tape!!!!!!!

I here you shouldn't be caught without it.

posted on Apr, 2 2006 @ 05:16 PM
What to do during A NUCLEAR ATTACK?

Well. here in the UK the BBC have just declassified the Wartime Broadcasting Service pre-recording, that would have been broadcast during a nuclear attack on the United Kingdom.

*assumes Mr Cholmondley-Warner's voice*

This is the Wartime Broadcasting Service. This country has been attacked with nuclear weapons. Communications have been severely disrupted, and the number of casualties and the extent of the damage are not yet known. We shall bring you further information as soon as communications have been restored. Meanwhile, stay tuned to this wavelength, stay calm and stay in your own home.

2. Remember there is nothing to be gained by trying to get away. By leaving your homes you could be exposing yourselves to greater danger. If you leave, you may find yourself without food, without water, without accommodation and without protection. Radioactive fallout, which follows a nuclear explosion, is many times more dangerous if you are exposed to it in the open. Roofs and walls offer substantial protection. The safest place is indoors.

3. Make sure the gas and other fuel supplies are turned off and that all fires are extinguished. If mains water is available, this can be used for fire-fighting. You should also refill all your containers for drinking water after the fires have been put out, because the mains water supply may not be available for very long. Water must not be used for flushing lavatories: until you are told that lavatories may be used again, other toilet arrangements must be made. Use your water only for essential drinking and cooking purposes. Water means life: don’t waste it.

4. Make your foods stocks last: ration your supply, because it may have to last for 14 days or more. If you have fresh food in the house, use this first to avoid wasting it: food in tins will keep.

5. If you live in an area where a fall-out warning has been given, stay in your fall-out room until you are told it is safe to come out. When the immediate danger has passed the sirens will sound a steady note. The “all clear” message will also be given on this wavelength. If you leave the fall-out room to go to the lavatory or to replenish food or water supplies, do not remain outside the room for a moment longer than is necessary. Do not, in ant circumstances, go outside the house. Radioactive fall-out can kill. You cannot see it or feel it, but it is there. If you go outside, you will bring danger to your family and you may die. Stay in your fall-out room until you are told it is safe to come out or you hear the “all clear” on the sirens.

6. Here are the main points again:

Stay in your own homes, and if you live in an area where a fall-out warning has been given stay in your fall-out room, until you are told it is safe to come out. The message that the immediate danger has passed will be given by the sirens and repeated on this wavelength.

Make sure that the gas and all fuel supplies are turned off and that all fires are extinguished.

Water must be rationed, and only used for essential drinking and cooking purposes. It must not be used for flushing lavatories.

Ration your food supply: it may have to last for 14 days or more.

7. We shall repeat this broadcast in [2] hours’ time. Stay tuned to this wavelength, but switch off your radios now to save your batteries until we come on the air again. This is the end of this broadcast.

Below are photocopies of the actual script, both draft and final. These WTBS recordings were made on 17 June 1974.

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