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In Case of a nuclear war...and you survive

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posted on Oct, 13 2006 @ 09:09 PM
Who will survive the longest?

People who make it and move to the North?


People who make it and move ot the south?

North = cold climate (year avarage)
South = warm/hot climate (year average)

Any opinions

My Own?....North

posted on Oct, 13 2006 @ 09:11 PM
I'd say south. Better chances of postponing the radiation from reaching you.All depends on how big the nuke attacks were.

posted on Oct, 13 2006 @ 09:14 PM
or a better question - how longs a piece of string?

depends on a great number of factors, and luck really.

besides, you stand more chance of getting hit by a bus than nuclear attack, and i don't see that changing sometime soon.

posted on Oct, 15 2006 @ 04:41 PM

Originally posted by ewan
or a better question - how longs a piece of string?

depends on a great number of factors, and luck really.

besides, you stand more chance of getting hit by a bus than nuclear attack, and i don't see that changing sometime soon.

I dont think you answered the question.... I love the "answer a question with a question" game

if.....if...a nuclear wars does happen...according to your common sense and personal knowledge...where would you choose to go ?

North or South?

There is no right or wrong...unless you know the outcome meaning you are either a god or a time traveler.


a god's point of view:
person chooses to go north...person dies in the cold..due to frostbite...poor choice
person chooses to go to the south..person dies due to an epididemic transmitted by insects...poor choice.

an optimistic person's point of view:
i decided to go north.....its cold....toes are frozen but i still can go a few meters longer...hey i bet i made it longer than the persons who went south!
i decided to go south....its warm...mosquitoes biting but everyone gets bitten by a mosquito anyways!....have a fever dont pannic....hey, i bet i made it longer than the person who went north!

I just want to get personal opinions, based on experience, common sense, and personal knowledge. remember in case of a nuclear war google won't be there to save you....unless you and your laptop and your isp makes it at the same time...and you have a good credit record with your isp....

[edit on 10/15/2006 by a1ex]

posted on Oct, 15 2006 @ 06:23 PM
If there's a nuclear winter people will probably go south anyway. And it's easier to survive without worrying about how to keep warm. I think I'd stay here or if possible go even further south.
And plus I've lived here all my life so I'm used to mosquitoes, chiggers, and ticks so maybe I have a little immunity built up.

But if people get radiation sickness, no matter where they are, it really won't matter much where they go will it?

posted on Nov, 1 2006 @ 07:34 PM
I would go South. Eventually our climate would change and even the South might be cold, but not nearly as cold as the Northern US or Canada. I'm with Elaine. I hate to be cold!

posted on Nov, 1 2006 @ 07:37 PM
I'd go North. I can't stand the heat. Make a fire if you are cold.

posted on Nov, 1 2006 @ 07:39 PM
All depends on where the epicenter is. If the bomb explodes in New York city, you certainly do not want to go to connecticutt.

I think I'll take my chances here in the good ol' South.

[edit on 1-11-2006 by SpeakerofTruth]

posted on Nov, 1 2006 @ 07:56 PM
There is a yes or no reply, so long as we are talking of global nuclear war. Those already in the southern hemisphere and those able to get there VERY fast will stand a better chance of survival from both initial radiation and long term fallout.

However, your best bet is to stay put as long as possible. In reality, the majority of harmfull radiation will be gone in a few days. If you can manage to stay sheltered somewhere, such as a basement or even an interior room, for at least three days you should be fine so far as radiation goes. The problem sith surviving long term is water, food, and safety from other survivors, far too much to get into here.

posted on Nov, 13 2006 @ 06:33 PM
I've got a theory on why some species survive extinction level events. It's rather simple really: Being cool with stuff that sucks.

In just about any civilization-endangering catastrophe, where would I go? The hell away from everybody else (which would be considerably easier to do in some places after a nuclear attack).

You either were at ground zero or not, you either wondered what the flash was or you looked away, and the wind is either saving you or trying to kill you... not much you can do about that part.

Assuming you get that far though, get the hell away from civilization. The radiated ground will be in population centers and/or strategic points characterized by weapons facilities, lines of communication and transport, etc. An epedimic will generally be concentrated in high population areas with high rates of outside visitation. The anarchy after a natural disaster will be in the urban centers, etc etc.

So you go where that stuff ain't, do what you can to deal with stuff that sucks (like being cold or hot, eating the generally unpleasant things you can get your hands on, having to work and wait quite a bit to get clean water, possibly having to rebuild your lean-to everytime there's even a slight breeze, etc).

If I had to name a specific spot, probably the empty desert off of I-10 between the Salton Sea and Arizona. Nothing worth nuking within about 100 miles, plenty of vegitation to get water out of, crappy pickings for food but that's why god invented ants, reptiles, and birds, and perhaps best of all, you odds of having either government or refugee company are fairly slim. Besides, I just like the desert... with the minor exception of the withering heat 12 hours a day.

posted on Nov, 13 2006 @ 06:42 PM
I would go North, simply because I live in the North anyways, and the
further South you gof rom here, themore big cities and metropilitan
areas there are, and if they've been attacked, or wil be, it's not the
best idea to go to them.

posted on Nov, 13 2006 @ 07:01 PM
Im already South and If you come down here lookin to get silly; were gonna go round and round.

If there was an actual exchange of nukes; Im sure there would be plenty of Bio/chem to go along with the blast. Might be best to go where there isn't any wind. In other words, no excape!


posted on Dec, 8 2006 @ 10:44 AM
I think I'd stay here in the south, might head to the El Paso area or the valley. Lots of nature out there....

posted on Jan, 13 2007 @ 03:51 PM

Originally posted by a1ex
Who will survive the longest?

Definitely those who will survive will be the elite in America, who will simply run into their underground bunkers. Wish they'd build those for everyone!
But seeing as how I'm just a peon like most Americans, if I survive, I'm gonna stay right here in the good ole' center of everywhere USA. Unless of course, the nuke is aimed here cuz we ARE the center..
Hmmm.. In that case, I won't have to worry about where to go next. Climates in the North and South now are getting erratic due to global warming, don't know that we can really count on the weather being consistent with how it's been in the past. I think we just all need to be prepared for any condition that might happen, no matter where we end up at. I'd much rather need to wrap up in a lot of blankets and melt the ice for water to drink, than to deal with living in what may feel like an oven.

Peace to all,

posted on Feb, 16 2007 @ 04:41 PM
I agree that it will be mostly the elite that would survive a nuclear holocaust. I dont think it would matter where you are located. If a MAD scenario goes down, North, South, East and West will be wiped clean unless you have a serious bunker to hide out in for a couple of months/years.

posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 01:33 PM
hmmmm...i'd stay right here bunker down with enough food and water and hope the radiation sickness doesnt get me,

also the fact i'm from northern england and it's always cold and wet...oh and nobody not even in a MAD situation would bomb rotherham.

posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 03:40 PM
i'd go west towards the sparesly populated mountain towns (though not near the towns with nuclear silos)

those towns can provide food, predictable weather patterns and easily defensible positions (primarily from wildlife, possibly from people)

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