posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 10:18 PM
I know Antarctica has been dismissed by most as too harsh an environment to survive in, but hear me out. Between 60°S and 65°S is a stormy area of
low pressure called the Antarctic Circumpolar Trough. North of the ACT there are strong prevailing westerly winds between 40°S and 60°S, the
'Roaring Forties' and 'Furious Fifties', which rapidly circle the Southern Ocean as there's virtually no land mass to slow them down. South of
the ACT and you're in the Antarctic Circle, conditions are generally a lot calmer and clearer here so in the event of a nuclear war you should be
shielded from a lot of the fallout (assuming these weather patterns wouldn't be disrupted). You could live off penguins, seals, whales, fish and
squid. Whale/seal/penguin fat could be used for fuel. There are plenty of highly elevated islands to set up camp while hunting near the Antarctic
peninsula, most of these islands are permanently glaciated so fresh water wouldn't be a problem. With a sufficiently large vessel, you could take
enough supplies (including weapons) for a fair sized crew to last the worst of the fallout, and if supplies do run out or conditions become unbearable
you'd be within reach of New Zealand or a South Pacific island which may not be as badly affected by the fallout as places closer to the northern
hemisphere (assuming Australia doesn't get nuked), plus there's dozens of research stations dotted about the coast and the Antarctic/sub-Antarctic
islands (assuming they're not occupied by any armed forces).
To prepare for the Antarctic climate, find some Eskimos who are willing to let you live with them for a bit and learn their ways, then buy a boat and
learn to sail.
I might be missing something obvious, but it seems to me that getting as far away from the northern hemisphere as possible would be the biggest