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Originally posted by an0maly33
14 hours will also get you top to bottom in the US in some areas. do you really need to go that far? =)
Originally posted by WatchRider
As long as I've a bit of a headstart and my BOV is ready I'll hopefully be in the clear and of buzzed up to NRs domain for a cuppa and a palaver
Originally posted by koytetsu
Unfortunately to satisfy my worries yes 14 hours is necessary. I pretty much am only concerned with one sit X and that would be full scale nuclear war. I am in Atlantic Canada where the threats of natural disasters, government collapse, or anything else is practically zero.
If the US was bombed pretty much anywhere, the jet stream would carry the fallout directly over my city, along with the fact we are a stage 2 target if russia was to nuke the US (due to munitions depots, NATO radar and comm stations and it being one of the largest military ports on the east coast of NA). There are plenty of rural and totally untouched areas near my home but none of them are far enough away from the jet stream to avoid massive fallout.
With something like Nuclear war there is a hell of a lot of build up time compared to a natural disaster in which to prepare. I watch the news so closely I'm sure that I'd have my car packed and on the road before most people even clued in that they should even be worried. That and the fact there is virtually no traffic en route to where I would be headed. Also there is an option to take a ferry there which would cut about 4 hours off the trip and assuming I took the ferry before the situation became obvious to everyone, would be relatively safe.
It may sound extremely paranoid but I think my next short vacation I'm going to make the drive up and get a feel for the area, see what the small town is like and maybe learn some landmarks.
Originally posted by stikkinikki
You have to have bug out locations nearer to you as well. If, God forbid, there was a nuclear incident close to you, your best bet maybe staying in place in a shelter with at least a few days food & water. The fallout from a nuclear bomb decays somewhat rapidly so even a few days in a shelter with mass between you and fallout may be safer than getting caught out in the open driving to your destination.