posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 01:17 AM
Everything I read and see in terms of survival seemingly is utterly inacurate.
I have posted on this before.
Radiation if you know how to handle it... Is NOT the issue.
Nuclear Winter is.
You need to be able to survive for 2 years
Fallout will only fall for weeks, if you have good solid ground water, from a deep source you can use a gieger counter and after a few weeks
continually wash it out of your local area
In the short term, the proper pills, and air filtration WLL survive you
within a few weeks the half life on particulates will be so small that if you have an enclosed source of food your going to be okay...
But I'm not getting into the radiation aspects
Nuclear Winter will...
A: Freeze everything for a long time
B: When the melt comes all the particulates will be run down hill and into the oceans a lower valleys and lake beds
The world will not be a lifetime scourge of radiation
It WILL be FROZEN like an ice cube for a year or two...
Then Global warming will run out of control as some sunlight gets back in but can not escape...
so yr 1-2
Ice age... Global snowball... all particulates traped in ice, with proper clothing you will be able to go out side and breathe deep and have no fear,
it all will have fallen under a few feet of snow at best at worst a glacier of the stuff depending on where you are
year 2-4 Global Hot House, massive melts of snow and ice, water world, all cities and costal areas flooded, debris of 90% of nuke sites under water
for decades to come
Your going to need to be at Altitude... In the Mts, because the freeze will keep you in, but when the floods and seering heat comes the water will run
the particulates off the mtn and it will be cool enough up there to survive
In a decade... as things start moving to equilibrium, there will be no radiation but at the bottom of the oceans...the world will be frozen, baked and
flooded over a few short years, everything will run into the oceans, the cities will remain underwater a long, long time.
You can live in paradise if you build your shelter not so much for radiation... But years of initial surviavl of the elements
You need radiation filters and Iodine for a few months at worst
You need the ability to eat and have power underground and a deep well for water that won't freeze for...oh a good five years
Radiation will never hit the deep water table... not untiol long after it is gone from the surface in the high country
The freeze will start in under a week
figure if it hits on a Monday in July and it's 90 outside on your Mtn... by the following Monday it will after several days of darkness be -20
outside or worse...
The first few weeks will be... horrendously cold... martian cold
and everything...all of it the winds and cold will force all particulates down followed by moisture from the atmosphere, it will all of it, all the
radiation be under the ice and deep under it in a matter of a few weeks at worst.