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Originally posted by thedeadwalkk
By bombs, I mean nuclear bombs.
I've been thinking about this for the past few days, and I can't really imagine what I would do. The fear you would face, the instant realization that your world has been completely changed in the matter of seconds?
I think I would do something like this:
1)a: If I was in the city the bomb went off in, find the nearest gun and shoot myself
1)b: If not in the city the bomb went off in follow the next steps
2): Immediately turn on all taps in the house, and fill as much water as possible
3) Build a mini fallout shelter in the middle of my house to provide as much protection from the radiation for the next 2 weeks
4) Gather up all my food
5) Gather all the blankets, and other equipment I would need
6) Seal off the house, tape up all and any air vents/windows/air intakes
7) Hole up in the shelter for 2-3 weeks ( or as long as possible )
Originally posted by xM0J0xJ0J0x
By chance does anyone know the radius of destruction caused by a nuclear weapon like a tactical nuke or ballistic missle with a nuclear warhead.
Originally posted by OptimusSubprime
You raise a very serious and frightening question, but the truth is you wouldn't do anything except melt if you were in the same city as the nuclear bomb when it goes off. Even if you were several miles outside of the initial blast radius you would probably die of radiation poisoning within days of the blast. Now if you live on the other side of the country you may have a chance to somewhat prepare, but think about the mass chaos that would ensue...looting, riots, violent crime, etc... so you would want to already have everything that you need in your house and the means to protect it from those that would kill you and steal it. I think your best bet is to already have a fallout shelter prepared so that you can immediately get to it in the event of a detonation. Have all of the supplies in the shelter already, so all you have to do is get in and close the door.