posted on May, 4 2011 @ 02:45 PM
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.
I have the perfect place to hold up in. Its actually where I plan to go once I see any rise in tensions, or If a nuke is detonated in some other
country. Its 30 min drive from the nearest town, there's no people around for 1-3km, and my house has roll down shutters, and a perfect place to
construct a shelter in the house that could fit 1-3 people.
As long as your not near the bomb when it goes off ( not near the concussion wave, or the initial release of gamma radiation ) you have a decent
amount of time to get everything ready ( say 3 hours ? )
it takes approx. 30 min for the fallout ( from the bomb ) to reach the ground where the bomb is. So you have time for the jet streams to carry it.
If you aren't near the bombs ( I would say 300-400km [ you american do the conversion
] then your survival has a significant improvement. As long
as your not near the bombs, fallout avoiding is pretty easy, all you need is mass and an air filter.
And yes I would love to have a fallout shelter, but lack of money doesn't help.