posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 08:00 AM
I would wait...
I don't live in an area that is a target, neither politically nor strategic. That means that the fallout would be pretty much controlled around here.
The chaos and problems would come from different areas, or direct consequences of the nuclear attack on other regions, states and countries (disabled
supply lines, no governments, no communications, etc).
Most people who think they will survive a nuclear attack, will provably die either immediately or as a result of their own actions. Then comes the
possibility of being killed for any resources that you have, or simply because people will become animals fighting to survive.
Overpopulation is a real problem. That means that a lot of people are dependent on current supply systems. Even the ones that are prepared are
dependent on it, wether they want to face it or not. Many of you are trying to prepare for such a thing, but think to yourself's, as you stand now,
do you have a chance? Or is your plan incomplete?...
We have taken so much of our lives for granted that we are certainly going to forget at least one very important thing that we would need to
Stock up on food, and you might lack water. Stock up on food and water, and you might lack on medical supplies. Even if you try to get everything that
you think is important, you might forget something that you won't be able to get after the attack, especially if you go to a bunker or isolated
Do you smoke? Unless you have a life-time supply, say goodbye to that and the fact you will have to "quit" during the apocalypse.
Do you like coffee? Again, unless you have a life-time supply, say goodbye to that also since you can't even grow it in most areas.
Whiskey, chocolate, books, movies, music, art, newspapers, fast-food, perfume, clean clothes, new clothes, beer... All those small pleasures that
sometimes save your day and make you enjoy a break from stress, gone.
There isn't a shortage, they aren't redesigning their products, they will be gone. And if you think "I'll just search for some", you have to
assume those things won't be:
1- Rotten and gone bad by the time you get there.
2- Already taken, either in the first panic wave, or by scavengers.
3- Contaminated by the fallout, since you were hiding and the products weren't.
As an example, imagine you forget about something as simple as oral hygiene. How are you going to take care of your teeth? What happens if you lose
your teeth, or even worst, if it gets infected? Or just imagine if you hurt yourself while chewing, or if a little piece of rock gets in your food.
How are you going to eat if you are in pain?
That's when the medical supplies come in hand, but are you going to spend them on a tooth problem, when you might be really hurt months later? If you
spend them now, you won't have them later...
The major issue with something like this happening, isn't how you are going to survive it. It's how lucky you are. Nothing more, nothing less.
I know a guy who has 5 different routes to his nuclear-bunker. Has water for him and his family (of 4) that would last 6 to 8 months, and food to last
more than a year. Medical supplies and all those thing's.
What's his job? He is a business analyst. But the issue isn't related to his job, but to the fact that IF an attack happens, he will either be out
of the country, or miles away from home (at least). He has a very high provability of not being with his family if the attack happens, despite all his
Look at your daily routine. Your kids are at school, you are at work, wife/husband are either home alone or also working. If highways get chaotic when
a big football game happens, like superbowl, imagine what will happen if everyone thinks at the same time "I NEED TO GET TO MY FAMILY NOW!"... Half
the people would die while in transit.
I wouldn't lay down and die like an old dog. I've survived birth and a lot of crap in my life, just to give it away when some bombs start to fall.
If one falls on top of me, fine, it's out of my control.
But I can assure you I won't give up, as nasty and scary as the world might be afterwards. If we stop believing, then it's not even worth to live
today, let alone after a catastrophe.