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Originally posted by gotya
reply to post by occrest
Right but that's over a period of 53 years and many were much less powerful than what would be used in an attack.
Imagine even 200 being launched in a few hours. The result would be horrific.
Originally posted by rickymouse
Keep a bottle of Iodine on hand. In the case of a nuclear accident or a nuclear bomb, make a six inch square of iodine around the stomach area. It will get absorbed within a couple of days and help to protect you. Cheaper than taking pills. Iodine is good for stimulating healing also, using iodine on cuts is good lots of times.
I doubt if any country would waste a nuke on the UP. There are more deer up here than people and the airbase was closed many years ago.
Fear not fellow Americans! Our government is working on anti-ballistic missile system!
Yea... so I live in Baltimore, MD which is basically a stone's throw away from Washington D.C. While I may not be in the blast radius, there is a good chance that I could be effected by fallout.
You may very likely be able to travel up wind away from the fallout. It takes a short while to fall but is certainly not immediate.
Originally posted by Krazysh0t
Yea... so I live in Baltimore, MD which is basically a stone's throw away from Washington D.C. While I may not be in the blast radius, there is a good chance that I could be effected by fallout. Which in my opinion would be FAR worse. At least being caught in a blast could instantly kill you. Radiation sickness is a very painful way to die, and if it doesn't kill you could result in cancer which is an even longer and (possibly) more painful way to die.
reply to post by Krazysh0t
By extension the nuclear winter concept was probably formed by analyzing volcanic eruptions and super volcanic eruptions.