posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 11:28 PM
Well I suppose this is going to come as a bit of a downer to a lot of the 'Survivalists' among us.
I have come to the conclusion that no matter how much you prep, it's probably a lost cause, here's why.
In any of the hundreds of possible apocalyptic scenarios that may happen, we as a species have at best a few years to live. The reason I say this is
that should an event happen that causes a mass disruption to either a) the power grid (EMP, Asteroid, terrorist acts etc. etc.) or b) the workforce
(zombies, plague, natural disaster) then it would take very little time before the nuclear reactors start to have meltdowns. Reactors need to keep
constant power to cool them. Even when they say they are 'shutting down' a reactor for maintenance, the cooling process must remain. When the
cooling stops, the heat starts and meltdown follows. So given the number of reactors worldwide, even if the catastrophic event only happened in one
continent or even in some cases one country, the Global effect would be devastating in a relatively short time.
There are currently 112 reactors in the USA with 104 operational. There are 435 reactors worldwide with another 74 under construction. Spent fuel
rods from nuclear power plants have a half life of 159,200 years. I hope you have a lot of cans of soup in your bunker.
This is just a scenario I have thought of. My best suggestion; live for today, not tomorrow or yesterday.