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23 Myths about radiation, preparedness and surviving a nuclear war.

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posted on Oct, 27 2011 @ 11:55 AM
We kind of have a problem here with a whole lot of people giving advice based on what someone else has told them and even some general fears that dont really belong in the equation.

Some of these will keep you from making fatal mistakes with yourself or your family. Hope this helps. BTW its free to print and share with others.

MYTH #01: Almost everyone will suddenly be killed on doomsday.
MYTH #02: Most people would be quickly killed by the bomb blasts, thermal radiation, or radioactivity.
MYTH #03: You can build an adequate shelter in your basement.
MYTH #04: You must filter the air coming into a shelter to remove the fallout.
MYTH #05: Water would become radioactive.
MYTH #06: There would be no dangerous radioactivity after a couple of weeks.
MYTH #07: Radiation sickness is not contagious so there is no danger in assisting those affected.
MYTH #08: Food exposed to radiation becomes radioactive and is therefore not edible.
MYTH #09: If you have a special radiation suit (like you see in the movies and on TV) you will be protected from the radiation.
MYTH #10: New crops of food grown in future years will not be radioactive.
MYTH #11: There is no such thing as a fallout pill.
MYTH #12: There is a fallout pill that will protect you from all radioactivity.
MYTH #13: There would be dangerous radioactivity for thousands of years.
MYTH #14: There would be no dangerous radioactivity after a couple of years.
MYTH #15: You are prepared if you have a two weeks emergency supply of food stored.
MYTH #16: You should be prepared to be self-sufficient and be able to survive on your own.
MYTH #17: Any survivors would have to live the rest of their lives underground.
MYTH #18: Life after doomsday won't be worth living.
MYTH #19: You need not make any preparation because you are either going to die in the holocaust or be saved (religious connotation).
MYTH #20: The bombs today are so large and there are so many they will destroy the world.
MYTH #21: You will receive adequate warning from your government.
MYTH #22: You will receive no warning, and there is no hope if you do.
MYTH #23: One of the primary targets will be nuclear power plants.

Read the truth about these things here:

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posted on Oct, 27 2011 @ 12:05 PM
I was taught something many years ago. If you are in visual range of a nuclear bomb going off, stand up and walk towards it. Forget hiding. You're better off dying as quickly as possible as radiation sickness is horrific.

posted on Oct, 27 2011 @ 12:34 PM
thank you i learnt a few things there...Extensive read...

posted on Oct, 27 2011 @ 12:38 PM
Yes thats Myth#2....

But if your very close, you will be blind and you wont see the pressure wave coming.

posted on Oct, 27 2011 @ 12:42 PM
reply to post by Shadowalker

I don't think a nuclear war is coming anytime soon, if ever. Maybe a event, but not a war.

Biological warfare is what y'all need to be very afraid of. It kills you before you even know you're dead and you have infected the rest of your family and friends.

Silent, no smell, and quite deadly. And lets face facts, once a vector is released, who knows how long it'll stick around.

Just google the islands up in the UK where they have tested Anthrax.

posted on Oct, 27 2011 @ 01:23 PM
reply to post by TDawgRex

I believe it was the Chinese general this year that laid out the attack plans for the US/other lands. They included Bio as well as air burst nukes. The intent of their plan is to eliminate population and maintain as much infrastructure as possible for use during occupation. He was very clear they were not planning anything but that is their methodology and doctrine. They wont fight a war anywhere without taking possession of the land and resources.

posted on Oct, 27 2011 @ 01:25 PM
reply to post by Shadowalker

Quote from Myth #1

Otherwise you will be standing out there with the rest of us survivors saying, "Nice day, eh? Strange the power would go off on a nice day like this." Silence. The sun will continue to shine, and the birds will sing, and the breezes will blow and you will still not know that they have a bit of a problem up in North Bay. They are no longer there. Silence.

Guess I am one of the first to go. No popcorn for me

edit on 27-10-2011 by LordHavoc because: spelling

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