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Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Yard Dart, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Calcium Chloride the road through the swamp would be one of the first things.
    next might be to crack open the Drambuie and check the range card cause it's going to be an interesting few days right quick.
  2. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    That assumes that they are outside of the overpressure blast wave radius....if inside, well, they're probably toast anyway. [micro]
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2017
  3. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Instead of reading through all the replies, I am going to respond to the OP. Flashes and the prior Emergency Broadcast that I had failed to listen to would have me assume that the broadcast was probably about a huge electrical storm. But after a few hours, no storm and still no TV or radio, I would start to think bigger. Would I automatically assume it was a nuke blast, no. In order for a nuke blast to happen, I would think there would have been a build up in tensions but maybe that is my assumption only and other countries maybe more trigger happy then I thought.

    After hearing the HAM reports and realizing the seriousness of the situation, I would be in high gear. Gas up the car, either at a pump or from my storage. The car would be packed and ready to go in case I needed to bug out. I do not have a BOL but if I needed to get away from the area, I would want to be ready to go. I would also have boards ready to slap on the windows on the main floor. Storing water etc. but I would also continue to communicate with my neighbors and get a feel for how they were doing. Looking for signs of desperation, unstable behavior.
  4. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    We're not really living in a computer simulation. We're really living in a unreleased episode of the Twilight Zone.

    All we can do is bar the door and pray for a commercial.
  5. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Where I live there would be NO FLASH....Only a Giant Static Crash on the Radios, and the SatTv would be NO signal... Our Telco is SAT Based VoIP, so it would be dead as well... Likely the Ham Radios would be quiet, but operational, because I live in a Fjord, with 3000' Mountains on Three Sides.... Any. EMP WILL LIKELY BE FAR OFF, and go right over the Top of our fjord... I should still have Cellphone Service locally, but I suspect the far end of JUNEAU's Fiber will be dead, so few, or no Long Distance... So we would just carry on, and listen to HF for any news....
  6. BlueDuck

    BlueDuck Monkey+++

    That does it. Open season for sure. No size restrictions, no limits.
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  7. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    If you are already at your remote bug out location, prepare for long term food production and shorter term defense of what you have. My only hope is to cache as much as I can, get with a few good friends, and hide or keep as low a profile as possible until the majority of the golden hoard dies off. Then and only then can I make any longer term plans or projects.
  8. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    Move to the Southern Hemisphere where the atmospheric (Delayed) fall out would be the least and there really is not anything of interest to nuke. Most modern nukes are designed for air burst to maximize blast radius. That minimizes fall out so is good, unless you are in the blast radius. Metro/Communication/Power Generation/ Weapon areas will be the main targets. Concentrating the the blast in more heavily populated areas. Unless you have a active nuke silo in the corn field next door you are not a direct target. Delayed fall out overall is much less potent that direct fall out that loses its mojo from a few minutes to a couple of months. In a full exchange it would be a minimum of 5 years before any form of agriculture would be viable, 10 years before any real surface living were relatively safe. A lot longer in the direct blast zones and fall out strips. The biggest problems would be atmospheric destruction that would diminish the Ozone, Stratosphere and Tropospheres allowing a much higher level of UV radiation to hit the Earth. That would be after the 3-5 years of Nuke Winter. As Metro and manufacturing areas would be prime targets the sheer amount of chemical toxins, soot and smoke released into the atmosphere would would be just as bad or worse than the radiation. That side of things I have read will take 20-100 years to be relatively safe from. Best to hope for a limited tactical exchange with all air burst when it happens. No matter how you cut it Nuke War will be a nasty business with a couple billion dead very quickly and with little or no warning and a couple more billion dead within a Month after. On article I read speculates that the odor from the rotting corpses will make the whole planet reek for a month :)
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  9. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd

    Hmm...what does my handy-dandy manual say about this situation.

    Nuclear attack:
    1. Place head between knees.
    2. Kiss ass goodbye.
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  10. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    But if you do survive...... Your offspring could be three headed scaly fire breathing Pandas from the mutations! How cool would that be!
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  11. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I thought it read, "one flash, and you're ash!"
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