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Where to Go When You Don’t Have a Nuclear Bunker

Nuclear war

Nuclear war isn’t something a lot of people worry about these days. After all, the Cold War is over, right? Well, with what has been going on with Russia and the Ukraine over the past couple of years, it looks as though the Cold War is firing up again, not to mention the fact that terrorism is occurring at an accelerated rate across the globe. And then there is the threat of North Korea’s nuclear development, which if real, is something to concern us all.

With all of this going on around us, your world is not without the threat of nuclear war. What if one happened tomorrow? Would you be ready? Would you know what to do? While most people think it’s ridiculous to prepare for a nuclear war, what harm is there in it? If it doesn’t happen, then it’s no biggie, right? And if it does happen, then you will be a lot better off than everyone else. However, chances are you don’t have a state-of-the-art bunker set up in your backyard.How do you prepare if you don’t?

Once you get beyond that distance, you have a better chance of survival. But you also need to take into account prevailing winds and wind direction and speed on the day. Here are some overall tips on the dangers of a nuclear blast:

  • The size of the detonation will affect the amount of radioactive fallout, although the rate of decay is the same, regardless.
  • Wind can carry radioactive fallout for hundreds of miles and a lethal dose can be carried as far as 6 miles. You should know whether you live in an area likely to receive fallout if a major target is hit. You can refer to Wikimedia Commons, which shows a fallout map published by FEMA.
  • The height at which the device is detonated will affect the effect of the blast.
  • If the device is detonated above the ground, it could result in an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), wiping out the power grid.

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