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I posted this a while back on a forum that I frequent, thought it might be useful here! lulz!

The effects of a global nuclear war would be so horrific that surviving is really not worth it, if its a small scale nuclear war, or an accident you do have a chance. First you must get past the heat wave, this is the intense light brighter than the sun which will burn everything it comes in contact with, if you live past 20 miles from a major target then this is the only thing you really have to worry about.. if you live closer then close all your curtains, its best to have reflective blinds or white drapesto reflect it out, if you have time e.g. a few days before an attack, take the oppurtunity to coat all of your windows (inside and out) in a thick coating of white matte emulsion then a coat of gloss (the gloss will bubble away whereas the matte will crack and fall off, this should get rid of a good deal of the light energy , if you have no time, just close your drapes and get rid of combustible materials e.g. paper. (keep some sand or water in a shaded area). Ok, you've survived the fire but now we have to get through the rest of it.

The Blast.
You'll normally have about 20 seconds from the explosion till the blast hits you at a distance of 7 miles, this blast will take the shape of a 300mph wall of wind which will race outwards faster than sound, that means your not going to hear it coming, the sound, this will cause large overpressures in the area of the bombs immediate path which will cause massive pressures. This wall of wind will blow your roof off and make your windows implode, so DO NOT come out until this wave has hit. If you survive this then well done, you should barricade yourself in a room with no windows and if you have enough notice you should build a "shield" around it consisting of everything you can find thats heavy and a layer of concrete blocks around it. You should do this on the ground level, the higher you go the less effectiveness this method has. If you've survived this then you're essentially fine for now, but be careful not to go outside for a good few minutes, after the winds have spread outwards they come right back in again to feed the flames, this is the part of the firestorm.

The Firestorm.
Ok, so if your near the blast then you've beat everything so far, however you must deal with fire, chances are, parts of your house are on fire, go around checking every room, try and extinguish the fire with sand or a fire blanket. After the winds come howling back in, your fires are going to burn alot more intense so you HAVE to get them well out before the firestorm, which will come a minute or two after the blastwave. If you've survived this then well done, now comes the tricky part... LIFE!

Fallout.
Contrary to popular opinion your lethal dose of radiation does not come when the bomb explodes, it comes from the fallout, if you can escape this fallout then you have a real good chance of living through all of this, after the bomb explodes you have around the region of 1 hour before the fallout falls from the sky, fallout is actually pieces of dirt that have been sucked into the mushroom cloud and irradiated then fall down over the area, they are sucked so high that they take time to fall, we'll call it 45 minutes clear time as the recommended time is an hour, and we have to be safe . This is your CRITICAL time, what you do in this time will probably decide whether you live or die in the long run, if you've got to this point then you have a real good chance of surviving, except if its global nuclear war. You should take this time to take the bare essentials with you, to your car or van etc, and i mean the bare essentials, knives, first aid kit, warm clothes, torch, and any survival equipment you can get from your house. Do NOT go to a store, they will be looted within a few minutes, in fact, once your driving, stop for nobody except your family, we're a ferocious species when we know we're about to die and people will try and take your car if they can. Its all about looking after number one now. Fallout falls in a large squashed ellipse shape that starts at ground zero, you have to move in any direction except the way the wind is blowing, if the wind is blowing north then go to west or east, if you drive south then your likelier to get hit with the early fallout as you go deeper into the destruction zone, country roads are good, and remember its everyone for themselves, the police arent gonna stop you for offroading to survive. Head for high ground, to a cave or a designated spot, try and find some water that is in a covered source that flows downhill. Try and take bottles of water with you if you can. Don't be starting any fires in the country, you'll only attract attention, wrap up tight in as many layers of clothing as possible, air is trapped between the layers and it will warm you up gradually.

You must keep the radio on as much as possible in this time, if its a small scale attack then the country will quickly swing into rescue mode and instructions on how to proceed to refugee camps will be read alot. It is imperative that you listen to these, the police will be in a very testy mood at this point and they will shoot you if you decide to disregard them, yes they have the power too, especially in the uk, in a state of emergency human rights are suspended, they can detain you as they see fit... and they will if your not careful.

Now if you've followed this then you've got a good chance of living through this, keep your hope alive and you'll get through it. If theres a global nuclear war then theres really no point of surviving, if you dont hear from the government within 2 weeks then society has ceased to exist and we go back to the middle ages. You can turn to looting, but go for the survival store first, the earth provides for you in many ways, stock up on everything, nets, purification tablets, rations, anything you can take with you, try and do this at night with some others. Remember, your looking out for YOU, keep a low profile and try to band together with a group of others in your state if possible, those looking for a ride WILL take advantage of you.

You are all you've got! Now sticky this to ya fridge or this forum!
 

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Do you live in the UK?

Since when are my human rights suspended because of a nuclear attack. You realise that the police don't carry guns around here...

One date for you, 07/07/05, The london bombings. London was put into a state of emergency, There weren't people getting shot because they didn't listen to the police did they.

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EDIT - yeah, the picture kinda says it all about this thread.
 

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Do you live in the UK?

Since when are my human rights suspended because of a nuclear attack. You realise that the police don't carry guns around here...

One date for you, 07/07/05, The london bombings. London was put into a state of emergency, There weren't people getting shot because they didn't listen to the police did they.

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EDIT - yeah, the picture kinda says it all about this thread.

My location says Australia.

Erm... I think your taking this a little too serious.
 

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Do you live in the UK?

Since when are my human rights suspended because of a nuclear attack. You realise that the police don't carry guns around here...

One date for you, 07/07/05, The london bombings. London was put into a state of emergency, There weren't people getting shot because they didn't listen to the police did they.

C

EDIT - yeah, the picture kinda says it all about this thread.

You know that the OP is ficitonal don't you? It was posted as a light hearted joke... he isn't from the government.
 

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Either way it is actually common practice to "suspend" some civil liberties at times of war...
 

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I know this is a troll thread, but within a week after the explosions, nuclear winter ensues, virtually wiping out all unprotected vegetation, which means we die too. You're screwed either way, it's whether or not you want to live for a few months more.
 

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I know this is a troll thread, but within a week after the explosions, nuclear winter ensues, virtually wiping out all unprotected vegetation, which means we die too. You're screwed either way, it's whether or not you want to live for a few months more.
Well, that's why you escape the fallout to your local National Guard armory where you loot all the MREs.
 

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You should mention that potassium idodine pills won't be effective as a radiation shield, unless it was based off the same isotope nuclear reactors use. What you want is a gas mask for the evacuation. I don't have either of these, but I do have a packed bag in case I need to evacuate town. It's got 3 days of food, water, shelter, ammo, a gun, and other stuff to get to my destination. I also have a Jeep capable of some urban offroading, bypassing traffic jams.

Yes, I'v thought this scenerio, among others, out. I watched the show "Jericho" a few too many times.
 

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I've been looking into what it takes to build a fallout shelter. It's better used for extreme weather/ conventional bombs, because the fallout lasts for many months, with the winter lasting many years. I actually am passing the time in class designing one, lol.
 

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I've been looking into what it takes to build a fallout shelter. It's better used for extreme weather/ conventional bombs, because the fallout lasts for many months, with the winter lasting many years. I actually am passing the time in class designing one, lol.
Wouldn't you need an air filtration system to protect against fallout?
 

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My nuclear survival strategy:

Abandoned Missile Base in Siberia.

Plenty of protection from fallout, deep enough to avoid nearby Nuclear hits. Plenty of space for food, ammo, and living space.
 

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Ugh, Rad X
I honestly didn't see the need for that item
It increases your immunity to radiation.
 

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It increases your immunity to radiation.
Yeh, but I always had plenty of Radaway that I never needed Rad X
 
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