Nuclear War Prepping
Get to Safety Immediately
The most important step in surviving a nuclear attack is getting to safety. You can’t do anything if you’re being blast with radiation or worse, vaporized! The safest place for this would be inside an underground bunker where there are few windows and thick walls that will provide some protection against the outside sources of danger like gamma rays which may cause cancer later on down stream from their exposure during peace time attacks . Once at your destination take along something called “a Geiger counter” so always stay informed about any changes concerning dangers near-by both above ground level but also maybe even below it too since many people don’t realize how much things change quickly!
Take Off Your Clothes
If nuclear war breaks out, the safest thing you can do is get naked.
Clothing can trap radioactive material on your body and contaminate anything else you touch. If you don’t have enough time to change clothes before an attack, try to stay behind thick walls or other coverings.
If you don’t have running water, take a sponge bath or wipe it down with wet towels to remove radioactive dust from your skin. This will help prevent radiation sickness for up to 24 hours.
You can also use your toothbrush, a washcloth, or a cotton swab dipped in soap or shampoo to clean your face and hair. Use pads of gauze/paper towels to wipe down the rest of your body and soak in hot water.
Be extremely careful not to shake the clothing in the house or outdoors. Instead, hold it away from the body, fold it inside out, and put it in a plastic bag. Don’t forget to wash your hands thoroughly after handling clothing that may be contaminated with radioactive material.
Stay Inside for 24 Hours
The first thing to remember is, if it’s bright outside, don’t go outside. If you do, you’re going to get wounded or killed. You have to wait until the shock wave has dissipated. The blast is going to kill you. The radiation is not going to kill you in the first hour or two; it’ll get you later.
Once the immediate effects of a nuclear explosion are over, you want to stay inside for at least 24 hours.
If you were caught in the open during the initial blast and firestorm and somehow survived, get as far away from ground zero as possible. The fallout from a nuclear explosion contains radioactive particles that will linger in your body and increase your chance of getting cancer or other diseases.
Duct tape your doors and windows shut.
Once a nuclear war has begun, the only hope of survival is to hide in the nearest fallout shelter. This can be an underground facility or your basement. Anywhere that will shield you from radiation will be the best.
When it comes to radiation, your main threat is radioactive fallout. This becomes a hazard after a nuclear explosion releases large amounts of radioactive material into the atmosphere. The radiation emitted by this material can cause sickness and even death. If you are unable to find a shelter, use whatever protection you have on hand to create one.
If you have duct tape, you can use it to tape over doors and windows in any room in your home, then block off air vents and any other openings that could let in radiation. Only leave the room to grab more food, water and supplies as needed.
If there is any kind of threat of nuclear war, immediately turn on the news or your preferred channels for information.
In case you’re caught in a nuclear war, you’ll want to remain calm. Nuclear weapons take a significant amount of time to detonate, so it’s likely that you’ll receive warning before any explosions occur. Even if you aren’t physically close to the explosion, radiation can travel for thousands of miles until it reaches safe levels.
If there is any kind of threat of nuclear war, immediately turn on the news or your preferred channels for information. Find out if the threat is real and how close the nuclear weapons are to your area. If a bomb is about to go off in your area, survival depends on getting away from the area as soon as possible. If there is an explosion, get inside a building and stay away from windows.
If there is no imminent threat but you are in an area where fallout may spread, keep tuned into the news for instructions and shelter-in-place instructions.
The most important thing is to remain calm and follow instructions from authorities
Before the bomb hits, everything will go black.
So you’re a survivor. You’ve made it through the onslaught of radiation, you’ve found food and clean water to sustain you, and you’ve managed to avoid getting eaten by the hordes of wild animals (or other humans) that are now roaming the country. But can you survive what’s next?
Let’s start with some basics: if a nuclear war happened tomorrow, everything would basically stop working. In fact, even if a bomb went off a couple hundred miles away, most of the electronics that run our country would go kaput. This is because a nuclear explosion releases an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) that wipes out all the electricity.
The EMP would fry everything from your laptop to hospital equipment to the lights in your home. It also would knock out cell phone service and Internet access for who knows how long—maybe forever. And since we rely on these technologies for everything from banking to communications to emergency services, it would completely change life as we know it. We’d be plunged into a kind of darkness not seen since before electricity was invented, and our society would have to rebuild itself from the ground up—if it could at all.