The carnage of a nuclear strike is a nightmare that nobody wants to think about.
However, ignoring that danger in today’s world is a luxury we don’t have.
Here are some steps you can take to prepare yourself for a nuclear attack.
There are rogue actors on the world stage that would want to see America suffer a catastrophic attack.
Tensions with North Korea have eased under Donald Trump, but the Kim regime cannot be trusted to any degree of comfort.
Iran grows more and more belligerent by the day, and terror cells would love to get their hands on a nuke.
For those reasons, Americans need to remain vigilant about being ready for a nuclear attack.
Here are some steps you can take to survive that hellish scenario.
First, be wary of your surroundings.
If you live near a major city or a military base, you’re at an increased risk of a nuclear attack because those are primary targets for the enemy.
Pay attention to the threat level, and be ready to bug out a good distance away from these targets.
Next, be sure to have at least a two-week supply of food, water, first-aid items, and sanitation materials.
This stock of supplies is necessary because you will need to limit your exposure to the outdoors as much as humanly possible so the radiation levels can taper off.
Fallout is most lethal within 24 hours, but two weeks of avoiding exposure gives you a good chance of not experiencing any adverse effects.
According to FEMA, radiation levels follow the 7:10 Rule of Thumb, which means every time factor of 7 lessens the exposure rate by a factor of 10.
So if radiation levels are at 500 R/hr (roentgens per hour) after 3 hours, they will drop to 50 R/hr after 21 hours.
For reference, the exposure rate for workers who died as a result of the Chernobyl meltdown was 600 R/hr.
Next, if you have no choice but to go outside, it would be nice to have invested in hazmat suits.
A top-notch hazmat suit will run over $1,000, but it could be worth it if your primary residence or your bug location are near a primary target.
Also, it’s imperative that you stay clean.
Poor hygiene is a very quick way to get ill, and that goes double for a SHTF situation where you may be forced to live in close quarters for an extended amount of time.
Have trash bags, wipes, toilet paper, and other health maintenance supplies.
Also, sawdust can help with the odor.
Finally, be sure to stay abreast of all news reports and information.
A lack of knowledge can be your worst enemy in a SHTF scenario.
Ham radios and satellite phones are good investments to keep you connected to the outside world if regular phone service and internet is down.
Following these guidelines will help you weather the scariest of storms.