I think survival depends the amount of warning you get.With the anti radar technology we see on the stealth planes, how do we know if can't put them on nukes? Then we would have no warning of a nuclear attack. Mabe I may be over reacting but its possible.
Imagine there was a nuclear attack in your location, a small scale one, and somehow the various armies of the world did not panic and nuke everything into oblivion.
You got lucky and were far enough in the wild from town (say a fishing trip or you just got restless and drove.
You just lost your home, everything you own, almost everyone you are close to is dead. Your car won't start.
(Sidenote: Ok, I'm not sure of the specifics here but the emp blast greatly exceeds the lethal radiation/blast zone and the effects on non-military tech tends to be permanent yes?) dunno, WotW said no, but movies tend to defy basic principles of physics and reality
Would you wish to survive? yes
How many people you know could muster enough will just to get back to civilisiation? civilisation is done with, I would be content to live out my life in the wilderness
And could you? read above
Now imagine it eventually escalated into an all out war.
Could you survive? all an extreme matter of luck, would I want to be involved? yes if the side I was on was one I could trust and they protected my frame from radiation and gave a reliable gun and didn't send me on suicidal missions
For how long? read above
How? read above
Why? because life is a luxury, and I want to have the best
Make sure I'm prepared with food and water, and they get on my knees and pour my heart out to the Lord. That seems like the perfect remedy to a nuclear attack.
The best sight I've found with all survival info and refrences is survival ring it has a very good page you will survive doomsday it basicly says unless your at ground zero you probubly will survive
I think these sites are short-sighted, if there was a nuclear attack, whoever does it would make it as effective as possible, like hitting a nuclear plant, a dam, and/or the military bases around the country. There is also a weapon called an EMP or ElectroMagnetic Pulse, it wipes out all electronic equipment in a certain area, this includes all vehicles with electronic parts needed to start the car. You also have to consider the long term affects too. How are the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki doing today? How about Chernobyl? This city, although not hit by a nuclear attack, was affected by a nuclear plant melting, twenty years after the nuclear plant melting the city still, and for hundreds of more years, will be affected. Citizens have to go around with Geiger counters (a device that detects radiation) to make sure it is safe.
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You are correct haleray. Many places will be considered dead zones. No one will want to go in them at all. I think it would be interesting to see how many actually do survive and what type of people will adapt to the radiation areas.
Wow, the US is starting to be very aggressive with a lot of countries, especially with the Soviet Union. The US needs to be careful though with these plans.
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