How To Prepare For and Survive a Nuclear War – Joel Skousen
How To Prepare For and Survive a Nuclear War – Joel Skousen – The Survivalist Blog
With this week’s claimed test of a hydrogen nuclear device, North Korea is one step closer to making good on its threat to nuke some portion of the USA or its territories. It is still not an imminent threat since North Korea apparently lacks the technology to build a warhead can withstand the extreme heat of high-speed reentry into the atmosphere—the last two missile warheads burned up on reentry.
Even more disturbing is that North Korea has long been suspected of being the “trigger event” for a third world war between Russia, China, and the United States. So, with President Trump threatening a military response, it’s time to take nuclear preparations seriously. That said, I do not think Russia and China are ready yet to take on the US in a full blown war (until into the next decade) so it is still possible that another Korean war may not cause Chinese and Russian intervention—though you should count on that as an absolute.
First, let’s be clear about one thing: nuclear war is very survivable, even with minimal preparations, so don’t believe the “everyone is going to die” claims about nuclear winter and total destruction. 50% of Hiroshima survived without any preparations, though many were very sick. Keep in mind too that even Russian and Chinese war doctrine doesn’t include nuking American cities on a first strike, despite the verbal threats. In reality, they intend to nuke US and NATO military facilities first and blackmail the West into submission.
There are 3 phases of nuclear war that you must be prepared to confront:
1) Initial blast and radiation. The blast area of destruction is only 5-7 miles from any nuclear target, so don’t prepare against blast effects, which is very expensive—relocate instead. Avert your eyes immediately from even a distant explosion and duck behind anything that will shield you from the instantaneous line of sight radiation and intense heat and light. Most will never see any blast effects, but almost everyone will have to deal with residual radiation from anywhere from 2 weeks to a month, which is not that difficult if you prepare in advance.
2) Immediate panic and cut off of electricity and supplies. Because both Russian and Chinese nuclear doctrine dictates the use of high attitude Nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse weapons (EMP) just before a physical nuclear strike, the electric grid will go down—which guarantees a lot of panic as people are plunged into darkness, lack of communication, and the cessation of all government services, like sewer and water.
Don’t believe the hype about Iran or North Korea doing an EMP strike. It takes six simultaneous high altitude nuclear weapons exploding to blanket the entire US grid, not one. So, only Russia and China have that capacity. Remember too, that a total loss of electricity, including all TV and Radio may be your best immediate warning that a physical nuclear strike is about to fall within 15 or 20 minutes. That’s not a lot of time, but it may allow you to get a head start out of town or make a quick call to warn the family.