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Is a nuclear disaster part of your plan?
« on: February 25, 2015, 02:56:29 PM »
Who has incorporated at least some aspects of a nuclear threat into their plans.  Whether planning for some kind of nuclear disaster is even a small consideration in you overall plan it would be beneficial for us to share what we have or have not done.
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Re: Is a nuclear disaster part of your plan?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2015, 05:06:38 PM »
At this moment it is one of my biggest concerns. Yes I have been working on it for awhile.
My basement is not good safe  enough for fallout in my opinion. Getting to a what I consider a safe spot from fallout in 20 min of a close blast is the problem.

 

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Re: Is a nuclear disaster part of your plan?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2015, 05:36:29 PM »
I'm in the education phase of my preparations.  Reading, reading and more reading.  I've haphazardly collected a few things specific to nuclear emergencies (such as KI pills), but the more I read, the more cohesive my plans are becoming.
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Re: Is a nuclear disaster part of your plan?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2015, 06:35:35 PM »
Preparations for nuclear threats have been a benchmark in my prepping from day one. It is always in the back of my mind, and I constantly update and upgrade my prepping supplies, equipment, and plans with nuclear threats a part of it. I prep for many other things, too, but the nuclear threat is one of the ones that though lower on the likelihood list, is way up there in the severity list if it does happen.

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Re: Is a nuclear disaster part of your plan?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2015, 10:07:48 AM »
I approach this topic of prepping from the standpoint of a security issue. In any  kind of nuclear disaster/incident you want you and your family to be safe. In this case safe  means being safe from ionizing radiation, having access to non contaminated air, food, water and having the knowledge and skills to survive afterwards.

The best way to avoid ionizing radiation is to be far away from it. So primarily if possible live in an area that is not close to a nuclear facility or any military of civilian primary targets and not within one hundred miles downwind  of these.  This is not possible for many preppers to do so in this case have a well  prepared and practiced bug out plan. No matter  where you live and how safe you feel everyone should always have a bug out/ relocation plan. A nuclear accident on our major highways or rail links could make just about any area unsafe for some considerable time and require you to bug out.

If you cannot bug out or there is no safe to bug out to then have your safe room below grade, this will shield you from much of the residual radiation after any accident/ incident. At the very least it will keep you relatively safe until radiation levels fall enough so that you can to go outside and /or bug out.  The only way that you will know if this stage is reached is if you have the necessary detection equipment. It does not have to be sophisticated but you need something. It will cost you a few bucks but if it can potentially save your life and the lives of your family it is well worth it.

Preppers will already have some stores of food and water so in this respect a nuclear incident can be treated in the same way as any other scenario.
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Re: Is a nuclear disaster part of your plan?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2015, 10:45:50 AM »
It was not part of my plan I say wasn't till the incident at Fukushima always thought we would be ok in northern part of bc
Now that was nature and man done but the fact is that itís relatively easy to be in trouble with radiation with the world today
I live near prince rupert and the amount of cargo that comes true to head east is amazing who knows what is in those rail cars and tanks
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Re: Is a nuclear disaster part of your plan?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2015, 01:01:19 PM »
Some would consider that I live in fairly remote area but even here I am close to a major rail line. As you say you never know what they are carrying and that is one reason that although I am bugged in I have a bug out plan.
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Re: Is a nuclear disaster part of your plan?
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2015, 02:22:49 PM »
Like the previous discussion
The train tracks are close
As an example vancouver port just had a chemical fire people had to be evacuated happens quick
The same could happen any where with any kind of stuff whether chemical biological or radioactive we dont know what goes on the rail now thats scary
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Re: Is a nuclear disaster part of your plan?
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2015, 09:28:44 AM »
I live in London, which I don't think will be a major target (at least I hope not), but could be affected if an attack was close.  I also rent and have no basement.  I have been doing some reading and I am beginning to consider the buildings in town, the large apartment complexes and office buildings.  Choosing one of these and heading into the basement in an attack would be my plan.  Having said that, the logistics of getting enough food, water, and supplies there in the time allowed is the biggest challenge.  I live downtown and can get to any of these buildings within 5-10 minutes, so the real time suck would be the loading and unloading.  I am buying a new-to-me vehicle later this month and I think I will find a way to stock it with at least some of what we will need, then there is less to do at the loading end of things.

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Re: Is a nuclear disaster part of your plan?
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2015, 10:19:11 AM »
I've slowly but surely working toward viable preps for NBCW.  For my birthday last month, my wife and son got me a NukAlert radiation monitor and alarm.  It fits on my keychain, so I can carry it everywhere with me.
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Re: Is a nuclear disaster part of your plan?
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2015, 11:20:11 AM »
Nice present!  :)
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