Let’s be honest, If a nuclear attack does happen were pretty much doomed. But here’s what you’ll basically need to know…
Several questions arise when thinking about a nuclear attack. The most important one being is it even worth trying to survive one? If you’re a prepper, the answer is HELL YES!
One of the most important pieces of advice in a situation like this is, not to run, not to go get milk and eggs, but GET YOUR BUTT INSIDE.
The objective is to AVOID Gamma radiation as much as possible. So separating yourself with as many layers of protection from the outside world is your best bet.
However, if you are in the immediate vicinity of the blast, you are most likely going to toast.
Avoiding Gamma radiation is the key to surviving for those outside of the vicinity. According to wikiHow, here is how much material you will need to shield yourself:
- Steel: 21 cm (0.7 feet)
- Rock: 70-100 cm (2-3 ft)
- Concrete: 66 cm (2.2 ft)
- Wood: 2.6 m (8.8 ft)
- Soil: 1 m (3.3 ft)
- Ice: 2 m (6.6 ft)
- Snow: 6 m (20-22 ft)
It is important to note there is no way to avoid total Gamma radiation however the above measurements will help by allowing only a tolerable level or Gamma rays through.
DO NOT LEAVE YOUR SHELTER FOR AT LEAST 48 HOURS. Ideally you want to stay in your nuclear shelter for as long as possible. However leaving within the first 2 days can mean certain death.