How to survive a nuclear attack


Alright people, it is going down in North Korea right now. According to North Korea’s dictator, Kim Jong Un, North Korea is fully prepared to drop a nuclear bomb on not only South Korea, but Japan and the United States as well. While the odds of a bomb actually making it over here are pretty slim, but since we are the closest state to North Korea, we might as well think about how we should be prepared for a nuclear attack. The US recently even raised our DEFCON level (the odds of a nuclear attack) to 3. The last time the DEFCON level was raised to 3, was immediately after 9/11. So here you have it: The best ways to prepare for a nuclear attack.

Start stocking up and non-perishable foods and gallons of water now

I’m not saying going to Costco is necessary, but every trip to the grocery store, just pick up a few items, like canned veggies. Then the next trip, grab some dried fruit. The trip after that, how about dried milk? Just make sure you have a can opener ready or that completely defeats the purpose of your veggies. Freezing bread is also a great idea.

Check to make sure you already have the necessary miscellaneous items

A wrench and pliers to turn off your gas and water. Multiple flashlights with multiple batteries. Plastic sheets with waterproof duct tape to seal off all entrances.

Pay ample attention to the news

As stupid as Kim Jong Un is, he is more than likely to brag before and as the bomb goes off. While there are many negative aspects of 24-hour news, for times like these, it is extremely helpful.

Know the different types of nuclear bombs

There are two types of bombs: Fission (A-bombs) and Fusion (B-bombs). Fission bombs are the only type of bomb that has been used in war so far. Fusion bombs are activated by heat and are many times more lethal and powerful than the bombs used in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Seek shelter immediately

There are two ways you will know a bomb has gone off: Either by a siren or by sight. A nuclear bomb can be seen hundreds of miles away from ground zero. If you cannot find shelter, find a depressed area, where you can lie face down and make sure to expose as little skin as possible. If you cannot find a depressed area you will need to make one by digging with whatever you can find. Even at five miles away from ground zero, a person can suffer from third-degree burns and at 20-miles from ground zero, your skin can still burn off of your body. The wind in an attack will reach 600mph and level out anything caught in its path. Only seek shelter inside of a building if the above options were not possible and you can be sure that the building will survive a strong blast.

Do not leave your shelter

Stay in your shelter for 8-9 days. Absolutely do not leave, with in the first 72- hours. The radiation particles will still be in the air and are just as lethal with in the first 72-hours as they were when the bomb first dropped.

The odds of North Korea successfully dropping a nuclear bomb anywhere on the US are highly unlikely. But since Hawaii is the 2nd closest state (behind Alaska), it’s important to keep an open mind and always be prepared. And now you can sleep a little bit more soundly knowing that you are fully prepared for a nuclear attack to happen at any time.