How to prepare for nuclear attack

Posted by Bob Harris on

With all of the recent terrorist activity, growing tensions with North Korea, and a China that seems to be on the rise to be the next superpower in the world, it’s no wonder everyone is adding “how to prepare for nuclear attack” to their bank of knowledge.
 
After all, would you want to be one of the residents of Hawaii a couple of weeks ago after they got the warning message that a missile strike was imminent?

It may alarm you to know that at this moment there are about 15,000 nuclear warheads on planet Earth and those are just the ones that we, the public know about.
 
It might also alarm you that countries like North Korea, Pakistan, and Russia, who have been known to be hostile to U.S. interests depending on the time of day, are on the list of countries with warheads.
 
Now the Cold War was by far the closest the world has ever been to nuclear war. However, the current world political climate definitely has tensions pretty high.
 
So what does this mean for you? Well for starters, it means that you should at least prepare for the possibility that something like this could happen.
 
Today, I want to give you some ideas on how to prepare for nuclear attack. I guarantee that if you take these tips and run with them, you’re going to sleep more peacefully at night.

Now the Cold War was by far the closest the world has ever been to nuclear war. However, the current world political climate definitely has tensions pretty high.

So what does this mean for you? Well for starters, it means that you should at least prepare for the possibility that something like this could happen.
 
Today, I want to give you some ideas on how to prepare for nuclear attack. I guarantee that if you take these tips and run with them, you’re going to sleep more peacefully at night.

Now the world has only ever seen one nuclear attack, and that was against the Japanese by the United States to end World War II.
 
So in reality, preparing for this type of scenario involves a decent amount of guesswork on your part to make sure you have everything covered.
 
For instance, a nuclear attack could be launched to start an all out war, which then leads to a completely different scenario than Mr. Kim’s primitive missile system misfiring and leveling your town.
One of these scenarios you will need to be prepared to outlast a war, another one you need to be prepared to last until you can get to an emergency checkpoint.
 
Either way, what you should do is get enough material on hand to last for 72 hours. This is considered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)  the absolute most critical moments after a disaster.
 
You need to be prepared to handle those 72 hours without help from anyone else. The most effective way to do this is to build a kit of survival goods.
 
The most essential items to have in the kit are:
 
  • Food - This might be one of the more tricky things to store, because you obviously want to have enough to feed you and your family for 72 hours, but you want it to be portable so you can move quickly, if necessary.
    
    A good compromise between these two requirements is an SOS food rations bar - pretty inexpensive, 5 year shelf life and they aren’t thirst provoking. Not to mention, very portable and light-weight with a high calorie density. We pack these into all of our survival packs.
 
    But something is better than nothing, so even just running to Walmart and getting a $3 case of Ramen is going to put you in a better position than what you would have been before.
 
  • Water - the absolute most critical element you can address, as it can take as little as 24 hours for dehydration to set it.
 
    Again, you want to make sure you pack enough, but at the same time don’t weigh yourself down with too much extra poundage.
 
    A good tool for that would be to get a water filter like the Sawyer. It’s really lightweight and can filter 99.99% of bacteria from any water source out there.
 
    But if you don’t think you’ll need to transport it, then just getting an extra case of water to keep in the house for emergencies will still put you at a much higher chance of making it through those initial 72 hours.
 
  • First Aid - essential component of your pack. This could be as easy as putting together a package of band-aids, gauze, a thermometer, medical tape and disinfectant wipes or rubbing alcohol. We want this kit to be focused on treating wounds while they are still small so they don’t turn into bigger problems down the road.
 
    We have a fairly inexpensive trauma kit in our store that takes care of all of this and more.

  • Communication - a nuclear strike could cause an EMP, making it so most if not all electrical equipment in the area is fried.
     But you still need a way to stay informed, just in case emergency personnel are making an announcement or (God forbid) another strike is on it’s way.
 
    An NOAA weather radio is perfect for this. These are programmed to access all the NOAA weather channels which provide announcements during emergencies. This is a must-have for any survival kit you’ll need after a nuclear attack.
 
Flashlights - this item isn’t 100% essential but I definitely recommend having some way to see in the dark.
    
    Any flashlight will do the trick here, but you want to make sure it’s durable. A good option would be the Hybridlight Journey 160, because it’s solar powered and can hold a charge for up to 7 years. Not to mention, it’s solar and pretty inexpensive.
 
Now your final step is finding a safe and secure place to store all this. A good option is to put all of this together in a pack then putting that pack in a place that is easily accessible in a time of emergency.
 
Trust me, you’re going to sleep a lot more soundly knowing this is all in one place and prepared for you to use if and when you need it.


​To Sum things up - where to go from here

Thinking about potential nuclear strike can be pretty scary, but there really isn’t much you can do to prevent it (unless you’re willing to move to New Zealand).
 
What you can control is how prepared you are to deal with the aftermath, which is critical to your survival. The first 72 hours are the most important, and if you can make it through those, you have a much higher chance of making it through the whole ordeal.
 
Knowing how to prepare for a nuclear attack is all about having the right items on hand to make it through those initial 72 hours, and this article gives you exactly the items you need to make it.
 
We also pack all of these into a prebuilt bag that we customized to get you through these 72 hours. If you want to skip all the shopping and just have one of these shipped to your front door, check it out at the link below.

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