We all know that the U.S. and North Korea have been at odds for a while now. And it’s gotten worse over time. At this point, the U.S. is extremely aware that North Korea is capable of firing a ballistic missile into our nation, destroying cities and wreaking havoc. We also know that they now have the technology to be able to attack with nuclear technology, and that we could soon be facing an EMP, weapons of mass destruction and the start of World War III.
Well, apparently that’s not enough. The Chinese military has sent a warning, stating that certain dangers are underneath the mountain where North Korea has been testing their nuclear weapons.
According to SHTF Plan, all these nuclear tests done in the same location can cause the mountain (aka the testing site) to implode, creating a massive hole. If this happens, the hole will leak radiation all over the entire region (which in this case includes China).
We are on the brink of a major environmental disaster.
Unfortunately, we can’t control what North Korea decides to do in terms of when and where the attack will occur. However, one of the smartest things we can do now is to prepare for nuclear war. And following these simple steps may just save your life.
It’s Happening: North Korea Will Begin Releasing Deadly Radiation
What To Prepare For
The first thing to remember is that we’re not just going to be preparing for the nuclear blast. We’re also going to be getting ready for the nuclear fallout – aka the after-effects of the explosion.
During the fallout, wind will sweep through the lands, carrying radioactive materials with it. This will poison all plants, animals and humans in its wake, leading to sickness and death.
So how do we prepare?
How To Prepare
Keep in mind we don’t know when or where the blast will occur. And, when it does, anyone within a five mile radius (or more) is likely to die instantly. So, in all these preparations, we’re assuming we were able to be far enough away to live through the initial blast.
Find Cover & Use Your Radiation Detector
Once the blast has happened, you need to immediately seek shelter. Choose a shelter with the thickest walls possible. This is because radiation, although it can seep through any material, loses strength the more it passes through. So the thicker the walls are between you and the radiation, the less you’re likely to experience.
Wash all debris and dirt off your body immediately with soap and water. You should also have a personal radiation detector and civilian gas mask that’s made for a nuclear emergency. Put the mask on and use the detector to see how much radiation your body has been exposed to.
Consider Building A Fallout Shelter Now
Although you’ll have to make do with what you can when the actual explosion hits, it’s a better plan of action to have a fallout shelter you can run to for safety. Luckily, this can be made right in your own home (however, it doesn’t have to be).
Choose a location in your home that’s far away from all windows and outside walls. Cellars and basements are ideal for this. You’ll also want to thicken the walls around you by adding things like cement, brick, sand, etc. to them so that the radiation passes through more materials, and is therefore less reactive when it gets to you.
It’s also a good idea to have some spare wood in your fallout shelter, along with a hammer and nails. This will help you to add extra cushion to the walls around you if necessary.
The radiation is at its strongest throughout the first couple days. Therefore, it’s often best to build a fallout room inside your fallout shelter. Again, this will make sure the radiation has to pass through even more materials to get to you. However, despite all this you’ll need to make sure you can still get oxygen in the room.
You may need to be in the fallout shelter for a couple weeks. That’s why it’s important to bring some supplies with you.
Supplies For Your Fallout Shelter
Here are some necessary supplies you’ll need for your fallout shelter. Keep in mind this list covers the basics, but there are many other things not listed that can aid in your survival experience.
- Survival Food for 14+ days (should be foods that don’t require cooking – cooking indoors can result in carbon monoxide poisoning)
- Emergency Water for 14+ days (pre-filtered packets/bottles/containers are ideal)
- Radio & Batteries
- Flashlights & Lanterns
- Can Openers, Cutlery, Bowls/Plates
- Lots of layers, with the thickest layers on the outside
- Bedding (i.e.: Bivvy bag, cot, bed pad, sleeping bag)
- Bathroom/Hygienic Supplies
- Waste Buckets & Bags (portable toilets are also ideal)
- Disinfectants & Cleaners, Washcloths & Brooms
- Vick’s Vapor Rub (put under your nose to detract from foul odors)
- First-Aid Kit
- Soap, Towels, Hand Sanitizer
- Things to keep you busy (i.e.: books, cards, etc.)
- Potassium Iodide Pills (help protect against cancers from exposure to nuclear substances)
Unfortunately, a nuclear explosion (and nuclear fallout) are all realities we may be facing very, very soon. The better we prepare now, the better off our chances at survival will be.