How To Survive A Nuclear Bomb

how to survive a nuclear bomb

NuclearBombs are one of the most destructive weapons of mass destruction known to man. This handy guide will help you prepare for a nuclear bomb attack.

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1. Plan Ahead

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Like any other explosion, you can survive a nuclear bomb attack before it happens. You can focus on the most important things by having a plan.


  • Find the closest bomb shelters to your location. You have two options: in your basement or in the middle of any building.
  • A checklist of what supplies you should have available in an emergency, along with a list indicating the number to the nearest hospital, fire station and police station.
  • If you live near potential targets for a nuclear attack, such as government offices or major ports, make sure to have a plan of evacuation.

2. Prepare an emergency kit

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You should have enough supplies to last you at least three days. The following items should be included in your emergency kit

  • Copies of important documents
  • A battery-operated radio or hand-cranked radio
  • AFor flashlight
  • ABasic first aid kit

3. Make sure to stock up on food and water

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You can stock up on nonperishable food, especially those rich in carbohydrates, that can last several years. You can stock up on these foods:

  • Pasta
  • Powdered milk
  • Canned goods (preferably ones that you don’t need to use a can opener for)
  • Sugar
  • Oats
  • Honey

You can build up emergency supplies slowly if you have the money. This will allow you to stockpile for people who are living paycheck to paycheck, and then buy supplies as you need them. Avoid purchasing items bearing the WIC logo if you don’t qualify for the program.

Don’t forget to stock up on water as well. One gallon per person is the goal.

4. Get ready for your shelter

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You should take refuge in your basement or another safe place indoors during a nuclear bomb attack. Not only are you more vulnerable to the radiation effects of nuclear fallout, but it also makes you more susceptible to them.

If you’re caught in the blast with your family, stay together as much as possible. Don’t forget to take your pets with you as well.

Concrete and brick structures are safer than concrete buildings. It is better to stay indoors than outside.


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5. Protect yourself and others

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Once you get inside,

  • Take off all clothing and other items that are exposed to the elements.
  • Your hands and any other parts of your body that may have been affected by any fallout should be washed. Don’t touch your eyes, nose, and mouth, and avoid using hand sanitizer or wet wipes to clean yourself.
  • Wear a mask if you’re sheltering with people not in your household

If you’re stuck outside when a nuclear bomb detonates, duck and cover under any area that can help you protect yourself and wait for the initial shock to pass. All passengers in vehicles should pull over to a safer spot and then duck under.

When the blast is over, immediately seek refuge at the nearest shelter. If you’re near a danger zone, be prepared to evacuate to the public shelter assigned to your area.

6. Stay tuned to the news

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For any emergency responses, listen to local news. They may ask you to evacuate depending on where you are.

If you are evacuated, don’t return home until the authorities give you the all-clear to go back. Note any important information, such as the closest public shelter, what you should bring, and any preparations.

7. Shelter for at least 48 hours

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After the initial explosion, stay in your shelter for 48 hours. You should avoid going out in any circumstances. This could expose you to the radiation of the nuclear bomb blast.

After the first 48 hours, it’s still best to limit your time outdoors for at least 8-9 more days to increase your chances of surviving a nuclear attack.

Here’s a simulation of a potential nuclear attack from EcuaVoz:

AA nuclear bomb attack can be one of the most frightening events you could experience. You can improve your chances of surviving by planning ahead, staying put, and being prepared for the worst.

However, the best way for you to survive a nuclear attack is to not even try.

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Macallister Anderson

I am by no means an expert in every aspect of this stuff. I plan to learn, and when possible, enlist the help of experts in various fields to come together and offer their knowledge. In a few years, I dream that this site will be a virtual survival encyclopedia and allow a total novice to come on here and be supplied with everything they need to prepare for anything.

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