If a nuclear attack were to happen tomorrow do you know if you could survive it? While it is true that anyone within a ten mile radius of ground zero of an attack will probably be dead, the chances are quite good that you will not be this close. If that is true, there are things you can do today to ensure your nuclear survival tomorrow.
More than likely you will be in one of three places when a nuclear attack strike happens, at home, at work or in your car. All three locations should give you a certain amount of shelter in the initial minutes of the attack and then it will be up to you to decide if you stay where you are or move to a safer location.
There are three basics that need to be considered today for any kind of nuclear biological chemical (NBC) attack tomorrow. These are to plan ahead, have a chain of contact within your family and have a designated safe place to head for in case of attack. If you have been able to construct a bomb shelter or other type of shelter in your home, this could be the designated safe place. We have instructions on how to do build something like that in our section on bomb shelters.
After an attack there are still considerations to make on how to survive in the coming days and weeks. This section concerns itself with those skills. Luckily there are plenty of really well written documents available that tell us what to expect and how to deal with it. Many of these like the Guide for Planning and Executing NBC Protection Operations are written by the U.S. Military. If you have never considered beyond the basic need to get into a shelter, you might want to read our manual on Mastering the Eleven Steps to Survival for a primer on surviving a nuclear attack. These are the kinds of documents you want to have read and almost memorized to be ready for what may come after an initial attack.
These documents can answer some basic questions for you such as:
- How do I get rid of radioactive dust?
- What are the effects of nuclear explosions?
- What are the various chemical agents and their properties?
- What are the late radiation effects?
- What are the different decontamination procedures?
No one can have all the answers, but many of the booklets here can help to give you guidance for nuclear survival and how to plan for the aftermath. While we all hope we will never have to use this information in our lifetime, we would be beyond foolish not to be ready in case we do.
This document discusses NBC protection challenges, actions that can be taken before, during, and after an NBC attack and how weather and terrain affect the need for NBC protection. It also addresses determining the appropriate levels of protection in an NBC environment, provides insights into the degradation to be expected and an overview of the individual protection capabilities.
This booklet addresses the use of NBC weapons, which create unique residual hazards that may require decontamination. In addition to the deliberate use of these weapons, collateral damage, natural disasters, and industrial emitters may require decontamination. The presence of contamination generally reduces the effectiveness of our combat power.
This is an expert guide to understanding and preparing for the effects of a nuclear attack including weapons, warnings and other such knowledge. This FEMA produced book includes proven instructions for building permanent and quick-built shelters.
The point of focus of the Report on Injuries That Will Be Produced By Nuclear Explosion is the different types of injuries on humans due to size of bombs, pressure, collapsing buildings, burns, radiation etc. Relevant tables are supplied for better knowledge of the matter.
This document looks at various factors to find ways for survivors of the initial blast to survive past the initial 30 days. There are a wide variety of things that every ordinary citizen can do to accommodate the simplest things that will enhance their ability to survive in the event of a nuclear attack.
The survival of individuals will depend upon the preparation that each person makes. Any person that is ready to take the right action before and following an attack will increase their chances of survival. This pamphlet describes what you can do before and following a nuclear attack.
This document provides an understanding of chemical and biological agents and other compounds of military interest. It is vital to our ability to cope with their possible use against our forces. To develop an understanding of chemical and biological agents and other compounds of military interest, you must learn about several factors, including history and use of these important compounds.
In the event of attack, the lives of those families which are not hit in the nuclear blast and fire can still be saved if they can be warned to take shelter and if that shelter is available. This booklet’s purpose is to save lives if a nuclear attack should ever come to America. It outlines certain preparations for nuclear fallout protection that could mean the difference between life and death.
The purpose of this book is to provide Americans and other unprepared people with information and self-help instructions that will significantly increase their chances of surviving a nuclear attack. It brings together field-tested instructions that, if followed by a large fraction of Americans during a crisis that precedes an attack, could save millions of lives. [...]
A complete Civil Preparedness Guide (CPG) that describes how to save lives, minimize radiation injury, and reduce loss of property that would result from radioactive fallout in the event of a nuclear attack upon the United States. It provides plans, procedures, instrumentation, facilities and how to train personnel.
The study examines the full range of effects that nuclear war would have on civilians: direct effects from blast and radiation; and indirect effects from economic, social, and political disruption. Particular attention is devoted to the ways in which the impact of a nuclear war would extend over time. Two of the study’s principal findings [...]
This brochure is a comprehensive and authoritative publication on nuclear weapons effects that would be accessible to the non-technical for emergency and civil defense planning.
This document is a factual guide of instructions telling what every family needs to know regarding what to do in a nuclear disaster. It includes shelter plans, supplies to buy ahead and how to make the hard decisions.
Nuclear Survival: Our Free Articles
Blast Effects of Nuclear Bomb on Buildings as the name suggests will provide us with detailed report on effects of nuclear bomb blasts on a typical house and different type of nuclear shelters. Moreover it also provides detailed charts on effects of blasts on different buildings. Read this report if you want to get more protected place and reduce the amount of fatal injuries due to a nuclear attack.
The Fundamentals of Fallout is a comprehensive description of a fallout and its various after-effects. If you have ever wanted to know about a Fallout and how to survive through it, this article is for you.
The Possible Effects of Nuclear Weapons & Realistic Scenario for Days after Initial Offensive puts forward a summary on potential results of nuclear armaments and further provides fictional account of what may happen after a nuclear attack.
Clinical effects arising from rapid whole-body doses of immediate gamma radiation or the same amount of radiation acquired in the course of one hour
The Melting of 'Nuclear Winter' is a report on events that would follow the nuclear winter. It also cites text from different published articles that are on the topic of nuclear catastrophe which affirm the theory.
Understanding Radiation Hazards is an end to end account danger of radiation and radioactivity. Read about public health effects and other radiation hazards in this easy to follow text.