Survival Guide – Protect yourself from nuclear war

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Survival Guide - Protect yourself from nuclear warWith many nations of the globe today claiming to possess nuclear capabilities, and the constant bombardment of negativity floating through media of a nuclear event appears to be creeping into potential disasters we need to be ready for. Well, in my mind it always has been, especially lately.

Thinking about how numerous countries appear dead set on destroying not only their own country, however others as well, it’s lead me to significantly contemplate the possibility of WW3 being a nuclear war.

This is a region I had not really given plenty of thought to in the past, i think mostly because being prepared for something like this seemed either to overwhelming, however preparing for a nuclear attack really is worst case scenario.

And if you’re near the area where the nuclear even happens, sadly there isn’t much you’ll do, however if you do survive, the other events that we prepare for, which can follow a nuclear disaster can be so much worse.

But thinking like this can be not the right approach of thinking, in my opinion. I’m a survivor, and i am getting to do whatever I will to better the odds of survival for myself and my family. Having an inspiration, and preparing for the worst is what we do, and i need to share that with you.

Also keep in mind that not all radiation comes from nuclear bombs, other possible sources of high-dose radiation include the following:

  • An accident at a nuclear industrial facility
  • An attack on a nuclear industrial facility
  • Detonation of a small radioactive device
  • Detonation of a conventional explosive device that disperses radioactive material (dirty bomb)

When preparing for a nuclear attack or nuclear accident the areas you will need to think about, shelter, water, food, and exposure.

Fallout,  Root and Storm Shelter

Let’s plan that you will be sheltering in your own home. You have all of your supplies here, this is your contact point for all of your family or group. You can better your situation by having a root cellar, or underground shelter.

By having your shelter underground, you will protect your group from the radioactive fallout by having at least 24” of compact earth covering all sides of your shelter.

Temporary Radiation Shelter

If you’re lucky enough to be able to afford an underground bunker you’ll be set. But for the majority people, we’ll not have this feature. Unfortunately several people don’t have the time, space, or cash to make one thing as elaborate as this. However if you’ve got a basement in your home, you’ll still build it safe in case something like a nuclear war were to happen.

Food & Water

Food and water are a necessity, and you’ll ne’er have enough of either when you are preparing to live after a nuclear event. If this can be what you’re planning for, arrange to store a minimum of six months to one year of food for every member of your family. The radiation and fallout will dissipate fairly quickly, but as I said earlier, the events to follow might be so much worse.

Keep your food stored in covered containers, like plastic storage bins, or five gallon plastic buckets with lids. This can create it easier to maneuver the food, as well as keeping a barrier of protection round the food you’ll be eating.

Also, don’t forget to incorporate heirloom seeds. Having seeds are going to be vitally necessary in case there’s no a lot of grocery store. Make sure to plan for the worst and store seeds.

You will need to prepare the ground for is planting after the event also. If you’ve got a garden space, defend the ground by covering it with significant plastic material. This can stop the radioactive fallout from seeping into the dirt. The other alternative is to grade off the first 12 inches of soil, however i’d rather pay $20.00 and obtain as much plastic as I can afford and cover the garden plot.

Not only is this easier, but it’s also a lot of cost effective, and plenty less labor intensive. If you’ll, have a lot of plastic to cover where you may be horticulture in the future.

Water is perhaps one of the most necessary stuff you need to store, whether it’s for a nuclear event, or perhaps simply storage. You wish to own enough water for yourself, family members, animals, hygiene, and water for your garden, worst case scenario.

If you’ll begin storing water now, do it. You’ll be able to store it in fifty five gallon food grade barrels, as well as having hand pump wells, and different ways to find water that’s deep underground.

If you’re Exposed to Radiation

Once you’ve got your shelter, food, and water scenario managed, now it’s time to turn your focus to what you’ll have that will facilitate get the radiation out of your body just in case you’re exposed, either directly, or through ingestion.

You can shield your body from the injury of radiation by including easy everyday items in your nuclear protection kit:

  • Potassium iodide

Protects the endocrine gland from absorbing radiation from radioactive iodine betadine.This is for topical use only, don’t ingest iodine or betadine. you just paint it on the skin, either your forearm or tunny, and this can help to shield you from radioactive iodine as well. However, if you’re allergic to iodine, don’t do this!

  • Sodium bicarbonate aka, plain baking soda

Bicarbonate of soda can shield you from radiation, and it’ll facilitate to disembarrass it from your body. Uranium binds to the bicarbonate of soda, and can get it out of your system.

  • Vitamin C

Vitamin C cannot only defend against radiation however also repair injury from previous exposure.

  • B vitamins

Help to normalize the red and white blood cell count, since the destruction of white blood cells by radiation will last for extended periods of time.

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid

This is water and fat soluble and it’s also capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier. this suggests that it’s capable of reaching and preventing damage in our fatty tissues, our brains, and every single organ for that matter. ALA also repairs desoxyribonucleic acid. It’s a good heavy metal chelator, it protects the heart and brain from cell death, stimulates the regeneration of liver tissue and is quickly absorbed high up into the digestive tract.

  • Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO)

DMSO is a classical sulfur compound and a strong anti-oxidant, precisely what we want for detoxification and protection from radiation. A Japanese study showed that even low concentrations of DMSO had radio-protective effects through the facilitation of desoxyribonucleic acid double-strand break repair, providing protection against radiation damage at all cellular levels in the whole body.

  • Pectin

One of the most effective suggests that of protecting against radiation when consumption of contaminated food becomes unavoidable. Pectin preparations, along with vitamins and minerals, have incontestible a high efficiency in eliminating incorporated radionuclides. The recommended dose is five grams once or twice a day for one month, four times a year.

  • Black and green tea

Tea catechins are related to inhibitor properties and may have radio-protective effects when taken both before and after irradiation.

  • Curcumin

A naturally occurring compound contained in the spice turmeric. Curcumin has been found to own inhibitor, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor activity in a variety of animal models of human diseases including radiation-induced pulmonary diseases.

  • Melatonin

Has powerful antioxidant properties, also as serving to you to induce to sleep. Animals subjected to whole-body irradiation and given melatonin exhibited increased survival and also the protection against radiation-induced oxidative injury was apparent throughout the body. A lot of importantly, melatonin administered orally leads to higher circulating levels and quicker increasing tissue concentrations.

  • Vitamin E

Protect the body from oxidative damage

  • Zinc

Help the body eliminate many unhealthful heavy metals together with Cd, Al and lead.

  • Miso soup

Dashi and miso paste are the key factors of miso soup that were found to be helpful to shield people against radiation.

By having these things on hand, and incorporating them into your nuclear preparedness, you may be serving to to stay yourself and your family healthier, and hopefully cut back the radiation exposure you’ll be exposed to.

The information on the above substance have been tested from previous nuclear events, like Chernobyl and Fukushima. Each of those events weren’t from nuclear weapon attacks, but the radioactive fallout was the same. Perhaps we can learn from these disasters and facilitate to protect those we love.

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