Putting together a nuclear war survival kit might just be essential if you expect to survive any type of attack or plant meltdown. It’s a scary proposition; nuclear war isn’t something that we want to think about. But remember, it wasn’t that long ago when preparing for a nuclear attack was something they taught children in school!
There are millions of nuclear weapons around the globe, and the possibility of an attack is quite real.
Build a Nuclear War Survival Kit
The radioactive fallout is what’s deadly about a nuclear attack. Yes, the initial blast zone is crucial and large! Square miles will be decimated. But if you’re outside of the initial blast zone, you have gamma ray radiation to look forward to. And let’s face it: You won’t turn into the Incredible Hulk. You’ll just die like an average person. You’ll definitely need one of these:
Nuclear fallout comes via droplets from the sky, brought to ground by rain, dust, wind, etc. Radiation can travel thousands of miles, and once it hits, it’s not going away anytime soon. Chernobyl is still uninhabitable.
Whether you call it a bug-out bag, a survivor’s pack, or any other name, you’re going to need a nuclear survival kit when it all hits the fan. Here are some things you want to look for in a kit if you’re buying it premade or if you’re putting one together.
What Your Nuclear War Survival Kit Should Contain
- Geiger Counter/Radiation detector: Whether it’s an old-school Geiger counter or a NukAlert system, you need something that tells you where it’s safe
- Dosimeters: These devices will keep track of just how much radiation you’ve been exposed to
- Thyrosafe: These potassium iodide tablets will keep your thyroid gland safe from radiation
- Radioactive masks: You’ll need masks specifically designed to protect from radiation, not those masks that guard against the flu
- Safe food and clean water, and containment: Any survival kit you purchase for nuclear purposes will probably have some food bars and safely packaged food, but you also need to make sure that you have safe containers for food and water around your shelter
- Water filter: You can never be too safe during nuclear fallout. Make sure you have a filtration system for your drinking water
- Plastic and tape: You may need to quarantine yourself in a location. Plastic will keep the basic fallout particles out
These tips are a great place for you to start when building a nuclear war survival kit. You might want to hurry because Russia is just itching to lob a bomb our way!