On the 14th Day

radexpose (Source. Own mil notes)
Caution:-
DANGEROUS ADVICE WARNING.

Immediate Action on Nuclear Attack.

  • On hearing the alert, GET UNDER COVER.
  • DON’T LOOK AT THE FLASH!
  • Cover all skin and lie on your face FEET TOWARDS THE BLAST.
  • There will be a HOT SEARING FLASH followed by
  • Two shock waves. One going out from the blast, one coming back towards the blast.
  • Once they have passed, Get to your shelter ASAP.

If you haven’t sealed your shelter do so within 30 minutes.
After that time it is unsafe to be outside as any fallout will start to descend.
What does fall out look like?
Ash, smoke, dust, and some will be INVISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE.
If it is raining, it will be in that rain.
BOTTOM LINE:-
ASAP Get inside, dumping the clothing you were wearing
OUTSIDE YOUR SHELTER.

DECONTAMINATION
Wash yourself throughly, dress all cuts, burns, and abrasions.
DO NOT BREAK BLISTERS.
Keep a minimum of a FFP3 or p100 mask on the whole time.
Skin can be washed, your lungs can’t and breathing the sh#t is BAD!
Get dressed, no bare skin.

Remember to use the survival acronym COLDS.
Keep CLEAN, both you and your clothing.
Prevent OVERHEATING by removing layers of clothing.
So always wear multiple LOOSE layers of clothing.
Keep DRY,
stay in and don’t SWEAT.

Water.
You need about a half a gallon a day for each person minimum.
Thus a couple needs a minimum of 14 gallons, just over 60 liters.
A bathtub holds around 100-200 liters.
A toilet cistern usually about 6 liters.
Keep it covered!

IT IS VITAL TO STAY HYDRATED!
You may experience vomiting and diarrhea.
If that occurs you will lose body fluids FAST.
To not replace them will make things worse, you weaker, and less able to survive.

Food.
Keep all food covered.
Only eat if you are desperately hungry.
COOKING OR BOILING DOES NOT DESTROY OR LESSEN RADIATION.
Only time does that.
FORGET FRESH. Canned foods are going to be best and SEALED packet foods.

Toileting
Remember if you start to eat, you need extra water for digestion.
You will also be defecating and passing water.
A ‘gold’ rule. If it’s yellow let it mellow I.E. THERE IS NO RUSH, if it’s brown, bag it now and AFTER THE FIRST TWO DAYS HAVE PASSED chuck it out.

Radiation sickness.
Initially it will look and feel like extreme stress i.e.
You will be scared and probably filled with dread.
You will be nervous, shaking, and in shock.
Because of all that if you do eat you may throw up
.
You may feel depressed, get headaches, and overly tired through lack of sleep.

ALL OF THOSE DO NOT MEAN YOU HAVE BEEN IRRADIATED!

Mild symptoms may be observed with doses as low as 30 rads.
[0.3 Sv or 300 mSv)

Nausea, mild vomiting, head aches, weakness, and fatigue.
Occasionally diarrhea.

ACUTE RADIATION SICKNESS (ARS) is definitely noticeable.
The radiation dose must be large i.e. greater than 70 rads. [0.7 Sv or 700 mSv].
RAPID ONSET OF VOMITING & DISORIENTATION within an hour of exposure is the usual signs that you need IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.
(Source :- Internet, various articles, own notes.)

DEATH i.e. If someone dies:-
Do not take their body out during the first 2 days.
YOU MUST STAY IN!
Then, if you have to, drag the body out of the shelter.
DO NOT LINGER, get back in LEAVING YOUR CLOTHING OUTSIDE your shelter.
You now need to decontaminate yourself AGAIN!

Pets.
It’s simple, if they go outside, they stay outside.
Most pets will be highly susceptible to radiation.
If one dies, the same 2 day rule applies.

Others.
You cannot and should not help them,
YOU NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT YOURSELF!
Avoid them, they may be contaminated
Do not let them near you.

14 Days on.
If you are alive and functioning normally, what you behold when you exit your shelter will be like nothing you have even known and seen.
The radiation, the fall out may have decayed BUT IT WILL STILL BE THERE.
Wear your respirator / face mask and PPE for as long as you can.

Wear sunglasses or UV proof eye protection during the day, the suns rays will be more intense and you must protect your eyes. Without them you are lost.
Wear a wide-brimmed hat and cover up for the same reason.

Try not to get dirty and if you do wash in the cleanest water and the safest environment you can find.

People will be dying.
Those who may seek your help should be avoided.
Remember if you look fit they will seek you out for help, supplies, and the most precious of things clean water.
Don’t be swayed. Most will die within the first month.
Most will have a degree of radiation contamination.

Your pet or other domestic animals may have apparently survived.
THEY WILL BE CONTAMINATED, THEY WILL DIE, so stay away from them.

Apart from that it’s all good news for the survivalist.
Yep, I’m saying GOOD NEWS and no I’m not trying to belittle the situation.
Fewer people will mean better and easier scavenging.
Stock up prudently.
FRESH WATER, Canned or sealed dried foods, and MEDICINES.
Look out for fresh clothing BUT ONLY IF IT IS STILL SEALED, and dust free.
WEAPONS and AMMUNITION is a MUST HAVE.

And finally.
What will ultimately happen?
I haven’t a clue. Has anyone?
To survive the blast, the fall out, and remain mobile after 14 days is my goal.
Apart from that, (and I’m not particularly religious), it’s in your Gods hands.
That and your abilities.

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  1. Reblogged this on Thoughtfully Prepping and commented:

    Written way back in 2014,
    I’ve got this itch that says it’s about time for a Reblog.

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