Back in the 50’s I can remember my soldier father teaching my mother how to duck and cover, tape up windows, and convert the cellar to a shelter. All because he was on 6 hour notice and couldn’t get time off to look after us. She went into instant denial.
Anyway, the cold war was hot, the enemy was Russia and communism.
Diplomacy ended that potential threat but it seems modern politics has restarted it.
Thus today, 60 years on, the enemy of peace is the US / US led NATO, and the object of their wrath is still Russia.
Cold War 2 (The sequel) seems to be approaching simmer heat.
It’s enough to worry me due to our location and the yeald of modern weapons.
Only this time there are no career diplomats to damp down the heat and defuse the situation, only foolish politicians.
So, the same discussion my father had with my mother was repeated to my (also a prepper) wife.
No fool, she gives us less than a 10% chance of surviving if nukes are deployed.
I kinda agree with her with a high value target not 10 miles away from us.
60 years on. No one has learned a damn thing in that time have they?