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Nuclear war scenarios


What families can do to try and be safe.

The blast throws up volumes of radioactive matter that becomes deadly particle clouds of radioactivity. Don’t let that fall on you.

Prelude to nuclear war: Dealing with radiation sicknessThis will kill you and your children. The elderly and infants will succumb to radiation sickness the soonest.

We are going to explain how to best protect your family in the event of a limited or extended nuclear war. Think about basements, underground shelters, safe rooms surrounded by dense substances like lots of concrete, steel and wood, any or all of these materials, and no windows. We will come back to this topic. And we will talk about how to prepare food for storage.

Radiation Sickness

This is an ugly subject. As an organization with a strong medical unit, we have key members with passionate opposition to anyone who would cause this kind of illness among masses of people. It is a horrible way to die. Horrible. And no survivor of this radiation sickness caused by gamma radiation from deliberate nuclear blasts intended to slaughter humans, any humans they can kill, does not survive unscathed. Our organization would like to ask all medical persons and humanitarians around the world to remind world leaders, their subordinates and supporters of this diagnosis:

To utter a valid threat of nuclear annihilation with intent against anyone is not a capability guidance, it is a statement claiming the measure of sickness of a mind.

Radiation sickness results from nuclear fallout or nuclear blast radiation.  The radiation does a severe attack on your body’s organs by invisibly bombarding your body’s cell structure with small particles that are destructive to all body cells upon impact. A small amount of radiation will damage organs and a large amount will destroy organs. It is not a pretty sight seeing a person die from radiation sickness. It is horrible beyond the worst science fiction movie depictions.

Any person who knows this horrid outcome would need to be ‘evil’ or more scientifically precise, mentally and psychologically deviant to a high degree in order to escape their conscience and build such weapons. Nevertheless many people have done exactly that. Russia, USA, China, United Kingdom, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea and probably Israel have nuclear bombs. The best documented summary of nuclear tests can be found here in Wikipedia.

Radiation sickness in any measure is a serious malady that has significant morbidity.  Radiation sickness can force your death in minutes or it can shorten your life by months or years if you survive the initial symptoms. The measure of impact for survivors  is dependent on how you were exposed; for how long; and to what measure of radiation.

Hide from radioactive nuclear blast fallout. Be  surrounded by thick, dense materials.

There are many types of fallout shelters. If you do not have one, you may find yourself in public shelters, subway tunnels, mines, mountain tunnel roads, or your basement.
Where would you go to shelter from a Tornado? Deep basements are very good. Get there.  If you think war is coming to your region, prepare for the day when you need to take shelter by taking a shovel and piling up a meter of dirt to cover the basement windows. If you have survived a blast and think you have time to to do this before sheltering from fallout, get it done. Stay low in the basement and don’t come out until you have heard an ‘all clear’ signal or radio announcement.

Beware falling debris, falling buildings and fire.

If you have a shelter, it may be in a gully, trench or ravine and covered over with concrete. It may also be your basement. If you are near a nuclear blast and have survived without spending three seconds exposed to the blast, you are likely still functional. Your next immediate threat is from flying or falling objects like cars, rooftops, air conditioners, concrete chunks or blocks and garbage disposal containers.

A nuclear explosion can throw up over 5,000 tonnes of materiel high into the sky. Duck. The closer you are to a nuclear blast the less you need to worry about immediate fallout and the more you need to worry about falling debris. Don’t venture from your safe place (fallout shelter)  unless you must and then only if you can find a protected route to where you want to go to find family members, pick up first aid kits and any last minute items you will bring to a shelter.

Prepare your fallout shelter now. It will also be your “climate-change-extreme-weather” hideaway.

Suppose you have decided your basement is the safe place to be. Your house is on the side of a hill facing the safest direction away from city centres and likely blasts. The hill blocks blasts from the city. Good choice. Go and store a fourteen day supply of food and water for yourself and each person who will be with you. We are going to give you some ideas for storing inexpensive items that will be safe to eat long after they have been placed in storage.
Some suggested additional items include: a portable gas stove with a supply of propane bottles (at least 14 x 250 gram cans [about the size of an air-freshener can which you might also want to store]), battery powered portable radio, batteries for everything, flashlights, N95 breathing masks (if a family member gets sick because of a challenged immune system, don’t let the illness spread), blankets, first aid kit, general medicine( like analgesics, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol and Kaopectate for radiation sickness symptoms) loperamide (Imodium)) medicine for family members who have chronic medical needs (like a spare asthma ‘puffer’), cell phone, a shovel, a utility knife, eating utensils, pencils and paper, a calendar,  and disposable plates and cups.

Remember this: You can survive for about thirty days without food but only maybe three days without water. You will die after three minutes without air. You cannot survive three seconds of exposure to a nuclear blast.

Decide now what is the safest place in your basement or safe room. If you have a family member or friends who are handy with simple construction tools and methods, add a sand-bagged or cement-walled off area in your basement with a right angled entrance. Store your supplies there and plan to live in your fallout shelter for fourteen days at least. This will be your safe room for bad storms, tornado warnings, hurricanes, typhoons (unless basements flood in your area) and war.

Prelude to nuclear war: Do it yourself basement fallout shelter

What will we eat while we wait in our fallout shelter 14 days or more for the “all-clear”?

Think about each person in your family and their food preferences. Now think about their fist size. That is the volume of food, the volume of their fist,  you will feed them each meal.

On the first day of this shelter adventure, give each person water but no food. You will be exploiting their adrenalin rush which will lessen their hunger and at the same time shrinking their stomachs which will make the next fourteen days more comfortable.
Remember, what comes in will come out so a portable toilet needs to be available and maintainable even if you have functioning plumbing to begin with. A metal bucket and plenty of plastic bags can suffice as a portable toilet but be sure to stock up with plenty of toilet tissue and baby wipes. You will appreciate this advise in good time.
Store food in cans. Here is a reminder list:

  • canned vegetables like: green beans, peas, carrots, yams;
  • canned meats like: tuna, salmon, chicken, turkey;
  • canned chili,
  • canned soup;
  • canned or jarred apple sauce (we will explain why later);
  • canned fruits like: pineapple, fruit cocktail, pear halves; dried fruits like: apricots, raisins, apples, mango;
  • also think about jerkies, sugar and salt, coffee (and a manual grinder), beans (store extra water), rice (store extra water), flour, nuts, powdered milk, dry cereal or granola, granola bars, power bars, peanut butter or other nut butter, trail mix;
  • comfort foods like: candy bars, tea/juice/coffee
  • Don’t forget infant formula, multivitamins and medications as needed.
  • rice!
  • Iodized salt
  • Store as much water as you possibly can. Build wall or two of large stackable water containers.

Suggestion: Print this page. Check the items off the list as you go.

If these canned goods are unavailable to you, store food from the garden. Include what vegetables you have available like potatoes, chayote, cucumbers, squash etc and use your makeshift fallout shelter as their storage for regular consumption often replenishing the stock. You may also store dry rice but remember to also store extra water as it takes a lot of water to prepare rice. Do not under any circumstances save cooked rice. Consume what you cook on each occasion within two hours.

Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; rice should be discarded if left for more than 2 hours at room temperature.

You can actually survive a long time on just rice and water if you follow some rules.

White rice, wild rice, arborio rice, jasmine rice, and basmati rice will last forever if kept dry and away from contaminants. Brown rice will last 3-6 months.

Dealing with radiation sickness.

A person who has been exposed to more than 1000 rads (10Gy) of gamma radiation is most likely to die. Don’t assume anything. Most radiation sickness cases will survive. Treat to live.

Unless you have the facilities to evaluate exposure and begin bone marrow damage mitigation (filgrastim, sargramostim and pegfilgrastim may increase white blood cell production and help prevent subsequent infections) you can only treat the symptoms.

A person in your midst who suffers from radiation sickness must be treated immediately. You may save them. There is a high probability that most cases of radiation sickness among those persons who stayed indoors and sought deep shelter will survive low-dose radiation sickness.

  • Decontaminate the patient by discarding clothing and do thorough cleaning away from other occupants. If the patient is mobile and functioning, have them do this themselves flinging the bagged, contaminated items around the L-shaped entrance.
  • Immediately treat physical injuries like burns and blunt trauma. Wash burns with lukewarm water. Discard water.
  • Mitigate Bacterial infections. Give the patient an N95 mask.
  • Headache – Treat with analgesic like paracetamol and not NSAIDs until internal bleeding is ruled out.
  • Fever – rest and plenty of fluids.
  • Treat Diarrhea with meds from your supplies (listed above) or with the BRAT diet or both. (Bananas, rice, apple sauce and toast.)
  • Nausea and vomiting – Drink water, sports drinks, or broths.  Eat bland foods as tolerated.
  • Dehydration – hydrate the patient with water
  • Burns – Keep the skin moisturized and lubricated

Is there a way to stop the Nuclear War.


The solution is simple. This is what America, France, Britain, China, Russia, Pakistan, India and the United Nations must do to prevent a nuclear war in 2017.

Welcome the DPRK to the nuclear club, immediately lift sanctions against North Korea, Russia and Iran, sit down for talks on a new non-Proliferation Agreement. Plan to disarm multilaterally and start caring and sharing for human development instead of destruction.

To do this America might need to engage a statesman to represent its new position and pull everyone to the table. Not Barrack Obama. Perhaps someone like Justin Trudeau or Emmanuel Macron would be willing to make the rounds to each nation and get this moving forward.

You must know we prefer Sophie Grégoire Trudeau as the go-between emissary of peace. That scenario would work best if the nuclear-armed group is willing to accept that a woman mediator/messenger is needed to bring about a peace the men are unable to achieve. In any case, do whatever it takes to get this done. Agreed? Read more…

Women’s Peace Plan for USA-DPRK Prevent Nuclear War

The RINJ Foundation Women  working with sisters in the DPRK and in Seoul, South Korea have published their own “11-steps to survival” in case nuclear bombs are detonated in East and South East Asia between USA-DPRK. (See “Mothers, Prepare for … Continue reading 

Prelude to nuclear war: Fight for the safety of women and children.

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  7. Women’s Scolding Rebuke of Dotard and Rocketman.
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Prelude to nuclear war: Thank you Russia and China for fighting for the safety of women and children in North Korea.

Do not harm a hair on her pretty head.

This North Korean Child Needs our protection, not angry, violent threats. She represents children and their families in East and South East Asia that you have put in harm’s way. Be a hero and solve this problem peacefully. Bring NK to the table with all nuke nations and talk multilateral de-weaponization of all nuclear technology. Then you will be a world leader instead of the dangerous enemy of all women and children.

Glossary of terms compiled with help from James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey 

Boosted fission nuclear weaponA type of nuclear weapon with a higher explosive yield than a regular fission weapon. A small amount of fusion fuel in the weapon increases the neutron flux, leading to a larger amount of the fissionable material undergoing fission, typically resulting in a higher yielding weapon.

Counterforce targeting: War planning that envisions strikes on an enemy’s military and industrial targets.

Countervalue targetingWar planning that envisions strikes on an enemy’s civilian population centers.

Credibility Trap: Derived from Game Theory, credibility trap describes a situation where a leader has made an threat to another country. Once the threat has been made, the leader may feel compelled to follow through despite changing circumstances, in order to maintain the believe in the credibility of future threats.

Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)A sharp pulse of radio-frequency (long wavelength) radiation produced when an explosion occurs in an asymmetrical environment, especially at or near the earth’s surface or at high altitudes. The intense electric and magnetic fields can damage unprotected electrical and electronic equipment over a large area.

First strike: The launch of a surprise attack intended to considerably weaken or destroy an adversary’s military infrastructure or nuclear forces, and thus severely reduce the adversary’s ability to attack or retaliate.

First-strike capabilityThe ability of a country to launch a first strike against an adversary.

First-useThe introduction of nuclear weapons, or other weapons of mass destruction, into a conflict. In agreeing to a “no-first-use” policy, a country states that it will not use nuclear weapons first, but only under retaliatory circumstances. See entry for No-First-Use.

Fissile materialA type of fissionable material capable of sustaining a chain reaction by undergoing fission upon the absorption of low-energy (or thermal) neutrons. Uranium-235, Plutonium-239, and Uranium-233 are the most prominently discussed fissile materials for peaceful and nuclear weapons purposes.

FissionThe splitting of the nucleus of a heavy atom into two lighter nuclei (called fission fragments). It is accompanied by the release of neutrons, gamma rays, and fission fragments with large amounts of kinetic energy.  It is usually triggered by absorption of a neutron, but in some cases may be induced by protons, gamma rays or other particles

Fission bombA nuclear bomb based on the concept of releasing energy through the fission (splitting) of heavy isotopes, such as Uranium-235 or Plutonium-239.

FusionNuclear fusion is a type of nuclear reaction in which two atomic nuclei combine to form a heavier nucleus, releasing energy. For a fusion reaction to take place, the nuclei, which are positively charged, must have enough kinetic energy to overcome their electrostatic force of repulsion (also called the Coulomb Barrier). Thermonuclear fusion of deuterium and tritium will produce a helium nucleus and an energetic neutron. This is one basis of the Hydrogen Bomb, which employs a brief, uncontrolled thermonuclear fusion reaction. A great effort is now underway to harness thermonuclear fusion as a source of power.

Gamma radiationHigh-energy, short wavelength, electromagnetic radiation emitted from the nucleus. Gamma radiation frequently accompanies alpha and beta emissions and always accompanies fission. Gamma rays are very penetrating and are best stopped or shielded by dense materials, such as lead or depleted uranium. Gamma rays are similar to x-rays but have higher energies.

Nuclear weapon: A device that releases nuclear energy in an explosive manner as the result of nuclear chain reactions involving fission, or fission and fusion, of atomic nuclei. Such weapons are also sometimes referred to as atomic bombs (a fission-based weapon); or boosted fission weapons (a fission-based weapon deriving a slightly higher yield from a small fusion reaction); or hydrogen bombs/thermonuclear weapons (a weapon deriving a significant portion of its energy from fusion reactions).

Prague Speech: Refers to the speech given by U.S. President Barack Obama in April 2009 at Hradcany Square, Prague, the Czech Republic. In the speech, Obama stated “America’s commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.” He noted that “the United States will take concrete steps towards a world without nuclear weapons.” The Prague speech served as the framework for the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review and subsequent U.S. arms control efforts.

Preemptive military action: An attack launched to preempt expected aggression by an enemy. In the context of nuclear weapons, this would involve striking nuclear arsenals or facilities to eliminate them before broader hostilities ensue.

Preventive nuclear warPreventive wars or attacks are launched in response to less immediate threats than faced in preemptive military action. Preventive attack is not motivated by the desire to strike first rather than second but rather the desire to fight sooner rather than later. 

Proliferation (of weapons of mass destruction)The spread of biological, chemical, and/or nuclear war weapons, and their delivery systems. Horizontal proliferation refers to the spread of WMD to states that have not previously possessed them. Vertical proliferation refers to an increase in the quantity or capabilities of existing WMD arsenals within a state.

Proton: A particle with a positive electric charge located in the nucleus of an atom.

Radiation (Ionizing): Radiation that has sufficient energy to remove electrons from substances that it passes through, forming ions. May include alpha particles, beta particles, gamma rays, x-rays, neutrons, high-speed electrons, high-speed protons, and other particles capable of producing ions.

Radiation syndrome (also called radiation sickness): The complex of symptoms resulting from excessive exposure of the human body to acute ionizing radiation in a nuclear war for example. The earliest symptoms may include nausea, fatigue, vomiting, and diarrhea, which may be followed by loss of hair, hemorrhage, inflammation of the mouth and throat, and a general loss of energy. In severe cases, where the radiation has been approximately 1,000 rad (acute dose) or more, death may occur within two to four weeks. Those who survive six weeks after the receipt of a single large dose of radiation to the whole body may generally be expected to recover. Over the long-term, there are also stochastic health effects from radiation exposure (in contrast to acute effects), meaning an increased probability of cancers and other negative effects on a person’s health.

Radioactive decay: The spontaneous emission of energy and/or particles from the nucleus of a radioactive atom. This is most often in the form of either alpha or beta particles, gamma radiation, or spontaneous fission where the nucleus undergoes fission without the bombardment of a particle or photon. Each radioactive isotope has an associated half-life, and the amount of radioactive material decreases over time as the material decays.

Radioactivity: The spontaneous emission of radiation, generally alpha or beta particles, often accompanied by gamma rays, from the nucleus of an unstable isotope.

Radioisotope: An unstable isotope of an element that decays or disintegrates spontaneously, emitting energy (radiation). Approximately 5,000 natural and artificial radioisotopes have been identified. Some radioisotopes, such as Molybdenum-99, are used for medical applications, such as diagnostics. These isotopes are created by the irradiation of targets in research reactors.

Radiological dispersal device (RDD): Radiological dispersion device (RDD): Any device, other than a nuclear explosive device, designed to spread radioactive material (sometimes called a dirty bomb).

Radiological terrorismTerrorist acts intended to release harmful radiation, through sabotage of a nuclear facility or the detonation of a radiological dispersal device (RDD). See radiological dispersal device.

Thermonuclear weapon: A nuclear weapon such as the one North Korea has been testing in 2017 in which the fusion of light nuclei, such as deuterium and tritium, leads to a significantly higher explosive yield than in a regular fission weapon. Thermonuclear weapons are sometimes referred to as staged weapons, because the initial fission reaction (the first stage) creates the condition under which the thermonuclear reaction can occur (the second stage). Also archaically referred to as a hydrogen bomb.

Recent articles on this topic:

  1. Women’s Peace Plan for USA-DPRK Prevent Nuclear War

  2. RINJ Women Propose a Solution
  3. Mothers, prepare for Nuclear War.
  4. The RINJ Women explained their concerns about Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in late 2016.
  5. Women’s Scolding Rebuke of Dotard and Rocketman.
  6. Thank You China &Russia for Fighting for the safety of Women &Children
  7. Trump “Total Destruction” of 17M North Korean Women & Kids
  8. Global Tolerance of State Sponsored Civilian Death has been enhanced by Mosul –
  9. Red Lines on #GlobalValues

  – M.O’Brien