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10 Ways to Survive a Nuclear Blast


– Okay, first off,
(upbeat music) this video is a happy one. So don’t freak out, it’s
not like nukes are coming. But really though. Hopefully, you won’t ever need this video, but if you ever did, you’ll be glad it exists. At least once in all of our lives, we wondered what it would be like if a nuke did go off. I know, that’s kind of a
dark and bizarre thought. And although it’s very unlikely to happen, would you know what to do if one did? If not, and anything like that did happen, remember what you learn in this video, because it could save you and
all of those that you love. (flames burning)
(bomb exploding) Here are 10 ways to
survive a nuclear blast. (manic laughing) (flames burning) Number 10 is stay up to date
(frantic typing) on world events. (flames burning) Okay, let’s begin with this one. Okay, obviously one of the best ways to survive any kind of attack is to anticipate the attack coming, and to be far away when it happened. And the best way to do that
is to keep yourself informed. We live in a time where
it’s easy for people to get their message across, which could mean that
there’s easily evidence of any hostility increasing, before any sort of major assault or other incident takes place. I.E. if someone’s angry at your country, you’re probably gonna know about it. Keeping up with the news, either on television or
here on the Internet, will reveal increasing tensions, major regime changes,
and possible threats. They often come with threat levels, including the likelihood
that an attack will occur. Whoever thought that
watching the morning news could save your life? Because literally in
the event of a crisis, it really can. (flames burning) Number nine is ignore the fireball. (fames burning) When a nuclear bomb explodes, the effects on the world
around it are so powerful and world changing, that nobody could really be faulted for taking a moment to
witness what could likely be the only mushroom cloud that
you will ever see in person. But while you’re pausing
to lay eyes on that, that devastating beauty
is rapidly coming for ya! Even if you’re five kilometers
away from ground zero, you’ll probably only
have around 15 seconds before the heat wave hits you, and 22-25 seconds before the shockwave turns
everything around you into debris. So you better act fast. Additionally, the fireball
is incredibly intense, and should not be stared at, it’s bad for your eyeballs. Like viewing a solar eclipse
without proper protection, looking at the blast’s
light can cause blindness, and your ability to see is
vital to getting to safety. (flames burning) Number eight is find shelter. (flames burning) As the blast rips through
everything in it’s path, getting to shelter is crucial. Obviously, in case you
didn’t figure that out. However, it’s important to remember that just because a building is close by, doesn’t mean that it’s going
to provide proper protection. Try to find a building
made of brick or concrete, preferably one with sublevels, and avoid wooden structures, windows, or anything that will
clearly become nothing more than flying, life threatening debris when a shockwave hits. Get as far underground as possible, without using elevators. If you ever lived in a building
where the elevators go down, this is like that times 10. You should also steer clear of ladders until after the blast passes, and the ground settles back down. A fall could prove fatal if no one is around to help you. Finding shelter even after
the shockwave is gone is essential, as the fallout is close to reaching you, and could prove deadly. (flames burning) Number seven is brace for impact. (flames burning)
(panting yelling) Like that! If you’re outside, far from
any concrete structure, or even in a flimsy shack or cabin that will offer little protection, then you best bet is to find a hillside, or depression in the earth, that will put as much dirt and stone between you and the blast as possible. Then, lay flat on your stomach, pressing yourself as low as you can, while plugging your ears and covering as much of
your skin as possible. To protect your hearing, not to be like, la, la, la, nothing’s happening, la, la, la. Unless that helps you. I’m just sayin’. But really though, the force that hits is
going to hurt, a lot. Experts say that while keeping
your eyes squeezed shut is crucial, it’s even more important
to keep your mouth open. There’s something you never expected. When the shockwave passes, it’s going to compress your body, and when your organs get squeezed, they release the gases inside of them, and that needs to go somewhere. Either open wide or risk, well, not nice things happening.
(flames burning) Number six is avoid fallout. (flames burning) When a nuke explodes, it turns everything in close
proximity to dust and ash, much of which is propelled
upwards into the atmosphere. Bu then it soon comes back down, now possessing residual
radioactive particles that are quite lethal. The radiation won’t kill
you as quickly as the blast, but can poison your blood, burn away your skin,
and even cause cancers, leading to a painful death that could take anywhere from
hours to years to come about. Getting as far underground as possible, or into a shelter with thick walls, is your best bet. Radiation levels will fall over time, but it’s important to stay
put for at least 48 hours, or until emergency services can get you. It’s recommended that
you stay bunkered down for eight to nine days, which is the half-life of radioiodine, the most lethal of the products created by the nuclear explosion. Okay, we’re halfway though, you freaked out yet? No, good, keep watching.
(flames burning) Number five is strip and clean. (flames burning) If you were outside
when the bomb went off, and you were able to safely move, then doing so is essential. However, you’re body’s been
exposed to dust and debris that came from the
direction of the explosion, which means that you could be covered in radioactive particles, and contaminating everything that you come into contact with. Once you’re safely inside, strip your outer layer of clothing, and seal it in a plastic bag, keeping it far away from the survivors. Starting with your hair, if you have any, use a shower, or even water bottles, to cleanse your entire body. Use a cloth or soft
towel to wipe your eyes, and the insides of your ears. You should be doing that anyway. Grandma be telling you baby. Then blow your nose and try to get any
particles you inhaled, out. There’s no way to get all
of the radiation off of you, but every little bit helps. (flames burning) Number four is treat injuries properly. (flames burning) Great, you’ve made it this far, and after surviving a nuclear explosion, nobody should die due to their
injuries being mistreated. Often, minor blisters
form from radiation burns, and though popping them
might seem like a relief, what you may actually be doing is providing that radiation
with free entry into the body, or exposing other people to it. Burns that don’t blister, or
created cracks in the skin, should be covered with Vaseline, or a mixture of baking soda and water. Major burns can be deadly and need to be protected from infection while treated delicately. Never try to peel clothing that’s been fused to your skin, for obvious reasons, and use non-adhesive burn bandages, or, when they’re not
available, saran warp. Like you’re a cucumber, you know? One of the most common
post-disaster causes of death is shock. So sometimes being reassuring, and confident to calm someone down, can save their life. It’s okay, you’re just a little
melty, you’ll be all right. (flames burning) Number three is prepare a survival bag. (flames burning) As with many potential crisis situations, having an emergency kit is a great idea. In fact, every family member having one is far from overkill, as long as you’re not carrying too much. That survival bag should include: enough non-perishable food and
water for up to eight days, a multi-tool to open cans and to cut with, a basic first aid kit,
a whistle, garbage bag, saran wrap, duct tape, a flashlight, a radio, wet wipes, and, if needed, eight days worth of
prescription medication. Did you catch all that? Keep this kit in a place
where it’s easily accessible should a disaster strike, and have it out and ready if
there’s a threat announced. It’s obviously best to
stock any emergency bunker, basement, or other
shelter with these items, but you never know when
it will be necessary to just flee.
(hands clapping) So having a good emergency
survival bag can be vital. (flames burning) Number two is know what’s nearby. (flames burning) If a nuclear attack has occurred, or if it’s been announced
that one is imminent, how well you know the area that you’re in could be a factor that determines
if you make it out alive. Many people are so busy worrying about getting out
of major metropolitan areas that they neglect to think about the place that they’re headed to, or what’s there. Any sort of attack like
that can cause terror. But, if the country under
attack is from another nation, the targets will more likely
be defensive installments, such as nuclear silos in air bases, or needed resource providers, like power plants or petroleum refineries. Simply killing civilians
won’t push the enemy’s agenda, but crippling the area’s
ability to protect itself would. So knowing what’s around your home, and heading in the target-free direction, is essential to your survuvial. Oh, and also, side note, make sure you load up on Twinkies. They never go stale, and you could eat them 100 years from now. (flames burning) And number one is have a plan today. (flames burning) And that’s where this video comes in! The absolute best way to survive any life threatening situation is to be prepared for it ahead of time. It may seem silly to
be ready for a disaster with the magnitude of a nuke, but there are, unfortunately, a number of people who
wish they’d been prepared when destruction rained down on them. Going over evacuation procedures, where the emergency supplies are, and where to go if you get separated, and be the difference between life and death in any disaster, natural or otherwise. Having a plan with multiple scenarios, such as which way to go, depending on where the bomb hits, or where the largest supply cache is, may seem like a waste
of time and resources, and, let’s be honest, hopefully it is. But, as the old cliche goes, it’s better to have it and not need it, then to need it and, well, not have it. But above all, remember, rip this video, keep it on
your phone just in case. And Twinkies, I’m tellin’ ya, Twinkies!

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