What will happen if World War 3 breaks out? If this catastrophic scenario does occur, what should you do to survive? This article will give you the answers you need to stay alive in a war-torn world.
Find a bunker
World War 3 survival may not be imminent, but you never know when a nuclear strike or an electromagnetic pulse could leave you wondering how to survive World War 3. The first thing you’ll need is a bunker. Nuclear blasts have different properties than other attacks; for example, ground bursts don’t spread fallout in every direction as air bursts do, and blast waves move much more slowly than chemical contaminants. For all these reasons, it can make sense to shelter in place if you can—the farther away from ground zero your bunker is located, and deeper underground, the better your chances of surviving World War 3 are.
If you’re looking for a bunker for World War 3 survival, it’s essential to consider how much space you need. The typical bunker can accommodate several people comfortably, but if your group is more significant than that, think about splitting up and finding multiple bunkers. You’ll also want to take into account how many supplies you plan on storing; it might be necessary to find a place with enough storage space so you can bring your food and water reserves along with whatever else you need. Once you’ve found the right bunker, make sure it is in good shape and make any repairs needed before moving in.
Watch out for radiation
From an economic standpoint, World War III will be no different than any other war. The only difference is that it will be a lot more destructive than previous wars, and will last much longer. But if you can make it through World War III unscathed and in relatively good health, then you’ll be able to keep on surviving into whatever future awaits you post-WWIII. However, there are a few things you need to do in order to survive world war 3 in terms of radiation; these include donning proper clothing when going outside (heavy boots and long sleeves are recommended), staying indoors at all times (radioactive particles seep into buildings fairly easily) and—the most important tip of all—turning off electronics as soon as possible.
Even if you’re able to survive world war 3 without a scratch, you need to be aware that radioactive particles can find their way into your body no matter how careful you are. The good news is that since they’re almost entirely undetectable by taste, smell or feel, you won’t have any idea when something radioactive has contaminated your food or drink (although all fresh fruits and vegetables should be avoided regardless). However, there are ways for you to avoid ingesting radioactivity. If it’s safe enough to do so (if such situations even exist), then try purifying your water with potassium iodide tablets.
The surest way to survive a world war is simple: Don’t be there when it happens. To make sure you can put distance between yourself and any explosions, you’ll need a well-toned body and plenty of physical endurance. A lot of people are looking for ways to improve their fitness and performance in 2016—and so are your opponents. Focusing on your cardio fitness could mean choosing long-distance sports like swimming or running that gives you endurance without weight-bearing impact on your joints. You should also consider lifting weights with low repetitions—10 or less per set—which can build up dense muscle fibres in vital areas like your arms, legs, shoulders, chest, back and abs that will help protect you during those tough times ahead.
With your body ready for a fight, you’ll need more than just brawn and speed. To help survive in an apocalyptic world, it’s also important to stock up on supplies, build a survival kit and learn useful survival skills like hand-to-hand combat. You should also consider getting plenty of quality sleep every night as it plays a major role in your mental and physical health—and who knows when your next rest will come? Remember that not all wars are fought in one location at one time; keep an eye on political tensions around the world so you can stay ahead of any unexpected explosions. And if you spot trouble on your radar, start preparing by getting out of harm’s way as soon as possible!
Stock up on supplies
Supplies are going to be one of your most important considerations if you live in an urban environment or otherwise aren’t prepared for long-term survival. The general rule of thumb is that you should have one gallon of water per person, per day. Some people recommend starting a first aid kit; we’ll get into medical needs later on. For now, just stock up on food and basic supplies that will keep you alive while your fellow survivors hole up in bomb shelters and hunker down in panic rooms.
Stocking up on supplies may seem intimidating, but it’s not as difficult as you might think. Most urban areas are home to several different food and supply stores, from Walmart and Target to Trader Joe’s and even speciality shops like Whole Foods. Stock up on basics that can keep your family fed for a few days, such as rice or beans, canned vegetables, dry pasta and peanut butter. Make sure everyone in your family has enough clothing at their disposal; a good rule of thumb is one change of clothes per person per day. If any medication is necessary for your family members, pick some up before things get out of hand!
Reevaluate your relationships
It’s easy to avoid acknowledging a bad relationship when you’re in it, but after a major world-shaking event, chances are relationships will have changed. If you know someone is going through a rough time and they’re not responding well, consider reaching out to them. Maybe they won’t be receptive at first—just knowing that you’re there can mean something. One of my most comforting experiences during 9/11 was getting messages from people I barely knew or didn’t know saying they were thinking about me. It sounds trivial now, but having friends and family reach out made me feel like I wasn’t alone, even if only for a moment.
A little extra compassion and communication can go a long way. If you’re in a relationship with someone who suffers from anxiety or depression, try talking with them about their feelings. This can be really tough if you don’t know how they’ll react, but even opening up a dialogue can help. For those close to you that experience negative emotions as part of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it’s important not to avoid bringing up traumatic memories. Avoiding these conversations will only make them worse in time, and chances are your loved one already knows what happened—they just need you there for support when they’re confronted by it.
If you’re going through a difficult time, try reaching out for support as well. Not everyone will be receptive, but people will appreciate knowing that you’re there for them. If you want more advice about how to reach out, check out various online communities where people can offer support and suggestions. As we approach 9/11 again next year, it’s worth remembering how we can better prepare ourselves in case something like it happens again. The lesson here is not just knowing what to do in an emergency situation—it’s also being aware of those around us and being ready to help each other at any time. It may seem trivial right now when there are bigger things on your mind, but reaching out or showing compassion can have a huge impact when someone needs it most.
Stay calm, it will all be over soon!
Panic is not going to help you in a world war scenario. However, if you find yourself right in between two fighting factions then it might be time to get out of dodge.
If there’s even a slight chance that your location could be under attack, it’s probably best that you head for someplace safer while there is still time. All other things aside, having a plan on what you will do during a mass casualty event could make all of the difference in staying alive and healthy.
When it comes down to it, you are going to want a combination of emergency food and water in order to get you through at least three days of non-stop activity. If things go south, it could take that long before help arrives. Try packing high-calorie foods like peanut butter and crackers, fruits or vegetables like apples or carrots and whole grains like oatmeal or brown rice. And don’t forget that staying hydrated is critical.
Prepare for a nuclear winter
Whether it’s a nuclear missile or a third-world country using a dirty bomb, there is no denying that any type of nuclear explosion would leave radioactive fallout in its wake. The risk of radiation exposure can be mitigated by following a few simple guidelines. If you have no choice but to remain near where you’ve been exposed, remove your outer layer of clothing and wash with soap and water. If possible, find shelter that is away from what remains of your city—if you are inside a building, consider sleeping on an upper floor or as far from outside walls as possible. Be sure to drink lots of water and use high levels of hygiene (washing frequently) until you are sure that contamination has passed; even after decontamination, seek medical care for radiation poisoning if necessary.
If you must remain where you are, it’s important to know that radiation can be mitigated through sheltering in place and water purification. While an evacuation may not be an option for you, there are a few strategies that can help minimize your exposure and get you back on your feet quickly. If it is safe to do so, remove your outer layer of clothing (yes, even in winter) and wash with soap and water as soon as possible; drink lots of water and use high levels of hygiene until you are sure that contamination has passed. Seek medical care if necessary; even after decontamination, radiation poisoning may occur if the exposure was significant enough. Don’t Panic: Whether a nuclear explosion is man-made or natural (think Fukushima), panic will only make things worse.
Don’t forget about social media marketing!
Since it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly when or how a global conflict could escalate into an all-out war, it is important for governments and civilians alike to prepare themselves. If world war 3 is just around the corner, it is crucial that you learn from past conflicts and use that knowledge in preparing for your own safety. It may sound like grim advice, but many people survived World War 2 by being prepared. Now we just have to hope for similar results… because world war 3 would be devastating.
It may be hard to believe in 2022, but there are still millions of people who don’t use social media. If a third world war did break out, getting a hold of loved ones would be difficult without Facebook or Twitter. You should consider creating multiple profiles with your information if you haven’t already done so, and be sure to keep friends and family up-to-date on where you’re going. Also, make sure that your loved ones know where you’re going and when you plan on returning—especially if you have pets. Remember: knowing what happened during an event is often better than being caught unaware when something goes wrong in your community!
With nuclear warfare becoming an increasing possibility, it’s important that you prepare yourself. Whether or not World War 3 happens in your life is up for debate, but I wouldn’t count on being able to eat your words if you don’t prepare today. However, before you dive headfirst into prepping for World War 3, you should sit down and actually think about what could happen. What country would attack us? When will it happen? What do I need to survive? And where do I start? Taking a moment to think through these questions can help you get started on your journey toward survival. This isn’t going away any time soon; don’t wait until it does!
Thank you for reading our post on how to survive world war 3. We hope you’ll take our advice into consideration and build a prepper kit. Remember, be prepared! Don’t wait until it’s too late to prepare yourself.