OT Best place to ride out a nuclear Armageddon

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Submitted by The-Shoveler on November 12, 2022 - 12:22pm

With all this Nuke talk lately (unlikely to happen I know).
But I was thinking what if.

I am thinking Uruguay, probably not too many ICBM's pointed at Uruguay.

Thoughts?

Submitted by scaredyclassic on November 12, 2022 - 1:06pm.

Middle of the Pacific on a boat?

Submitted by an on November 12, 2022 - 2:29pm.

Bora bora or Moorea or Maldives

Submitted by svelte on November 12, 2022 - 4:18pm.

I noticed a while back that south america gets ignored in most worldwide conversations. Especially in the realm of military conversations.

For that reason, I think the further south you go in South America the better you'll be.

When I discovered that, it kicked off a mini-fascination with South American and I spent lots of time researching the Beagle Channel and the towns that line it like Ushuaia. Drop yourself in there with Google Street View. Pretty fascinating little corner of the world.

And look at this neat little place:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Granja+del+Beagle/@-54.8846071,-67.7054379,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1sAF1QipOGsV8cYqe7vIq8gSTeXD6pxmu676W29Jm4SEz2!2e10!3e12!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipOGsV8cYqe7vIq8gSTeXD6pxmu676W29Jm4SEz2%3Dw203-h270-k-no!7i3024!8i4032!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x9575073afb5fde09:0x4a5596616016524a!2sUruguay!3b1!8m2!3d-32.522779!4d-55.765835!3m4!1s0xbc4ea9b6f67e1ddd:0x8d637c445c2515df!8m2!3d-54.8842691!4d-67.7050005

Submitted by phaster on November 13, 2022 - 11:36am.

The-Shoveler wrote:
With all this Nuke talk lately (unlikely to happen I know).
But I was thinking what if.

I am thinking Uruguay, probably not too many ICBM's pointed at Uruguay.

Thoughts?

svelte wrote:
I think the further south you go in South America the better you'll be.

When I discovered that, it kicked off a mini-fascination with South American and I spent lots of time researching the Beagle Channel and the towns that line it like Ushuaia.

looking at the physics if there was a nuclear exchange in Ukraine, Russia, or in any of the NATO member countries,... the very Southern tip of South America would receive the least amount of nuclear fall out because it is geographically the furthest away from any of the potential conflict zones

also consider if there were a nuclear exchange, then one will also have to consider that global supply chains will pretty much cease to exist,... so the question becomes what happens to the food supply if one moves way down south,... point being the tip of South America is pretty rocky and cool so not much stuff can grow in the region, sure there is fishing for a food source (but in that part of the world the seas get pretty rough because of open oceans)

a related food source "need" problem anywhere there is a human settlement, there is also going to be a "need" for a clean source of water

thought I'd mention the issue of water because not too long ago I designed a solar distiller because I offered to build/donate one to a local school so the kids can actually learn something useful and related to the topic of man made climate change

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IXvaMr6...

Submitted by Coronita on November 14, 2022 - 11:02am.

I won't prepare. I just will die like everyone else. Move on.

Submitted by sdrealtor on November 14, 2022 - 11:31am.

My house is clearly the answer. Wine stored for two decades of consumption

Submitted by The-Shoveler on November 16, 2022 - 10:22am.

This is actually starting to make me a little nervous.

NATO could invoke Article 4 after Russian missiles struck Poland
Top U.S. lawmaker warned on Tuesday of significant consequences for Russia — including a Western military response — if it's determined that Moscow was at fault for a deadly airstrike in Poland.

Russia claims it was a false flag.

Update:
Looks like it was Ukrainian air defense missile, so we can relax a little, but I think it shows how fast things can go in a wrong (really bad) direction.

Submitted by svelte on November 17, 2022 - 5:34pm.

sdrealtor wrote:
My house is clearly the answer. Wine stored for two decades of consumption

Bonus points if that is stored in a wine cellar that can double as a fallout shelter!

Submitted by Myriad on November 17, 2022 - 11:29pm.

I think the tradeoff is between basically living a subsistence life somewhere far away from everything, (assuming that nuclear winter doesn't just f** up the ecosystem with a mass animal die-off.
Or watching the incoming ICBMs with MIRVs as them come into SD.

If you know you'll just starve to death, I would definitely pick the later of watching SD get nuked by multiple MIRVs.

https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/wp-con...

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