If an asteroid smashed into Earth would you and your family have the necessary preparations to survive Armageddon and repopulate the world? Do you want to be one of those people that die a slow and painful death do to starvation? It seems that every year an asteroid comes close to hitting earth and ending civilization as we know it and reading this article is the first step to take action on this serious threat. Here is a guide to help you prepare for an asteroid attack.
Before you build your post apocalyptic home make sure you find the proper place to put your shelter. An above ground bomb shelter does seem a lot easier and quicker to build than an underground shelter, but an above ground shelter will probably not survive anywhere close to the impact site and the above ground shelter can attract angry mobs and looters. Ok, but how far from your home should you locate this shelter? Should you starting digging a hole in your backyard? Not quite, you will need to make sure your potential location does not interfere any gas or water lines so if you live in a major metropolitan city you may want to weigh the costs and unwanted attention of a backyard shelter versus a plot of land out in the countryside.
What kind of materials do you need to use? Spending your life savings to construct this fallout shelter out of concrete, while the most solid construction material, is just poor financial planning. Undergroundbombshelter.com recommends a wood frame shelter as the most cost effective bomb shelter you can build. As long as the girth of the construction is narrow you can make the shelter as long as you desire. In addition to the cost effectiveness a wood frame shelter can be built by just about anyone without any sort of advanced knowledge that a concrete building needs.
Food seems like a rather easy task if think all you need is non-perishables, but you also want some variety in your food because eating the same thing day in and day out will cause a decreased appetite through “appetite fatigue”. A proper survivalist food pantry should have more than dried milk and wheat, but a wide choice of spices, cooking oil, shortening, powdered eggs and canned food with long expiration dates. Remember, if you plan on cooking your own meals you want to have more than just the main ingredients because it is important to remember you can’t even cook many items without additives. Another option to consider are MRE (meals ready to eat) if all you care about is making sure you do not starve to death.
Another consideration when building your shelter is the immense amount of water you will need to store. A human can survive on about a gallon of water per day, so even if you plan to live alone be prepared to store 1,500 gallons of water, or five years worth of water, in order to survive before you can even think about returning to the surface.
Either during your stay or after returning to the surface you will undoubtedly encounter another living organism who will most likely feel starved and desperate, which makes your bomb shelter look pretty good. Make sure to store a few rifles and ammo to fend off any intruders or to hunt any game still living after the asteroid hits.
Buy a hand cranked generator, this really needs no explanation. A ham radio will likely be the only source of communication left in the world and you want to make sure you can contact other survivors or plan a defense against any unruly mobs that might come your way.
Post Apocalyptic life:
Buy plenty of seeds to start a farm so may begin a new life in this post apocalyptic world. Buy as many and all different kinds you can find as long as they are not terminator seeds that die after the first generation. You wont survive in a bunker forever and eventually humanity will need to start again. The environment will likely look like a nuclear blast hit it than green pastures so replanting crops should be priority number one. If you are the last person on earth, congratulations on conquering the world.
I hope you take the threat of an asteroid attack seriously because it is almost certain to happen again in the next 50 million years and will likely wipe out most species unless you are a very resourceful person. Good luck.
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