If Russia acts a fool. When to leave the DMV?

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  • DENWA

    Member
    May 5, 2008
    272
    Like most of you, I live within 20 radial miles of the biggest target on the planet.

    In the event of sabre rattling becomes a tripped trigger, when will you leave?

    Just provoking thoughts.

    Also have you figured out how to haul everything you have/need?

    You always think you are prepared until the time comes to act...
     

    joppaj

    Sheepdog
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    Apr 11, 2008
    42,243
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    Where are you going? Last time I saw the maps for the expected results, you're going to have to go a very long way to live to see the nuclear winter.
     

    DENWA

    Member
    May 5, 2008
    272
    Where are you going? Last time I saw the maps for the expected results, you're going to have to go a very long way to live to see the nuclear winter.
    Really? I thought if you were at least central WV, prevailing winds go West->East
     

    bbrown

    Active Member
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    Oct 10, 2009
    2,941
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    Yes, but then you've got the detrius from the central and west coast targets precipitating down on you.
     

    joppaj

    Sheepdog
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    Apr 11, 2008
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    Really? I thought if you were at least central WV, prevailing winds go West->East
    Greenbrier was built with underground bunkers for a reason. The map I saw was built around the belief that the Russians have enough missiles to put multiple warheads in every medium size or bigger city in America. Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Lexington, they're all getting smacked. Once the radiation from the west coast heads east, most of the US is going to look very, very bad for a long time.
     

    Sundazes

    Team Sub 28. Former 365
    MDS Supporter
    Nov 13, 2006
    16,891
    Arkham
    Face it, If any type of warning hits this area, no one os going anywhere. The roads will be gridlocked for 100 miles around. There will not be enough time to get out.
     

    DutchV

    Active Member
    Jul 8, 2012
    4,400
    The best time to leave is long before any big catastrophe. You certainly couldn't leave once the panic starts. Traffic would be impossible.

    If you think a nuke is likely, you should start shopping for real estate and planning your move.
     

    pbharvey

    Habitual Testifier
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    Dec 27, 2012
    28,480
    Did anyone here consider leaving on 9-11 when it was obvious we were under attack?
    I didn’t.
    Of course I’m not sure any of us was thinking it could turn nuclear but the idea of a suitcase nuke certainly wasn’t out of the question.
     

    Pale Ryder

    Active Member
    Jan 12, 2009
    5,579
    Millersville
    Really? I thought if you were at least central WV, prevailing winds go West->East
    You think there are no targets west or north of DC? Nowhere to go for me, so I’ll just deal with the aftermath.

    I was in Holland when Chernobyl blew, we were advised to stay indoors as much as possible, and to forgo fresh local grown foods for awhile.

    If you’re not a part of “continuity of government” in this area good luck getting out.
     

    Bikebreath

    21st Century Hoplite
    MDS Supporter
    Jun 30, 2009
    14,370
    in the bowels of Baltimore
    As I've said in previous Dooms Day threads, I'm running toward the flash and get it over with. Not interested in living with open sores, fighting zombies for a can of peas.
     

    jef955

    Member
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    Feb 26, 2011
    596
    Maryland
    I've decided I'm finished if something happens.. I can only dream someone might find me in a pile of brass, and think for a minute or so just maybe, I went in a blaze of glory. I guess that's a little optomistic for an almost 50 year old fat guy, but I can still dream right ? :rolleyes:
     

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