would you survive the wasteland?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by overseeer106, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. BiGoDeViN

    BiGoDeViN First time out of the vault

    Jun 12, 2012
    Sorry if I'm bumping I'm not sure the time limit or if anyone actually cares anymore.

    Anyway, none of us would survive. If the bombs were to fall tomorrow or even at the end of the year we would all be screwed from radiation and fallout. No safe havens or vaults would exist.
    Hell, I'm out in the middle of bumfuck nowhere and my state probably wouldn't even get nuked and I would probably die quickly. Even the few weeks after the bombs fell and before the radiation reaches us there would be 100s of rednecks pumping a 12 gauge round into anything that moves. I've been boxing and wrestling for 2 years and hunting since I was little. I would probably die from some 13 year old kid taking a pot shot with his Dad's rifle and splitting my head open.
  2. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Aug 16, 2010
    Radiation and fallout aren't that bad of problem, actually.
    In case of a nuclear war, most nukes will be triggered about 300m above the ground to achieve maximum damage by blast and heat. The initial gamma blast will irradiate everything in a few mile radius (if it's a big bomb), but the initial radiation will drop down pretty soon.
    Since the explosions are up in the air, there won't be all that much fallout.
    The radiation in the falllout will be mostly alpha- and beta-radiation (helium-nuclei and fast electrons), which can be filtered pretty easily.
    As long as you don't get radioctive dust in your lungs or stomach, you're gold.
    If you know what you're doing, surviving the radiation isn't that hard.
    Survivng the wasteland and other people, that's a different thing.
  3. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Bear Grylls would survive. :D
  4. For NCR

    For NCR It Wandered In From the Wastes

    May 1, 2012
    Bear Grylls would probably turn into a Yao Guai. :smug:
  5. BFox17

    BFox17 Still Mildly Glowing

    Apr 20, 2012
    Not even Bear Grylls would manage to eat 200 year old magically preserved food :D
    He'll have to stick to good old fashioned killing animals
  6. boer_kameel

    boer_kameel Still Mildly Glowing

    Apr 2, 2003
    I've thought about this post when watching some of the zombie-revival shows out there. So, to add a twist to this topic, how would you go about surviving a zombie outbreak?

    I'd drive to a medieval museum and get me some plate armour. And hope I don't encounter a shambling zombie with enough left over intellect to wield a can opener.
  7. QuantumFrost

    QuantumFrost First time out of the vault

    Jun 25, 2012
    In the event of a nuclear war, I'd be fucked. Detroit is only a few minutes away, and I can already guess where all the fallout will go when the U.P gets blown to oblivion. Damn them and their nuclear silo's.......

    If Detroit got hit with nuclear weapons below the 10 megaton range, I might last the initial panic to bunk down at my school's old shelter, or scavenge what my panicked neighbors left at the nearby liquor store. I've got a hunting rifle, barely enough ammo to use it, and an assortment of knives, crossbows, and bows to supplement a decent group of homicidal archers.

    My main concern would be bartering off some of the more useless and mundane shit we have, while preserving as much technical knowledge as possible. Knowing how to repair someone's toaster might mean the difference between life and my rectum getting punctured by angry survivalists.
  8. ManWithNoName

    ManWithNoName It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 30, 2010
    No, I'd walk outside and get killed by a pack of mole rats.