How to Create an Emergency Food Supply: The Ultimate Guide to Be Prepared for a Nuclear War
A lot of people are wondering how to create an emergency food supply these days. The reason for this is obvious- with all of the natural disasters and other emergencies happening lately, it's important to be prepared. In this article, we will discuss the best way to create an emergency food supply for your family. We'll also answer some common questions about survival food and provide a buyer's guide for those interested in purchasing long-term food buckets.
First, let's talk about how much emergency food a family of four would need. The answer to this question depends on a number of factors, including the age and health of your family members and how long you plan to be without access to regular food sources. However, as a general rule, you should plan on having enough emergency food to last each person in your family for at least three days.
The dietary needs according to age are as follows :
- Children aged 0-12 months need about 1,000 calories per day.
- Children aged 1-18 years old need between 1,600 and 2000 calories per day (depending on their activity level).
- Adults over the age of 18 years old need between 2000 and 2400 calories per day (again, depending on their activity level).
- pregnant or breastfeeding women need about 300 extra calories per day.
Now that you know how much food your family will need, the next step is to decide what kind of food to include in your Emergency Food Supply. When choosing survival food, it's important to choose items that are high in calories and easy to prepare. Additionally, you'll want to choose items that have a long shelf life and won't spoil easily. Some great options for survival food include:
- Dried fruits and vegetables
- Canned goods (soups, beans, etc.)
- Peanut butter
- Granola bars
- MREs (Meals Ready to Eat)
- Emergency water pouches or bottles
Now that you know what kind of food to include in your Emergency Food Supply, the next step is to figure out how much you need. As we mentioned before, a good rule of thumb is to have enough food to last each person in your family for at least three days. However, if you want to be extra prepared, buy a 1 year supply of emergency food.
When it comes to long-term food storage, there are a few different options to choose from. The best option for your family is to buy a full year of emergency food. The Survival Prep Store sells cheap bulk emergency food buckets for sale. These food bucket pallets will store your emergency food supply for up to 25 years. These survival buckets are a great option because they are affordable and easy to store.
If you're interested in purchasing long-term food storage, the Survival Prep Store is a great place to start. These buckets typically contain enough food to last two people for up to one year. Another option is to purchase Emergency Food Supply in bulk. This is a great option for families or groups who want to be extra prepared, as it will provide you with a large supply of food that can be stored for years.
How to create a nuclear fall out shelter with bulk food pallets?
When it comes to creating a nuclear fall out shelter, the most important thing is to have enough food and water to last you and your family for an extended period of time. The best way to do this is to purchase Emergency Food Supply in bulk. This will provide you with a large supply of food that can be stored for years. Additionally, you should also purchase a water purification system. This will allow you to purify any water sources that you come across, making them safe to drink. We recommend the Water Radiation Filter and BPA Free Water Storage Containers.
Creating a nuclear fall out shelter is an important task that should not be taken lightly. By following the steps above, you can ensure that you and your family will have enough food and water to last for an extended period of time.
By following these steps, you can create an emergency food supply that will last your family for a full year. However, if you want to be extra prepared, we recommend purchasing a 1 year supply of emergency food. This will provide you with a large supply of food that can be stored for years.
Nuclear reactor attacks
The vulnerability of nuclear plants to deliberate attack is of concern in the area of nuclear safety and security. Nuclear power plants, civilian research reactors, certain naval fuel facilities, uranium enrichment plants, fuel fabrication plants, and even potentially uranium mines are vulnerable to attacks which could lead to widespread radioactive contamination. The attack threat is of several general types: commando-like ground-based attacks on equipment which if disabled could lead to a reactor core meltdown or widespread dispersal of radioactivity; and external attacks such as an aircraft crash into a reactor complex, or cyber attacks.
The United States 9/11 Commission found that nuclear power plants were potential targets originally considered for the September 11, 2001 attacks. If terrorist groups could sufficiently damage safety systems to cause a core meltdown at a nuclear power plant, and/or sufficiently damage spent fuel pools, such an attack could lead to widespread radioactive contamination. The Federation of American Scientists have said that if nuclear power use is to expand significantly, nuclear facilities will have to be made extremely safe from attacks that could release radioactivity into the environment. New reactor designs have features of passive nuclear safety, which may help. In the United States, the NRC carries out "Force on Force" (FOF) exercises at all Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) sites at least once every three years.
Nuclear reactors become preferred targets during military conflict and, over the past three decades, have been repeatedly attacked during military air strikes, occupations, invasions and campaigns. Various acts of civil disobedience since 1980 by the peace group Plowshares have shown how nuclear weapons facilities can be penetrated, and the group's actions represent extraordinary breaches of security at nuclear weapons plants in the United States. The National Nuclear Security Administration has acknowledged the seriousness of the 2012 Plowshares action. Non-proliferation policy experts have questioned "the use of private contractors to provide security at facilities that manufacture and store the government's most dangerous military material". Nuclear weapons materials on the black market are a global concern, and there is concern about the possible detonation of a small, crude nuclear weapon or dirty bomb by a militant group in a major city, causing significant loss of life and property.
The number and sophistication of cyber attacks is on the rise. Stuxnet is a computer worm discovered in June 2010 that is believed to have been created by the United States and Israel to attack Iran's nuclear facilities. It switched off safety devices, causing centrifuges to spin out of control. The computers of South Korea's nuclear plant operator (KHNP) were hacked in December 2014. The cyber attacks involved thousands of phishing emails containing malicious codes, and information was stolen.
In April 2022 Taiwan News reported that an Anonymous-affiliated hacker Cyber Anakin had contracted COVID-19 and under five days long "Operation Wrath of Anakin: No Time to Die", hacked nuclear power plant interfaces in China, alongside other computer systems such as government websites, agricultural management systems, coal mine safety interfaces, and satellite interfaces, as acts of retaliation
What are the odds of a nuclear war or accident?
Nuclear plant accidents and incidents
with multiple fatalities and/or more than US$100 million in property damage, 1952-2011
|Date||Location of accident||Description of accident or incident||Dead||Cost
|September 29, 1957||Mayak, Kyshtym, Soviet Union||The Kyshtym disaster was a radiation contamination accident (after a chemical explosion that occurred within a storage tank) at Mayak, a Nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in the Soviet Union.||Estimated 200 possible cancer fatalities||6|
|October 10, 1957||Sellafield, Cumberland, United Kingdom||Windscale fire was a fire at the British atomic bomb project (in a plutonium-production-reactor) damaged the core and released an estimated 740 terabecquerels of iodine-131 into the environment. A rudimentary smoke filter constructed over the main outlet chimney successfully prevented a far worse radiation leak.||0 direct, estimated up to 240 possible cancer victims||5|
|January 3, 1961||Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States||Explosion at SL-1 prototype at the National Reactor Testing Station. All 3 operators were killed when a control rod was removed too far.||3||22||4|
|October 5, 1966||Frenchtown Charter Township, Michigan, United States||Meltdown of some fuel elements in the Fermi 1 Reactor at the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station. Little radiation leakage into the environment.||0||132||4|
|January 21, 1969||Lucens reactor, Vaud, Switzerland||On January 21, 1969, it suffered a loss-of-coolant accident, leading to meltdown of one fuel element and radioactive contamination of the cavern, which before was sealed.||0||4|
|December 7, 1975||Greifswald, East Germany||Electrical error in Greifswald Nuclear Power Plant causes fire in the main trough that destroys control lines and five main coolant pumps||0||443||3|
|January 5, 1976||Jaslovské Bohunice, Czechoslovakia||Malfunction during fuel replacement. Fuel rod ejected from reactor into the reactor hall by coolant (CO2).||2||1,700||4|
|March 28, 1979||Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania, United States||Loss of coolant and partial core meltdown due to operator errors and technical flaws. There is a small release of radioactive gases. See also Three Mile Island accident health effects.||0||2,400||5|
|September 15, 1984||Athens, Alabama, United States||Safety violations, operator error and design problems force a six-year outage at Browns Ferry Unit 2.||0||110|
|March 9, 1985||Athens, Alabama, United States||Instrumentation systems malfunction during startup, which led to suspension of operations at all three Browns Ferry Units||0||1,830|
|April 11, 1986||Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States||Recurring equipment problems force emergency shutdown of Boston Edison's Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant||0||1,001|
|April 26, 1986||Chernobyl, Chernobyl Raion (Now Ivankiv Raion), Kiev Oblast, Ukraininan SSR, Soviet Union||A flawed reactor design and inadequate safety procedures led to a power surge that damaged the fuel rods of reactor no. 4 of the Chernobyl power plant. This caused an explosion and meltdown, necessitating the evacuation of 300,000 people and dispersing radioactive material across Europe (see Effects of the Chernobyl disaster).
Around 5% (5200 PBq) of the core was released into the atmosphere and downwind.
|28 direct, 19 not entirely related and 15 children due to thyroid cancer, as of 2008. Estimated up to 4,000 possible cancer deaths.||6,700||7|
|May 4, 1986||Hamm-Uentrop, West Germany||Experimental THTR-300 reactor releases small amounts of fission products (0.1 GBq Co-60, Cs-137, Pa-233) to surrounding area||0||267|
|December 9, 1986||Surry, Virginia, United States||Feedwater pipe break at Surry Nuclear Power Plant kills 4 workers||4|
|March 31, 1987||Delta, Pennsylvania, United States||Peach Bottom units 2 and 3 shutdown due to cooling malfunctions and unexplained equipment problems||0||400|
|December 19, 1987||Lycoming, New York, United States||Malfunctions force Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation to shut down Nine Mile Point Unit 1||0||150|
|March 17, 1989||Lusby, Maryland, United States||Inspections at Calvert Cliff Units 1 and 2 reveal cracks at pressurized heater sleeves, forcing extended shutdowns||0||120|
|October 19, 1989||Vandellòs, Spain||A fire damaged the cooling system in unit 1 of the Vandellòs nuclear power plant, getting the core close to meltdown. The cooling system was restored before the meltdown but the unit had to be shut down due to the elevated cost of the repair.||0||220||3|
|March 1992||Sosnovyi Bor, Leningrad Oblast, Russia||An accident at the Sosnovy Bor nuclear plant leaked radioactive iodine into the air through a ruptured fuel channel.|
|February 20, 1996||Waterford, Connecticut, United States||Leaking valve forces shutdown Millstone Nuclear Power Plant Units 1 and 2, multiple equipment failures found||0||254|
|September 2, 1996||Crystal River, Florida, United States||Balance-of-plant equipment malfunction forces shutdown and extensive repairs at Crystal River Unit 3||0||384|
|September 30, 1999||Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan||Tokaimura nuclear accident killed two workers, and exposed one more to radiation levels above permissible limits.||2||54||4|
|February 16, 2002||Oak Harbor, Ohio, United States||Severe corrosion of reactor vessel head forces 24-month outage of Davis-Besse reactor||0||143||3|
|April 10, 2003||Paks, Hungary||Collapse of fuel rods at Paks Nuclear Power Plant unit 2 during its corrosion cleaning led to leakage of radioactive gases. It remained inactive for 18 months.||0||3|
|August 9, 2004||Fukui Prefecture, Japan||Steam explosion at Mihama Nuclear Power Plant kills 4 workers and injures 7 more||4||9||1|
|July 25, 2006||Forsmark, Sweden||An electrical fault at Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant caused multiple failures in safety systems that had the reactor to cool down||0||100||2|
|March 11, 2011||Fukushima, Japan||A tsunami flooded and damaged the plant's 3 active reactors, drowning two workers. Loss of backup electrical power led to overheating, meltdowns, and evacuations. One man died suddenly while carrying equipment during the clean-up. The plant's reactors Nr. 4, 5 and 6 were inactive at the time.||1 and 3+ labour accidents; plus a broader number of primarily ill or elderly people from evacuation stress||1,255–2,078 (2018 est.)||7|
|September 12, 2011||Marcoule, France||One person was killed and four injured, one seriously, in a blast at the Marcoule Nuclear Site. The explosion took place in a furnace used to melt metallic waste.||1|
With this guide, you now have all the information you need to create an emergency food supply for your family. So, what are you waiting for? Get started today!