The United States and Russia have been engaged in a war of words over military intervention in Syria, with both countries now mobilizing their armed forces in preparation for conflict. Though the U.S. public doesn’t appear to consider the developing situation in the region as a serious threat, the citizens of Moscow are being urged to prepare for nuclear war with America by stockpiling essential and life saving goods in their homes and bunkers.
Russian state-owned television is urging the country’s residents to stock their bunkers with water and basic foodstuffs because Moscow could go to war with Washington.
Warning that the potential conflict between the two superpowers would be “catastrophic,” an anchor for Russia’s Vesti 24 showed off shelves of food, recommending that people buy salt, oatmeal and other products that can last a long time on the shelves. Powdered milk lasts five years while sugar and rice can last up to eight years, the newscaster explained before showing videos of pasta cooking in a bomb shelter.
Moscow has built some 5,000 bunkers over the last decade and has been actively holding nuclear emergency drills in an effort to prepare residents for the possibility of a worst-case scenario global conflict.
While such a scenario playing out in the real world is likely a low probability event, it can most certainly happen, especially when tensions and rhetoric are running high as they are at the moment. With both countries possessing massive militaries and thousands of nuclear weapons, a small misstep or misunderstanding could very quickly devolve into a hot war, the likes of which the world has never seen.
All it takes is for one person to misinterpret a comment or strategic action and the red button gets pushed. And once that happens, all bets are off.
Taking the potential for such a threat seriously and making preparations before disaster strikes could be the difference between life and death. Citizens of Moscow and broader Russia are getting ready.
Here are five things we recommend you consider for your immediate preparedness needs in the event of nuclear war:
Advanced Tactical Gas Mask (Rated For Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies)
The Mestel SGE 400/3 BB Tactical Gas Mask provides unparalleled protection against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats.
Originally developed for military, law enforcement, and civil defense applications, the SGE 400/3 BB is now commercially available for use in personal defense.
Its game-changing introduction has created a whole new generation of “advanced” breathing protection devices the world over.
How it protects you:
- Effectively removes over 99.97% of poison gases, harmful vapors and radioactive solid particles from inhaled air when accompanied with a Multipurpose 40mm Standard A2B2E2K2P3/RD Threaded Filter
- Innovative face seal design allows perfect sealing every time while maintaining an exceptional degree of comfort.
- Transparent one piece visor face shield is made of heavy-duty polycarbonate material that protects the face and eyes against extreme-velocity impact forces
- Three individual ports allow for customized positioning of the filter. From a personal defense standpoint, the left and right side port option allows for a more comfortable gun aiming position
- Can be customized to include optional accessories that increase your personal protection factor. Add the built-in drinking system with canteen kit to provide you with a protected drinking source, upgrade to the integrated hood to protect your head neck and shoulders, or add the special lens frame adapter if you wear prescription eyewear.
Anti-Radiation Pills: Potassium Iodide (KI) Thyroid-Blocking Agent for Radiation Protection
No survival plan is complete without adequate protection against the harmful after-effects of a nuclear or other radiological event.
Protect yourself and your loved ones with iOSAT — it’s the only thyroid blocking agent that’s approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to protect against nuclear radiation emergencies. Potassium Iodide (KI), the active ingredient in iOSAT™, is clinically proven to protect against up to 99% of all radiation-induced thyroid damage when used as directed.
Head-To-Toe Total Body Protection Coveralls
Shield your entire body from the after-effects of a hazardous nuclear, biological, or chemical (N/B/C) event with total protection coveralls.
Head-to-toe protection begins with a multilayer film barrier constructed of tough 200-denier nylon. Specialized polyurethane laminate coatings reinforce the nylon fabric. Then several layers of this high-strength material are bonded together to create a non-porous, airtight seam structure throughout the bodysuit. Included Mil Spec Compliant Gloves offer superior hand protection.
Designed and manufactured in the USA, this coverall is suitable for rigorous activities and rugged situations.
The respirator-fit hood with cinched elastic opening allows for the integration of a tactical gas mask, providing complete coverage and protection.
Multipurpose 40mm Standard A2B2E2K2P3/RD Threaded Filter
This filter effectively removes over 99.97% of poison gases, harmful vapors and radioactive solid particles from inhaled air and provides respiratory protection that lasts an average of eight hours per filter, depending on particulate concentration and individual breathing rate.
The ultra-lightweight polypropylene filter housing is very durable and easy to carry in quantity
Emergency Freeze Dried Food Kits
If it hits the fan there is one class of items that are guaranteed to sell out within a few hours. We’ve seen it time and again in situations with earthquakes, hurricanes and snow storms.
Imagine for a moment what your grocery store will look like when emergency declarations of war are announced across the United States.
You’ll have about one hour to get there and chances are there will be complete pandemonium by the time you do.
Preparing in advance of an emergency is critical.
Mountain House is one of the most trusted names in long-term food storage.
Courtesy of SHTFplan.com