I would suggest iodine in med kit. A few drops in your water
to help with radiation.
Definately a ham radio
which brings one to need a self sufficient renewable power plant onboard. i.e. solar panels
with LifePo4 battery
Thermal and night vision viewing systems. New HD digital radar
. And of course a water maker with 3 to 5 years worth of filters.
nets, lures and spearfishing gear
Personal protection gear
such as hand to hand long blade knifes, rifles, handguns and plenty of amo. Kevlar vests would be worthwhile as well.
Situational awareness a must.
1. Prepare to move quickly from Europe
and North America - follow news of heightened tension between known western adversaries such as Russia
, Iran, N Korea
. The need for rapid relocation priot to a first attack is to preserve your electronics
from an EMP attack. Have an onboard Faraday cage for a spare handheld ham radio
, batteries, and GPS
. Also carry and know how to use a sextant
. I would aslo have a spare solar
MPT controller and 4 LifePO4
spare batteries. All in a faraday cage. All to protect against a surprise EMP first strike. If you are out of EMP shockwave range of Europe
and North America these precautions generally will not be required.
2. If in the Northern Hemisphere prepare to relocate bellow to the Southern Hemisphere immediately following a nuclear exchange in the North. Simple reason is Northern Hemisphere winds don't crossover with Southern winds. The bulk of nuclear radiation will circulate in the North. In the case of a full nuclear war there are bases in the southern hemisphere that would likely be attacked. I will refrain from naming them but they total less than 4 so even then atmospheric radiation in the Southern Hemisphere will be enormously less than in the North. This is why you have billionaires owning properties in Southern Argentina
I'm a little concerned with the latest news over the past 48 hours. Putin has told his population to prepare for a nuclear war. Today his Defense Minister told all citizens to be within 40 minutes of a nuclear shelter. Yesterday Putin called on all Russians living overseas to return to Russia
. This follows his earlier call for all Russians studying abroad to return to Russia immediately. All diplomats and staff are flying back to Russia.
Is preparing for a global nuclear war using your boat as your survival pod such a silly idea? We have never had a nuclear war and I pray that we never will.
Just as an aside. After 9/11 when I had offices on Wall Street and kived in NY. I bought a power boat
and had it fully fueled at all times. It was my rapid escape vehicle. Anybody remember how all the bridges and tunnels were locked down following 9/11. Intel and DOD were worried about a durty bomb attack on NYC
. Last thing I wanted was to be trapped with no way out.
But here I am. Didn't need the power boat
but I had a lot of fun with her. Having a global travelling sail boat that is well equiped may never need to be used in a worst case scenario but it will privide a lot of fun.
Let's hope the current
world tensions will subside and life goes on as normal