In the past few weeks tensions have been mounting yet again following the alarming case of the poisoned Russian spy and his daughter in Salisbury. With the removal of 23 Russian diplomats from the United Kingdom, and America declaring it’s full support for Britain, it is all looking familiar to those who were around in the 1980’s to see Thatcher and Regan stand united against what was then the Soviet Union. But the 1980’s were dark and scary times for many, as the world seemed to hang by a thread and the very real threat of nuclear annihilation was a constant unwelcome companion to the British public. Nuclear sirens were regularly tested, ready to give the famous ‘four-minute warning’ if they needed to. The Government produced (a much maligned and unrealistic) help booklet, Protect and Survive and on the television, hard hitting drama Threads, terrified Britain in 1983 with it’s grim and realistic portrayal of what nuclear war would look like to the masses. Even in the music world the threat of world war three wasn’t far away, with Frankie Goes to Hollywood having a number one hit with the song, Two Tribes.
With the fall of the Berlin wall in November 1989, the Soviet Union collapsed, and the world welcomed in a new era of peace. It seems that now, sadly, we are heading back down the same path as before – but what will the consequences be? And can you really survive a nuclear war? The lucky few have their own nuclear bunkers, hidden deep underground in the countryside. Since the end of the cold war, they have been decommissioned and fallen into a state of disrepair, but for a poignantreminder of how serious the threat was taken you can go and look around a real nuclear bunker, – restored to how it was in the days when the possibility of it being needed on a moments notice was very real indeed.
The best chance that you would have of surviving, if you, like most people don’t have access to a nuclear bunker, is to be away from any large cities and any military locations such as RAF bases. Head for the countryside and make sure that you have the correct supplies from an outdoor survival store like Anglo Forro. A tent, a battery-operated radio, and plenty of drinking water are some of the main things that you will need for survival. Hopefully, it won’t come to that and the human race will continue to survive for centuries to come.