Top 10 Ways to Survive in a World War

In case if there's another World War. 2020s couldn't be worse. This is Top 10 Ways to Survive in a World War. Combined, these can keep you safe throughout the war.
The Top Ten
1 Avoid confrontation and fights

This is the best way to survive the war. Unless you're in the armed forces, avoid it. If someone invades your place, avoid any interaction. Don't come close to them. Defend yourself if you have to. Having a weapon will be good. You need to learn how to use it. Other than guns, knives, bats, pepper spray, and batons are good too. It will be better to fight in a group than alone. You have a better chance to win. Be ready to run away if you can't fight them and they attack you. Run to another place where they can't find you.

2 Make a survival kit

Make a kit as soon as possible after the war starts. Knowing what to put in your survival kit is important. Put as many supplies as you can. You need to include food (non-perishable), water, a battery-powered radio, flashlight, first aid kits, clothes (for winter and summer), medicine, knife, multitool, outdoor water purifier, waterproof matches, fire lighter, hygiene items, baby supplies (if you have babies), pet supplies (if you have pets), whistle, backpack, batteries, etc.

It's better if you bring food you can eat without cooking. It will be easier if there's no electricity. Bring canned foods, cookies, snacks, pasta, rice, and beans. Darkness will be dangerous, especially if you are in the jungle. To avoid injuring yourself, bring a flashlight. Don't forget a spare battery. If your radio needs batteries, bring those as well. Long-sleeved clothes provide more protection than short-sleeved ones. Put your survival kit in a place that is easy to access. If you have seeds, bring them.

3 Find the safest place

Big cities like London, Tokyo, and Paris are the most dangerous places to be in a war. Go to rural areas, villages, or small towns. This is because the fighting often happens in big cities and places with high populations. If you can go to other countries that are safer, do so. This could be a country in Oceania, Africa, or Asia (only some places). Most global superpowers with nuclear weapons and other dangerous weapons are in the north. The south is the safest place. Countries like New Zealand, Australia, and Argentina are the safest.

If you have a good amount of supplies and shelter, you can go to Antarctica. It was the site of the world's first nuclear arms agreement in 1959. The Antarctic Treaty banned the detonation of all nuclear weapons, but living there will be hard. Another safe place is Easter Island, 2000 miles from South America (if you have a good amount of supplies). Always be ready to flee to other places.

4 Finding a safe water source

Water is one of the most important things for humans. Finding a clean water source during the war will be hard. You need to search for a water source before the stored drinkable water is gone. You should prepare an outdoor water purifier. It will make it easier to survive. Remember, clear water doesn't mean it's drinkable. Most groundwater and rainwater are safe. The safest choice is running water. The faster, the better. Water is cleaner the closer you get to its source. Don't drink salt water. Remember to purify the water.

You also need to preserve the water for emergencies. If you don't have a water purifier, learn to make one. If there's a mountain nearby, look at the foot of the cliffs. If there are mosquitoes and flies, there is water nearby.

5 Make and learn to use first aid kits

It is important to treat injuries or illness. It's important to know where you put your kits. Place your kits where you can easily access them. Having more than one kit would be better since it will be easier to access. Your kits should at least contain medicine, alcohol wipes, antiseptic hand cleanser, adhesive bandages, adhesive cloth tape, a guide, oral thermometer, adhesive tape, anesthetic spray, antibiotic cream, gloves, safety pins, scissors, ice packs, rubbing alcohol, and tweezers.

You can learn how to use them from the guide or the Internet. Other than first aid kits, hygiene supplies are important to prevent infection. Putting together a hygiene kit will help you take care of your body's needs while also preventing infectious diseases. Hygiene kits include soap, toilet paper, feminine products, and diapers.

6 Avoid injuries and infection

You must stay away from fighting places. It's very likely that there are bombs or landmines that can injure or kill you. If there's an unusual object, don't touch it. You can use first aid kits to treat small injuries. Wash your wounds with clean water and cover them with bandages. CPR is important too. Remember to clean yourself with water to avoid any infection. Remember to purify any water that isn't bottled. If you don't have a water purifier, you can also boil it. Boiling the water for 10 minutes will kill any pathogens in it.

7 Find or make a perfect shelter

Brick buildings are the best types of buildings to protect yourself. If there's a basement, go to the basement. The basement is a safer place. If there's an attack, go to a building only if you are sure the building can provide you protection. It depends on the construction of the building and how close you are to the attack. Stay away from windows and exterior doors. Go to a room without windows as it will be safer. Bombs will blow out any windows. Stay away from flammable things because they will ignite from the bomb heat.

After the attack, stay inside. If you flee from the city to the woods, protect yourself by making a shelter. Do it as soon as possible to avoid any problems. Make sure the location of the shelter is good. You can learn to make a shelter on YouTube.

8 Stay updated

Information about the war is really important for survival. You will know which areas are safe or dangerous. If you can use social media, do it. Social media is one of the most reliable sources for news. Just make sure the news is true.

If you don't have social media or a phone, use a battery-powered radio. You can also ask any people you meet about any news, but this can be dangerous.

9 Learn how to find and make food

In WWII, countries that didn't participate in the war still faced food shortages. If you don't have any food, you can hunt or fish. You might want to bring the necessary equipment with you. You can also make traps. The easiest way to find food is by eating insects. Insects are easy to catch and kill and have a good amount of protein and fats that will help you survive. You can check under logs. You can eat most insects, but avoid spiders and flies.

Remember, only eat them when they are dead. Insects with hard shells should be cooked before eating. Other than insects, you can eat berries and mushrooms. If you want to eat berries, stick to ones that you recognize. Don't eat white berries since most are toxic. If you want to eat mushrooms, look for wild mushrooms near dark and damp areas or on dying trees in the woods. Be careful because if you eat the wrong mushroom, you could become ill and die. If you're not sure about whether a mushroom is safe to eat, don't eat it.

There are lots of wild plants in the woods that you can eat, but you need to make sure you're eating ones that aren't toxic. If you're not sure what plant you're picking, don't eat it. Remember to wash the plants before eating. Hunt small animals rather than large animals. Large animals are harder to kill and can potentially injure you if you fail to kill them.

10 Use phone and compass

The one thing we all can't live without these days is our mobile phones, but if civilization collapses, they will not be of much use at all. However, there is one feature on your mobile that will continue working for at least a couple of months, and that's GPS. If the satellites are abandoned, we can use it for a few months. The map function will continue working as it relies on satellite signals and not the mobile phone network. One thing that doesn't rely on modern technology is a compass.

The Contenders
11 Stay with family
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