Surviving World War 3 (taken from

Things You'll Need:

  • Preparation
  • Potassium Iodide Pills
  • A Water Purifier
  • A Safe Location1

First, analyze your location. Will your country be a combatant in World War 3? If so, you may want to consider moving to a safer place. For example, it is unlikely that places of little geopolitical importance will see much action in World War 3. Some parts of Asia and many parts of South America will probably remain unscathed. However, the Middle East and possibly parts of Europe, Asia and North America could suffer during World War 3.

After you have analyzed your location, decide if it is safe. If so, then stay put. If your current location is in a combatant nation, you may want to consider moving to a safer part of the globe.

Start preparing food storage, clean water and any other supplies you would need if life were disrupted by a massive war. You may not have electricity and the supermarkets could be closed.

Prepare a hiding place in a remote location, far from military bases, nuclear silos and large population centers. This will be your safe haven if war comes to a neighborhood near you

Get some potassium iodide pills to help protect from radiation poisoning. Also try to create a bunker with plenty of shielding from radiation.

Try to learn the language of any of the victorious nations. If you think China will win World War 3, then learn some Mandarin. If you think Russia, then learn Russian. If you think the Anglo-American nations will win World War 3, then be sure to speak English. This will come in handy because if you can work as an interpreter for foreign powers, you will have guaranteed safety, work, and food.

Basics of surviving a war

When you are hit by a bullet, and chances are you will be during a war, try to ensure that the bullet does not hit a vulnerable location. These vulnerable locations include the following:

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external image bluesquare.gif Bikini Area
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Don't Go Anywhere Near Helicopters (they're deathtraps)

Source for this information? Also, I know this is meant to be funny, but isn't surviving war about more than simply not getting shot near your vitals?
I think this political MMMMMMMMMMMMMM.jpgcartoon is a good example for this page. Although it's not a picture of being in the war and trying to survive, it is a picture that shows people choosing to go to war because they find it easier than getting a job. In other words; this economic crisis is really screwing us over and that a lot of people feel that war is a way to 'survive' this mess. War gives people a job and money, things we 'need' i suppose.


Photo of Bosnian Woman ​
This is a picture of a muslim women during the Bosnain war. During this time women were put into refugee camps where they were givin little food and water and often treated poorly by soilders. In the book S. a women who goes by S. is sent to a refugee camp where she lives in a place called the womens room. Here women are at the mercy of the soilders where they are raped and beaten by soilders on a daily basis. Surviving the womens room is a real challenge for S. and the other girls, one in which they must work together to overcome.
bosnian women

bosnian war story Bosnain War Story
This story is simialar to the book S. in that muslims were forced from their homes and seperated from families. In this story Nezdad and his father were seperated from his mother and sister while they were sent to another town. In order to avoid the war, Nezdad and his father were forced to travel through the woods in order to meet up with his mother and sister. After a long journey with little food and water they were able to reunite and start a new life in a new town. Nezdad and his family were much luckier then S. She was sent to numerous refugee camps where she was raped and beaten by soilders. Nezdad and his father demonstrated great survival skills suring war by managing to aviod soilders and being able to start a new life in a new town.

Buffalo Soldier, Dreadlock Rasta:
There was a Buffalo Soldier in the heart of America,
Stolen from Africa, brought to America,
Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival.

I mean it, when I analyze the stench -
To me it makes a lot of sense:
How the Dreadlock Rasta was the Buffalo Soldier,
And he was taken from Africa, brought to America,
Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival.

Said he was a Buffalo Soldier, Dreadlock Rasta -
Buffalo Soldier in the heart of America.

If you know your history,
Then you would know where you coming from,
Then you wouldn't have to ask me,
Who the 'eck do I think I am.

I'm just a Buffalo Soldier in the heart of America,
Stolen from Africa, brought to America,
Said he was fighting on arrival, fighting for survival;
Said he was a Buffalo Soldier win the war for America.

Dreadie, woy yoy yoy, woy yoy-yoy yoy,
Woy yoy yoy yoy, yoy yoy-yoy yoy!
Woy yoy yoy, woy yoy-yoy yoy,
Woy yoy yoy yoy, yoy yoy-yoy yoy!
Buffalo Soldier troddin' through the land, wo-ho-ooh!
Said he wanna ran, then you wanna hand,
Troddin' through the land, yea-hea, yea-ea.

Said he was a Buffalo Soldier win the war for America;
Buffalo Soldier, Dreadlock Rasta,
Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival;
Driven from the mainland to the heart of the Caribbean.

Singing, woy yoy yoy, woy yoy-yoy yoy,
Woy yoy yoy yoy, yoy yoy-yoy yoy!
Woy yoy yoy, woy yoy-yoy yoy,
Woy yoy yoy yoy, yoy yoy-yoy yoy!

Troddin' through San Juan in the arms of America;
Troddin' through Jamaica, a Buffalo Soldier# -
Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival:
Buffalo Soldier, Dreadlock Rasta.

Woy yoy yoy, woy yoy-yoy yoy,
Woy yoy yoy yoy, yoy yoy-yoy yoy!
Woy yoy yoy, woy yoy-yoy yoy,
Woy yoy yoy yoy, yoy yoy-yoy yoy!

This is a song by Bob Marley called 'Buffalo Soldier'. I don't think I need to explain why this is a good song or set of lyrics for this group. If you take the time to listen or read the lyrics I think you will agree with me. I'm now reading 'A long way gone' a book about the war in Africa. In this song it brings both wars together both countries. It shows that their needs to be survival every where.

Actually, you should explain. Your interpretation of the lyrics might be different from mine.


Birth Defects cause by depleted Uranium
During the Gulf War American troops used bullets enhanced with depleted Uranium. These shells slowly emit radiation, poisoning anyone who comes in contact with them and cause severe health defects to infants, shown above. DU shells were used by attack planes, heavy machine guns and tanks by american forces en mass. The devastation has been incredible.

Link to source?

"In this place death is no longer remote or foreign...death is a constant compainion in our lives..."

This quote from the book S. demonstrated how the women are fighting for their lives on a daily basis. Death has become such a part of everday life to these women because they are faced with it everyday. Death is so possible for any of these women that just making it through one day is considered a survival skill. These women are forced to take care of each other in order to survive and keep living for just one more day.

" S. senses that here the survival instinct is the highest law of existence."

This is another quote from S. that demonstrates survival. Here S. talks about how survival skill are the most important skill to have. S. along with the other women are put in situations that require intense survival skills in order to stay alive. These survival skills are not only physical but emotional as well. These girls are forced to think to themselves that there lives are worth living while the soilders make them feel useless.

The Face of Mourning

Well I know mournings's face
whom the Sarajevo wind strafes
while flipping through newspaper pages
stuck together from pools of blood
on the street where I awkwardly watch
my steps with a small loaf of bread under my arm.
It's in the river too
when its waves sway a dead woman's body
on whose arm I notice a watch
as I run across the bridge with a bucket full of milk.
And, in the chill of December, I saw that face in a hand motion
that stuffed a shoe of a never grown child
into a wood-burning stove.
It's a face that returns its thanks on the back of family photographs
that flutter beneath garbage trucks.
And it is the face that rebukes a trembling pencil
for being incapable of writing a bulky dictionary of lament.
A face which nightly keeps me from sleeping
which is why I watch my neighbor
who is always awake by the window
staring into the blind darkness.

Source? Author?

The Faces of Morning Discription

This is a poem titled "The Face of Morning" which is published in a journal titled "Mourning of Sarajevo". This poem describes the unsafe living in a town called Sarajevo. In the book S. S. is from Sarajevo. She was taken away from there and placed in a refugee camp due to the war. This poem demonstrates survival because like the man in the book, simple tasks such as getting milk or bread are dangerous in that death is on the line. This man witnesses dead bodies on the street of his own town and knows that just walking down the street without being shot at is a survival skill.

In this picture is a man with a gun. I looked up pictures from Africa, but I was thinking of how sad it really is that people use violence as a way to survive. I some times wonder what caused war and pain and hate. I wish that we could eliminate those things in a result of "world peace" but such a thing can never exist now. I guess my word of advice to you is that you find happiness in your own life.

I didn't like this picture because all the dogs in it, but because the message it sent. "When you are in deep trouble, say nothing, and try to look like you know what you're doing" in other words, in times of distress, keep your head down and pretend your ok with whats around you. I don't think that war is the only type of "survival" that we go through. We are always trying to survive till the next day comes. Sometimes I wish that survival wasn't a word that needed to be said.

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"I am not dreaming
Of a hope-victory-life.
I am just dreaming
Of a hope-survival-life."

This poem is one i like. Life isn't about victory, but about surviving. It can remind you a lot about war and just wanting to survive it. I sometimes wonder what the world would be like with out war. And some times it saddens me to view the world, and the people around me and see how negative this world has become. All I can do to live a happy life is forget the pain that is going on around me and move on with my own life.

Where is your summary and analysis of this topic? How does your definition of what it means to survive war change when you take into account the different points of view shown through each of your books as well as the perspectives demonstrated through everything else you have added to this page?