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Am I screwed planning my life in Maine if there is nuclear actions. Seams to mean like a bomb ANYWHERE would bring fallout to me? Any thoughts?
 

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Most people are in this boat. (majority of population are in fallout prone areas) You can find many resources on how to build small fallout shelters. Simple baffle wall, 36'' of dirt over your head and air vents. Personally I like the idea of threading an air vent so it will take a NATO gasmask canister. Change and seal in plastic as needed. Stock up for food, water, and sanitation needs.
 

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Unfortunately new england is the tailpipe of the country. It is not that difficult to prepare for fallout. Maine should avoid a direct blast at least. Maine is a possible BOL for me. Plenty of land and a low population.
 

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Plans are for us to move to Maine pending a few financial actions that must be settled first. Tired of heat in the 90's everyday. Seasons consist of: a)Tourist b)Mosquito and c)Hurricane. Nothing here but materialistic values and cheap beer, illegals and high violent crime rate. Nuke me in Maine, I'll evaporate happier there. I need snow, turning leaves, and clean air.
 

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GMDSS,

I hope you enjoy Maine if you make it there. I have grown up there and lived there my whole life. The economy is not great. There are a lot of red necks north of Portland and Augusta (myself included! red neck and north of Augusta) But the they are friendly and will help you in bad times and that is what is important....That is as long as you move there with the idea that you want to join that lifestyle and not change it. it. We don't like that.:D: It is the same with any rural area I think.

Back to the topic....I guess I need to learn more about the long term affects of fallout because It is hard to think of how soon things could be "back to normal" When can I come out of my shelter and start planting again and what not. Anyways, not a very "deep" topic. Just wanted some thought. Thanks
 

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i'm born and raised in maine you better prepare for long winters and tourist hating folks in the back 40's seriously.
There's the old joke about a fellow who from boyhood on when to Maine every summer to a place they had there. Some 40 years later when his parents died he kept the place and went there every summer. Then he retired there. In a coffee shop one morning he called himself a local. To which someone said... just because the cat has kittens in the oven we don't call them muffins.

That is the attitude you will run into.
 

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That is the attitude you will run into.
SO true. It really helps keep the city folk away who want to develope and change things. I am sure those in Montana who are getting over run with folks from California can agree. As I said earlier, it's not good for the economy but if I wanted a stronger economy I would move to one of the other NE states. If I want to do what ever I want and have privacy I move to Maine...north of Augusta of course.

Just to keep on topic....hope the majority of fallout would land south of me. Probably not though.
 

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SO true. It really helps keep the city folk away who want to develope and change things. I am sure those in Montana who are getting over run with folks from California can agree. As I said earlier, it's not good for the economy but if I wanted a stronger economy I would move to one of the other NE states. If I want to do what ever I want and have privacy I move to Maine...north of Augusta of course.

Just to keep on topic....hope the majority of fallout would land south of me. Probably not though.
I know where you are coming from. I'm originally from the south. Where I lived in NC was a great place until a bunch of rich yankees moved there, bought all the property, posted "no hunting" signs, and drove up the real estate prices. Now I'm stationed in Brunswick and work two weeks of the month in Rangeley. I have to agree about the lower part of maine. A bunch of hippie protesters driving subaru's with Obama stickers. As I drive up north there is a big change in people, I feel like I'm in the south only with cold weather and different accents.
 

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:) Rangeley theres good Gold in them hills Maine is wonderful its easy to get lost in a few acres of land. Sometimes you forget people are around. If you stock up and dont need to hit the towns which take a hour for me to get to a wal-mart, then you dont see many folks. Just remember if you come to Maine dont judge the state by the retards you see outside a beer store getting drunk and yelling to get some attetion. I personally wasnt born in Maine, but in Cali. Lived all over the US but after leaving the Army settled in Maine because i honestly think its one of the best states to live. Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho were pretty nice as well. I hate the citys, but dont miss a chance to drive threw them and see the sheep run about their errands.
 

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LOL Some good posts.We moved to Maine in july from a city in Mass. Been wanting to come here for a long time. We are north of Augusta. I couldn't believe how friendly and helpfull the people are here. Not like in the city. Oh yes, they call us flatlanders, but it's not in a mean way. It is more expensive to live here though. Don't ask me why. But there are the dollar stores and the church thrift shops. We love it here and would not go back for anything. I feel so much freer. AND...they believe in the right to bear arms and protect you and yours.
 

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I have given this subject a ton of thought over the past 20 something years. Overall we here in Maine are in an excellent position in case of nuclear attack. both our distance from know targets and wind currents aloft and at ground level do not place us in the direct line of fire for heavy fallout. Most of it from the midwest and east coast will be carried over us by the jet stream, what does fall can easiily be dealt with. Our nice rainfall amounts and seasonal snows will work wonders at clearing out what does fall. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have on this subject.
 

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Properly storing and sealing food and water from fallout (which is nothing more than radioactive dust) would be a better use of time than building a bomb shelter.
 

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Washington state for me! thank you pacific winds!:)
 

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There is a section of coastal Oregon or maybe Washington state that wouldnt get any fallout at all. I think it is the only place in the US that wouldnt.
 

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Plans are for us to move to Maine pending a few financial actions that must be settled first. Tired of heat in the 90's everyday. Seasons consist of: a)Tourist b)Mosquito and c)Hurricane. Nothing here but materialistic values and cheap beer, illegals and high violent crime rate. Nuke me in Maine, I'll evaporate happier there. I need snow, turning leaves, and clean air.
Lots of black flies in spring here. As far as pollution, we have the paper mills. And a lot of the water is polluted because of it too. We can't even drink the tap water. You can smell strong chlorine. And it's also got fluoride. You can't fish in a lot of rivers and lakes because the fish are contaminated. The crime rate is pretty low, but the cost of living is high. We have one grocery store and it's too much for us so we drive 30 miles twice a month to Wally World. And you want snow? Come on up! LOL There are hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails.
 

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:) Rangeley theres good Gold in them hills Maine is wonderful its easy to get lost in a few acres of land. Sometimes you forget people are around..
EXCELLENT! thats just what i'm looking for! lol..I have been pushing to move my troops up there. Hubby is from Long Island, originally. We are planning to go up and check it all out in the near future.
 

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as long as you aren't a m******* people will probably be nice to you haha

I am one of those guys who has been going every summer and will get the camp and keep going then maybe retire there. I know a lot of locals though and have a lot of family who still live in the area so I'm hoping I could pull it off.

Maine is also a possible BOL for me as we have a cabin and a family farm there, but I too an worried about Maine being the tailpipe of the country in regards to fallout.
 

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Lots of black flies in spring here. As far as pollution, we have the paper mills. And a lot of the water is polluted because of it too. We can't even drink the tap water. You can smell strong chlorine. And it's also got fluoride. You can't fish in a lot of rivers and lakes because the fish are contaminated. The crime rate is pretty low, but the cost of living is high. We have one grocery store and it's too much for us so we drive 30 miles twice a month to Wally World. And you want snow? Come on up! LOL There are hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails.
We were hoping that it would be a lot cleaner up North, around the Houlton area. Let me know your thoughts if you would!
 
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