10 Best Places for Surviving Nuclear Winter

By | December 29, 2015

This top 10 list examines 10 cities to escape to in case there is a nuclear winter.


10. Pitcairn Islands, Madagascar:


Madagascar Islands are a great escape for pathogenic disasters. There are no airports or seaports and is removed enough to survive just about any apocalypse. There is an added bonus: fertile lands, bananas, papayas, breadfruit and sweet potato are plentiful and edible fish are abound. The population right now is just at 50 people.

If you are a history major, you would remember reading about Hitler analyzing and weighing the Madagascar Plan, which sought to send Jews to Madagascar.


9. Scotland Bunker


100ft. below an old farmhouse in Scotland is a tunnel that leads to a 24,000 square-foot bunker that was built to shelter top government officials in an event of a nuclear attack. Today it is a cold war museum that houses a collection of military vehicles and a number of artifacts that may or may not be historically accurate. The bunker is good because it still contains much of its original equipment, for example the air filtering system, which interestingly enough still works to renew 1500 cubic meters of air per minute. Those military vehicles may also come in handy during the nuclear winter.


8. Bugarach, France:


If the legend is true and the southern French town of Bugarach is the only place to hide then by all means go there to save yourselves. Conspiracy theorists believe that the upside down mountain offers protection against end of the world. You never know what will happen, especially after the failed doomsday theories.


7. Mt. Rtanj, Serbia:


This is supposedly the place to be according to some cult weirdoes. A local legend has it that the mountain once swallowed an evil sorcerer who was supposed to be released on doomsday in a ball of fire. This makes it one of the ideal locations for cult weirdos to survive a nuclear winter.


6. Mount Yamantau, Mezhgorye, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia:

Mount Yamantau

While some countries stopped building nuclear bunkers at the end of the Cold War, Russia (or Soviet Union) was still putting the finishing touches on a few of theirs. Most of the Soviet Union’s super-secretive closed cities were opened up after communism collapsed, but a few dozen remain in Russia and Kazakhstan, including Mezhgorye, which services the Mount Yamantau project in the Urals.


5. Izmailovsky, Russia:


The first Stalin’s bunker was constructed at the beginning of WWII and served as an artery in case there was a nuclear war. This bunker is located on the outskirts of Izmailova market. There was another one built during the cold war and is located in the center of Moscow and it is called the Underground Command Post Tagansky.

Essentially Stalin’s bunker was built by Stalin to use in the event Hitler succeeded in taking down Moscow. Since Hitler never did, the bunker was not really used. I have been told that little of the furniture or decorations are actually original. Actually it is rather something striking to look at, so if you happen to be in the Izmailovksy area, you might check it out.


4. Yukon Territory, Canada:


The Yukon is the westernmost of the 3 territories in Canada. It is sparsely populated and these days the economy is heavily dependent on the federal government and tourism.  In addition to the many natural resources (gold, zinc, lead and silver)  that can be found in the Yukon, the territory has an abundance of water, fish, and game for everyone and a network of rivers for traveling through. There are no military targets on its back and is subject to minimal regulation and influence; making it one of the best location to survive a nuclear Holocaust.


3.  Chiang Mai, Thailand:

Chiang Mai

All you really need to know about this city in the North of Thailand is that it is where the famous investor Marc Faber lives. Faber is one of the gloomiest people you’ll ever meet in the investment world, constantly issuing warnings about where you should live in case there is war and what will happen to the dollar (it will be worth less than toilet paper).


2. Utah, USA



In the event of a nuclear collapse, it wouldn’t be a ridiculous idea idea to hightail it to Utah and make friends with the Mormons there. The Church of Latter-Day Saints strongly recommends that its people keep at least a year’s supply of food on hand at all times, as well as maintain a basic food garden.


1. Bouvet Island:


Bouvet Island is an uninhabited and small Norwegian island in the South Atlantic Ocean. It lies at coordinates 54°26′S 3°24′E. The closest land is the uninhabited Queen Maud Land, Antarctica, over 1,600 km away. The nearest populated lands are Tristan da Cunha, 2,260 km away and South Africa, is 2,580 km away.



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