Sunday, March 13, 2011

What gun for asteroid?

I'm sure you've all seen the unbelievable devastation caused by the tsunami in Japan by now, and I must ask all the preppers out there... What preps for a 20 foot, 30 MPH wall of water?

My brother and I were talking about this on the way out to the desert yesterday, and we were at a bit of a loss. To me, it feels like the "What gun for X" hypotheticals about outlandish scenarios you might find yourself in, and what gun you would choose.

The only thing we came up with was strapping a boat to your roof, or some kind of floating ocean hamster ball.

The destruction in the videos is so relentless, so complete, that it's almost it IS unbelievable. It is a force of nature from which we have no defense.

May be a helipad on your roof?


Mike said...

I just moved to a landlocked place with no seismic activity. Gun? No... moving truck.

Xenosphobatic said...

Maybe a SAM suit might do. Can't really think of anything else.

NotClauswitz said...

Gun for asteroid is a 10-mile long rail gun launching a Japanese (or French) locomotive.
A tsunami is a 30mph wall of water with about 30-million cubic pounds of pressure behind it - ten-thousand locomotives even if only two feet tall - it's incredibly powerful.

Balloon? Gas or hot air, you just need to get a bit up above it and let it pass by below. A miss is as good as a mile.

Firehand said...

For asteroid, I think Crashr has it. For tsunami it's not gun, it's gunning the engine and running like hell.

Crotalus (Dont Tread on Me) said...

Preparations for a tsunami? A mountain, of course!