"Oh, well, in many parts of the country, kids were trained in school to duck under their desks when the nuclear alarm rang. Not that ducking under their desks would have done them the slightest bit of good. Many homes even had air raid shelters in their basement of backyard. Nuclear bomb shelters!
"If they were truly air tight, and if you could truly stay done there for weeks and weeks until the nuclear fallout had passed, some people might have survived that way. But, in the meantime they would have been fighting off their neighbors and maybe perishing from eating rotten food. Who knows?"