I have been interested in homesteading for several years and am currently saving and considering where I might like to buy some property. Here is a question I have for anyone who might wish to respond.... For those of you who have purchased acreage on which to homestead, has the threat of someone detonating a nuclear weapon ever entered into your thoughts? I know that's an awful question and probably one that most haven't even contemplated but when I look at the trends in the world today, the animosity which so many people feel for Americans and their increasing abilities to strike us here, I feel it's inevitable that sometime, somewhere in the future someone will explode a nuclear device in this country, either a conventionally launch missile or a bomb brought into the country. I've done some research on radiation patterns and it appears that areas within about 200 miles of an explosion are hopelessly contaminated for about 10 years (longer, the closer the land is to the explosion). Honestly, has this entered into anyone's considerations about homesteading? I know this is a morbid topic and I promise I am not a pessimist but the thought of that possibility really bothers me. I would appreciated any good comments or feedback on this sad topic.