How to survive radiation fallout or radiation emergency

Radiation exposure and survival
Fallout: when and how to protect yourself against it.

A flash of light, a blast of heat and wind, and the community is
vaporized into a mushroom cloud. It is one of the worst case
scenarios. You've thought of the devastation, but have you ever
really thought about how will you survive a nuclear attack or
accident? As a prepper, you need to have a plan to survive a
fallout.

If you survive the initial blast, consider yourself lucky. Most
deaths happen from the blast itself. Fallout is silent.
Unfortunately, wind currents can carry fallout from a nuclear
explosion for hundreds of miles if certain conditions prevail. You
can't see, smell or otherwise detect nuclear radiation with your
senses, which is why detection of radiation requires radiation
monitoring devices, such as the radiation detector, pictured
immediate left.

How to Survive Radiation Fallout
It doesn't take a ruthless dictator to contaminate your world with
radiation, it only takes a little human error or a natural disaster
to unleash a catastrophe. Think of the earthquake and tsunami
that followed which breached the Fukushima power plant, or think
of Three Mile Island plant in Pennsylvania, which was the worst
nuclear event in U.S. history. Know when and how to protect
yourself against radiation.

Two quick and inexpensive preps are you can do to protect
yourself are IOSAT Potassium Iodide tablets, pictured below and
Radiac Wash, pictured right.











  • IOSAT Potssium Iodid Tablets. Stockpiling of potassium
    iodide (KI) is highly recommended by health officials
    worldwide to prevent thyroid cancer of those exposed to
    radioactive iodine following a nuclear reactor accident or
    detonation of a nuclear weapon.

  • Biodex Radiacwash Towelletes. Radiacwash towelettes,
    can help wipe away radioactive contamination. Radiacwash
    works better than plain soap and water on metal isotopes
    and isotopes bound to metals.

How to Survive a Radiation Emergency

Here's how to Survive Radiation Exposure and Fallout...
Even if you don't have a bunker, there are many ways to help
protect your family from radiation fallout. Have your bugout bag
ready, and heed these life-saving tips...

#1: Be among the first to know.
If you don't already have an NOAA/All Hazard Weather Channels
with Alert and Weather Scan, get one now. With monitoring, the
government can project the fallout arrival times and warn its
citizens through the official warning channels, but the citizens
must have battery operated radios with short antennas which are
unaffected by the fallout.

The Midland 50-channel two-way radio, pictured right has the
power to provide you with Nuclear Power Plant Warnings, and
reaches 36 miles out. With it, you'll be among the first to know
about an accident or attack and how the currents are carrying the
fallout, so you can make a plan of action to bug in or bugout.

A short antenna radio is especially helpful to own if you live near
a nuclear power plant. According to FEMA,"Battery-powered radios
with short antennas generally would not be affected," by an
electroMagnetic pulse.

It doesn't hurt to check the map...

#2: Check to see if you live near a nuclear plant.
Did you know the first new nuclear reactor in 20 years went live in
Tennessee Oct. 20, 2016? Knowing the status of a nearby nuclear
power plant is important. It's much easier to avert danger if you
are many miles away from a plant. Do it now. Check the status of
U.S. Nuclear Power Plants to see whether the closest power plant
is operating, recently retired or soon to retire:





















#3: Get wise to radiation detection.
Radiation detection is something you can't do without if you live
in one of the red-dot zones list above. While you can get fancy, t
doesn't need to cost a lot. Radiation detection is available for as
little as $20.

Here are  some radiation detection options:

  • Tuck a RADSticker Dosimeter in your wallet or bugout
    bag. Tuck a RADSticker in your wallet or bugout bag as
    everyday carry. This postage stamp-sized dosimeter, pictured
    right becomes darker as it is exposed to radiation. Stick it
    onto the back of your driver's license or anything you keep
    close, for any future radiation emergency. RADStickerTM, a
    personal casualty dosimeter provides wearers with timely
    personal radiation exposure information in an event of an
    accident at a nuclear power plant or a nuclear or dirty bomb
    explosion. Information is key: and the objective of this low-
    cost RADSticker is to quickly determine if you need to seek
    medical treatment and this knowledge will also minimize the
    panic. The beauty of this yellow card also is that it's
    impervious to an EMP Bomb (electromagnetic pulse) because
    it requires no batteries.




















  • Radex geiger counter. The RADEX RD1212 Advanced
    Radiation Detector / Geiger Counter with Online Software,
    pictured immediate right in blue, is an affordable radiation
    detection solution in the $200 range, when compared to
    more expensive radiation detectors, running in the
    $500-$600 range.

#4: Assume the worst.
A prepper's motto is to hope for the best and prepare for the
worst. If you get wind of a nuclear power plant breach, a failure
or an attack, you should assume the worst so you can plot your
course of action. A simple breach at a nuclear power plant could
be as harmless as an X-ray, but usually the consequences are
much more severe. For example:
  • a failure killed nearly 200,000 people in Henan Province,
    China
  • The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was a partial
    meltdown that is still not contained.
  • an attack could mean a full melt down that would kill within
    days.
  • Chernobyl, Ukraine, was the worst nuclear disaster in history
    (the  fallout that was 400 times greater than that released
    in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima

When you assume the worst, you can take action to leave.
Unfortunately, the blast can significantly impact your evacuation!












#5: Have shelter supplies in place.
Storm shelters and even root cellars can provide a measure of
protection from fallout, as can fancy bunkers. If you can't afford a
fancy bunker, there are still things you can do to fortify your
home and avert fallout dangers.


  • Get sandbags for fortification of your shelter. Sandbags
    can help you fortify your home to block intruders at gates
    and entrances, but more importantly sandbags can help you
    to shield against radiation or bullets. The more mass the
    better! Create a space in your home with sandbags if you
    live near a nuclear power plant that may fail. You may feel
    the threat of nuclear war imminent and need a place to
    retreat in your home. Pictured immediate left, you can stock
    up by getting them 100 at a time. Fill them with sand, dirt,
    or gravel to be effective. Of course, sandbags are also
    effective for floods.

#6: Stock radiation protective gear.
Provide a protective layer between you and the radioactive
fallout. You can go out during the radioactive fallout for short
periods if you are well covered and keep the dust off your skin.
Wear heavy boots and wear pants tucked in or tied to avoid
having the fallout material touch your skin. If dust gets on you,
brush it off promptly.   Removing the outer layer of clothing can
reduce 90% of radioactive material. After you remove clothing,
head to the showers or wash yourself off as best you can as the
dust can burn your skin. If inhaled or ingested radioactive fallout
an cause internal damage. For these reasons, it's important to
stock protective gear if you live near a nuclear plant. At minimum
have a disposable chemical suit!

  • Radiation protective suit. Not everyone can afford the
    Demron Full-body biological protection suit, pictured
    immediate right in black, but having a disposable Tyvec suit,
    like the kind you bought for Ebola or other pandemic can be
    helpful just to keep off the radioactive fallout dust. For
    around $12-15, you can purchase a chemical suit that covers
    your body from head to toe. It doesn't contain the necessary
    lead as a barrier to the radiation, but it does ensure the
    radioactive dust stays off your skin. Other ideas for radiation
    protection
  1. Maternity tunics are available to guard pregnancies.
    There are also blankets and belly wraps available for
    similar use.
  2. Dental lead aprons also can provide a level of protection.


#7: Fill water containers for decontaminating.
You may have time before fallout arrives to fill containers with
water. The waterBob you have stored for hurricane, earthquake or
other disaster is handy in preparation of nuclear fallout to collect
water for decontamination.

The CDC warns that until test results are available, bottled water
is the only water that is free of contamination; however, using
the water you've saved in a waterBob is perfectly good water for
decontaminating. This water will be safe to use for washing skin,
hair, and clothing.

#8: Get a Radiological Water Filtration System for
drinking.
Boiling tap water does not get rid of radioactive materials.
The Seychelle water pitcher, pictured right, is the only water filter
on the market that provides up to 100% reduction of known
radiological contaminants.  Designed for use when disaster
strikes, the Seychelle water pitcher removes 100% of major
nuclear contaminants from drinking water, including removing
100% of gross beta, radium 226, uranium, cesium 137, strontium,
plutonium, radioactive iodine B1, and radon 222. Essential for a
variety of emergencies, including earthquakes, floods, fires and
radiological catastrophes! Protects your family with clean, safe
drinking water in the event of a radiological emergency with the
Seychelle water pitcher.


#9: Pack Nuclear anti-radiation tablets (Potassium
Iodate).*
A radiation leak from any one of 100 Nuclear Power plants in the
United States could be carried downwind for hundreds of miles,
potentially poisoning thousands or even millions of people in
largely populated areas. Don't wait for a terrorist attack to strike.
Be prepared with Nuclear Anti Radiation Tablets, such as
ThyroSafe, picture right or IOSAT, mentioned below  which are
much cheaper and just as effective.

































#10: Stock dietary pectin.
An apple a day may keep radiatin away! Dietary pectin is a
radioprotective agent. Here is the abstract which proves that
dietary pectin is a radioprotective agent.  Good to know for a
radiation emergency that your canning supplies come in handy.

#11: Know the powers of Sodium Bicarbonate
(baking soda).
Sodum bicarbonate "qualifies as a survival medicine," according to
Sodium Bicarbonate, Full  Medical Review by Mark Sircus, pictured
right. "In case of nuclear attack you will want quite a bit of it on
hand to protect your failing kidneys and other sensitive tissues."
Read also Baking Soda for preppers.

#12: Stock and plant foods that naturally detox
radiation.
Consider that these foods naturally detox radiation:
  1. Alfalfa sprouts
  2. Apples (because of the pectin)
  3. Bee pollen
  4. Beets
  5. Blue-green algae
  6. Broccoli
  7. Brown rice
  8. Garlic
  9. Ginger
  10. Kelp
  11. Leafy greens
  12. Miso
  13. Olive oil
  14. Onions
  15. Pumpkin
  16. Rosemary
  17. Spirulina
  18. Seaweed
  19. Wheat grass

#14: Build a Faraday cage.
A Faraday cage shields your electronic equipment from the
damaging effects of an electromagnetic pulse, which may happen
after a nuclear attack or accident.  Build one! The Survivalist Blog
has an entire section of their Web site devoted to
how to build a
Faraday cage.

#15: Arm yourself with a Nuclear Survival Manual.
Knowledge is power. The U.S. Armed Forces Nuclear, Biological
and Chemical Survival Manual, pictured at the top left hand of the
page, contains the best practices of the United States military,
completely edited and adapted for civilian use. This extensive
covers the basics of radiation survival:

  • Gain knowledge of an impending chemical attack using a
    simple warning system;
  • Protect against biological threats such as anthrax with a
    series of inoculations;
  • Guard against fallout from a terrorist nuke;
  • Achieve basic protection during chemical or biological attacks
    with a simple mask; and
  • Administer first aid after nuclear, chemical or biological
    attacks with a simple first aid kit.

  • Free Family Survival Manual. Here's a free guide from the U.
    S. Department of Defense from 1963! The Personal and
    Family Survival Manual, complete with instructions on how to
    build a family fallout shelter.

  • The Fallout Shelter: In 1961, reacting to U.S. government
    plans to survey, design, and build fallout shelters, the
    president of the American Institute of Architects, Philip Will,
    told the organization’s members that “all practicing
    architects should prepare themselves to render this vital
    service to the nation and to their clients.” Read more in the
    Fallout Shelters, pictured immediate left.

Communications will be key after any disaster and for radioactive
fallout, you'll find good news about communications.

Finally, know that the best way to survive the fallout is to leave.
Have your bugout bag ready

How to survive radiation fallout.
Radiation fallout: learn how to protect yourself against it and how
to detect it.
  • blasts
  • heat
  • radiation effect
  • and fallout

Fallout happens miles away from the blast.

  • What it is: bits of radioactive materials (atomized earth,
    rocks, and gasess thrown into the air) fall out of the
    mushroom of the nuclear explosion and settle onto the
    ground. Some is carried for hundreds of miles.  These bits of
    radioactive materials are dangerous.

  • How to detect it: Radiation can't be detected by humans.
    The most common way to detect radiation is through a
    Geiger counter (Geiger-Mueller tube).

What more you can do to protect yourself against radiation...

  • Pregnancy: For members of your family who are pregant or
    may become pregnant, consider buying protective maternity
    clothing. The garment, pictured bottom right will reduce the
    risks of everyday radiation for the unborn child, as it blocks
    excess RF radiation.


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Happy endings...
Now that you know more about radiation and have a nuclear
survival manual, a dosimeter, potassium iodate tablets, and a
protective suit for radiation survival.

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