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Offline Greenguy

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Nuclear Discussion Board
« on: February 11, 2015, 05:07:01 PM »
First off, I want to thank the admin for setting up this separate board for all things nuclear. 
Second, I'm happy to be the first one making a post in this board, and especially happy to make that post one of survival.  After all, we prep to survive, and nuclear emergencies are survivable.
People prep for a lot of different reasons but not for nuclear fallout.  Why is that?  Do some preppers feel that it is too far "out there", or is there another reason?
As far as I'm concerned, to prep and stop short of at least considering what you might do in the event of a nuclear emergency is a big mistake. 
It's not a mistake because the threat of a nuclear emergency is imminent, but because being prepared for such a serious thing would most likely make you (by default) prepared for almost anything else that could possibly come your way.
So, lets roll up our sleeves and discuss fallout, shelters, easy prepare food, filters, sanitation, security, medical, etc....!

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Re: Nuclear Discussion Board
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2015, 09:54:45 PM »

NCR/NBC. Good idea.

With earthquakes on the rise, or so it seems, the opportunity for a nuclear power station to meltdown and release radioactive debris is an ever growing possibility. For a couple of decades all out nuclear war has retreated to the, anything is possible.....again. Not to mention rogue groups getting their grubby little hands on a dirty bomb. Fallout, blast and radiation sickness are back on the table of possible things to prepare for. The NBC environment is not impossible to survive....however, it is a costly venture. For soldiers on the NBC battlefield, you can only hope your backing government has invested in the required PPE (personal protective equipment) in enough volume to see you through your tour of duty. As a civilian, you are on your own, you will have to be your own quartermaster (QM).

Minimum gear would include such items as:

Gas mask and filters. (Filter only last about 24 hours in a nuclear environment and as little as 8 hours in certain chemical environments.)
NBC suit. (I can't recall the life-cycle of the bunny suit - probably not long enough.)
NBC Booties & gloves. Rubber overboots and industrial rubber gloves may be adequate substitutes.
Seal. You need to seal the joints between gloves and suit, as well as, boots and suit. Duct tape, gun tape, 100 mph tape, tuct? tape could all work.

If you, plan to be mobile in a NBC environment; you will also need the means to de-comtaminate every time you return to your base of operations. No good being protected outside, only to bring back enough radioactive isotopes on your PPE to poison everyone inside your shelter.

Speaking of shelter......where to start???? I am sure a quick search of the internet will reward you with the exact thickness of material to survive all the different radioactive energies that could be sent your way - by accident or intential. Alpha rays - do not need much to protect you, and a bit more will also protect you from Beta rays.....however, gamma radiation and X-rays require substantial protection - including cement walls with possible steel and/or lead (pB) liners. The shelter will need a forced air system to keep contaminated air out and you will need to filter the air you bring in to breathe.

A Geiger Counter or similar tool for measuring the radiation levels would be wise to have. Personal dosimeters would be nice to have for each person in your shelter and the machines necessary to read the dosimeter.

Avoid living downwind from a reactor and if outside an area that gets bombed, move to location that is not downwind of ground zero.

This is just the start of this topic. It only gets better from here.  ;)



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Re: Nuclear Discussion Board
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2015, 10:44:14 AM »
This a very in depth topic. Here is a link to an excellent PDF book on the subject. Well worth reading.


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Re: Nuclear Discussion Board
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2015, 01:32:09 PM »
Thanks for the link JAB, I also reposed it under "Prepper info, PDF's and downloads" in the "Books, E-books, PDF's and other Data"  section. You can never have enough links to good reading.
It may never happen. Best to be prepared just in case.