Category Archives: radiation

Testing Your Home for Radon

Many preppers have a considerable amount of stored supplies in the basement of their home. The basement is also the safest location in almost any building, from a one-story home to a multi-story office building, for protection from radioactive fallout. … Continue reading

Nuclear Fallout: Which Room Is Safest?

Suppose that there is nuclear fallout in your region of the country. Fleeing the area might be your first instinct. Think carefully before you make that decision. If you are caught in a massive traffic jam, in the midst of … Continue reading

Radioactivity from Japan flowing toward U.S. West Coast

Ocean water contaminated with radioactivity from the Japanese (Fukushima) nuclear power plant disaster (March 2011) is headed for the U.S. west coast. It is expected to hit us in 2014. But some radioactivity is already near our coast, affecting sea … Continue reading

Prepping for Nuclear Fallout

I’ll try to keep this post focused on the prepping and survival aspects of the topic, as opposed to the politics of the situation. Why should preppers focus some time and effort on preparing for the possibility of nuclear fallout? … Continue reading

Cancer Risk from Radiation Exposure

This post is a quick summary of the increasing risk of cancer with exposure to radiation. To my mind, there are two levels of risk: proven and unproven. Scientists have information on cancer risk from the great harm done by … Continue reading

What You Need to Know about Iran’s Nuclear Program

Yesterday’s post topic was fun; today’s topic is very serious. I don’t want to get into the politics of U.S. foreign policy and Middle East tensions. But to be prepared for any possible serious disaster, we occasionally need to consider … Continue reading

Antacids as a Treatment for Exposure to Nuclear Fallout

This prepping and survival post contains important information on using simple OTC antacids as a treatment for internal contamination with radioactive isotopes from nuclear fallout. The radioactive fallout might come from a nuclear power plant disaster, or a dirty bomb, … Continue reading

Yes, KI Tablets Really Work

This post is in answer to a reader question, commenting on my previous post: Do those potassium iodide [KI] tablets really work? The answer, from the FDA is very clear. KI tablets are very effective in preventing the thyroid from … Continue reading

The Effects of Radiation Exposure

I’ve been researching the topic of nuclear radiation, and so I’ve decided to update an older post: What Level of Radiation Exposure is Safe? First, a brief introduction to the topic. Radiation exposure is measured in two different ways: 1. … Continue reading

North Korean Nukes and Prepping

We’ve talked a few times before about the dangers if Iran eventually gets nuclear weapons. But North Korea actually has working nuclear bombs. Iran has threatened the U.S. But not as openly and at as high a political level as … Continue reading

Putting Together a Radiation Emergencies Kit

How might we prepare for radiation emergencies? This prepping and survival blog post suggests assembling a set of supplies in a compact kit to deal with possible radioactive fallout from a nuclear power plant disaster, dirty bomb, or even a … Continue reading

What Level of Radiation Exposure is Safe?

I’ve been researching the topic of nuclear radiation, and so I’ve decided to update an older post: What Level of Radiation Exposure is Safe? First, a brief introduction to the topic. Radiation exposure is measured in two different ways: 1. … Continue reading