Category Archives: radiation

Belgium distributes Iodine tablets to all residents

Here’s the news story: Belgium Issues Iodine Pills to All Citizens in Nuclear Emergency Plan. “Belgium is to issue iodine tablets to its entire population as part of a revised nuclear emergency plan, a measure unveiled just months after it … Continue reading

3 Countermeasures against Radioactive Fallout

The information in this post comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) website: Radiation Emergency Medical Management. A radiation emergency might occur from a nuclear bomb, a dirty bomb, or a nuclear power plant disaster. The … Continue reading

Prepping and Nuclear Proliferation

At the recent Nuclear Security Summit, world leaders gathered to discuss “one of the greatest threats to global security — terrorists getting their hands on a weapon of mass destruction.” [VOA News] The use of a nuclear bomb or dirty … Continue reading

Inexpensive Radiation Detection: RADTriage Card

How can we prep for the possibility of radioactive fallout from a nuclear power plant disaster, dirty bomb, or, worst of all, a nuclear explosion? First, you need a way to detect the radiation level. Active radiation detectors, such as … Continue reading

Nuclear Proliferation and Islamic Extremists

An extremist Islamic mindset has been the root cause of many terrorist attacks over the last 13 plus years, from the 9/11 attacks in New York City (2001) to the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris (2015) earlier this month. But … Continue reading

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