Category Archives: radiation

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

Radioactive Fallout Survival

Suppose that a nuclear power plant disaster, or a dirty bomb, or — worst case scenario — a nuclear bomb explosion, releases radioactive fallout in your area. What are your options, and how might you prepare? We all know what … Continue reading

A Primer on Radioactive Fallout

This prepping and survival blog post is about the three most likely sources of radioactive fallout: (1) a nuclear power plant disaster, (2) a dirty bomb, or (3) a nuclear bomb or missile explosion. The most likely of the three … Continue reading

Rare but Severe Disaster Scenarios

It is useful to prepare for less severe disasters, as these tend to be more common: power outages, hurricanes, snow storms, economic downturns, and anything else that might present a relatively limited disruption to daily life. But there is no … Continue reading

Inexpensive passive radiation detectors: RADSticker vs. RADTriage

Radiological disasters can occur from a nuclear power plant failure, or a dirty bomb, or the fallout from a nuclear explosion. A power plant failure can be caused by a range of natural disasters, such as the earthquake and tidal … Continue reading

Radiation Detectors: Gamma Scout Review

I purchased the Gamma Scout Alert Model radiation detector last year, after my previous radiation detector (from a different company) failed. I’m very pleased with the Gamma Scout. It is a feature-rich well-designed Geiger counter, made in Germany. The Alert … Continue reading

Prepping for a Radiation Disaster: KI tablets

Suppose that a nuclear power plant near your home has a problem, and radioactive material is released. The scope of the disaster could be fairly limited, as happened at Three Mile Island, or more extensive, as happened at Fukushima and … Continue reading