Originally posted by kiwifoot
reply to post by nixie_nox
I don't suppose you know if there are any types of rock that would protect against radiation more than others?
Thanks for your advice!
Originally posted by Anuubis
reply to post by jfj123
A good arguement except for the fact that you are wrong about one thing. The "fact" that it is based on is still THEORETICAL SCIENCE. All based on theory.
And our theories and beliefs don't belong in this thread. It has nothing to do with the topic.
[edit on 4-4-2009 by Anuubis]
In science, a theory is not a guess, not a hunch. It's a well-substantiated, well-supported, well-documented explanation for our observations.2 It ties together all the facts about something, providing an explanation that fits all the observations and can be used to make predictions. In science, theory is the ultimate goal, the explanation. It's as close to proven as anything in science can be.
Originally posted by Cyberbian
12 feet of earth will shield from all radiation. However it will not protect from radioactive fallout in air and water.
I don't think 12 feet of earth will protect you from a neutron bomb. Neutrons neutral charge allow them to pass easily through dense matter, and lead is useless as a neutron shield.
Neutrons have an affinity for things with high hydrogen content, like water and human bodies.
On the bright side, most of the direct exposure to radioactive materials which are the secondary killer after the initial burst, occurs to people out in the open, in the form of an ash fall. Don't go out for the first three days.
Wait for a rain before going out, drink only bottled water. When you do start to drink the water again, filter it through charcoal filters.
Stay out of the ash fall.
[edit on 4-4-2009 by Cyberbian]
Originally posted by jfj123
If you were to start a fire for heat, do so near the entrance and don't start a large fire at first.
Originally posted by ShowMeEvil
reply to post by kiwifoot
Caves would be extremely unsafe if there was a pole shift.
The best place you could possibly be is on flat land away from fault lines and mountains at high altitude prepared for high winds. A dome tent would work great.
Originally posted by Northern Raider
Cave roof collapse kills teenager
A teenager has been killed and another seriously hurt after a cave roof partially collapsed in Shropshire.
Part of the Hermitage Cave near Bridgnorth fell on a group of teenagers camping there overnight, West Midlands Ambulance Service said.
A teenage boy died in the collapse at about 0150 BST.
An 18-year-old girl from Bridgnorth suffered back, neck and rib injuries. Her condition is potentially serious but not considered life threatening.
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