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Originally posted by airvicemarshal
All these survivalist folk are completely clueless.
Everything listed here so far is UTTERLY trivial.
The nicest , tastiest rabbit caught in a snare could utterly lethal in hours. Why?
Even if you get food, there is no way to know if it is radioactive.
One thing ABOVE ALL OTHERS is critical.
With a geiger counter, you can trade the ability to check for radiation for everything else... for food, fuel etc.... even for the batteries to run it.
Or I could just shoot you with my pistol and take your geiger counter. I bet you cant stop a bullet with a geiger counter.