SO thats the very basics. And what to do in the worst case scenario where all the pools everywhere are melting down, and reactors have shut down and
the power has been out for weeks. And the cooling ponds are dry and on fire. Everywhere.
SO then is the raincoat good enough? Well it is the dust and dirt that is radioactive. SO you need to have an environment, that does not have dust and
dirt from outside. Including the air. So you have a metal screen set as part of your home made air filtration, well why not make an HHO torch, since
whatever that flame touches, is no longer radioactive.
So you have the ability with an HHO torch, to reduce and remove contaminated material simply with an HHO torch.
You have your Geiger counter in one hand, and your torch in the other and you can clean an area like the floor if it was a dirt floor, or cement or
whatever, maybe even the cans, if the canned food is a bit radioactive.
So we are assuming here it is a real problem world wide after some disaster.
Again the gamma radiation is like an ambient radiation. That you can read with your Geiger counter.
As much fallout as is in your area, those dust particles are giving off gamma, and combined like radio waves it is contaminating an area. And just
like you can receive a radio signal almost anywhere, you can receive a gamma signal in your body anywhere. So if where you are has a high reading, you
may need to move somewhere where it is not so high. But mostly you need to not be within a dangerous zone of a reactor.
Fallout itself has little gamma unless there is a lot of fallout, but a reactor core has serious gamma. If you have money and want to be prepared then
buy a suit. But they are expensive. 1000 bucks or something.
Lets say that TSHTF and everything was irradiated, you need to be inside for maybe 6 months.
Inside your house, is not going to help you with air filtration and dust prevention and all the rest.
If thats all you can manage, then thats all you can do but really, what I would do is try to get a Brink's Truck.
Camperize it barely, and be mobile, be able to get away and still be protected from gun fire, from radiation, and from poisonous gas like Chlorine
since a Brink's Truck is air tight and has managed air, so that bad guys can't just tear gas them inside.
You still need a few things though but since everyone else will be panicked and dieing, you will be able to get around and get what you need, if law
and order has broken down, and its every man for himself.
You would need an air filtration system that has UVC to break down dangerous harmful chemicals. An air filter that is under the seat in an Ambulance.
That kind. It kills bacteria, plague germs, everything and breaks down poison chemicals.
So whatever shelter you choose, keep in mind the larger it is, the harder it it is going to be to keep radiation free. You really need a place to wash
off completely if you go outside. Like plastic the back 3 feet of the truck off and have big jugs of water and a camp shower. If you keep the place
clean, you will not be harmed.
Even if it is really really bad outside the truck.
But again, you have to eat from cans, and filter the water but get it from a deep well at a farmhouse in the country if you can.
If not then open a hydrant and pump some out of the main. There will be water in there even when there is no pressure.
So lets say you are serious enough about this, and could almost survive on the food you have now for 6 months.
Then all you need is water and shelter. But the problem with gamma is you cannot block it. A basement will be surrounded by dirt, that blocks it. But
from above you will still get some.
If you are mobile, even if that means while others are looting the grocery, you grabbed an armored truck.
Since the only way to get away from gamma, is to get away from gamma.
And it will be bad in spots and good in spots. You want to be in a good spot. In America there may only be two of those 20 feet square somewhere since
you have so many cooling ponds and waste facilities. If you are mobile, you can flee the gamma. Gamma is why they evacuate areas close to a
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