posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 10:05 AM
I think the US govt controls / tracks ownership of geiger counters because they are critical for people doing naughty things with radiation. Since
radiation is otherwise traceless, they can usually catch terrorists (Karen SIlkwood, despite the media snowjob) by their dirty samples. A terrorist
who can clean up after himself/herself is one to watch out for.
A survivalist shouldn't rely solely on an electronic geiger counter, which may fail in an EMP. What you want is a "Kearney Fallout Meter."
Avoiding fallout is far more important for keeping you alive, than are clicks on a geiger counter.
You can have "acceptable levels of radiation" according to a G-counter, and still be receiving a long-term lethal dose.
Further, the KFM uses no batteries and can be calibrated where you are; it also provides an indication of total dose so far, which is the real
Sure, a Geiger counter is useful for making sure you showered effectively when you come in from the apocalypse back to your shelter. But it won't
tell you the total dose you got in your sleep last night, while the rain was washing fallout from your rooftop into the soil surrounding your
All the weblinks are selling survival items, so I won't link to them, but you can research it yourself on the web.