REFUGE BY SAFECASTLE: Nuclear preparedness

There are two ways to sleep well at night ... be ignorant or be prepared.

Showing posts with label Nuclear preparedness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nuclear preparedness. Show all posts

Friday, November 20, 2015

Steel prices plummet ... Our Steel-plate Shelters and Saferooms now cost up to 36% less!

50' military-grade fallout shelter
This year, the price of steel on the global market has plummeted from their recent highs.

That's awesome news for anyone looking at the possibility of putting one our famous Safecastle steel-plate shelters in place at their home or place of business.

Prices on our saferooms, storm shelters, and NBC fallout shelters are all significantly lower today than just last month, due to the steel prices and cost-cutting at our builder's facility. In fact, depending on the type and size of your shelter, you may be looking at price reductions of up to 36%!

For even a small to medium-sized NBC shelter, this means savings of $4000!

How long will these prices be in effect? Who knows? We are obviously very sensitive to the cost of steel in producing some of the best shelters out there.

Our storm shelters are engineered to withstand winds in excess of 330mph and last 90 years. Compare those figures and our prices to the competition!

Our builder and his team have been doing this for 20 years--building shelters to customer specs and installing them all over the U.S. 

I can say with confidence these shelters are built like a tank. As a customer first, 10 years ago, before I became a "shelter evangelist," I have yet to see a drop of moisture or a single insect in my shelter.

Quite simply, there's no better peace of mind.

 
 
 

Contact us at customerservice@safecastle.com

Monday, November 02, 2015

Steel-plate Shelters: Financing Available - Have Yours in a Matter of Months!

Community and personal shelters, bunkers, and saferooms have always been of keen interest to folks. Of course, the desire for increased safety goes back millennia ... whether in times of war or not.

Fact is, a good modern bunker serves many practical purposes. If it is built with the intent of being an NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical) shelter, you are building the best peace of mind money can buy.

An NBC shelter is a secure storehouse (think giant hidden safe) and a refuge from many physical threats--from forest fires and industrial accidents (chemical or radiological) to criminal assault and severe wind storms. And of course there is the wartime-threat that the bunker has a solid purpose for ... conventional explosives, radiological, chemical, and biological threats that could potentially befall a household at any time in a world gone mad.

I was a Customer First

I've had a steel-plate NBC shelter of my own for more than 10 years now. I was so impressed with the thing after it was installed, I started selling them, and I have been a "shelter evangelist" ever since.

Our Safecastle shelter builder has been fabricating and installing steel-plate shelters for government, industry, and homeowners all over the US for 20 years. Every shelter is built to order and engineered to last over 90 years--in-ground or above ground--and to withstand winds in excess of 250 mph!

The NBC shelters are installed underground, and are tight as a drum (I haven't seen a single insect or drop of moisture in my shelter yet!). They are equipped with state-of-the-art NBC air filtration systems and blast valves. A myriad of other options are also available and you decide how big, how elaborate, how comfortable you want want your bunker to be, based on your budget and vision.

Prices

Prices for a small basic NBC/Fallout shelter start at about $20,000 (saferooms and storm shelters are even more affordable). Bank financing up to $40,000 is available in the U.S. at less than 5% interest through our bank's home improvement program.

I can tell you unequivocally--there is no peace of mind comparable out there than having your own convenient bunker to have available.

For more info, including images, videos, and pricing, see: http://www.safecastle.com/sheltershome.aspx

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

NukAlert Giveaway on Facebook: Like. Comment. Share. (+ free club membership code!)

Our Facebook page is here.

 
Facebook user or not--if you are not yet a Safecastle buyers club member--you can get a lifetime membership for free from now thru the rest of July. "Purchase" the club membership here and use this code when you check out: FREEjuly

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

You want GREAT storage food at REALLY LOW prices? ... up to 43% off, 5 days only ...

35-43% Off, Five Days Only: July 15-19 ...

Gotta' get prepped. This fall is going to be like no other, based on what a lot of different prognosticators are saying. Most folks with their eyes open can see that for themselves.
 
We've been doing our part to help our customers be as ready as they can afford to be. 
 
For the next 5 days only, we are able to offer the best economy-brand freeze-dried food out there at maximum discounts. 
 
All the dealer pricing restraints have been removed for Safecastle by the Lindon Farms folks! This sale opportunity is exceedingly rare and we're happy to have been able to arrange it for you.
Discounts of up to 43% are now in force ... and of course we ship FREE to the lower 48 states.

Lindon Farms foods are highly regarded in the marketplace ... veggies, fruits, meats, entrees--it's all delicious, with a shelf life of 25 years. But without carrying the high-end list prices of some other brands. Discount sale prices are rare, and they have never been lower, across the board!
If you recognize the urgent need to shore up your personal preparedness, you will want to take advantage of this timely money-saving opportunity.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

These are the Last Days ... Up to 41%-off Mountain House food w/ freebies offer ends June 30

Headlines: alarming. Outlook: grim. It's on you to maximize the survivability of you and your loved ones. Safecastle is in a position to help. This is your opportunity ...
June Mountain House Sale - Road Warrior Freebies package

1. Lowest prices anywhere! Right now, we're offering huge discounts on all Mountain House freeze-dried food in #10 cans--up to 41% off. Of course, Mountain House is the gold standard of long-term storage food, bar none, with 30-year shelf life. It all ships FREE to the lower 48 ...

Award-winning taste, decades of proven performance. Buy it now and get fast free shipping.

2. Our buyers club members are not only getting the best storage food at maximum discounts, but they are also qualifying for up to 12 survival freebies (and now, from June 9-30, potentially custom building their own freebie packages)! We are talking retail value of $1500 in free gear available--yes--FREEwith qualifying purchases!

3.  If that's not enough, club members are also banking points toward even more generous freebies through the rest of this year! Freebies piled on freebies piled on mega-discounts.

Our ongoing Road Warrior Bounty Sale ends June 30. 
It's crazy, it's dangerous, and it's necessary!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Save 35% on NukAlert Radiation Detector - Lowest Price Gauranteed

NukAlert Radiation Detector

More than just a radiation detector, the NukAlert™ is a patented personal radiation meter, monitor and alarm. Small enough to attach to a key chain, the device operates non-stop, 24/7 and will promptly warn you of the presence of unseen, but acutely dangerous levels of radiation.

Used nationwide by federal, state and local first responders, law enforcement and the Dept. of Defense, the device is the ideal solution for increasing individual security and awareness of radiological threats. It will be very reassuring to know, with confidence, when you and your family are out of the worst danger.

Member Prices below, please login as Member to see pricing. 



MSRP: $199.99 BUY: $129.99



Features: 
  • Meets the following DoD EMP immunity standards (MIL-STD 461D, MIL-STD RS105)
  • Tested & Verified by Naval Air Warfare Center
  • Always "ON" 24/7, Includes long-life 10+ year battery
  • Detection Range: 100 mR/hr to 5,000 R/hr,
  • Metering: 100 mR/hr to 50 R/hr, in 10 calibrated ranges
  • Proportional Increasing Chirp Rate: 50 R/hr to 5,000 R/hr
  • Gamma and X-rays from 20 keV to above 2 MeV
  • Sensitivity incl. higher emergency radiation levels
  • Alarm "chirp" corresponds to chart on back of device
  • Introduced before Health Physics Society - 1/03
  • Performance verified by Nat'l Radiological Laboratory
  • Each unit individually radiation accuracy tested
  • Patented technology
  • 10 Year Warranty
  • Made in the U.S.A
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Extended Coupon $10 off, Reduced Pricing on HAZARiD Decontamination Kit


Introducing new product range for decontamination



NATO Draeger Gas Mask M65



This Mask is manufactured by Draeger and conforms to German and other NATO specs.
This is unissued surplus. 

Our full face masks can be used with threaded filters in compliance with EN 148-1 (DIN 3183). This Mask has approval as a Personal Protection Device that falls under category 111 in terms of European standard 89/686/CEE (Leg. Dec. 4.12.92, No 475) The masks carry a CE certification in conformity with the harmonised EN 136: 1998 standard and satisfy the requirements laid down for class 3.
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Discounts applied on top of existing discounts 
Offer Expires 10/31/2014. Minimum Purchase: $100


Hazarid


Reduced Pricing on Decontamination Kit 
Note: Member save extra


HAZARiD Decontamination 32oz Refill



32 oz. bottle of the hospital-approved Sanifect 128 (manufacturer's Materials Safety Data Sheet available upon request) good for 128 fogger refills.


Price: $85.00




HAZARiD Decontamination Kit



The new HAZARiD kit is like no other product available to the public. It provides you with the means to quickly and easily decontaminate biological hazards. 

Price: $309.99 (SAVE: $30)



Note: Our supplier is overwhelmed with orders right now. Ship date is 2 weeks from order date. 


Venus Gas Masks



Due to high demand out of stock !! 


You can place orders now so we can secure it for future. 


The Ultimate Protector Approved by NIOSH and EU and NATO. Suitable from ages 12 and up.This mask has civilian and industrial applications giving protection against any threat.
BUY: $175.00




Radsticker - 5 Pack

Instantly develops color upon exposure to radiation.

BUY: $25.00

Safeskin Purple Nitrile Exam Gloves

90-100 Gloves/Box.

BUY: $32.00

NBC Protective Suit

Impregnated with charcoal.

BUY: $93.75


Radsticker - 5 Pack

The 3M™ 1860 N95 Health Care Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask is NIOSH approved N95 respirator.

BUY: $47.00

Tychem QC Delux Coverall

The strength of Tyvek® with a splash resistant, light chemical barrier.

BUY: $14.00

Emergency Drinking Water

64 Saches per Case
125 ML per Sachet

BUY: $60.00


Lifestraw Personal Water Filter

Lightweight, economical life-saving water filter.

BUY: $22.00

StriPEN Ultra

Rechargeable for up to 8,000 liters, the Ultra will deliver around 50 liters of UV purification before needing to power up

BUY: $99.95

Emergency Drinking Water

The world's smallest, lightest UV water purifier

BUY: $149.95


Wash 'N' Go Compact Sink/Organizer 

The unit holds up to 3gal./11L of water for drinking and/or washing.

BUY: $74.99

Activz Silver Liquid

Rely on safe, natural and effective immune support

BUY: $32.00

Gas Mask Filter

Protects against organic & inorganic gases and vapors, acid gases & vapors, particles from bacteria and bigger threats like chemical & biological warfare

BUY: $65.00

To know more on our decontamination products click here.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Protect yourself and your family from Ebola | Know How

This Ebola crisis is indeed deadliest in history. Center for Disease Control and prevention has updated recently the ebola toll- Suspected and Confirmed Case Count are 3069, Suspected Case Deaths are 1552 and Laboratory Confirmed Cases are 1752.
With so much happening, here are 15 things that you should know about this virus.

  1. Ebola is aggressively infectious, which means that those infected are highly likely to get sick. But it's not very contagious, meaning it doesn't spread easily.
  2. Ebola doesn't jump from person to person through the air. It's transmitted only through bodily fluids while the infected patient is exhibiting symptoms.
  3. US experts say our health care system would be able to identify and contain the virus swiftly. Thus there are moderate chances of its spreading in our country. Hence, there's no need to panic about the Ebola patients returning to the country.
  4. Symptoms include high fever, bleeding and central nervous system damage
  5. Fruit bats are considered to be virus' natural host.
  6. Ebola kills up to 90% of those infected.
  7. There is no proper vaccine or cure devised till date since its first discovery in 1976.
  8. Many studies and researches point towards finding a cure for the disease, but many doubts persist on its effectiveness.
  9. People with Ebola generally aren't infectious until they're sick
  10. Patients can survive Ebola
  11. Ebola can last two to three weeks, so patients would remain in isolation until their symptoms subside and tests come back negative for the virus.
  12. The only reason the current outbreak is so bad because it has hit in places with poor health infrastructure and facilities.
  13. Signs and symptoms of Ebola include fever (greater than 38.6°C or 101.5°F) and severe headache, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, or unexplained bleeding or bruising. Signs and symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to Ebola, although 8 to 10 days is most common.
  14. Some reports suggest that the basic techniques for stopping Ebola are well known. The challenge is applying them.
  15. WHO head also says that the virus could be stopped if well managed.

With enough resources poured into the effort, people should be able to contain this outbreak soon now. Meanwhile stay safe with these simple tips:


Decontamination is a necessary process when exposed to such bio-medical threats.

Checkout some of the most bio-medical emergency products-

Lifestraw Personal Water Filter
Lightweight, economical life-saving water filter
Price: $25.00 Sale Price: $22.00 Save: $3.00 (12 %)
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SteriPEN Ultra
Rechargeable for up to 8,000 liters, the Ultra will deliver around 50 liters of UV purification before needing to power up
Price: $99.95
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SteriPEN Freedom Solar Bundle
The world's smallest, lightest UV water purifier
Price: $149.95
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Wash 'N' Go Compact Sink/Organizer
The unit holds up to 3gal./11L of water for drinking and/or washing
Price: $74.99
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PRI-G/PRI-D Fuel Treatment
Full case to condition fuel for long-term storage
Price: From $263.40 to $539.70
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Gas Mask Filter
Protects against organic & inorganic gases and vapors, acid gases & vapors, particles from bacteria and bigger threats like chemical & biological warfare
Price: $65.00
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Radsticker - 5 Pack
Instantly develops color upon exposure to radiation
Price: $25.00
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Safeskin Purple Nitrile Exam Gloves
90-100 Gloves/Box
Price: $32.00
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NBC Protective Suit
Impregnated with charcoal    
Price: $93.75
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3M 1860 N95 Health Care Particulate Respirators (box of 20 masks)
20 masks per box
Price: $47.00
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SteriPEN Sidewinder
Manual-power water purifier
Price: $124.94
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CPR Bloodborne Pathogen Kit
Protects Against Pathogens
Price: $60.00
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NP8000 Air Filter
Sealed for Long Term Storage
Price: $65.00
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Venus Gas Mask
The Ultimate Protector    
Price: $175.00
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NukAlert Radiation Detector
Key-chain sized radiation detector. The device operates 24/7, keeping you safe
Price: $177.00
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Ready for a Nuclear Event?

by JC Refuge

Revisiting a very practical and handy Rand Corporation book, "Individual Preparedness and Response to Chemical, Radiological, Nuclear, and Biological Terrorist Attacks," we can be reminded of some of the basic how-to’s  involved with nuclear readiness.
To see the entire monograph in pdf form, go to:  http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR1731/index.html

Excerpt - Nuclear Attack
"A nuclear detonation has several immediate effects: a powerful blast that knocks over buildings, high-energy prompt radiation from the nuclear reaction, a strong flash of light and heat, and an electromagnetic pulse that may interfere with electronic equipment. The distance those effects are felt from the detonation depends on the size of the weapon and how high above the ground the detonation occurs. In the Cold War, attacks were expected to have involved many strikes with very large weapons (hundreds of kilotons). While it is not possible to predict the characteristics of future terrorist attacks, they are probably more likely to use a single smaller weapon that ranges from less than a kiloton to 10 kilotons and are likely to detonate the nuclear device on the ground, not in the air. A ground burst will have reduced blast effects but will produce a larger footprint on the ground of the highly radioactive fallout cloud, extending possibly tens of miles. This fallout could be lethal to those in its path who are not well protected. Nuclear attacks will also significantly damage infrastructure, not only to buildings but also to utilities, electronics, and other services.
"Timelines. The prompt effects of nuclear weapons are essentially instantaneous—they last for a minute or less. The fires caused by the heat from the detonation start soon after but are not likely to become a broad fire for 20 minutes or more. Radioactive particles from the fallout cloud begin to fall to the ground 10–15 minutes after the detonation near the spot of the detonation. Farther away, the radioactive fallout begins to land soon after the cloud passes overhead. After about 24 hours, all the fallout is deposited. The radioactivity in the fallout is extremely high early on. However, after two days, it will have decreased in intensity significantly (by a factor of 100 compared to one hour after the blast).
"Detection. A nuclear detonation will be unmistakable from the moment it occurs. The bright flash, the widespread physical destruction, the searing heat, and the mushroom cloud are unique. During the Cold War, the attack would have been detected as satellites tracked missiles on their 30-minute journey to the United States from Russia, which would have given individuals a chance to get to a fallout shelter. Terrorists are much more likely to deliver the weapon surreptitiously, perhaps by a truck or ship, rather than by missile. Hence, there would be little chance for early detection and warning.
"Support from Officials/Governments. Government officials would be unlikely to provide support until well after the detonation. Initial activities would include providing medical care to survivors, rescuing people from areas that are safe enough to enter briefly, and informing individuals when the fallout radiation was low enough that individuals could leave their shelters and the contaminated fallout area."

Response Strategy
"In a surprise attack, an individual cannot avoid the initial effects of a nuclear detonation—blast, heat, and prompt radiation. However, the dangers from exposure to the radioactive fallout from the cloud that will form shortly thereafter can be reduced significantly. This will require that an individual locate the area of this radioactive cloud and act quickly. The individual’s overarching goal would be to avoid fallout by either quickly evacuating the fallout zone or seeking the best available shelter.

Recommended Actions
"1. Move out of the path of the radioactive fallout cloud as quickly as possible (less than 10 minutes when in immediate blast zone) and then find medical care immediately.
"Individuals can best protect themselves by evacuating the area where the radioactive fallout is likely to land. This is the case because evacuation provides protection that is full and indefinite and is appropriate for wherever the attack occurs and for different variations in an attack. It makes possible access to medical care, which will be critical to individuals in the blast zone who may have absorbed a high dose of prompt radiation from the detonation or sustained injuries from the blast and heat. It is also low in cost and requires little preparation. The fallout zone is defined as that area in which the fallout will generate 100 rad over 24 hours.
"Evacuation affords such protection because the onset of the radioactive fallout is not immediate but is expected to begin 10–15 minutes after the detonation in the vicinity of the blast and extend for hours as the radioactive cloud moves downwind. Thus, a shortcoming of evacuation in attacks involving chemical or radiological weapons—that it cannot be done quickly enough to provide adequate protection—does not hold in this case.
"Evacuation also protects against the hazard of large fires that may emerge in the blast zone within 20 minutes or so after the detonation and could endanger individuals in shelters.
"The distances an individual must travel to evacuate the fallout zone are not large. Even for a 10-kiloton weapon, a person located anywhere in the region between the blast site and up to about 10 kilometers (6 miles) downwind of the blast site would need to travel less than 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) to evacuate the most dangerous fallout area. Even where the radioactive cloud is at its widest, some 20 to 50 kilometers (10 to 30 miles) downwind, an individual would only need to travel at most about 5 kilometers (3 miles). In this latter case, more than 10 minutes would be available for evacuation because it would take some time for the cloud to reach that distance. Because roads are likely to be impassable for automobiles in many areas because of damage, debris, or traffic, individuals should evacuate on foot.
"The primary considerations for this action are knowing whether one is in an area that may become contaminated by radioactive fallout and, if so, knowing which direction to take. Fallout is likely to cover a portion of the blast zone. Thus, anyone in the blast zone, which will be characterized by severe damage and broken windows even at its outer periphery, is in danger of contamination from radioactive fallout. The fallout zone will extend some 20– 80 kilometers (10–50 miles) downwind, depending on the weapon’s size and the local winds. The downwind fallout zone will be less clearly delineated than the blast zone, but its approximate location can be determined by observing the mushroom cloud and the direction in which the wind seems to be blowing.
"To evacuate from the blast zone, individuals should move directly away from the blast center until they are clear. The location of the center will be apparent from the initial bright flash and subsequent vertical rise of a mushroom cloud. If the location of the detonation cannot be determined quickly, individuals should walk in the direction of less damage, where more buildings are standing and where there are fewer broken windows.
"Individuals outside the blast zone who are in the radioactive cloud path (including those who evacuated in a downwind direction from the blast zone) should move in a cross-wind direction until out from underneath the path of the developing radioactive cloud. To determine the wind direction, individuals should look for the direction that the mushroom cloud or smoke from fires is going and go perpendicular to it. If they can feel the wind, they should walk with the wind in their ears.
"Although individuals may not feel any symptoms, those in the blast zone may have absorbed a high dose of prompt radiation from the detonation. Thus, we highly recommend that such individuals receive immediate medical care once outside the fallout area because such care could be essential for survival.
"2. If it is not possible to move out of the path of the radioactive fallout cloud, take shelter as far underground as possible or if underground shelter is not available, seek shelter in upper floors of a multistory building.
If evacuation is impossible, shelter is essential for anyone remaining in the path of the radioactive fallout cloud. Radiation from local fallout can be intense, delivering a lethal dose to an unprotected person in an area up to 8 kilometers (5 miles) downwind of the detonation within an hour, depending on the size of the weapon. To protect against this radiation, individuals should get as much solid material (dirt, concrete, or masonry) and space as possible between themselves and the fallout, which collects on the ground and roofs of buildings. The best shelter is well below ground level, in the sub-basement of a building, a subway tunnel, or the lowest level of an underground garage. These shelters can reduce exposure levels by factors of 1,000 or higher.
"If an individual cannot get to an underground shelter within the timelines of the arrival of the radioactive fallout, the next best shelter would be in the upper floors of a multistory building (greater than 10 stories) but at least three stories below the roof to avoid the fallout deposited there. Protection is best as far as possible from the outside walls. Such a shelter can provide protection factors of 100 or higher, but it could be significantly less if the windows or structures have been damaged.
"Ordinary house basements provide inadequate protection in areas of intense radioactive fallout because they provide protection factors of only 10–20. However, at distances greater than about 25 kilometers (15 miles) from the detonation, where the levels of radiation will be much less, they could be sufficient. Nevertheless, because it could be difficult to know where you are in relation to the detonation and because the yield of the weapon is not known, the more shelter the better. In all cases, once inside the shelter, shut off all air circulation systems and close off doorways and windows. The room should not be sealed completely, because enough air will be needed to breathe for at least 48 hours. Individuals should remain in the shelter and await guidance from officials about when it is safe to leave, which could take 24 to 48 hours. Individuals should attempt to gain access to their emergency supply kit for use while in the shelter, but it is better to reach a good shelter in time without the kit. The ideal shelter would be prestocked with supplies to support occupants for two to three days.
"3. Find ways to cover skin, nose, and mouth, if it does not impede either evacuating the fallout zone or taking shelter.
Although radioactive fallout will not begin to land in the blast zone and surrounding areas for at least 10 minutes, some radioactive particles and dust are likely to be present from the detonation. Therefore, individuals should take the precautionary step of protecting themselves from this radiation. Respiratory protection can be achieved by using particulate filter masks or other expedient measures, such as covering the nose and mouth with clothing or towels. (See the discussion in radiological attack section.) It is important to note that, in contrast to a radiological bomb, the primary hazard from radioactive fallout is radiation absorbed from outside the body. Respiratory protection steps, therefore, will provide only limited protection. As a result, we recommend that respiratory protection be retrieved and donned but only if this causes no more than a few moments delay in evacuating the fallout zone or finding shelter.
"The radiation in nuclear fallout consists primarily of gamma emitters but also includes beta radiation. Protective clothing provides no protection from gamma radiation, although it can provide significant protection from beta radiation.
"We therefore recommend covering exposed skin but again only if it does not impede evacuating or taking shelter. In this context, any clothing that covers exposed skin and the head is considered protective clothing. Thus, most fully dressed individuals would only need a hat or hood. Protective clothing has the additional advantage of facilitating decontamination by providing a layer that can be quickly removed to dispose of any fallout material that may have accumulated on a person during evacuation or prior to sheltering.
"4. Decontaminate as soon as possible once protected from the fallout. Decontamination can provide protection for anyone who has spent time in the area of the nuclear blast or the radioactive fallout zone by eliminating exposure from radioactive particulates (dust) that have adhered to the body. Decontamination should initially focus on removing outer clothing, including shoes, and securing it in a bag or other container. Individuals should minimize contact of radioactive material with skin and eyes by rinsing exposed skin, removing contact lenses, and showering as soon as possible. Contaminated clothing should be treated or disposed of in accordance with official guidance. Decontamination should be undertaken as quickly as possible but only after an individual is protected from exposure to fallout by evacuation or sheltering.
"5. If outside the radioactive fallout area, still take shelter to avoid any residual radiation. Because uncertainty exists about exactly where the radioactive cloud will travel and where the fallout will land, it is important for individuals outside the apparent fallout zone to take shelter. House or building basements should provide sufficient protection."
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One note on RAND's recommendation to evacuate if at all possible, rather than sheltering ...
If you have a well-built, well-stocked fallout shelter within easy reach, I believe reaching that protection is preferable to evacuation. Why? Because of the uncertainty of what awaits in areas where you might flee to. In my view, it's far better to take the certain safety of your shelter over the uncertain circumstances that await evacuees over the horizon.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

NUKEMAP 3D is Live!


The long-awaited nuclear weapons effects simulator for Google Earth is now available for creating your own local nightmare:

http://nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap3d/#