- This topic has 5 replies, 4 voices, and was last updated 2 years, 10 months ago by Mouse Wizard.
May 10, 2020 at 11:26 am #28555
Hi all – new here.
Just looking at buying a simple dosimeter in anticipation of a ‘limited nuclear war’ at some point over the coming crazy time.
Probably don’t need to spend £350+ for a full Geiger Counter though.
Just thinking I need something to alert me if/when fallout occurs.
Anyone know a good one that’s not too expensive?
- This topic was modified 2 years, 10 months ago by Andy W.
May 11, 2020 at 6:30 am #28584John ParkParticipant
I’m interested in what you find is best, all I did was a quick google search:
I do keep Iosat for every family member:
May 11, 2020 at 9:50 am #28598
I decided on an £80 cheap and cheerful geiger from ebay last night – it won’t be very accurate but it can click away as it detects gamma and I should get some warning if there’s a sudden fallout event.
I can get out of the hot rain or air then.
No good for testing water or food though, but I will be able to know when clean rain washes things down again afterwards. (in theory).
If USA/China have just a limited exchange we probably won’t even hear about it in the UK til the fallout is here.
I doubt They’ll go full scale nuclear winter – just a few problematic cities cleansed and a couple of years of extra dose for us lab rats, while They hunker in Their bunkers.
May 12, 2020 at 10:56 am #28618Josefina ArenasParticipant
I like this one: _ Nuk Alert because it is warranted for 10 years and claims to be able to detect very low and very high levels of gamma radiation.
May 12, 2020 at 11:08 am #28619
Cool – cheers Josefina.
Nice looking little gizmo that – if I have spare budget after the other bits I’m stacking I might add one of these.
Good luck & take care.
May 13, 2020 at 3:01 pm #28647Mouse WizardParticipant
Those Nuk Alerts are great. They last for years and you can send them in to have their battery replaced. One down side: When they move from a cold environment to a warm environment they chirp every 30 seconds or so until they’re stabilized. It’s a feature, not a bug. You can test to see if it’s working by sticking it in a freezer for a few minutes and then pulling it out. But it can be annoying and gives itself away to others if, like me, it’s part of your edc pack.
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