Nuclear Event Survival Kit
Every Survival Kit must contain a Geiger Counter to check Radioactive Fallout
Surviving a nuclear apocalypse without preparation is quite simply, impossible. The lucky few who survive the ensuing chaos following a nuclear event will be those who understand basic survival strategies, and more importantly, equip themselves for the radically different world they are likely to encounter. It all starts by assembling a kit of tools and equipment to solve practical everyday
The most important categories of survival kit components break down by application: detecting radioactivity, starting a fire, purifying water come first, finding/storing food, and self-defense.
Weapons: Getting one is crucial; getting 10 is even better. Weapons increase survival chances when seconds count against mortal enemies. You've got to kill without being killed. Usually a gun and a few knives, but then again, anything that helps to defend (and also kill) is welcome.
Fire Starting: Without fire, there can be no warmth, no cooking, no safe drinking water and no mental strength. Indeed, wet living conditions make it challenging for anyone to start a fire. Flint and steel are always first choices, next are magnesium bars and lastly, weatherproof cigarette lighters.
Shelter: Any place that shields against radiation, keeps predators and intruders awa, and also provides safe sleep and storage can be considered adequate shelter. Even 3 hours of exposure to cold winds is enough to kill, so living under an open sky is not an acceptable alternative. Gamma radiation passes through almost every shielding material. Therefore, denser/thicker the walls are preferred regardless of shelter size or design.
Water Purification: No need to explain why, so stock up on iodine tablets. They are good purifiers, light weight, inexpensive and portable. With iodine tabs, the water just needs to be clean enough for drinking. Adding them to water previously boiled doubles security. Tripling it would require filtering it with sand, charcoal and cloth. If materials are in short supply, a piece of denim cloth works well.
Food Acquisition: Canned and non-perishable foods are good for emergencies and must be the first preferences even while scavenging for other sources. Any food that stores well is best; beans, legumes, grains and dehydrated fruits are enough to allow survival until more reliable food sources can be found.
Proper Gear and Tools: A survival bag, a machete (helps brush-clearing; a good self-defense tool and aids in making kindling), axes and shovels, saws and chainsaws. A couple of wise additions are a crank radio (hand generated operating power) and a Geiger Counter (for detecting ionizing radiation). Others are crowbars, bolt cutters, ropes (different gauges), duct tapes, thermal blankets, work gloves and steel-toe boots.
Medical Supplies: Bandages, anti-snake bite medications, gauze pads, scissors, medical tapes, cotton balls, butterfly closures, latex gloves, cotton swabs and though it may sound funny, tooth picks. All can be fitted in a backpack.