|A giant yawn is generally the reaction of most folks when you talk about survival in light of a coming nuclear conflict. Either they explain that they’d rather not live in a post apocalyptic world, or they have just burned out on the fear porn generated after 911 about suitcase nukes. This 1984 video from Iron Maiden shows you that not only has the world been in fear of a stolen nuke in the hands of terrorists since Ronald Reagan times, there are also tons of Illuminati symbols and inferences in this video that would ravel Miley Cyrus and the Kardashians. Does anyone think Iron Maiden is part of the cabal planning our destruction? Sometimes you have to laugh, but at the same time, according to current evidence, a good radiation meter is probably prudent.|
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I find it shocking that the least popular articles in this series are always about the threat of nuclear war. Because from a purely survival standpoint, nuclear war is the only scenario that will most likely result in the actual post apocalyptic society for which we are all preparing, a society in which survival will truly be of the fittest, and of the most prepared. Nuclear war is also the most likely scenario of where our current international disaster is headed, and I’m not saying this to be alarmist. If you look around the world right now, clashes are ramping out of control in nearly ever corner of the globe. World currencies are competing for who can devalue themselves the quickest, because of un-repayable debt, and America is being shut out of world trade deals, because everyone but Americans now understand that our reign is over. If you were an American power broker, wouldn’t you say it’s about time to pop a nuke or two and get the world back in line with American values?
Nonetheless, most people don’t think any of that is going to happen. It is hard to even get people to spend a lousy $6.99 on a pack of potassium iodide tablets on Amazon. So for this article, which is actually a review of a $750 radiation meter, I decided that we should talk a little bit about the famous “Doomsday Clock” first, to frame the argument of whether a $750 purchase in the interest of nuclear war survival is prudent, or silly. Three minutes to midnight is the time of the “official” Doomsday Clock going into 2015. But two new developments I would argue, have brought the clock to at least 2 minutes to midnight. The clock itself is actually a joke since its University of Chicago maintainers, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, added the farce known as “global warming” or “climate change” to their calculations in 2007, but for our purposes, the clock is a great place to start. If you look into the the Wikipedia on the Doomsday Clock, the last real event that moved the clock was North Korea’s test of an atomic bomb in October of 2006. That followed a 2002 bump in the clock for a sudden post 911 fear porn revelation that there were a whole bunch of nukes that had been lost over the years, and that could be in the hands of those dreaded terrorists. The clock and the thinking behind it completely ignores the fact that the US is the only country that has ever fired an atomic bomb in anger, and I think we are the most likely to do it again, first.
|This US missile launch came from nowhere, and barely registered in the mainstream media, but it was a very clear warning to the rest of the world that the US still has nukes that work, and that we can hit anyplace in the world.|
That was demonstrated for all to see just a few weeks ago, and it was one event I think has driven us closer to seeing those nukes fly. On March 23rd the US launched a Minuteman III missile, for no apparent reason, thousands of miles away from it’s launch base in California. The missile of course wasn’t tipped with a nuclear warhead, but it sent a very clear message, and the powers that be were not shy about sharing its purpose. This was the statement:
“A lot of work and preparation goes in to an operational test launch from the teams on both bases,” said Lt. Col. Tytonia Moore, the task force commander for the 90th MW. “With these launches, we not only verify our processes and the ICBM weapon system, we provide a visual to the world that the Minuteman III is capable of striking pretty much anywhere with extreme precision.”
Excuse me? Was that an overt threat that if you piss us off enough we are going to toast your ass to kingdom come? This comes on the heels of not only the conflict in Ukraine, but also amid the complete abandonment by our allies flocking a new banking system started by the Chinese and the Russians (Google Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank). Scary stuff.
Add to that a second somewhat huge event. Saudi Arabia (the country currently toasting some asses in Yemen), reacted to our somewhat flaky and scattered quasi-deal with Iran with their own threats. It made it very clear that the Kingdom would be seeking it’s own weapons of mass destruction if the US allowed the sanctions against Iran for its nuclear program to be dropped”
“If a deal is seen as giving Iran something that is not expected, it will become the new international standard and clearly other countries, including Saudi Arabia, will seek the same. It’s why we’re so concerned,” said a diplomat in Riyadh.
The BBC reported in 2013 that the Saudis had plenty of hooks into Pakistan’s nuclear program and could get nukes whenever they wanted, so most likely they already have them.
We can always count on those Arabs to be level headed though, so nothing to worry about right?
So why are people so lackadaisical about the threat of nuclear war? I think there are two reasons. One is that we have been taught that nuclear war is unsurvivable. Back in the 1980s there was a movie called “The Day After” that taught an entire generation that post nuke world would not be worth living in. How many times have you heard your parents say “well I wouldn’t want to live in a world like that anyway. I’d rather die”? We were brainwashed by Carl Sagan and the mainstream media to believe that nuclear war was unsurvivable, and it was a bunch of hogwash. We have linked before to Shane Connor’s article “The Good News About Nuclear Destruction,” and it is a good read, but even beyond the facts there, I would argue that no matter what, in the moment, when there is a flash in the distance, you will want to survive. What more is there to ask?
The other reason that our eyes glaze over when anyone mentions nuclear war is that it just hasn’t happened yet, despite decades of fear porn. I myself have come to question everything that the government tells us or has told us since Pearl Harbor, so for all I know we don’t even have the nukes that would be capable of destroying the world, but like all of you, I have to go on the assumption that we do. But we have been hearing about our imminent destruction now since the Doomsday Clock first started up in 1947. I have embedded the Iron Maiden video “2 Minutes to Midnight” here in this article, and unless you have an aversion to hard rock, I strongly suggest you watch it. Check out the “Illuminati” symbolism in it, the ram’s head, the eye, the hieroglyphics. And of course the premise of the song is that there is a plan to lay waste to us all. Missiles appear in the video several times, and there is a headline about missing missiles. Sound familiar?
So let’s get on to the product at hand here, the $750 NukeAlert ER. Here is where I have to ask you to slow down a little and maybe read or at least scan both my first article on a DIY radiation meter, and my more recent and important article on buying and calibrating a CDV radiation meter. Everything in that second article still holds true in light of this $750 gadget. There are two types of radiation meters. One is very sensitive and can be used to monitor background radiation, and to test things for radiation contamination. This is the type of meter from the first DIY article, and all of those meters, from $25 to $500, blank out when the radiation level gets to even a fraction of really dangerous, at around 100 mR/hr. We actually sent our DIY to Shane to see if it actually blanked out, and it did. For low level radiation those meters are great, especially for testing food and water for contamination. But the dangerous thing is that they will blank out and either die or show a low level when the radiation suddenly spikes after a nuclear explosion or power station meltdown.
The other type of meters, primarily the CDV meters from the second article, known as a “survey meter,” are less sensitive and can’t be used to measure lower levels, but they hold up when the radiation gets to dangerous levels. The yellow CDV-715/717 meters without the silver Geiger tube wand are meant for high levels of radiation, and as explained in that last article, you can buy one on Ebay and ship it to Shane Connor for calibration for well under $200.
Neither of those can be used as a radiation alarm, so several years ago Shane Connor at KI4U.com developed a keychain sized high level radiation detector called the NUKalert. It doesn’t have a screen and it doesn’t show you the actual rate, but it does have a dose rate on the back that corresponds to the number of chirps that the unit is chirping. Basically the original keychain NUKalert is simply an alarm that you are being exposed to dangerous level radiation, and a rough estimation of how much. That product is still available today, and I even found it on Amazon for $145 with great reviews. I decided I’m going to get one.
This newer NUKalert-ER (Extended Range) meter probably should have been called something else in my opinion, because it is not even in the same ballpark as the original NUKalert. To match the function of the NUKalert-ER you would need to buy a regular Geiger counter, a high level calibrated CDV survey meter like those in the previous article, and a calibrated dosimeter and charger as well. From a cost perspective, remember that I found a cheapo DIY Geiger counter that actually works for the first article and it only costs $45. You can also get a CDV meter on Ebay for maybe $50 with shipping if you wait and find the right one in good condition, but you are of course taking a gamble that it actually works and can be calibrated. Then you can send it to Shane for calibrating for another hundred bucks or so with shipping added.
So for a total just north of $200, you will have what you need and I would argue that these choices are second to none in actual use. None of those are made for constant detection of a nuclear event. So if you want that functionality, you would have to add a $145 NUKalert keychain. That will get you to approximately what the $750 NUKalert-ER covers at roughly half the price. The NUKalert-ER detects 1uR/hr(1 millionth of a Roetngen per hour) to 600R/hr. So it is equally a Geiger counter and high level survey meter. It is also a dosimeter and event alarm all in one small package that fits in a belt case. The FAQ for the device explains how the technology works, and $750 is considered low cost, believe it or not. This is a professional mission critical device that is meant to stand the test of time and survival. Every NUKalert-ER is calibrated in R/hr at a licensed lab verified by testing at Oak Ridge National Labs. The readings are accurate within 20% from 1µR/hr through 700R/hr, oftentimes less than 10%, though they only guarantee 20%.
You can order the NUKalert-ER directly from Shane Connor on his products page (scroll down), or it is the same price on Amazon with free Prime shipping.
The other difference between the $750 NUKalert and the more inexpensive approach of piecing things together is that the NUKalert-ER contains modern circuitry, so it can be set for not only a rate alarm but also a dose alarm. So say you are you know you have to go into or through a “hot zone,” but you have no idea where that hot zone starts or ends, or if it gets hotter or cooler in the direction you must move. The NUKalert-ER can be set to alarm you when you reach a certain dose, which of course would mean proceed at peril. It also has a sleep function that you set for it to turn itself on and off at a given interval, thus allowing you to save your batteries, yet keep the device on you and working throughout your life. A soft belt case comes with the device.
The only peeve I had in testing the device was that it was confusing at first and I had to email Shane to explain what was going on. I turned on the NUKalert-ER, then let it sit for several hours to average out a reading, figuring I’d come back to it later. When I did, and checked the accumulated dose, none of the math added up, so I figured it was broken. Shane’s email explained that the accumulated dose information was reflecting the calibration dosage that they had exposed the unit to in the Cesium-137 machine, and it was like 7 full Roentgens, which is a lot. Shane instructed me to reset the dosage in the settings, and that did the trick. There is a quirk in the software if you switch the measurements to Sieverts instead of Roentgens. It doesn’t kick down to uSv instead of S on the rate screen, but it doesn’t really matter because most people measure and calculate in the older Roentgens term anyway, so most people will leave to device in R mode. Other than that the menus are very intuitive, and the instructions are fantastic. Shane also includes a current version of his Good News About Nuclear Destruction and What to Do if a Nuclear Disaster is Imminent.
There is also free software to monitor the device on your computer, and I tested it extensively. The open source program seems to be very robust, and I needed no driver installations or anything to get it to run native on my Lenovo Windows 8 laptop. You can also upload your data to Shane’s monitoring website. He hopes to get his own network of civilian monitoring, and a couple dozen stations are already involved. I’ll include the data screen here in the pictures so you can see what it looks like. If you compare this to the other amateur radiation monitoring website, Radmon.org, there is a world of difference between various devices all over the world that will blank out at 100 mR/hr and a network of NUKalert-ERs that have been calibrated in a national laboratory and that will accurately range to 700R/hr.
I decided that I’m going to buy my test unit from Shane, and it wasn’t an easy decision since I have several regular Geiger counters as well as calibrated CDV meters and dosimeters. In testing this device and writing the article I realized that the NUKalert-ER isn’t expensive at all. The perspective of this article should have been that we are incredibly fortunate that Shane took interest in buying the Cesium-137 testing unit from the government all those years ago for testing CDV meters, and that he continued with it even after the Civil Defense Program was defunded by Clinton, taking it all the way to creating the NUKalert and NUKalert-ER. He has a very clear vision that a nuclear war is not only unavoidable, but that it is also survivable. As it says at the end of the NUKalert-ER FAQ:
“The safest action to take after a nuclear detonation is to find the closest best shelter and stay there for a few days, or till told to evacuate. Most uninjured people who follow these simple precautions will survive.”
It is hard to take this stuff seriously after decades of nuclear fear porn and dozens of other types of disasters and false flag black swan terrorist events that could happen tomorrow. But we have nukes pointed at our roofs right now. Our government just overtly threatened to unleash a can of nuclear whoopass, and the entire globe is glowing with conflict. Remember that the apocalypse will not be on Youtube or Drudge. If a nuke pops 100 miles from you, there will be no way to know that. In an hour the fallout could be over you, with no smell, no noise, no clue. If you don’t know that a bomb went off. If you don’t know where the fallout hotspots are. If you don’t know that your shelter idea is actually working. If you don’t know… The reality is that without a NUKalert-ER or the equivalent assembled from several other devices, you don’t know.
It’s two minutes to midnight!
Kill for gain, shoot to maim
We don’t need a reason
The Golden Goose is on the loose
Never out of season
Blackened pride burns inside
Shell of bloody treason
Here’s my gun for a barrel of fun
For the love of living death
The killer’s breed or the demon’s seed
The glamor, the fortune, the pain
Go to war again, blood is freedom’s stain
Don’t you pray for my soul anymore
2 minutes to midnight
The hands that threaten doom
2 minutes to midnight
To kill the unborn in the womb