Is it wise to get a meter that does not detect alpha in beta I mean if there was an attack of some sort and we were to leave our shelter the likelihood of gamma rays still being on the ground after 2 days to 2 weeks would be unlikely, correct? At that point you will have to be looking out for hot spots of alpha and beta waves from my understanding so to have a dosimeter It does not detect alpha and beta Would this be wise?
Should I do a bit more searching and look for a dosimeter that detects alpha beta and gamma? Maybe it could be useful sometimes soon to set up a little podcast describing alpha beta and gamma and how to properly find a dosimeter And when where to look out for radioactive material possibly how long we should stay in a shelter upon how close a detonation get into a bit of detail I’m sure a bunch of us would be really interested in the knowledge you have obtained over the years.
The NBC Guy
The rule of sevens for fallout is a good way to determine how long you should stay in your shelter. Basically every increment of seven fall out the case by one half. So you’re too weak strategy sounds correct.
There is also neutron-induced radiation which occurs directly below the bomb. This has a different decay rate than fallout and neutron-induced radiation stays radioactive longer. You would want this dosimeter if you were moving to make sure that you were not crossing any neutron-induced radioactive areas.
Tony, I hope you understand I can’t speak to everybody’s situation and everybody’s plan. I can tell you that most people will not need radiation detection equipment. As I said in my daily audio cash about fallout most of the country will be just fine! I try not to encourage people or discourage people to get anything I only give people options they need to decide on what they may need and how to spend their prepper dollars!