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Suggestion for a SHTF Group Buy Item

Discussion in 'Strategies, Tactics and Training' started by Sean Cloherty, Jun 9, 2004.

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  1. Sean Cloherty

    Sean Cloherty Member

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    I am not sure if this is the correct forum, but clearly this is the place where most SHTF discussions take place.

    Would anyone be interested in managing a group buy of a key fob sized radiation detection device? Individually they are $160. Buying 25 cuts the price in half.

    More info here

    http://www.nukalert.com/

    Scroll to discount area or jump to http://www.nukalert.com/#10.
     
  2. Jay Kominek

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    I'd be up for 2 if there were a THR group buy.

    Is the battery consumer-replacable? (It isn't clear to me from the web page.)
     
  3. Sean Cloherty

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    Not able to tell from the ad copy. My guess is that it isn't. I would assume that the battery and other components are probably no longer viable after ten years. Still cheap at $8.00 / year.
     
  4. dwestfall

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    Battery is good for minimum 10 years (assuming it isn't constantly beeping and if it were, you wouldn't be around to change the battery.)

    I would buy one at $80.
     
  5. DragonRider

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    Tagged, to see where this goes. You may want to consider posting this on the AR15 Survival forumn in the General Section.

    John
     
  6. The_Antibubba

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    Beepbeepbeepbeep!!!

    Yes, I'd be interested, too-I've read a lot about these, and considered buying one. I didn't know about the group discount :cool: . Keep me posted.
     
  7. NukemJim

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    I am interested

    NukemJim
     
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    I'm interested too.
     
  9. TarpleyG

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    I hate to rain on your parade but if we get nuked, your gonna know about it before this silly things goes off to alert you. I am sure every TV/radio station in the country will be reporting it.

    Spend your money on duct tape and plastic sheeting...

    Oh, sorry. That was the Fatherland Security Indoctrination creeping up again. Use the money to buy more ammo and get out there and practice.

    Greg
     
  10. Smoke

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    For SHTF a group buy might better be organized to purchase:

    Ammo
    Water
    Water storage
    Rural Real Estate
    Fuel
    Food
    Etc.

    Smoke
     
  11. geekWithA.45

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    I'd be interested.

    Working within City Buster range of DC & NYC, and assuming that an Al-Q attack would take the form of either a pony nuke or a dirty bomb, it seems reasonable to me that I could make the extra 15 minutes warning before the news got hold of it and I turned on the TV and figured out what's going on count.
     
  12. Jay Kominek

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    I regularly go a week or two without watching TV or listening to the radio.
    But I've always got my keychain on me.

    And nuclear detonations aren't the only concern.

    Don't want one? Don't get one. So. Very. Simple.
     
  13. Fly320s

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    I'd be more interested in a portable, multi-band, hand-cranked radio. I think I would have more use year around for the radio than a radiation detector.

    But, if you have your heart set on the radiation fob, more power to you.:)
     
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  14. Jay Kominek

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    Hey, I'm interested in one of those, too. But they're reasonably priced without getting together with 24 other people.
     
  15. The_Antibubba

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    This doesn't have as many uses as a radio

    But the use it has is a good one. Let's say you are in (your city here), and all the announcers come on to announce that Terrorists have blown up a dirty bomb at City Hall. Everyone who has ever seen a mutant zombie movie is going to be throwing a scattering of possessions in the car and taking off, only to sit and bake at a chokepoint somewhere.

    Meanwhile, you're at home BOB at the ready, wondering if you even need to evacuate.
    Can you even bug out? Could you just drive across town and be safe? This device can help with that decision.

    Of course, I could just trust the authorities and the news agencies to tell me the whole, unvarnished truth-after all, why would they lie? :rolleyes:
     
  16. mfree

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    A radiation detector isn't a pre or during SHTF item, it's a post-nuke SHTF item for use after bug-out.

    Imagine heading north or south (across prevailing winds) and suddenly your detector starts beeping because you *almost* walked through a very hot fallout zone. Something like that could save you a hurtin', especially because fallout permeates... you lose *everything* to get rid of it.
     
  17. Sean Cloherty

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    TarpleyG - I think you missed the point here - this is a tool for avoiding radiation. It detects radiation at low level. It is not a nuclear blast alert.

    However, if "The Big One" hits, how are you going to know when it is safe to move from whatever shelter you are in?

    The more likely scenario is fallout from a dirty bomb or perhaps a nuke plant that has been breached by an unsceduled landing of a 747.

    Please explain how more ammo and practice help me avoid ionising radiation from one of those events?

    As much as I love ammo and practice, I don't want to be in a crowd rushing towards a hot spot in panic following a dirty bomb detonation.
     
  18. Plinkerton

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    Seriously, those things are kinda cool, but to actually need one? Seems to be crossing that blurry line into paranoia... :uhoh:
     
  19. dhoomonyou

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    I guess I'll take one, but only if it comes with a tin foil hat.
     
  20. Andrew Wyatt

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    The fact that i'm paranoid has no bearing on wheather or not they are indeed out to get me.
     
  21. CrudeGT

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    I like the idea of a survivalist group buy, however, like a few of the others. I feel this one might not be usefull as other items such as, MRE's, water storage, ammo, batteries, etc...
     
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