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Potassium Iodide
Potassium Iodide (KI) is used by health officials worldwide to prevent thyroid cancer in people who are exposed to radioactive iodides caused by nuclear reactor accidents and nuclear bombs. It protects against radioactive iodine by preventing its absorption by the thyroid gland located in the neck. Thyroid cells are unique among all cells of the human body as they are the only cells which have the ability to absorb Iodine. The thyroid gland absorbs it from the bloodstream and concentrates it inside the cell to produce hormones. For radiation that is not immediately lethal, the thyroid is your body's most sensitive organ to the effects of radiation. The Radioactive Iodine is absorbed by the thyroid and can cause thyroid disease and cancer later on. Sometimes it only takes a short time if the victim is a child because a child’s thyroid is very active in helping the child to grow. FDA Approved IOSAT and ThyroShield saturates the thyroid with stable iodine, shutting off its absorption mechanism, and it will remain off long enough for the radioactive iodine that you inhaled or ingested to to be safely disbursed through the kidneys. IOSAT KI is the only FDA-approved full strength thyroid blocking tablet available to the public. ThyroShield is the only liquid Potassium Iodide approved by the FDA.
Chapter Commentary
Run fast, stand still. This, the lesson from lizards. For all writers. Observe almost any survival creature, you see the same. Jump, run, freeze.--Ray Bradbury

Our greatest survival tool is that gray matter we all carry around. Even though that big brain we have is built in, we have to remember to use it when the situation warrants. We live our daily civilized lives heavily dependent on technology. If we lose access to our technological advances and improvements, and have to deal manually with the physical hardships of an emergency situation, we have to master problems in a hands-on fashion, coping with each little issue as it comes up. The more we plan ahead, the easier it will be to come if and when an emergency happens.
Maybe Ray Bradbury had it right. Jump when we need to jump, run when we need to run, and freeze when its time to stop and assess the situation.

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.--Wendell Berry

Survival is all about renewal. Every day brings a new dawn. Every dawn is opportunity, a blank slate of a living day waiting for us to write upon it. Prepare for the worst. Hope for the best. Shoot for the stars.
The recommended daily requirement for hugs is: four per day for survival, eight per day for maintenance, and twelve per day for growth.--Virginia Satir

When it all comes down to it, survival is about networking, community, friends and family. Nuclear family, extended family, family of man. Ultimately, the whole human race is our support group.

Survival Gear You Can Buy

  • Safe signal (Signal Mirror)
  • Space Blanket (Maintains 80% of body temperature)
  • All weather blanket (Light in weight, super insulating)
  • Emergency kit
  • Emergency candles (specialty survival candles)
  • Matches (Damp proof matches)
  • Lighter
  • Burn kit (Moist burn pads)
  • Swiss Army knife
  • Sewing kit (Needle and thread, collapsable scissors)
  • Rain Poncho
  • Camping Shower
  • Camping Shovel (collapsable)
  • Compass (Comes complete with North South East and West)
  • Atlas
  • Lantern (Dual Fuel, propane or butane, multi wick, with or without case)
  • Patch repair kit (for hose)
  • Sterno
  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Cookset: Cookware, Cutlery, coffee grinder, coffeepot, mugs






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Survival Gear and Tools

Water-Proof Blanket

Men's Leather Gloves

Safety Spectacles

Nylon Rope, Fifty Ft.

Liquid-Fuel Utility Lighters

Hand-Crank-Powered Radio

Walkie-Talkies With Up To a Ten Mile Range

Assorted Hand-Tool Kit

Gas Main Shut-Off Valve Wrench, Fits 1/2 In. and 3/4 In. Valves

Potassium Iodide Tablets

Germicidal Tablets for Water; Treats Up To Twenty-Five Qts.

Insect Repellent With DEET

Survival Whistle