Geiger Counters

Geiger CounterGeiger Counters, used to detect ionizing radiation have been flying off the shelves due to the recent nuclear threat from North Korea. Just like we saw with the potassium iodide shortage after the nuclear reactor meltdown in Japan back in 2011, everyone seems to want to be as prepared as possible for whatever may come.

Once news hit of the possibility of a nuclear attack on the US, potassium iodide began flying off the shelves along the west coast. As the situation in North Korea continues to escalate there has been a global rush for radiation pills.

Geiger counters were first invented by a brilliant German physicist named Hans Geiger.  Since radiation is extremely harmful to all living things yet invisible and very hard to detect this was indeed a revolutionary invention of it’s time.  When the first Geiger counter was released on the market, it was extremely expensive and bulky making it impractical for the average person.  However, as technology continues to improve the devices have become more inexpensive and easier to use, allowing everyday people to own one.

In true survivalist form, you can take matters into your own hands and get your own geiger counter to monitor the radiation in and around your home. These are vital to have in a nuclear fallout crisis because otherwise, you have no way of knowing when sheltering is no longer necessary. It can also help you avoid contaminated food or water, or “hot spots” of radiation once the fallout has passed.

While there are many different options available for purchasing your own geiger counter, many are simply too bulky and impractical for modern day use.  I have hand selected my best recommendations for our readers so that you can buy with ease knowing that most of the legwork has already been done for you.

Careshine Smart Geiger Radiation Counter nuclear Gamma, X-ray Detector for iOS Android


KKmoon Digital LCD Electromagnetic Radiation Detector Dosimeter Tester EMF Meter Counter


RAD Triage 50 Personal Radiation Detector For Wallet Or Pocket





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2 Responses

  1. Gary Ehlenberger

    I have measured my Ipad1 and found 2x background readings. See a confirmation here:
    Could this be of concern for a heavy user?

    Gary Ehlenberger

    Retired Staff Scientist, Motorola

    • Survival Spot

      Any amount of radiation can be harmful for human health if exposed to small doses over an extended period of time. That’s why people who work desk jobs and stare at screens all day are more likely to experience vision problems later in life. However, there are anti-radiation screen protectors which help to reduce the negative health effects of radiation exposure. Check out these options for radiation blocking screen protectors:


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