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    A recommendation for radiation detection gear from an experienced User (me)

    For those who are looking just thought I'd let you know:

    This is a UDR 13
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/AN-UDR-13-...ondition-Original-Carrying-Case-/263242205859

    PROs:
    Actual device used by various high end CBRN/WMD military response teams.
    Easy to use ("soldier proof")
    as rugged as detectors get.
    fully hardenend against EMP
    Effective for Gamma and Neutrons (Gamma is the most important for your application)
    Sensitive but scale can be changed in various ways.
    Takes AAA

    CON: Is actually designed as a personal dosimeter not a detector. However it can be used as a detector and display "dose-rate" not just "Dose"


    I have used these many times in real world responses with real radiation.

    Been pretty happy with them. Clarification I always had other more purpose designed detectors on me as well.. but believe between the price ruggedness and usability its a good choice for the prepper who is concerned w/ rad detection.

    UDR13s now on market because the Army as the primary proponent on CBRN/WMD response has gone to UDR14.
    Only difference really is UDR14 is more sensitive.
    I never understood the move and dindt agree with it, but here we are.

    So now these are available from surplus.

    I think the Army and Airforce originally paid $850 dollars for them ( which was actually kinda reasonable for the quality IMO)
    Now can be brought for $125...

    Just thought some folks would like to know...
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    Would it be useful for checking food? I have never used one of these things and highly interested of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingtal0n View Post
    Would it be useful for checking food? I have never used one of these things and highly interested of course

    yes and no.

    It could detect gamma, Xray, neutron and gamma..
    So activation products could be detected..
    But frankly there is little to fear when it come to "irradiated" food.

    Food irradiation is a method to kill bacteria and make food longer lasting.

    No ill effects.

    If you are in the post nuclear apocalypse and you find packed food.. open and eat it w/o worry.

    Now in the case of food stuffs grown in soil that happened to be in the (narrow and limited) fallout foot print its not quite as simple.

    But by then starvation will be a much bigger threat than radiation.

    One of these days I may put of the pics I took when I was in pripyat.
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