Do not bring perishable food, as it will spoil and affect health. All Public shelters are prestocked and ready for two weeks inside. (this is probably no longer true.)
In a home shelter, use hot water heater water, and toilet supply water to increase emergency water supply, if possible.
Rotate all food on regular basis. Stock at least a 2 week supply of canned and boxed food and water supply for family.
Use a chemical toilet in public shelters, plus hand germ sanitizer; Use an empty 15 gallon water drum or garbage can, underneath a chair with the seat hollowed out. Line the can or pail with a plastic bag. When full, seal lid and move to outside shelter if possible, or seal plastic bag and move waste outside periodically.
For two weeks, have two rolls of toilet paper per person, plus two weeks worth of newspaper deliveries, plus a box of plastic bags as liners for toilet bucket. Tie the bag and take outside periodically.
If available, sprinkle sawdust on human waste after every use. Bales of sawdust are available from feed and animal supply stores. Do not bring in dirt or sawdust unless it is sealed from outside air in containers. Wash containers outside to wash off radioactive dust.
Have natural anti bedbug or other insect vermin resources available for use. If someone passes over, carry body outside until it is safe to dig grave and bury person. Body bags are helpful but not required. Large plastic bags will work if nothing else is available, one from each end of body and tied in middle.
Once water runs out, boil any water from outside before drinking, or add 10 drops iodine or 20 drops chlorine bleach to each gallon of water before drinking it.
If available, run contaminated water through radiation filter; (special 3 section filter that filters wide variety of radioactive substances) A charcoal filter is better than no filter at all.
Radioactive dust will contaminate outside of containers, but should be much safer, if it is washed off and wiped before opening container. Do this OUTSIDE.
Wear plastic or rubber gloves when gathering food or outside things, take off shoes and gloves when entering shelter, leave by the entrance in sealed container to avoid bringing contamination inside shelter.
At least use newspaper or rags to handle everything outside shelter before bringing it inside shelter. Wash hands before entering shelter again. It is best to change clothing and wash whole body before going into shelter if outside is dusty or windy and contaminated. Check with Geiger Counter if available, soles of shoes, hands, clothing, and hair.
If needed, eat only meat of animals, but discard fur and skin outdoors, as well as all organs. These will be highly contaminated and cannot be washed or cleaned. Bring no animals inside shelter under any conditions. Process animals outside shelter wearing plastic bags, gloves, etc. Wash meat before bringing it inside shelter, and before cooking or eating.
Use a Geiger Counter to measure radioactivity. If the Geiger Counter is battery operated, use it very sparingly, to extend battery life.
The above video talks about how to build a shelter in your backyard. Check with local building permit office in our local area for more information.
A cheaper solution is to find a local cave or mine and make an agreement with the owner that in case of worst case scenario, you have a place ‘at the inn’.
How To Live in a Public Or Private Nuclear Radiation Fallout Shelter
Uranium Mines Dot Navajo Land, Neglected and Still Perilous;via A Green Road Blog
Anti-Nuclear Poetry ByOr-Well; via A Green Road Blog