CampingSurvival.com posts video interview of Potassium Iodate (KIO3) expert Chuck Fenwick
Fulton, NY – 5/20/13 – CampingSurvival.com has announced the release of its recent video interview with iodine expert Chuck Fenwick of Medical Corps, a company that specializes in potassium iodine (KI) and potassium iodate (KIO3) supplements.
In the event of a nuclear disaster, such as the intentional detonation of a dirty bomb or the accidental release of radioactivity from a nuclear power plant, people living downwind can be subjected to toxic fallout, including radioactive iodine 131. Both KIO3 and KI are thyroid blockers and are used world-wide to help prevent radioactive damage to the thyroid in the event of a nuclear incident. Radioactive iodine (I-131) can destroy the thyroid of humans and animals, even in small amounts. By taking KIO3, the thyroid becomes saturated with “good iodine” and cannot absorb radioactive I-131.
“If radioactivity is released into the atmosphere, it is vital for people in affected areas to take potassium iodate (KIO3) or potassium iodide (KI),” said Tom Sciacca, President of CampingSurvival.com. “Both potassium iodide and potassium iodate, if taken in time, block the thyroid gland’s uptake of radioactive iodine, so it helps prevent thyroid cancer caused by exposure to airborne radioactive iodine dispersed in a nuclear event.”
And because radioactivity is so dangerous to human health, the geographic region considered “downwind” can reach as far as 1,000 miles or more.
If you do not have KIO3 or KI at the time of the event, Fenwick said, then it is most likely too late to take a thyroid blocker unless the authorities can reach you with the proper dose during fallout conditions. Fenwick further stated that, when such an situation occurs – such as Japan’s Fukashima nuclear reactor accident following the tsunami – supplies of KI and KIO3 are rapidly cleared off shelves. This leaves anyone who doesn’t have their own supply at risk, should fallout travel to their region.
Fenwick said that even family pets can safely be administered KIO3 to prevent thyroid damage. He describes the advantages of KIO3 (potassium iodate) over KI (potassium iodine) as follows:
KIO3 is not bitter
KIO3 is heat stable
KIO3 has a longer shelf life
KIO3 does not typically induce nausea
“I’ve tried ordinary KI in the past and, although it’s also effective in a radioactive event, it’s pretty bitter,” said Sciacca. “Chuck and I both consumed a KIO3 tablet during the interview and there is no bitter taste.”
Sciacca noted that KIO3 is more expensive than regular KI, but given the longer shelf life and lack of a bitter taste, he feels that the greater cost is a worthwhile trade-off.
“We’ll continue to sell both KI and KIO3 at CampingSurvival.com, but I definitely like the advantages of KIO3,” he said. “Most of all, I want people to watch the interview and have people get informed on why having KI or KIO3 in your emergency supplies is a great idea.”
The full interview can be found here: http://www.campingsurvival.com/nucprot.html
Sciacca, a former Marine and veteran of the 1991 Gulf War, launched CampingSurvival.com in 2002, and quickly earned a reputation as an online authority on camping and wilderness survival gear, creating a loyal following of customers.
Contact: Tom Sciacca
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Commenter 1: “Quite a commentary-promoting GMO’s for us while keeping heirloom and organic for themselves.”
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Update: Dark, massive asteroid to fly by Earth on May 31. No need to prep for this one, though…if it hits us (and it’s not expected to this time around…the next pass is not until 2119) it’s big enough to cause global extinction (there a…re more important things to prep for, like increasingly occuring natural disasters). Read more about the asteroid here: http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-asteroid-1998-qe2-20130516,0,548201.story
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We’ve been getting some comments about our new Tinder Hot Box Solar Fire Starter (available here: http://www.campingsurvival.com/hot-box-solar-fire-starter.html) compared to a $5 Chinese product that is available on ebay. There are reasons …the ebay product costs about the same as a few coffees, and why ours costs more: Ours works consistently and has other benefits. We’ve tested similar products over the years and the Chinese product is substandard for several reasons:
1) It’s very flimsy and bends/breaks easily. Our Tinder Hot Box Solar Fire Starter is made from thick metals and is designed to last for hundreds of years, with no parts that will break and nothing to wear down.
2) The Chinese product is not engineered properly and does not maximize the sun’s rays. Therefore, it is only useful during direct, full sunlight, and even then it doesn’t work as well because the sun’s rays are not maximized effectively. Our Solar Fire Starter is scientifically engineered to maximize and direct the sun’s rays and can even work in more cloudy situations because of its enhanced light-collecting abilities (though not full-on clouds obviously).
3) The Chinese product does not come with a carrying case–you’re on your own to find something that fits. Our Solar Fire Starter comes with an air-tight case (knurled for grip) that not only holds your tinder, but keeps it safe from the elements.
4) The Chinese product is twice the size of the Solar Fire Starter, so it cannot fit in your pocket like the Solar Fire Starter nor is it easy to pack without bending or damaging it.
5) The Chinese product does not come with a signal mirror. The Solar Fire Starter lid is designed as a signal mirror and is highly polished specifically for that purpose.
6) The Chinese product is made, of course, in China. Ours is made in the USA.
Compare the Chinese product to using a stainless steel knife and any old rock to try and start a fire; you might be able to get a fire started eventually, but in a survival situation, you want dependable flint and steel. Our Tinder Hot Box Solar Fire Starter is flint and steel compared to the Chinese. But the choice is yours.
Nichole Salyer asks: “Two years ago I was hiking in the back country of Alaska. On this hike you have to cross Eagle River which is glacier fed. Its about thigh high depending on time of day. I clearly had the wrong shoes on so my question is what is the best type of shoe to wear crossing such a cold body of water? Remember they will need to be packed in and out about 26 miles.”
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Commenter 3: “Your feet will get numb. You cant imagine how cold that water is to some people. And you can get a serious injury and not even know it or lose your footing because you cant feel the earth under you..Before you “People Please”, think before you open your mouth in such a condescending manner. Its just rude.”
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“Given the popularity of the previous post, here are a couple more tips for this game-changing skill
1. Release the coal you created by tapping the hearth board with your spindle/drill or simply use a small twig or your knife to push it free of the notch. The second method works better with coals made of finer powder.
2. Even if you feel you are without cordage, look at your clothing. The bottom hem of your T-shirt will hold up exceptionally well if torn free. Wear paracord as shoelaces or a paracord bracelet and never be without good cordage.
3. Always hold your coal and tinder bundle higher than your face and at least 6″ away from your mouth while blowing it into a flame. Ever blow your breath on a window in the cold to see the condensation? Ever choke on smoke? Think about how your breath can snuff out a coal if too close and how smoke rises and you’ll know why you hold the coal and the tinder bundle higher than your face and far enough away.
4. Always prepare your tinder bundle before you begin making your coal. Always have firewood ready before preparing your tinder bundle. Don’t have a fire only to have nothing to burn.
5. The side of your nose and the back of your ear lobes have minute traces of oil. Rub the top of your spindle there if you want a slight advantage and less friction before you begin.
6. If a bow drill can work with one person, it certainly can work with two. One person will get in the standard position, the other will face him/her. Focus on pushing or pulling only and coordinate with your partner who will do what. BTW, if the bow drill will work with one or two people, it can work with three. Have one person hold the socket and the other two focus on the bow. Watch how fast you can make a coal. Also, have fun with it and see how big of a spindle you can use with a group of three.”