Green said:I think a lot of these guides are flawed in that they leave out a lot of things. For instance when you build a fallout shelter, none of these guides talk about means of circulating breathable air, what stops you from just suffocating or inhaling deadly amounts of isotopes?
I once read this guide that said air is "not so important"
Bullshit, not to mention, how do you expect to find edible food in the wake of a nuclear war? Ground water is likely heavily conaminated, anything that grows out of the ground or lives off the earth would likely contain toxic amounts of radiation.
This type of contamination won't go anywhere after the initial fallout.
There it will sit for 10s of thousands of years
My shelter guides include information on air circulation and filtering. It's not difficult, but you do have to understand what you're doing and why.
Water itself cannot become radioactive by means of fallout; only the impurities in the water (dirt, sand, dust, minerals, etc.) can be radioactive. Theoretically, if you filter the water thoroughly enough or distill it, it will be safe to drink.
As for food, that's the one area where you have to very careful with what you eat and how you prepare it.
And a lot of this comes down to this choice: Risk dying of starvation now; or risk dying of cancer in ten to twenty years.