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Apocalyptic Fire Starters

In Post-Apocalypse on March 22, 2010 at 10:02 am

Your survival depends on your ability to create a fire easily and repeatedly. Those words are important. If it takes you a half hour to find kindling and combustibles, you don’t want to spend another cold and hungry half hour trying to bang rocks together to get a spark. That’s far too much time and energy wasted. However, matches or lighters will not be the solution either. During the apocalypse, you’ll need to create a fire nearly everyday to cook your food, sanitize drinking water and to warm your bones. Your matches and lighter fluid will run out well before  end of your first winter. Let’s look at some other options.

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“Medical Aspects of Nuclear Radiation” 1950 Propaganda Film

In Post-Apocalypse on March 15, 2010 at 9:58 am

Surviving post-nuclear radiation poisoning will be a real challenge. Understanding alpha, gamma and beta particles will be key to your survival. This film clears some of those questions up, and thankfully, also dispels some rumors about the post-apocalyptic world.  My favorite is when the narrator explains that radiation won’t create an “overabundance of freaks.” – which brings up the question –  how abundant are freaks now?

The film also seems to suggest that one of the worst parts about radiation is that you will lose your hair and the other guys at the office will call you “ol skinhead” or “chrome-dome.” But the narrator tells us to never fear, your hair will grow back. Whew!

Now ladies and gents, please turn off your cell phones, and enjoy the film! (Continued…)

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Apocalypse Living: In a Lagoon

In Post-Apocalypse on March 5, 2010 at 3:52 pm

I live in Melbourne, Florida, a smallish community which has become more of a small town for Orlando. We are located right on the shores of the Indian River, which is actually the worlds largest lagoon.

Catfish, shrimp, shark, turtles, crabs, the river is abound with edible life! So I figure, better to take my chances ON the water then with the rest of the desperate, hungry, and ignorant masses on the shore. So, lets say I get a some pallets together, collect a whole bunch of milk jugs, and net the milk jugs under the wood to keep me afloat.

I want to know what your ideas on how I might not only survive, but flourish, on the water.

Rion

So you want to be the Apocalyptic Huck Finn of the Indian River? You’ll have your fishin’ pole with a radioactive carp on the line while chewin’ on a ol’ straw shoot. Sounds great, but just like Huck, you’ll have southerners on the shores trying to get at you. Only in the apocalypse, they won’t be after your slave friend Jim, they’ll be after your gear and will be wanting to eat your ass. (continued…)

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Survive the Apocalypse Just Got a Dress Code

In News on March 1, 2010 at 11:00 am

Though these costumes are terribly impractical, I thought I would mention this site. Apocalypse Live Action Roll Play!

Lifesaver 4000

In Post-Apocalypse on February 22, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Thanks to PineTree for asking about the Lifesaver 4000. Though I haven’t used it, it does appear to be a more efficient water purifier. Keep in mind that it only has a shelf life of 3 years. Check out the promo video for it. HERE (Skip the self important intro by the CEO)

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Water Purification

In Post-Apocalypse on February 16, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Our bodies run on water. Like an auto low on oil, our bodies are greatly affected when we become dehydrated. If you notice you’re acting like a little bitch, you probably just need a glass a water – or an ass kicking. Signs of more severe dehydration are headaches, weakness, fatigue, dry mouth, and tingling of limbs. Also, if you notice your piss is dark yellow, you are also dehydrated.

During the apocalypse, getting a glass of water won’t be so easy. Furthermore, our lakes and streams will be twice as polluted as they are now because of the millions of people who are now shitting and dieing in them. You’ll literally be dieing for some clean water. (Continued…)

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Staying Warm Without A Thermostat Part I

In Post-Apocalypse on February 9, 2010 at 11:59 am
For thousands of years, humans have kept warm in cold climates with fires or hearths in their homes. In the last 50 years we’ve began to build homes without fireplaces because “they are just so sooty,” and have become totally reliant on central heating. Because the ability to heat our homes requires electricity, many people are in danger during prolonged power outages. Many families are discovering this danger this week as the New England storm (ironically nicknamed Snowmaggedon) knocked out power to many homes for a few days. With their heat off, people were moving in with other families that had fireplaces and huddling in their living rooms to stay warm. It raises the question, how will we stay warm during the apocalypse? (continued..)

Escape from Las Vegas

In During the Apocalypse on January 8, 2010 at 11:29 am

Dear Apocalyptic Grand Master Savior to the stars,

I live in shithole Las Vegas. Sure there are bigger, more “targetable” cities in the US, but let’s be honest. If you were a terrorist who hates everything that America stands for, why wouldn’t you first look at bombing the “Sin city” where fat, happy tourists abandon their children and blow their life savings on video poker, bad buffets and Celine Dion tickets?

So, how in the hell do I survive? Lake Mead? Head west to the sad mountains we have known as “Mount Charleston”? I’ll be traveling with 3 small children, and a horrible, nagging, god awful wife, who will certainly be the first to die.

You’re right Brad, Vegas sucks. Most population centers are created around a natural resource that supports an economy. Las Vegas was built around gambling, (and the Hoover Dam) so if the gambling stops, so does Vegas. Without power and plumbing, there is nothing to support life there, and this makes a very dangerous post-apocalyptic city. (Continued..)

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Solar Powered Survival Gear

In Post-Apocalypse on January 4, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Anything that takes power to run is not a necessity. People have survived without power for 4000 years, so going without electricity after the apocalypse should not be a death-blow to your survival. However, even I’ll admit, it would be nice. (Continued..)

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Learn to Cut Wood

In Post-Apocalypse on November 30, 2009 at 9:43 am

Nearly all apocalypse scenarios will involve our public works shutting down leaving us without water, gas or electricity. So if you’re a freeze baby and like to set that thermostat at 72, you better learn to chop a lot of wood.

In the days after the apocalypse, I envision a lot cold people huddling together trying to stay warm. They’ll be burning their trash and scavenging for twigs and branches. Trees in our city parks will soon fall to make firewood, but when it comes down to burning this wood, most will struggle. (Continued..)

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