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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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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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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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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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Parents Just Don’t Understand…the Apocalypse

In During the Apocalypse on November 23, 2009 at 2:41 pm

I have just recently been thinking about my supply and what to do and so on. … I know that community will evolve in my town, what worries me about that is the religious lunatics that will make us a danger to our survival. … i don’t own a gun, being 14 and with a mother who dosen’t trust me with one. I have two dogs, one that will probably become food when rations get low, and one that will help with hunting and scavenging…. Also, my neighbor closest to me is a firefighter, he has several safes with ALOT of guns and ammo, so looting his house is a definite possibility. I do not plan on staying in my house, i have considered barricading in my high school, and going to the band room, only room with two exits, and only room that you can go out the window and on to the roof…. Thank you, Rebel

Thanks for the letter Rebel, you ask some good questions about surviving the Apocalypse, but the one I had not thought of before was, “What do I do if I’m 14!”

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Ear to the Ground: Pig Flu

In Post-Apocalypse on November 9, 2009 at 8:27 am

I got the pig flu last week. 103.5 degree fever with chills. Is that it? That’s what we’ve been hiding under the bed for?

I think we’ll all be ok.

Learn From Dick Proenneke

In Post-Apocalypse on March 13, 2009 at 2:00 am

Dick Proenneke was a WWII veteran who lived alone in the high mountains of Alaska at a place called Twin Lakes. He built a small cabin using nothing but rudimentary tools. He died in 2003, but left his cabin to the parks service and it remains today as a popular visitor attraction in the still-remote Twin Lakes region.  This is a trimmed down video of the great film Alone in the Wilderness, which Dick shot himself while building his cabin. This film is mostly centered on how to build a log cabin, but there are other great tips in here as well. I highly recommend watching the whole film, It’s on PBS a couple times a year. If nothing else, enjoy this shortened version about a peaceful retiree surviving on his own in the wilderness. (Continued…)

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Prepare for the Pandemic

In Post-Apocalypse on February 19, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Often when we think of the Apocalypse we think of natural, social or nuclear disasters. Let me remind you that 700 years ago, half the population of Europe was wiped out by a nasty oozy pandemic. If the human race ever witnessed a real Apocalypse it certainly was then. 

It’ll happen again, but you don’t give a damn because you’re hoping big brother government will bail you out with some vaccine. Wake up buddy. How high on the list do you think you’ll be when they start handing out the limited supply of drugs, face masks and ventilators? Can you see them backing up the semi trucks with police in riot gear yelling, “Step back people! We need to vaccinate the computer programmers and Cold-Stone Ice Cream Artists first!” These supplies will go to cops, nurses and government officials. So unless you’re in for a career change you’ll probably die of some crappy bird flu. (continued)

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Ear to the Ground: Zombies

In News, Pre-Apocalypse on February 17, 2009 at 11:40 am