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  • Rooftop survival during a zombie apocalypse

    Lets face it, most people live in cities and those aren’t the best places to be during a zombie apocalypse. Living miles away from civilization, already being self reliant and ready for anything is a much better option. But that’s not available for most people, so we’re going to explore rooftop survival for city folks. […] More

  • Fire and Zombies

    No, this isn’t another song parody post for those who thought I was rewriting Fire and Rain by James Taylor. I wanted to talk about fire as a means of defense against zombies. It seems to me that it is badly underutilized in literature and movies. There are varying opinions as to whether or not […] More

  • Surviving a Zombie Attack on Public Transportation

    Everyone should know better than to take public transportation during a zombie invasion, but many of us use public transport every day, and we need to know what to do if the zombie apocalypse begins while we’re riding the subway, bus, or train. I take the metro to work, and I’ve often thought about what […] More

  • Could They Survive: Cloud Strife

    Special shout out to Kenneth Lipps, Chase Lawrence, and Stephen Crabtree for helping me with the research for this character. Today is the first Friday where we begin a new series called “Could They Survive:..”. It is where I rate the survival capabilities of our favorite pop culture icons should they end up in a […] More

  • Fire Starter from Empty Lighter

    This article is how to take an empty disposable lighter and re-make it into an effective fire starting tool for use in an emergency. Think of it as an “apocalyptic tinder box” : ) What you need to make it: 1) empty lighter – they still have a flint & striker w/o fuel 2) lint […] More

  • Redeker Plan

    The Redeker Plan (commonly known as “The South African war plan”) is a strategy employed in the fictional world of World War Z, a novel written by Max Brooks. The Redeker Plan is essentially the intentional sacrifice of a large portion of the population in order to save a population in a more defensible or […] More

  • Do’s and Dont’s

    So what are the Zombie survival do’s and don”ts? What should you so and what not? We made a list of the most important ones for you to follow. Rule 1: Cardio: This one comes up in Zombieland and clearly makes alot of sense. How many fat people do you see at the end of […] More

  • What to do if You’re Bitten by a Zombie

    When you think about the impending zombie apocalypse, one of the most important questions to ask yourself is, “What will I do if I get bitten?” The first thing that comes to mind is a quote from one of my favorite childhood movies, Mom and Dad Save the World: “Shoot yourself in the head…nowwwww!” It’s funnier […] More

  • A Few More Things to Have in Your Survival Kit

    When your putting together your survival kit, you will no doubt have all the obvious things. Food, water, a blanket, a compass, first aid kit, and so on. There are a few things you may not have thought to include. Here is a short list of useful things you may have overlooked while ensembling your […] More

  • 50 Rules to Surviving the Apocalypse by Joanna Prototype

    1. Nowhere is safe. 2. Guns are great, but bludgeons last longer. 3. Zombies can hear, smell, and see as well as the living. Keep that in mind. 4. A decapitated head can still bite you. 5. Waiting for loved ones to reanimate before finishing them only makes it harder and more dangerous. And it’s […] More

  • Apocalypse Ethics Part Deux

    Quick Note: There is a spoiler alert regarding this current season of The Walking Dead. Nothing giving away much detail in Apocalypse Ethics Part Deux, but a plot point is discussed so keep that in mind. On Apocalypse Ethics Part One, I had just finished playing the game “The Last of Us.” I want to […] More

  • Five Things You Should Be Doing As Your State Reopens

    As of right now over, 20 states plan to be reopening there doors this week. People are torn about whether this is a good idea or not. Will things get good or better? Will cases spike or drop? All these uncertainties have led to many conflicting reports, but what is true? Personally, if we do […] More

  • Common Edible Plants

    Say your stuck with no food and nowhere safe to scavenge. You’ve eaten your last meal bar and all the stores around you are overrun, raided, or there simply aren’t any of them. Now what do you do? I’ll tell you what, you start getting green. Having a basic knowledge of edible plant life, as […] More

  • Fictional Character Dream Team

    Your team could be a matter of life or being life cereal to a zombie. You want the best to survive this apocalypse and need a diverse team of experts if you have any shot at making it through this. For the integrity of the list, I purposely left out lead characters from popular zombie […] More

  • The problem with guns

    Now don’t get me wrong, I really like guns. They’re fun to shoot and work very well against people. But I doubt their use in a zombie apocalypse. Let me explain. Maintenance The first issue with guns, is that they’re high maintenance. You need cleaning rods, brushes, cloth, oil and… A quite place to take […] More

  • Busting prepping myths: part 1 – canned food

    Now that The Walking Dead hype is slowing down due to a long break between episodes, I thought it was time for some real prepping advice! So today we’re starting a new article series, busting prepping myths! In every article we take one prepping myth and bust it like Daryl busts open mushy zombie skulls […] More

  • Start a trading post

    Hold on, before you get all mad here, I think this idea really has something to it! What do almost all great survival games have in common? They offer trading posts for survivors! So why not start your own when the apocalypse starts? Get it fortified and stock up on stuff worth trading. The first […] More

  • Destroying the Brain(stem)

    I want to preface this article by saying that I’m going to be talking about some medical stuff, but I am not a doctor. I never finished my residency. Also, I never started my residency or went to medical school. Or college. This was just a topic that I got to thinking about when I […] More

  • Scavenging

    Scavenging

    Scavenging is the act of searching abandoned areas for food, weaponsand ammunition, or other necessities. This is possibly the least hazardous of the three primary ways of gathering supplies, others being Raiding and Looting. Tools of Scavengers Although there are some items that survivors should carry on them at all times when outside their safe […] More

  • General Survival Guidelines

    General Survival Guidelines     Always have some sort of weapon.     Prioritize your needs: Basic needs are food, water and shelter. Companionship is fairly important too. Things of value in the previous world (such as money and smaller comforts) must be secondary.     Strength in numbers: With more populace, your refuge will not only be […] More