Zombie PrepZombie Prep - 08.10.2012
You probably thought we were a bunch of illiterate, zombie-hating rednecks right? We’ll you’re only half-right.
Zombie Prep - 08.07.2012
During zombie attacks, having a good survival strategy will help you keep from being turned to zed poop. Understanding what to do ahead of time and what to look for will keep you alive during the upcoming zombie apocalypse.
Whether you’re running away from a horde, or being shot at by some human survivors, you need to move towards cover and concealment.
Understanding the difference between cover and concealment could save your life.
Zombie Prep - 06.25.2012
When evaluating your zombie apocalypse bugout bag, there are three important items which you might overlook. The tendency is to stock up on “tactical” items – knives, firesteel, water purifiers and the like. All of those things are important, but there are some everyday items you don’t want to overlook.
Protecting your eyes, hands, and head wile preventing a health crisis due to exposure are going to be important to your survival. This is why we recommend a good hat, pair of sunglasses, and rugged pair of gloves. In this video, we go through the survival uses of all three and how to choose the appropriate ones for you.
Zombie Prep - 06.19.2012
The ZPOC will happen, but it won’t scare away your monthly visitor/gift/fiend/demon. No one seems to cover this need when talking about bug-out bags but you can’t really ignore this if you’re a woman. This video was in response to a question on the website about feminine hygiene. Our reader asked:
“I was hoping you could shed some light on female hygiene (specifically during that time of the month). I figure that we could stash a bunch but happens when they run out and going out and finding more isn’t possible?”
In summary, we cover 4 options:
- Scavenge clean baby diapers and adult diapers as substitutes
- Buy reuseable alternatives (pads, sponges, cups)
- Make reuseable alternatives
- Use items from nature
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Some product links:
Menstrual Color Cotton Pads – 3 – Pack
Sckoon Organic Cloth Menstrual Pads – One Irregular Pad 60% Off
Glad Rags – The Keeper Menstrual Cup Size B
Jade and Pearl – Sea Sponge Tampon 2 Pieces – Sea Pearls Sea Sponge Tampons (Reusable)
Photo Credit/permission: Harry Finley, Museum of Menstruation, www.mum.org
Check out the Museum of Menstruation for trivia and information. Here’s another gem from there:
Zombie Prep - 06.15.2012
Many women tend to defer self-defense to the men in their lives. Some are afraid to get hurt. Some believe that women are weaker than men and believe it to be a disadvantage to self-defense that cannot be overcome. If you or a woman in your life have some of these beliefs, I encourage you to watch this video. I could go on and on about this but for now, I offer up a few of my thoughts and look forward to hearing yours.
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Zombie Prep - 06.08.2012
There’s a saying amongst zombie preppers that two is one and one is none. What we mean, is that when the Z-SHTF, you need a backup for everything you have and everything you have planned.
During the coming zombie apocalypse, and while you’re prepping, we believe that you should follow the PACE system. PACE is an acronym for Primary, Alternate, Contingency, and Emergency. Each part of your zombie prep should have a backup, a backup to the backup, and an emergency plan.
Take a weapons system. Your primary may be a rifle of some sort. Your alternate would be a pistol. Contingency weapons could include edged weapons. In an emergency we are talking about unarmed combat or combat with improvised weapons.
In the following video, I cover the PACE system and how you can use it with your family or prepper group.
Zombie Prep - 06.04.2012
We got an email from a young fan the other day, and we feel like we should answer his question. It’s a good one about getting ready for the ZPOC when you’re a teenager. We felt that the question was so good, we made a video.
Here’s the text of the question:
Ok, im A 15yr Boy, How Can I Prepare For this Zombie Apoclypse? I Dont Have money and my parents wont beleive me if i said Zombies were coming, And IF This were to happen,shouldnt EVERY zombie killer meet in one place with u guys? Thank you For your time
Also, we like it when young people ask us about zombies politely.
Our video response to this young man is below:
Zombie Prep - 05.27.2012
You know what makes the Zombie Apocalypse worth living? Besides bacon, nutella, cars and cars to choose from, and access to fancy penthouses? Women. Yep, the fairer sex. Honestly, I think that’s a strange adjective for us girls but I would say that if you ever go people watching, there are still more good looking women in the general population than men. Can’t say that will necessarily be so during the ZA, but we’ll get cuter and cuter as we lose more and more humans to the undead hordes.
This is my video intro to what I hope to be a recurring series that deals with issues specific to women during the ZA.
Zombie Prep - 05.17.2012
You shouldn’t carry tons of items in your bug-out / grab-n-go bag but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to organize them. In this video, I go over common household items that may have ended up in your trash that could be re-used or re-purposed as part of your zombie survival or prepper gear.
You don’t really need to spend a lot of money or time to compile basic survival gear. After all, the whole idea of survival gear is survival which means using whatever is available to meet your basic needs. You don’t have “tactical” needs, you need food, water, shelter, health and security/shelter. If there’s one skill you need to have, above all else, it’s improvisation (no, you don’t need to be Wayne Brady on Whose Line is it Anyway?, though I admit that would be highly entertaining).
To improvise = to invent, compose, or perform with little or no preparation. (Yes, I’m saying to prepare, you need to be able to invent/perform with little to no preparation – silly English language).
Learn more details from our youtube video below, and don’t forget to like our Facebook page.
A homework assignment:
Put a box next to your recycling and/or garbage can and label it “Survival items”. Then next time you’re about to throw out something, think about its possible uses in a survival scenario. Also, is it light, is it sturdy, water resistant, fire resistant, transparent, metallic, ergonomic, versatile? These are all good things. If they meet several of these characteristics, you should probably save it, at least until you come across something better. Other than a good sturdy knife (see our videos on various cutlery and John’s recent video on bug-out bag/grab-n-go bag necessities), food and certain medical supplies, you should be able get basic survival items from your everyday household throw-aways. Happy viewing!
Zombie Prep - 05.16.2012
One of our Twitter Followers asked us the folowing question: “What are the top 10 items for your zombie apocalypse bugout bag?”
Great question. However, rather than just give you a list of 10 things, I wanted to go a little in depth to background for prepping a bugout bag. I also differentiate between a bugout bag and a grab and go bag.
I stress that everybody’s bag is going to be different, and depend on the environment they live in. However, survival needs aren’t going to vary that much since we are all physiologically similar.
To live through the ZPOC (zombie apocalypse), you’re going to have to address the following survival concerns:
1. Protection from exposure and the elements – exposure to temperatures just a little outside what you’re used to can kill you in hours.
2. Water – dehydration and sickness from drinking impure water can kill you in a few days.
3. Food – you can go a few weeks without food, but your physical and mental capacity will be severely impaired.
Additionally, your first aid and security needs are unpredictable, but when you need them – acute.
Generally weight and space are your enemies – think compact, light, and multi-use items. Fire is your friend, and has many survival uses – besides being able to ignite a zombie or two. You need a fire kit. A good fixed blade knife and some paracord need to be a part of your kit.
Watch the video below to get the rest of my suggestions, and don’t forget to like our Facebook page.