survivalismReviews - 06.26.2012
I loves me some hot Glock action and, when the zombies come, I’ll be ready with 17+1 rounds of 9mm hollow points to jack up their day.
The Glock 17 is my personal choice for zombie apocalypse defensive pistol and here are some of the reasons I love it:
1. It’s reliable and low maintenance – when your life depends on a functioning firearm, Glocks have proven themselves to continue operating under the toughest conditions
2. It’s accurate. Out of the box, this is an accurate handgun. The Gen 4 models have a double recoil-reducing spring for easier control. The larger frame of the 17 spreads recoil out over a larger area.
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
Watch the full youtube video for details on pros and cons, prices, tips and sources/vendors. Remember to LIKE us on FB, follow us on twitter, subscribe to our youtube channel, sign up for our email list and/or download our podcasts (see links above).
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 News - 06.13.2012
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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.
Quiz - 05.25.2012
Think you’re going long term after the ZPOC? Gonna stick it out holed up in your one bedroom apartment waiting for Big G to bring the troops?
Here’s a quick quiz you can take to see how long you’re likely to last after the zombie apocalypse – also see our video analysis below:
Killing Zombies - 05.25.2012
Brains, brains, brains. That’s all people like to talk about! But what are your other options, what if you’re shorter, not as strong, lower to the ground, have a crappy weapon or no weapon? We gave this some thought and ranked these based on the ease of “execution” (effectiveness) and repetition (reliability – flub proof). Consider these!
Survival Security - 05.23.2012
Hang on ZPOC trivalists, we’re going to do some science. OK, very little science really – but we’re going to build a very basic electric circuit using crap from the dollar store and Radio Shack.
If you’re going to set up camp without some undead bastards sneaking up on you in the dark – here’s a perfect solution. It’s a tripwire alarm. Sneaky eh?
In this video, I set it up using a light, but you could use a buzzer or maybe even a toy clown to really confuse those Zs.
Ultimately the electronic part couldn’t be more simple, it’s the execution of the physical switch which is interesting and useful for zombie apocalypse fun times.
As with all projects – take necessary safety precautions. Nothing here should be too dangerous, however since we’re only using AAA batteries. Don’t swallow batteries – that would be silly and dangerous.
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.
Training - 05.15.2012
No matter what happens after the zombie horde rises, your survival needs will remain the same. As human beings we all need shelter, food, water, and safety. Fire is also a primary survival tool which can provide us with warmth, purified water, and heat for cooking (perhaps even a weapon).
We here at the Zombie Prep Network are big on skills. Having a bugout bag full of survivalist goodies and not knowing how to use them is silly.
As the apocalypse goes on, long-term survival skills will be paramount to your continued enjoyment of our newly target-rich environment. Hunting, foraging, and living in a debris hut are activities which may not be your best long-term survival strategy.
The following video examines the “skillz that will pay the billz” long-term and help you become a zpoc thrivalist ™.