videoZombie 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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Killing Zombies - 05.30.2012
It’s important to know your enemy. The good thing is zombies are more or less built like their living version — us. In other words, they are built like us and hence have similar “structural weaknesses”. Since they don’t react to pain and bleeding doesn’t bother or injure them, it’s a good idea to break their structure and limit or stop their movement if you can’t go for their brains. Following on a earlier video by John that discusses the ideal traits of an anti-zombie martial art, I talk about the concept of “structural incapacitation.” The Internet is replete with self defense videos with a lot of jargon that is basically Greek to the average human. This video discusses the basics of human structure and two targets that an unarmed person can use with little strength or training to take down a zombie or aggressive human and get away safely.
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.
Survival Weapons - 05.18.2012
We get it, you’re fan of Michonne from the Walking Dead and you think the katana is the ultimate bad-ass zombie survival weapon. Or maybe you’ve seen YouTube videos of dudes hacking up a ballistics gelatin zombie dummy with a samurai sword – awesome. But a katana is one of those things, like many weapons, where not knowing how to use it properly can do more harm than good.
You can seriously harm yourself with a sharpened katana, and most sword schools won’t let you touch a sharp one (Shinken) until you’re blackbelt. Wanna use a sword to slice up some zombs? Great – get yourself a practice weapon and get yourself some training.
In this video, I show you basic grip, drawing and cutting with a katana. YouTube videos should not replace one on one instruction, and you should get a whole lot of training – and train safe.
Zombie Fan Question - 05.17.2012
One of our Facebook fans, Nick, had some intriguing questions about brains. Actually he had quite a few but my brain could only manage 2 for now. He asked:
2) Can we feed animal brains to them to appease them?
It’s good to know your enemy and their weaknesses.
Thanks Nick and thanks fans for all the enthusiastic questions. Keep em’ coming, we look forward to responding to them. If you’re new to our site, don’t be shy, like us on Facebook and we’re on the twits too. Check out our other videos on youtube as well. We’ve got survival tips, self-defense tips and last but not least, snark. What’s not to love?
Gain some insight on zombies by checking out our youtube video below:
POST VIDEO NOTE: I made a comment that no movie in the last 5 years had ever used animals to appease zombies. That was not quite correct. While not a movie, zombies trapped in a barn were fed various farm animals, mostly chickens, in the AMC TV Series “Walking Dead”. They may not have been completely appeased but perhaps that’s not actually possible since we think the taste for fresh human flesh/brains is less about nutrition than about oral fixation and plain aggressiveness.
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 - 04.30.2012
Did you know that the grocery stores we depend on only keep a 3 day supply of food around? Look at the food shortages after the Japan Tsunami, or after Hurricane Katrina to see what can happen. For security for your family when the zombie horde arises you need to have a good supply of food around.
For many, food storage might seem expensive or intimidating – even though it is a really important step in keeping your family safe. How can you start small, but build up a 3-month to 1 year supply? What should you buy, from where, and how do you store it?
This video answers those questions…
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