Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Survivor's Toolbox: Hunting & Fishing

Most of us get our food from stores. If we want a nice cut of meat or a filet of fish we go to the butcher or the fish market. But when mutant guinea pigs take over the planet with their cute wiggly noses of doom and the butchers and fish mongers are no more, where will you get your tasty vittles?

I don't know about you, but I plan to hunt and fish for my dinners. I have no desire to kill, gut, and fillet anything. Frankly, scaling and gutting fish has always totally grossed me out. For that matter, I don't particularly care to handle it when it's store bought and all I have to do is prepare dinner.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Which one is the penicillin?

You started taking care of yourself. You instilled in your children a sense of worth regarding their health. The End Times are upon us and Gillian has a cut. She got it when she tripped while running drills in the wood. It’s not a bad cut. But you are out of anti-bacterial ointment and clean water is low.

You clean the wound, bandage it, and hope for the best. Gilly’s chances for fighting an infection on her own are pretty good. Before the sentient King Cobras from the Center of the Earth emerged to dominate the planet, she ate well, took her vitamins, played outside and got enough sleep.

What if that’s not enough? If she gets an infection, how are you going to fight it?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

It's fine. I'll just take some cold medicine!

In our go-go-go pre-apocalyptic world, we occasionally neglect seemingly little things that turn out to be quite important.

For example, if you were to have a bad cold that included a fever and nasal discharge that was yellow in color, you might want to see a doctor. This goes doubly if those cold symptom last more than about seven to ten days and are accompanied with a headache, dental pain, facial pain, and a cough or chest congestion.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Survivor's Bookshelf: Apocalypse How

Regardless of which eschatological doctrine you follow, the end is nigh. Well, it's very nearly nigh. I think I see it on the horizon. I hear that Iran is making Nuclear Weapons and that some politician are trying to get an oil pipeline built that would start in Canada and go through the US. A guy standing on a corner told me so!

In any case, knowing how to survive the [insert your personal Apocalypse theory here] will be important. But shouldn't you also know how to make the best of the Newest World Order?