Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Ladies’ Guide to an Ultra Chic Bug-Out-Bag

Photo courtesy of Kaitlyn
Regardless of what you are surviving, be it an average day at the office or The End of Days, a huge part of the equation is preparation. In previous articles we’ve discussed the benefits of being fit and knowing your food options as preparation for The Worst. In this article we will discuss the Bug-Out-Bag, its essential ingredients, and how to make it as chic as it is durable.

Every woman has her Every Day Bag. In it she usually keeps essential items: lip gloss, pen(s), paper, pads, tampons, gift cards, mints, wallet, ID, antibacterial lotion, a lighter, camera and accessories, checkbook, tweezers, snacks, keys, change, and bills. Sometimes she keeps less than essential items: pair of socks, 1 ½ pair of gloves, drink mix packets, extra lighters, deodorant, extra tweezers, a book, and perfume. Of course the necessity of any of these items can be debated. Does one need mints more or less than perfume?

The deciding factor is the lady’s individual tastes and demands.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

How Doesn't a Lady Cope with Anypocalypse?

Relaxing and taking a break are essential to survival.  However, one needs to be smart about how she takes a break.

Sitting down with a friend to have a cup of tea or a Cornetto is perfect.  Sitting down with a friend to smoke a fatty probably isn't the best of ideas.  I'm not condemning nor am I condoning the use of recreational drugs.  But I know that staying clear headed is one of my best defenses.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

How Does a Lady Cope with Anypocalypse?

With panache of course! She is a voluptuous beacon of hope in an unruly sea of discord! She is her group’s anchor.

However, since she is human she needs down time – especially in a prolonged crisis situation – some kind of stress relief is required. So, how does one cope?

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Importance of Being Fit during Anypocalypse

Of course being fit is important in general, but during an apocalypse, it’s paramount.  How are you going to run from the undead when you are dragging around extra poundage?  You may as well have one of the zeds riding your back.  How will you hide from carnivorous alien clowns when your wheezing sounds like a tire feverishly losing air?  No one can hide when she breathes like a creeper.

Before we get into the thick of things, let’s talk about what I do and do not mean by fit.

I’m not talking about being a female body builder.  Survival isn't about having the biggest muscles or the fastest sprint (although both may help).

It's about endurance.  And it's about being able to do pull-ups.  Being able to hoist your own weight to safety could save your life!

The goal of this article is to help you learn how to improve your chances of survival before disaster strikes while still living a normal life.

What are the benefits of being fit during anypocalypse?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

How Does a Lady Survive a Snowpocalyptic Winter?

Under the best circumstances, winter is inconvenient in many places. The further north (or south, depending on your hemisphere), the more inconvenient the weather. But what if that weather were more than just inconvenient? What if places that normally don’t get snow did?

How would you survive a snowpocalyptic winter?