preparedness

Zombie apocalypses are curiously lacking a large array of common equipment that could neatly control the situation.

“But we can’t build walls to contain them!”

Moves by truck, train or boat. Ridiculously common. And see those holes on the bottom? Mobile by forklift. Also, HEAVY, even when empty they’re in the tons. If you had some warning you could string these things end to end for miles and human bodies can’t move them. Plus they’re nice and wide so you can comfortably walk on top of them for patrols.

“But we don’t have easy ways to kill them!”

Put the shotgun down you fucking idiot.

No tires to pop. Heavy and slow but inevitable. Climbing required to enter and thus, relatively zombie proof, especially if you spend like an hour to protect the glass.

A lot of large farming equipment can destroy cars.

Want to guess what it’d do to a decaying human body? It’s not pretty.

Now I know what you’re thinking. Merely flattening them with common construction equipment or farming gear isn’t enough.

How about a tree trimmer that can mulch a tree top to bottom in nothing flat?

OM NOM NOM NOM.

“But we need ways to move a lot of people that zombies can’t stop!”

BEEP BEEP MOTHERFUCKER. Deer don’t have a chance and neither does a zombie.

“But that’s not good enough!”

NOW it’s time to call our friend the military because this ride stops for no one.

Do I need to keep going or is it clear the movies are bullshit yet? Seriously a dozen prepared people with heavy equipment licenses could clear an entire street of zombies AND powerwash it after.

Make contingency plans in anticipation of police escalation. You can be at a rally and everything is okay, then police approach and get in riot lines. Have plans in case of a)riot lines b) snatch and grab teams c) dispersal orders d) kettle e) tear gas is deployed f)flash bang grenades are deployed g) rubber bullets are shot h) sound cannon.

The police do not ever need to be provoked. But we can try to be prepared. Make “contingency plans” with your affinity group/ crew. Have a meet up spot, what to do in case of arrest, who are your priority unarrestables (everyone) how are you going to get out? What to do if a driver is arrested? You can even intentionalize roles, create a communication system, have a buddy system and make sure someone is watching the police at all times.

This is so when police escalate we can stay organized, especially if you do not want to disperse. Preparedness can decrease panic, running and keep yall a little more safe. Fuck the police.“

So you’ve realized you live in earthquake country…

Or really, anywhere at all. Last weekend, the magazine “The New Yorker” ran a major article highlighting the major risk of an earthquake disaster in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Oregon, Washington, and Northern California sit atop the Cascadia subduction zone, a fault capable of producing an earthquake and tsunami comparable to the 2011 Japanese Tohoku disaster. However, large quakes in those regions are rare, happening every few hundred years, so neither building codes nor residents are prepared for them.

Yesterday I highlighted one of the most important things for homeowners in those areas; a tiny bit of seismic retrofitting can be the difference between a home being a total loss requiring demolition and virtually no structural damage (http://on.fb.me/1fRfOlh). Today I want to highlight the number 1 thing that everyone in earthquake country, or anyone at risk from any disaster should do; know where your water is.

Keep reading

4

Starlight striker tests, daytime .

 In a field so  probably the best place for field testing my new  Kirinite starlight striker .

As you can see from the state of my LMF Army fire-steel the tungsten carbide eats fire-steels for lunch but it really does produce some amazing hot sparks into the coir matting tinder  probably well above the 5400 degree F mark  .

 Custom knives , sheaths and gear from rtknives@hotmail.com 

Root cellars are making a comeback by homesteaders and natural living advocates. Here’s a great article on how best to store a variety of fruits and vegetables.

http://thepaleomama.com/2015/05/root-cellars-storage-ideas/

#Survival #Bushcraft #Prepping #Homesteading #OffGrid #SHTF #ZombieApocalypse #ZOMPOC #RootCellar #Preparedness #Farming #Agriculture #Organic #RootCellars #Harvest

newyorker.com
The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle
When the giant fault line along the Pacific Northwest ruptures, it could be our worst natural disaster ever.

“In the Pacific Northwest, everything west of Interstate 5 covers some hundred and forty thousand square miles, including Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Eugene, Salem, Olympia, and some seven million people. 

When the next full-margin rupture happens, that region will suffer the worst natural disaster in the history of North America. Roughly three thousand people died in San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake. Almost two thousand died in Hurricane Katrina. Almost three hundred died in Hurricane Sandy. 

FEMA projects that nearly thirteen thousand people will die in the Cascadia earthquake and tsunami. Another twenty-seven thousand will be injured, and the agency expects that it will need to provide shelter for a million displaced people, and food and water for another two and a half million. “This is one time that I’m hoping all the science is wrong, and it won’t happen for another thousand years,” Murphy says.””

“So You Think You’d Survive?” is a great show on The Weather Channel with advice for surviving extreme and unexpected dangers. ☁️⚡️☁️

1. Tornadoes and Killer Bees
2. Rip Currents and Lightning
3. Avalanches and Jellyfish
4. Snake Bites and Quicksand
5. Frostbite and Bears
6. Floods and Spiders
7. Quakes and Mountain Lions
8. Gators and Ice Tsunamis

#Survival #SurvivalSkills #SHTF #NaturalDisasters #Prepping #SoYouThinkYoudSurvive #WeatherChannel #Preparedness