Posts Tagged ‘post-apocalyptic’

Designer chiu chih created this visionary ‘voyage on the planet’ project that imagines life on a planet with deteriorating air quality and a changed landscape.

Go here to see all the photos: chiu chih’s survival kit for the ever-changing planet.

Transportation: Enchanted Gypsy's Converted Schoolbus

Have I posted any Bug Out Buses here before? I don’t think I have.

The premise behind Bug Out Buses is that you have a vehicle that also provides your shelter & home.

Post-apo Application: You’re probably going to have to convert to alternative fuel (veggie) but obviously very practical to stay on the move while having everything you need.

Real World Application: It’s practical to have one in the event of a natural disaster enabling you to move your family out of harms way while still having comfort ,safety ,and essential living needs.

Or just because you want to live like gypsies, like the owner of this one, Enchanted Gypsy.

This converted bus  is awesome & looks nice & cozy.

 

 

 

 

More pictures here at tinyhouseswoon

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Avocados have a bazillion health benefits. well, probably more like a dozen but the point is, they’re good stuff. They are also thought to be good in aiding breast & oral cancer prevention and for heart health.

Post-apocalyptically speaking, you’re going to have to be in the right place if you plan to use avocados as a resource. Avocado trees do not tolerate cold at all and grow best in sub-tropical or tropical climates. They could probably fare well in a greenhouse but grow up to 20ft, so that could be a challenge. If I was feeling the need to have a plate of loaded nachos with guacamole, I’d head to California where there are about 5,000 commercial avocado groves in existence. Although…without people, not all the groves would survive without artificial watering.

The best way to propagate a successful tree would be to graft from seedling root stock but you can start a seedlings from the pit,too. You’ve seen that done,right? You stick toothpicks evenly spaced around the bulbous end of the pit, place it in a dish or cup with water, and wait for the magic to happen. One of my kids always has said the bottom of the pit submersed in the water reminds him of someone who  has fallen into the toilet . I think it looks more like that when you’re using a cup rather than a dish.

Like this:

How to Grow an Avocado Tree from an Avocado Pit at The Hungry Mouse

[via  The Hungry Mouse]

Now, I can’t count how many times I’ve done this little activity with my own kids more for the lesson on germination than an actual survival skill but I’ve never been able to grow it past a very small seedling. I have seen it done though, so I do know it’s possible and  even knew someone once who had an indoor tree that bore very small fruits. This tends to be an exception. Most avocado trees grown from the pit won’t bear fruit or if it does, it won’t be the same as the parent tree. BUT, even if you never have avocados on your tree, you still have the beneficial leaves.  So,basically…if you grow an avocado tree from the pt, what you end up with is a very nice looking houseplant that has some medicinal uses.

Caution: The leaves are an abortafacient, so if you’re pregnant and wish to stay that way, don’t ingest avocado leaves.

Besides eating the avocados, you can also make your own avocado oil, which is good for skin conditions , not just cosmetic but healing for inflammations and abrasions.

This is the start of a new feature here on the blog…People You Should Know. These are people you should get to know to better your chances of survival  for when TSHTF.

This is a great post from Joni Rae at Tales From A Kitchen Witch about her family’s Zombie Contingency Plan.

Read it here:

Our Zombie Contingency Plan

Or what we will do when we have to get the heck out of Dodge!

 

I need to re-vamp our own family plan. So far, this is all I’ve got:

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Abandoned amusement parks creep me the fuck out. I look at these photos of roller coasters overtaken by massive vines of kudzu and lifeless rusty bumper cars and I hear shadows of stupid wonky music they play at carnivals and giddy ,thrilled screaming.  These images are vivid reminders that the ride ends for all of us at some point. Kudos, Mother Nature. With you the fun never ends.

All images via here

There’s also images on one on my post about Chernobyl

Chippewa Lake Park in Chippewa Lake, Ohio

Heritage USA…Jim Bakker’s Christian theme park

Storybook Land – in Woodbridge, Virginia

South Korea

Benson’s Wild Animal Park – Hudson, NH

Fairy Tale Forest Oak Ridge, NJ

I love abandoned buildings and places. Maybe love isn’t the right word. I’m intrigued by them. I wonder what the story is behind them. I wonder what made people leave them alone to rot. Abandoned places also make me wonder what the world would look like without “us”…us humans, or maybe not all humans but less of us.

Today’s post-apocalyptic vision….

Old wooden church in Ukraine

(Source: abandonedporn)

You’ve probably seen this meme…or one similar…featuring Papa John’s founder John Schantter’s estate. Most of the Internet looks at it and says, “Oh my god, what an asshole!”. I look at it and say, “Holy shit, that place would be awesome to head to when the shit hits the fan!”

Granted, we would need to create a sustainable power grid ….and if Mr Schnatter is among the survivors, we’d have to figure out what to do with him (do we let him pitch a tent by the lake? Maybe he can have his own room and earn his keep as resident pizza maker?) .  Those things aside, it’s a great property.

Property details: 40,000 square foot mega mansion has a multi-level,subterranean garage with 22 parking spaces and an indoor car wash. The subterranean feature could have some very handy uses and not just for fancy cars. Lots of green spaces to be converted to food production. That pond/lake feature could be stocked with fish.It’s located in Kentucky ,not a locale known for being cultured (as if that matters post-apo) but it could have it’s perks. Fairly moderate climate with adequate rainfall, not prone to earthquakes ,hurricanes and whatnot. Pretty ideal, if you ask me.

 

 

(click on images to see this display of awesome overindulgence)