Posts Tagged ‘survival’

Survival – Safety Skills Every Child Should Know

Most of these are common sense but good reminders of basic things we need to make sure our children know. Prepping Partner for Life and I sometimes joke about dropping the kids off in the woods to see if they can find their way home. Amazingly, they do not suggest this as a tactic for teaching children navigation skills but I still don’t think it’s a terrible idea.

Just kidding. Sort of.

I think this is….real. Maybe. The designer collective that created them, Sibling Nation, calls these The Walking Shelter. You just pull a tent….or parts of a tent?…out of these ugly ass shoes …and set up camp. 

It looks sooooo cozy.
I bet it’s a pain in the ass to tear down camp. You know how tents never fit back in the bag exactly right? Ugh, can you imagine?

Walking Shelter: Sneakers With A Built In Tent.



[via Preparing for SHTF ]


They forgot wear it as a halter top like a real Survivor!



This could be very handy in a situation where you realize too late you have packed all sorts of canned foods in your Bug Out Bag but forgot a can opener. Doh! Or just when your toddler is going through this phase where he likes to take random things and hide them in his Buzz Lightyear backpack.


This one is using just a soon:


This one you can do without any other tools. He does use a knife in it at the end once the can is opened but you could figure out something else to use if you didn’t have a knife.


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:




[via Maddy the Internet Panda ]

If you have doubts about your survival come Z Day…never fear – There’s a zombie killer in all of us.

Some bad-ass but basic tools required.


Nice graphic posters to help you identify threat of zombies!

[via Shoot for the Head ]

To see all the helpful field guide tips, go to Zombie Survival Field Manual.

Map of the Dead is an interactive map that highlights zombie danger zones, as well as liquor stores, gun stores, police stations, and other zombie points of interest.

Really great idea but it obviously needs some tweaking or only works well if you’re already in a largely populated area. For instance, I typed in my address and I’m pretty much just standing out there in the middle of nowhere, with nothing around me – even though I can see the police station and liquor store in my town from my house. Also, the points of interest highlighted in my nearest city are not the points of interests I would immediately think of. The map doesn’t even highlight the hospital (important for raiding medical supplies) or even the shopping malls and sporting goods stores. The urologist’s office is highlighted,though. You know…in case anyone needs to do a DIY vasectomy reversal so they can repopulate the world.

Still, it’s a neat idea…and there’s a game coming this summer.

There’s also a survival pack giveaway to enter.25 lucky winners receive:

  • The Walking Dead t-shirt, messenger bag, and copy of volume one signed by Robert Kirkman.
  • A Griffin Survivor military-grade iPhone 4/4S case.
  • A printed map of your city or town.

Hey, I didn’t say there were things in that giveaway that could actually help you survive but it’s still some cool shit.