Friday, March 30, 2012

Dating Before the End!

by Shane White

You may be doing a great job of stocking your bunker with supplies, but none of this will do you any good if you don't have anyone to fight off the zombie hoard with. Well, now there is an answer. There is a site called Survivalist Singles that has been around since about 2010, and another called PrepperDating.com that has started a bit more recently, that specialize in matchmaking for people who are aware of the impending doom that is rapidly descending on the human race. Here you will find more about people than just their favorite movie and hobbies. You will also find out exactly how useful they will be during and after Doomsday.

So here is how it works. You sign up. Check out the gender of your choice and check for skills that will compliment your set of skills for when the time comes. Of course I am sure you will still need to look at their picture and their hobbies and interests and such. Doomsday might be boring at times and you will probably need someone to talk to. As we have seen in many movies, people tend to get a little crazy if they lack human interaction for long periods of time.

In reviewing recent news, you better hurry and sign up soon!

Survivalist Singles
PrepperDating.com

Thursday, March 29, 2012

DEMCAD's Corner: First Aid Prep From A Dollar Store

DEMCAD's Corner: First Aid Prep From A Dollar Store: By Reginald Kaigler ( DEMCAD ) Once again, survivialism has returned to the mainstream. it's all over the Internet with individuals posti...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Drug Resistant Diseases are Here!

by Shane White

It began as the miracle cure in the 20th century. Antibiotics were able to cure diseases that were once considered to be a huge threat to the people of the world. Countless lives were saved. Over the years, these diseases have changed. There are now multi drug resistant and totally drug resistant supergerms that have evolved from misuse of these drugs.

If a person got a disease, they were often given these antibiotics to fight it off. When the person started feeling better, they would stop taking these drugs even though they were not finished with their prescription and some of the disease survived in their bodies. Like our bodies learn about diseases and how to attack them, these diseases learned from these drugs. The surviving virus was sometimes immune or resistant to the drug that was taken. The surviving disease wanders off to another person and spreads on the new host. The stronger virus reproduces here and becomes a stronger breed of the virus with new immunities. Now the virus might be getting a different antibiotic and the cycle repeats. Each time the disease is around these drugs, they become more and more resistant to them. Over many years, certain virus have become immune to everything. This is now in some cases and very soon in others.

Sometimes doctors are too quick to give out medicines and give them out to people who don't really need them. This adds to the problem.

The CDC and the WHO has expressed concern about new strains of diseases like Tuberculosis, Salmonella, Influenza, Gonorrhea, and others. Often times, the treatment is to lock you into a room and give you experimental drugs and hope you don't die.

I am not sure what more I can say about this except that you should be aware of what kinds of diseases are in the places you visit. You should avoid sick people, and if you are sick, be kind to us all and stay home, watch the movie Contagion, and hope you illness isn't anything serious. You can check http://www.who.int/drugresistance/en/, http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/19/us-tuberculosis-idUSBRE82I0D820120319, and http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120315/LIFE07/203150324/-1/NEWS for more information.

Check the CDC Travelers Health page for information on what is happening where you are travelling to.

Monday, March 26, 2012

A Brief History of the Apocalypse

I found a great site that has all kinds of information from people who have predicted the apocalypse throughout history. I personally do not believe that doomsday can be predicted with much accuracy but can only be predicted by observations. There is not much more I can say about this site except that I found it extremely interesting. Not much more I can add but...Stay alert and enjoy this link!

Link to A Brief History of the Apocalypse Web Site

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Hunger Games: The Book

Post by: Heather M. White, author of the Destiny Saga.



The Hunger Games start out at the day of the reaping. For the people of District 12, this is the one day a year you have off. You don't have to wake up early, you can just lounge and enjoy your day... However, most people can't sleep out of fear.

The reaping is the annual celebration where they pick 2 lucky contestants to compete in the Hunger Games. 1 male, 1 female, both between the ages of 12 and 18. As you get older, your odds of getting chosen increase.

During this book I never found myself wondering why anything was happening. Everything was described in great detail from Day 1... The rules of the games are simple: 24 contestants, 1 survivor. It's a game of endurance, strength, wisdom, and a lot of luck.

With every page, I found a new surprise. I wondered: what if? Katniss, the main girl in the book, never had hot chocolate until she was on her way to the "Capitol". I couldn't imagine my childhood without the yummy treat.

The games are, as promised, brutal. Yet, the people watch anyway. Hoping, praying, that their loved-ones, and friends survive.

This book kept me very entertained, and on the edge of my seat the whole time. I will admit, I cried a few times throughout this books. Really, how could you not with 23 deaths? The descriptions are not gory in the least, and very age appropriate. This book was a little slow at first, but I enjoyed it. I give it 4.5 of 5 stars.



Saturday, March 24, 2012

Hunger Games Movie Review - From a Survivalist Perspective

by Shane White


Today I went out to see The Hunger Games Movie for the first time. I would say that overall the special effects and acting were excellent. The story was very interesting and kept me holding my bladder through most of the 2 hour and 15 minute movie. I would have to say that I could tell that they had cut a lot out of the book (I have yet to read the book) to make the movie fit in the allotted time frame. I would have enjoyed some of the implied back-stories that were probably everywhere, but I guess that is why they still make books.

I am sure you have seen many reviews of this movie already, however, so I want to give you a different perspective on this movie.

This movie places 24 aged 12-18 people in a large arena with pretty much everything they need but at the same time a rule that they must all kill each other. This movie has some good tips in it for the observant survivalist that can be applied to any doomsday situation.

First, if you know where all the stuff if that you need and everybody else does too, I would consider this to be a bad place to be. If you are thinking of going there to get a few things, odds are that there are others thinking the same thing. I would avoid this place like the plague and spend my time trying to survive.

Second, if there is a group of people who are guarding this and are also planning to kill you, it would definately be in your best interest to do something that would destroy most of all of this equipment. It is much easier to do this than to sneak in at night or do some kind of an assault to get a few things. You are far better off destroying this stuff and then scrounging for supplies from the rubble after they have abandoned it.

Another thing to take into account, you probably should not trust anybody for long. Any allies you make will ultimately have to kill you at some point. I would not think it is good to have people around who might possibly be considering killing you at any given time. While you think you know someone, you can never know what they are truly thinking.

Overall, I really enjoyed the movie and thought all the main characters handled themselves pretty well. I would rate the movie a 8 out of 10 stars.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Non-hybrid Seeds

by Shane White

If there is ever a situation where you cannot get food, you will quickly realize exactly how important food is. For the short term, it is extremely important to have enough food stored to last for several days to several months depending on how long your doomsday is. What do you do after that you ask? The answer is simple...seeds. Not just any seeds. You need non-hybrid seeds. The reason you need non-hybrid seeds is because the standard seeds you get from you neighborhood stores like Home Depot and Walmart are seeds that have been genetically modified. This means that they will have a very low germination rate. In other words, if you extracted seeds from them and tried to plant them, you would not get anything to grow from them. All you would get from store bought seeds would be a nice garden for a few months and plenty of vegetables that you can store, but after this harvest runs out, what do you do next?

If you have been paying attention, you already know the answer. You need to get non-hybrid seeds. With non-hybrid seeds, you can collect some seeds from your crop and save them to grow next years crop. This will ensure that you have seeds for next year and the year after as long as you keep saving some of your harvest for seeds. You can have food from your garden for years if you need it. I have included a link at the end of this post to a book that is available on that will describe this process to you in more detail, or you can visit some web sites with brief information on the topic. See http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/hortcult/homegard/seedsavr.htm/ for a ways to extract seeds from a few plants.

The next thing you will need is canning supplies. I will also include links to examples of this, as well as a book describing the process. Canning what you grow will keep your food in much the same way as the canned foods that you get in the stores, but can be reused from year to year. Also, Ball, who make a lot of the canning products that you might be using, has a very good web site that describes how to can and has various recipes. Check this site out. http://www.homecanning.com/ This is something that you might want to start now because it is better to make some mistakes now then when you have limited food and resources to do it.

I have also places a couple of links to places on my Survival links page that can help you get started with your stock of seeds.Doomsday Moose Survival Links



Monday, March 19, 2012

SW290: Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse: Catastrophes & Human Behavior

by Shane White

Today I heard that Michigan State University is holding a class on Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse.  I had to check it out.

What I discovered was that this is actually a class that helps people understand what catastrophes have happened and will happen again and how people respond to them.

This sounds like a great and potentially very useful class.  This is stuff that we all need to know in the event of an apocalypse of any type.  There is much more to surviving than just having food and guns.  If you understand how people will respond, you will always be one step ahead.
http://socialwork.msu.edu/online_electives/?page_id=23




Protein Powder as an Emergency Food Option

by Shane White

I was reading the news today and they were talking about using protein powder as food in the case of an emergency. From what I am reading, protein powder is an great meal replacement that many people use on a daily basis. Why not put some of these in with your emergency supplies? It supplies all the calories that you need, is easy to store, it does not spoil even after opening, and all you need is some water to mix it with. You can't go wrong. Pour some in a bottle of water and mix it up and you have a meal and you will have plenty of energy to keep you going.

Naturally, you should always make sure you are buying a quality product as some are much better and healthier than others.  Some have even been said to have high amounts of heavy metals in them so you should read up on them before you buy.  Here is a link with some reviews of a few.  http://www.protein-reviews.net/best-protein-powder-reviews.html

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Survival Bag

by Shane White

You may know of them as survival bags, 72-hour bags, grab-and-go bags, bug-out bags, and several other names. If you have ever experienced a your own short term doomsday, you already know that life would have been much better if you just had a few things that you didn't have together already.

Just imagine that you were just in a large earthquake, tornado, hurricane, zombie apocalypse, or some other equally devastating event. There is no electricity, no clean water, no gas, and you are unable to return to your home for a few days at least, or maybe even never. Wouldn't it be handy for you to have a bag of some kind that you can grab in a moments notice that would hold nearly everything you need for just long enough for you to figure out what you are going to do next.

Another more common possibility is a short term crisis event in which you lose one or more household services such as electric, water, and/or gas for more than a day or so.

What we are going to do here is to all work together to create a survival bag, or possibly several variations of survival bags. We feel that this is important enough that we are going to make a special location on this site for them. Keep you eye on this post as I will be updating it possibly every day for a while as I get in touch with you and get more ideas on my own as well as fill in more information on what we have so far.

Here is a list of what I would have ready. I would keep this bag in my car or somewhere where i can get to it quickly if I have too:

Backpack

I recommend a backpack because if you are in a situation where you have to walk a long distance, it will be much easier to carry. I have seen several prepackaged survival bags that are in a duffle bag, or even a 5-gallon bucket. I don't think this is something that I would want to carry around with me for three days. A backpack I can just throw on my back and go. Portability might be an important factor in your survival. You never know.

Food

Some people feel that it is important to have something like an MRE (meal ready to eat) or something similar. If you are on a budget, there are cheaper alternatives such as energy bars. it doesn't matter what it is really, you need calories to survive. If you don't have food, you will get weak and this could lessen your chances for survival.

Water

This is even more important than food. There are all sorts of ways to get water. You can get water filters, purification tablets, or whatever, but I would recommend just getting water in some kind of a container. This will be a heavy thing to carry, so you should try to figure out exactly what you need and carry just that. Remember that if it is hot out, you will sweat and need a little more. They have water pouches, water boxes, but I think water in bottles is good enough. I am not really worried much about the shelf life of water, but I will be rotating my water bottles every so often because I usually drink bottled water anyways.

Mylar Blanket

These are also known as space blankets. These things work well, so I have been told. They trap your body heat and keep you nice and warm and they take very little space in your bag. They also have mylar sleeping bags.

ok...here is a good start...I can seriously keep going as I have a lot of things that I am going to add to the Survival bag page on this site in a couple of days so check back often. Click here for the Doomsday Moose Survival Bag Page. I appreciate your input.

See Also: Wikipedia Bug-Out Bag

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Zombies Attack, Part 1

By Heather M. White

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http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5408042.Heather_M_White

Warning label: this advice is only intended for protection again zombies. It will NOT work against werewolves, vampires, demons, or any other supernatural creature. Results may vary.

Have you ever thought about what you would do if zombies ever came?

Picture this: You're standing in your kitchen, looking through your fridge for the hundredth time. You're not really hungry, mostly bored, and wanting a snack. (Miraculously food cures boredism). And suddenly, you hear this low grunt from outside. You wonder for a moment, but then just shrug your shoulders. No, you were mistaken. You turn back around to stare at the left over piece of birthday cake… Then suddenly, BAM! Your front door breaks down and in walks a zombie... Conveniently, it wants a snack too... Only it wants to eat YOU as a snack!

“What now?” you ask.

Well, I’m glad you asked! The zombie eats you! Mwahaha… OK, just kidding! Maybe they WOULD eat you – but I’m going to show you how to defend yourself against zombies! *ahem* (clears throat). You’re welcome!

“Oh, thanks,” you FINALLY mumble.

Better… So the zombie has you backed in against the fridge. You’re looking for a weapon. The only thing you can think of: CAKE! So you take the last piece of cake and shove it into the zombie’s eyes. Good thing zombies are stupid, because the only thing you did was temporarily blind it. You think hard… A knife! Cause you’re in the kitchen. So you grab one and start to cut off the zombies head… Suddenly, you’re wishing you would have spent more time at the gym! This is harder than it looks!

Finally, the head is off and bleeding all over your mom’s kitchen… No, DON’T clean it up. You have to GET OUT OF THERE before any more zombies come!

“What should I pack?” you ask running franticly through the house.

PACK!? HA, haven’t you seen a zombie movies? You break into dead people’s houses for clothes, soap, etc! You grab ONLY weapons: Baseball bat, gun, sword, a shovel… Anything you can find in 60 seconds or less, and you LEAVE TOWN!

“What about my boyfriend?” you ask with tears running down your face.

Boyfriend? Forget about him - haven't you read enough zombie books to know you get a new hot guy? ;)

Tips: Hairspray and a cigarette lighter make a great flame thrower… Use the heel of your stilettos to put a hole through their brain! (Now, now, it is NOT the time to be worried about fashion). Stay out of cities and large towns. Only use a gun IF necessary, the noise will just bring more zombies. And as always, AIM FOR THE HEAD!



Thanks to the awesome Heather M. White (author of When Destiny Knocks) for tips on zombie survival!

Monday, March 12, 2012

How Your Android can Save Your Life!

by Shane White

Here are a few things that you can use with your Android device that can help you in a pinch.  Remember that the average Android smartphone battery life only lasts a few hours so these apps are just a short term solution to an emergency situation that may arise, and most of them will be of no use at all if the cellular networks fail.


Tiny Flashlight + LED by Nikolay Ananiev

This app has helped me out in many situations.  Depending on what Android device you have, you can use different methods for illuminating the area.  I have two LEDs on my smartphone, so I can have light for a short period of time when I have no other light sources in the area.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.devuni.flashlight&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5kZXZ1bmkuZmxhc2hsaWdodCJd


Survival Guide by SusasoftX

This guide is completely based on the U.S. Military Survival Manual FM 21-76 and can come in handy if you are stuck in a rough situation and have to make a quick camp, fire, and need food.  Signal strength is not a problem with this app because it works offline.  I recommend that you jot down as much as you can before your battery dies though.  

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.max.SurvivalGuide&hl=en


Google Maps by Google Inc.

This maps app is a great app that has several options including walking and bicycling directions.  The walking directions use your devices accelerometer to help you to know what direction you are heading.  You do, however need to have a good data signal for this app to function properly.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.maps&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5nb29nbGUuYW5kcm9pZC5hcHBzLm1hcHMiXQ..


iTriage by iTriage, LLC.

This app is useful for helping you self diagnose, and then find turn by turn directions to the closest  medical facilities.  It includes thousands of diseases which can be very useful in a pandemic situation.  It also has wait times and pre-registration for some hospitals as well.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.healthagen.iTriage&hl=en


iCruiser IMP1000 by New Trent

This is not an app, but it will come in handy to keep your Android, or any number of other devices running for around 50 hours after the battery on your device runs out.  Just keep this charged and have it ready for a when you don’t have power.  Power is a very useful thing to have if you want to be able to keep using your phone.

http://www.amazon.com/New-Trent-iCruiser-IMP1000-Blackberry/dp/B003ZBZ64Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331598898&sr=8-1


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