Author Archives: Safety and Survival Council

About Safety and Survival Council

The administrative arm of post-apocalyptic life, before and after the apocalypse. An illusive group shrouded in secrecy and shielded by power.

Post-Apocalyptic Beauty Ideals

Maybe youll be pretty after the apocalypse… It’s hard to say. Society often defines beauty by what it finds important or aspirational at the time. Should women look serene because they don’t have to work hard, strong to evidence her ability to preserver, fertile indicating they can convive and bear children, or maybe like expensive acquisitions? Today an… Read More »

The President of our post-apocalypse nation

Today, in America, it’s President’s Day. A day many of us have off of work so we can take time to reflect and celebrate… Well, we make sure to take time to honor… Okay, Wikipedia says: Washington’s Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George… Read More »

Save the Universe You Love on Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s day Bioware will be releasing the demo for Mass Effect 3. Knowing how hot the gaming world is to finally know what happens between Shep and The Reapers once and for all, Bioware whets our appetites with just a taste of what’st to come in Mass Effect 3 when it launches on March 3rd. The… Read More »

Quick Survival Tip: Avoid Stress

Stress can have extremely damaging effects on the body if not properly managed or avoided. Survival situations are hard enough without adding the chaos caused by stress. According to the American Institute of Stress (AIS) some of the more dangerous symptoms include: Difficulty concentrating, racing thoughts, Difficulty in making decisions, Feeling overloaded or overwhelmed, Feelings… Read More »

Quick Survival Tip: Clean Out The Trash to Make Room For Treasure

As often as I can, I wash dishes and vacuum and rub things down with disinfectant until they’re clean. But I recently realized how important it is to clean my spaces of clutter that can hinder me both mentally and physically. I carry way too many things with me no matter the time, day, or occasion. I’ll pack… Read More »

People You May Meet In Your Post-Apocalyptic Life

In life, any life, before or after an apocalypse you meet all kinds of people. The thing with people is they tend to fall into categories. They don’t do it on purpose, in fact they don’t do it themselves, our minds do it to the people we meet. We categorize and stereotype for our safety and to… Read More »

Quick Survival Tip: Keep a Hair Elastic Handy

Hair elastics are not just lady utilities. These little buggers are true multitaskers if you give them the opportunity. They are, after all, essentially upgraded rubber bands. These things are fairly cheap and you can almost always find a use for them yourself or someone in need of using them. One of the major points… Read More »

Quick Survival Tip: Untie Your Shoes When You Take Them Off

Rarely are we in a sincere hurry to remove our shoes, but often shoes can be a very necessary hurdle when trying to get somewhere quickly. I’ve spend way too many minutes psyching myself up for a workout only to deflated by sitting down and untying the double knots still in my laces. Once I’m… Read More »

Why The CDC is My Favorite Government Agency

The only thing worse than having a boring job is having a boring job that involves relaying boring information to people who have no interest in your latest report about whatever you’ve been on about in that sad little corner of yours. The CDC is the kid with the rock collection on show-and-tell day. Sure… Read More »

One Block Off The Grid Explains What It Would Take To Live Off The Land

What if, instead of preparing for corporations, scientists, and politicians eventually tucking us all soundly into our collective hand basket before propelling us to eternal damnation we prepared to pave our way down an alternate path? What if we forced the issue of going green by making it easy to understand, afford, and navigate? One… Read More »

NYCC: CROSSED Post Apocalyptic Ultra-violence

At New York Comic Con I was not only able to pick up a copy of  Crossed in the exhibit hall, but I was also able to shuffle some three feet to my left to have it signed by artist Jacen Burrows. I, unfortunately, did not ask him if his gory art makes it difficult for him… Read More »

Apocalyptic Entertainment: Terra Nova

Fair warning: I find it hard to get on-board with shows where the first person to die is Unnamed Black Bad Guy. Quickly followed by the group to teenage idiots suffering the serious injuries of Frantic Black Girl Who Flees and Black Guy Who Serves as Useless Main Character’s Shield. Do you ever watch a new show and get the… Read More »