How can playing Skyrim teach you to survive the apocalypse?

After all, wouldn’t Fallout 3, Rage, Brink, Fallout New Vegas and all the other post apocalyptic games be a better bet?

Well, yes and no.

Yes because of the obvious. Those other games are all set in apocalyptic or post apocalyptic worlds, and for that reason alone you’d think they had an advantage. And, in fact, I have used Fallout as a survival simulator, though for some reason in real life I can’t carry a mini nuke launcher.

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The real-life apocalypse family

YOU GUYS. You have to see this.

I was surfing the Interwebs for help in finding a topic for today’s post. Since I tend to write about family related things (my unofficial topic here at ICoS), I was trying to find something related to the apocalypse or the post-apocalypse family.

Because, you know, if there’s news, it’s my job to share it with you.

And share I will.

Okay,

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The real-life apocalypse family

YOU GUYS. You have to see this.

I was surfing the Interwebs for help in finding a topic for today’s post. Since I tend to write about family related things (my unofficial topic here at ICoS), I was trying to find something related to the apocalypse or the post-apocalypse family.

Because, you know, if there’s news, it’s my job to share it with you.

And share I will.

Okay,

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The Apocalypse Walk

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know by now I’m into apocalypse training. Most people would call it a fitness regime, but for me it is most definitely about not being too fat, too slow, too weak to survive.

To that end, I have made a decision.  At least once a week, every week, I am going on an Apocalypse Walk to get myself ready- and I want YOU to join me.

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Zombies, Run!

Part game, part fitness training, Zombies, Run! is the absolute BEST way I’ve seen to get yourself zombie fit. And it also may be the thing that finally makes me buy an android or an iPhone (that I can’t afford), so I hope the maker is fucking happy.

Effectively, Zombies, Run! is an audio game for iPhone, iPod touch and Android. In it, you choose your own music list, choose a route,

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Exhaustion- the whiny killer.

Yesterday I went on a long walk with my husband, practicing for the apocalypse. We packed long-dated, easily eaten things and we hunted-gathered while we were there, picking up freshly fallen hazel nuts and eating them along the way.

The problem came on the way home. I was so exhausted my eyes were closing of their on accord. I could barely walk, although home was only 40 minutes away.

So we ruined the whole thing and stopped off for a pub lunch.

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