Liabilities

We’ve told you about Baddies. We’ve suggested the types of people you might meet. We’ve informed you of things to take into account while forming your group. Now I’m going to list a very specific group of people: Liabilities. These are people who, despite their skills, despite their talents and charming personalities simply aren’t worth it. Any benefit to having them around is massively overshadowed by how extraordinarily likely they are to get you killed. Read more

The things I’ll miss come the apocalypse.

So, some days I actually long for the apocalypse. You know, I stare at the world and think ‘please please please!’. In fact, just yesterday I told two Londoners that London was the reason I wanted an apocalypse- so it would be deserted and I could enjoy it properly. You know, without Londoners. Fortunately they’ve lived in Norfolk long enough that their immediate response wasn’t to glass me and take my wallet, so I was... Read more

Post-apocalyptic baddies: The possibilities

We here at In Case of Survival talk a lot about the baddies you’ll potentially run into post apocalypse. I have no doubt that there’ll be bad guys aplenty after the world ends; after all, everyone will be fighting for survival. The possibility of death usually doesn’t bring out the best in people. What kinds of baddies will there be? I really have no way of knowing—I don’t think anyone will, until we’re actually in... Read more

Allergies: a surprisingly high chance of death.

So, I have allergies. This is supposed to be good, as it means my immune system is horrendously effective (and it’s true, while I get a lot of colds, serious things don’t take me down that easy). Now, this is going to come across a bit first world problems, really, but being allergic to common-place every day things sucks. It sucks now, in a time when if it’s really bad I can go to the... Read more

Apocalypse dating

A couple of months ago, I wrote about falling in love during and after the apocalypse. Generally, falling in love involves meeting people and, you know, dating. So, unless your post-apocalyptic society has decided that arranged marriages are the best thing for love since Cupid invented online dating sites, you’re going to have to enter the dating world. Unfortunately, there’s a chance the Internet will no longer exist—or will no longer exist in its current... Read more

Being selected by natural selection

Despite what some people think of him and his theories, Darwin was definitely onto something when he came up with natural selection. He was right, too—only those who’ve adapted enough to survive in a particular environment will, well, survive. If you think about it, post-apocalyptic Earth will be natural selection come to life. People who can’t adapt to their new environment will die. Or they’ll be eaten by zombies, turned into vampires, or assimilated by... Read more

Being alone: a post-apocalyptic risk.

On this site we make a big deal about how to pick survival groups, how to educate and manage your post-apocalyptic community, and how to cope with differing personalities after the end. But there’s something even our massive, disturbingly obsessed brains haven’t covered yet: How to cope alone. It seems like it could be easy, right? It’s easy in the Fallout games, just you and maybe a mostly silent companion against the wasteland. However I... Read more

Post-apocalyptic babyproofing

The last time my toddler tried to climb the oven door to see the fun things that were happening on the stove, I had this crazy picture flash into my head. It was of my toddler climbing the ruins of a building somewhere in post-apocalyptic Earth and then falling off, only to be impaled by some random ruins below (or eaten by zombies that happened to be wandering by). I realized a few things after... Read more

Tornedoes, Lightning and Death in Massachusetts? Oh, my.

So, apparently, the apocalypse is nigh… I recently posted about recourses your (or my) government provides to help citizens plan for emergencies. Massachusetts had guides to prepare us for all of New England’s major weather situations. They covered floods, which have jacked up this region (and my commute) in the last year. There were guides for hurricanes, which we made a movie about because we totally get the NorEaster devil-storm situation. We know we need... Read more

In Case of Apocalypse, Your Government is in Control

I’ve noticed in my hunt for preparation and survival tips that the government, at all levels, has resources available to aid in self-preparation. Sure, it’s up to you what you do with this information; but, boy is it there and in abundance. Some cities, South Lake Tahoe in California for instance, have volumes of emergency protocols and plans online. Unfortunately, they’re kind of outdated… On the other hand, some advice is priceless. These plans cover and define everything from winter storms to terrorism.... Read more

Survivalists who need glasses

You may have noticed that all three of our major contributers wear specs. Because of this I was filled with an almost unholy glee when our stats showed us that someone had found our blog using that search term on google (although I was mildly confused at the fact that 39 people found us through searching for ‘Tia Dalma’). But then my apocalypse-obsessed brain got to working on this concept. After all, what does a... Read more

I Met Family Radio Fanatics and All I Got Was This Pamphlet

So, I went to lunch today and who do I see walking in front of me on Boylston Street?! YES. A Family Radio Fanatic. He was a sweet old man who explained I still had time to “cry out for mercy,” and said, “God bless” to me. And of course I said it back. I’m damned, not rude. Crying out seems so shameless and flashy, though. Is it too late for simple repenting? Read more

Post-apocalyptic threats you haven’t considered.

So, you think you’re pretty sorted, right? You’ve gone through our archives, checked out our reccommended reading. You have your go-bag, your outfit, and your group.You’re ready to go live your post-apocalyptic life in (relative) comfort and security, and nothing we say can bring you down. Right? Right? Wrong. There’s so much you haven’t even half considered yet. Like these threats. Read more