The Mythical Land of Safety and Security and Free Food

It’s in the North. Unless you’re from the North, then it’s in the East. Well if, like me, you’re in the Northeast, it’s in Canada or out West. Maybe down south in Florida.
Wherever it may be, it’s a vague and general direction far from where you currently are. There’s someone in your party who wants desperately to go there. It’s the brand new Promised Land where fast food and hot showers still exist, who wouldn’t want to go there? A Smarty Pants is who.
Just like weight loss pills that not only work but also won’t eventually blow your heart up or destroy your metabolism, it doesn’t exist. Never wholly at least.
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Shelter, and how to choose it.

The MOST important thing for your survival is shelter, both short term and long term.  The right shelter could keep you not only alive, but content and successful. The wrong shelter could leave you diseased, injured or dead.
I thought that a list of shelter types, with pros and cons would be the most helpful.
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exploiting your friends for better survival.

I’ll level with you: In recent years my friendships have been based on a complex calculation that is deciding only two things- how likely the person is to survive an apocalypse and how useful they’ll be in the aftermath. And if that sounds harsh and cold-hearted to you, you just aren’t invested enough in your survival to make this work.
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What's The IDEAL reaction?

I started to wonder if maybe someone had thought about best practices for surviving dangerous situations. Like “Stop, Drop, and Roll,” when you’re on fire; or, ICE (Ice, Compression, Elevation) for when you’ve injured yourself.

So, the other day I was yelling at the TV and throwing things, wondering why people keep hiding “up there”, or “in front of the glass doors”, or “without checking that.” It makes my heart hurt to see people trap themselves in a precarious position then chill for a breather. You are not safe!
Maybe that’s just television theatrics doing its best to keep me engaged. Maybe they have a psychologist on staff who’s shrugging saying, “Yeah. People would really hide upstairs on the balcony after leaving a trail of blood behind to lead the hunters right to them. Overall, people aren’t very bright.”
Well, our lack of intelligence is supplemented by a use of tools and relay-able knowledge.
I started to wonder if maybe someone had thought about best practices for surviving dangerous situations. Like “Stop, Drop, and Roll,” when you’re on fire; or, ICE (Ice, Compression, Elevation) for when you’ve injured yourself.
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Hello you.

I’m Anninyn, and I will be writing for In Case of Survival. I have been obsessed with surviving the apocalypse since I was six years old, when I woke up at three in the morning CERTAIN that nuclear bombs would drop on us very soon. I assumed that my best chance of survival would be information and knowledge.
I am here to share my gathered knowledge with you. Bear in mind I live in the UK which means my information is best applied to similar environments. I also use British Standard Spelling.

Hello you.

I’m Anninyn, and I will be writing for In Case of Survival. I have been obsessed with surviving the apocalypse since I was six years old, when I woke up at three in the morning CERTAIN that nuclear bombs would drop on us very soon. I assumed that my best chance of survival would be information and knowledge.
I am here to share my gathered knowledge with you. Bear in mind I live in the UK which means my information is best applied to similar environments. I also use British Standard Spelling.