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  • What use does a post-apocalyptic world have for a television writer who throws amazing cocktail parties? None. The following pages will (hopefully) document my attempt to become a useful member of society in case that whole zombie thing happens. Started 1/2008, abandoned 3/2008, and back 3/2011

The Disclaimer

The Reading List

Emergency Contact

Where else to find me...

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Comments

zozos

Back in the day when I started running I used the couch to 5k plan. Worked like a charm.

Fearsclave

This is inspirational. I'm fairly well prepared for disasters (with respectable stockpiles of canned goods, Coleman gas, batteries, lightsticks, ammo and other sundries), but I have to confess that I am nowhere near the levels of physical fitness that the zombocalypse would call for.

I've been thinking of putting together a fitness routine based on calisthenics (I live in a rural area and don't have a gym handy) stretching and snowshoeing (with running in the warmer months) and I think you've kicked me over the edge into actually doing it.

FM 21-76 isn't bad, but not written with the civilian reader in mind and there is bound to be a lot of stuff that isn't suited to you area (if you're jogging in that outfit, you likely won't need the arctic stuff, for example). I'd recommend the SAS Survival Handbook (http://www.amazon.com/SAS-Survival-Handbook-Survive-Climate/dp/0060578793/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1199677537&sr=8-2) and Tom Brown's Field Guide to Wilderness Survival (http://www.amazon.com/Browns-Wilderness-Survival-School-Handbooks/dp/0425105725/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1199677615&sr=8-1) as being a little bit more accessible.

the slackmistress

@Fear: The SAS Survival Guide is already on the reading list. The reason I have the U.S. Army guide listed as one of the first to-reads is 'cause it's free and I'm poor.

Also, if you don't have a gym handy, check out Krista's "No Weights, No Problem"
http://www.stumptuous.com/cms/displayarticle.php?aid=63

As well as shovelglove:
http://www.shovelglove.com/

for some WT ideas!

And thanks!

Tyler

You know what's funny?

I kinda based my whole training methodology on post-apocalyptic survival.

I mean, not really, but sort of. I've got an athletics background, which translated itself into weight training in college, which created a sort of ideological paradox when I went vegan (machines, iron, instruments of civilization/industry, etc).

So anyway. I got into "natural" fitness training, which emphasizes bodyweight exercise, functional fitness and total-body wellness. It's pretty awesome.

I highly recommend www.monkeybargym.com (I'm an affiliate!) for great, practical, realistic exercises that will make you kick ass on zombies, looters, and malicious government roughnecks. I'd explain more about the philosophy/method behind natural fitness, but I've rambled too much already. If anybody wants to learn more, just give me a holler!

Get ready for the revolution!

Oh yeah, and learn some hand to hand (Kali, Panantuken, Hapkido, BJJ, etc) - they can't produce bullets when industry collapses!

Jay B.

I dunno, Tyler. I saw that Waterworld movie, and they seemed to have an ample, nay, unending supply of bullets. And oil. And speedboats. And children who couldn't swim even though they lived on a planet covered in water.

Hrm, I think I've strayed a bit from my original brief.

Rubicon

Best site on the net with preparedness info is:

http://www.standeyo.com/index1.html

Best single book on the topic (includes pet preparations and -- I kid you not -- space alien invasions)

Dare To Prepare 2nd edition
http://www.standeyo.com/Our_Books/DTP.html

Jo of the Zombies

Hey Karl, That's Rapture by Blondie

The Razors Edge

Have you tried any military rations for your diet? Depending on the type they also come with heat tabs to cook them without a fire.

Comparer forfait

I dunno, Tyler. I saw that Waterworld movie, and they seemed to have an ample, nay, unending supply of bullets. And oil. And speedboats. And children who couldn't swim even though they lived on a planet covered in water.

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