Been a while since I posted here. Many apologies but lifes been quite busy. decided to make two bug out bags. One home one enough for me and the Mrs and also a streamlined one for at work. That way im covered almost 24/7.
Had a good Halloween party at Susies last weekend. It was fancy dress so naturally I went as the Hunter on #Left4Dead
However im all bunged up with a heavy head cold now. Still at work but at least its Friday.
OK sorry to dwell on a light hearted subject, but for some of us its downright fun! Today’s little entry on being a Zombie Apocalypse Survivor is all about bug out bags. For those of you unaware, this is a term given to a backpack in which you keep rations and equipment. A typical bug out bag is the same size as the one this guy is carrying.
Inside it he keeps everything from weapons to camping gear, fishing equipment to the obligatory first aid kit, along with three days of water and rations. That’s got to be a heavy kit.
This got me thinking about how fast the Zombies would be? In Night Of The Living Dead, they shambled along at about 2 miles per hour. (Seriously more horrid, imagine how slow death would be if you was caught).
Resident Evil or The Walking Dead has them strolling along at about normal walking speed, 4 miles per hour.
The remake of Dawn Of The Dead had them running like Usain Bolt with a rocket up his ass. 7 miles per hour. (WTF? They’re dead, they have rigour mortis and rotting muscles and ligaments!!! Get real Hollywood!)
Now I don’t know about you but i think the guy in the PIC above may have a bit of bother if it came to running. Though his pack is ideal for three days of camping after a natural disaster etc or getting otherwise stranded, I think a more ideal Zombie Apocalypse bug out bag would allow you to move around more freely. A sports sized one like in this PIC for example.
They generally have about three or four compartments and are large enough to carry a couple of days of rations, first aid, and various other bits such as tarp and line, and the foil ‘space blanket’ for warmth. However provided its packed carefully you should still be stealthy enough to outrun at least the first two types of Zombie. I’d rather have that chance and scavenge anything else I need as and when needed. The chances of surviving such an event is pretty low, so I need to be as agile and prepared.
I shall endeavour to assemble such a kit and introduce you to it here in a little while. Of course, such is the way of the world the big bug out bag is more appropriate in the reality. The Zombie one is just for shits n giggles.
(Spoilers if you haven’t seen the latest Walking Dead yet)
The aforementioned episode of The Walking Dead was not only good but also a little inspirational for me. I am referring to what Morgan was served whilst he was in the prison cell. Naturally the rations were very basic and consisted of some sliced tomato with 2 burgers which turned out to be veggie burgers . That was a main meal . I am guessing it did not contain more than 200 calories . Desperate times of course . However it must have been rather healthy and I am wondering if I could manage to live on a menu of things grown found or foraged for a few days and whether it will make me feel healthier on the inside . Although I will not be entirely vegetarian I shall do my best to avoid meats whenever possible including meat products . Any other needed calories will be made up with candy bars but for the most part I shall be eating more fruit and vegetables and other cereals and roughage. Of course I will be taking vitamin supplements once per day with added iron. That’s allowed because I have some in my bug out bag.
Fingers crossed .
Was contacted by Mr Lain this morning to organise another little drinkie. He has also kept back those two books for me. I think i offered a fiver per tome. Its reminded me to scrawl down that idea for my own #fightingfantasy adventure. Obviously ill put it yo paper first but after that im not sure wether to submit it to Mr Frys website or have it as a standalone playable fansite. Thisll be decided when i get more time. So week two of my 5k training started yesterday. I also took the time to ask the ranger at Hartsholme if i could hide my first #geocache there. Thats all done now and ive submitted it to the website. Just need to wait and see if the volunteer approves it. All exciting. Raided my 50p tin. Was only a fivers worth in it but thatll help out for next weekend seeing how ive been a bit wreckless with the pennies this month. At least i have new clothes to wear! Also been slowly assembling my three day bug out bag. These #survival shows ive been watching must be getting to me, but even if there are no emergency reasons to use it, i can always use it for camping in the #summer before the food expires.