Monday, 16 November 2009

Post Apocalyptic Vaseline?

Los Angeles is having a celebration of 50 years of their Civil Defense - along with a nice array of nuclear holocaust goodies such as rations, guidebooks and um, vaseline:

The supplies included gallons and gallons of Vaseline, with advice for post-apocalyptic survivors to smear it all over their bodies as protection from radiation. most intrigued by the four, five-gallon containers of Vaseline in each barrel. In the event of a nuclear attack, the instructions called for those taking radiation readings above ground to cover their bodies with Vaseline to prevent radiation poisoning.

Read more about it here

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Post Apocalyptic Food

I was just scrounging the internets for some interesting takes on Post Apocalyptic food. So if you supply of Soylent Green runs out, why not visit Cosco? This is via The Acknowledge My Hippo Blog,

Emergency Food Supply - 275 servings for less than 100USD?

From Cosco

Basic preparation will impact the probability of your family’s survival in an emergency. Delicious and easy to prepare. Each bucket contains 275 servings of pre-mixed and pre-seasoned 100% vegetarian and vitamin fortified food. With a 20 year long shelf life, this kit is perfect for the preparation of natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes or even for a camping or hunting trip.
Easy to Prepare
Must have water and a heat source
275 Servings
All Meals 100% Vegetarian and Vitamin Fortified
Sealed in convenient Weather-Proof bucket for easy transport
  • 25 Servings - Potato Soup
  • 30 Servings - Corn Chowder
  • 25 Servings - Cacciatore
  • 25 Servings - Western Stew
  • 30 Servings - Country Noodle
  • 25 Servings - Rice Lentil
  • 45 Servings - Whey Milk
  • 40 Servings - Blueberry Pancake
  • 30 Servings - Barley Vegetable
  • Total Weight: 23 lbs.
The Date of Manufacturing is printed on each individual packet. The Expiration Date for all the food is printed on a sticker on the outside of the bucket.

For best taste and nutritional value, use product before:
20 years of manufacturing date when stored at 60° F (16.6° C)
10 years of manufacturing date when stored at 70° F (21.1° C)

Perhaps I should order few, looks like there could be a food shortage coming on soon. Or perhaps this guy can help (if you are in the usa). Or perhaps you can raid the Seed Vault (if you are in Norway) to grown your own. This video is from the BBC about potential food shortages:

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Post Nuclear Accommodation

Survive the fallout in style. Before the bombs hit, make sure that you have already checked in the Null Stern (no star) Hotel in Switzerland, a nuclear bunker turned hotel.

From their website:
The “Null Stern experience” is tailored to fulfill guest priorities, needs and expectations through innovative, value-oriented and functional lodging. Null Stern Hotel finds its roots and values at the core of today’s world of changing economic, ecological and social environments. The objective is to offer a “second life” to real estate locations by transforming them into profitable, sustainable and community-oriented business opportunities. The Null Stern spirit not only embodies Freedom and Independence by using existing resources but also involves members of the local community at every level.
Nuclear Bunker Hotel

More Post Apocalyptic Campers

With The Road coming out in American Theatres, the humble shopping trolley has been en vogue for Post Apocalyptic transportation of goods. Recently I did some posts on Post Apocalyptic Campers here. Today I bring you another sort - the post apocalyptic shopping cart camper. So along with lugging your goods in a trundler after the world collapses, you can also sleep in it. These creative designs are made by Kevin Cyr

Click on the screenshot below to check out his work, which includes a rather cool bicycle camper:
I am sure you won't be able to rent campers like this anywhere.