Let’s test the creativity of those on this site.
The worst has happened, civilization has fallen the world is overrun. Your home was consumed in the initial panic. Your gear has been looted all your weapons are gone. You return to the ruins of your home, hoping to find something only a blackened pile of ash remains. The street you live on is mostly gone only the a few twisted wrecks and a neighbour’s house stands in partial ruin. The place is nearly picked clean All you can salvage is an assortment of random items from the ashes. The Items you salvage are an empty tin can, a 6 foot length of copper wire you ripped from a ruined wall, 3 rags, a boot lace, leather purse a child’s backpack and an intact spindle from the staircase. As you’re about to leave your take note of something buried in the rubble. You lift the piece of drywall revealing the remnants of an intimate dinner. Nauseated by the stench of the rotting food you jolt back. You note the shattered plates a battered candle and a bottle of wine that miraculously survived the carnage protected by a silver ice bucket. You gather your salvaged material and discover your only scrap of food, a smashed granola bar in a plastic bag at the bottom of the child’s backpack .
These Items are all you have to survive. How will you survive…… Can you survive?
1 Half used bic lighter
1 Hunting knife
3 Rags – sized 6 x 6 inches
1 Boot lace
1 Leather purse
1 Child’s backpack
1 Wooden staircase spindle
1 Empty tin can 16 oz.
6 ft. of house wire – copper
1 Broken plate - glass
1 Silver Ice Bucket
1 Bottle of semi-sweet Georgian red wine
1 Smashed Nature Valley granola bar – peanut butter coated.
1 Plastic grocery bag
My three day Camping trip
Okay, so this weekend just gone, me and two friends of mine went on a camping trip, we were driven three days away from my friends parents house and were left to our own devices. This experience was trial run of sorts, I learned more about my friends and their capabilities, my tools and their effectiveness and general mistakes to avoid next time.
For those of you who regularly go camping, this is not for you unless you wish to add further advice, I mean only to give information to people who perhaps have never been or do not do it independently :)
Packing - First things first, pack only essentials, being a city boy and having only done scout camps (in which everything was handed to me) I misunderstood this, I packed too much food, too much water and a general bunch of crud. (although I did bring essentials in amongst this) I would say the best way to judge how you need to pack is to actually get out and try for yourself.
food - I personally used cans, whereas my friends took just beans, I took canned chilli as let's face it, it's more sustaining than beans. a handy tip we learned to save on water, washing up and faffing about was to get ring-pull cans, find a nice long branch tie the can to the stick with a length of twine and heat it over the fire for about 5-10 minutes. alternatively place non-ringpull cans next to the fire and rotate/adjust it with a stick :) (pulling off the label is also a good idea)
water - walking for most of the day, only 1.5 litres was really needed and this was with a good brisk pace personally for a three day B.O.B that means I'd only need carry about 5 litres with me (not 8 like I brought moronically)
storage - A small light 2-man tent is a nice little extra if you can carry it and is especially good if there's a chance of rain overnight as you can store tinder, sticks and small logs inside.
Apr 12 2012, 5:39 PM EDT by
Jung and Briggs Typology Test! (Personality test)
On PedroAsani's profile page I came across a test called the "Myer Briggs and Jung Personality Test." The test collates your personality into one of four types:
Within these types there are then 4 sub-types, making for sixteen possible results.
You can take the test at this link:
After you take the test your result will be four letters. Mine are: INFJ
Go to this page and match up your letters to the name.
As you can see my type was "Counselor."
Note that every type has its advantages associated with it. Take the test and post results in this thread! Let's see what our fellow survivor's personality types are!
Jun 2 2011, 9:59 AM EDT by Marsden
The zombie survival aptitude test
Hey Guys, I was just surfing on youtube and found this video of a zombie survival aptitude test? lol Looks pretty cool. Does anyone own a copy or know anything about it? Let me know what you think!
Feb 13 2011, 10:02 PM EST by
a better way to test a melee weapon???
okay ive seen so many pictures and videos of people testing swords and kukri and what have you yet nothing ive seen even makes me care the least bit
"OH REALLY THAT PREMIUM PRICE [insert weapon] CUT THROUGH THAT WATER BOTTLE"
i mean i might be being a little cynical here but I DONT CARE
hell i dont even care that you can cut those rolled up tatami mat things
i could get my kitchen knife and do the same thing but i aint gona rely on that to take on a zed (and i bet you its as big AND SHARPER than any of your kabars)
i dont know about all you guys testing out your weapons on jugs of water or rolled up bamboo mats
BUT I WANA KILL THE ZED NOT MAIM IT
and how do you kill a zed? HEAD SHOT
so how the hell can i test that
i dont care how sharp it looks cutting through 1/32 inch plastic or some bundled up twigs
I WANA KNOW HOW TO TEST IF IT CAN CUT INTO OR SMASH IN A SKULL
Dec 2 2010, 4:51 AM EST by
My boyfriend and I are planning a two day hike tomorrow. We live in Grand Canyon and are hiking down hermits trail down 6.4 miles to cathedral steps and back up again. The terrain is moderately to extremely strenuous. There was a rock slide about 10 years ago that hasn't been picked up so at some point we will be climbing over boulders. We're packing for 3 days in the wilderness to see how we handle the weight on top of the terrain, but we have a time limit for 2 days.
what we will pack includes: 12X12 piece of tarp, 50 ft of rope each, close to 5 gallons of water, peanut butter, jelly and bread, one towel each, two small hunting knives: 3 in blade and 6 in blade, jackets, long johns, 2 flashlights, extra batteries, super glue, duct tape, toilet paper, a few small plastic bags, sunblock, and aloe gel.
we're battling both extreme heat and sun exposure. The inner canyon hit 100 F last month and is only getting hotter. The hermit trail is has very little shade cover and our lovely friend only found inside the Grand Canyon the pink rattle snake has a bad temper.
this is us testing our own strength, endurance, and navigation.
see you after the trip. :}
Jul 6 2010, 12:41 AM EDT by
In my Zombie Survival Guide, I detail a small test to see what type of zombie you are dealing with at the start of an outbreak.
Basically, you send 1 or 2 people out with pistols and shoot the zed in 4 places: leg/arm, stomach, throat, or brain.
The reasoning is to determine how to kill these zeds. Limb shots deliver large amounts of pain to humans, stomach shots are usually fatal on humans, throat shots are normally 100% fatal on humans, and a headshot will kill both zombies or humans.
So, let's see if we can come up with some ways to see what you're dealing with. That includes speed, diet, reactions to sound and other things, etc. etc. etc.
May 23 2010, 10:17 PM EDT by
EDIT: I deleted this because it was poorly written.
May 2 2010, 2:58 PM EDT by
What would you consider travling light? Fitness level
My Gears that i carry equal up to 21 lbs : rifle(8lbs), magazine/ammo(4lb), food(6lb),2xjeans / 6x Under Armour shirt/ 2x underwear (3lb)
For Fitness level: Cardio is the most important tools.
Oct 5 2009, 12:35 PM EDT by
just so i compleat the stupid help thing in the corner...
Jul 17 2009, 10:00 AM EDT by