do you guys want me to do a bit on chest rigs?

Nothing pisses me off more than people who don’t have trigger control

Women in the Infantry: A common sense analysis

I do realize that this is not related to apocalypse survival, but it does discuss combat, and it is a hotly debated subject in my line of work so I am going to post it. If you have any problems with this come to my ask box and talk to me like an adult.

how to survive falling through the ice - obviously some of the information provided here is humorous and/or non useful to the post apocalyptic survivor but take a look at it, also keep in mind that the undead do not need to breathe and as such can live in the water virtually uninhibited

how to survive falling through the ice - obviously some of the information provided here is humorous and/or non useful to the post apocalyptic survivor but take a look at it, also keep in mind that the undead do not need to breathe and as such can live in the water virtually uninhibited

If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck

Col. J. Cooper

Every time I go to the range I am astonished at peoples lack of firearms discipline

Seriously. if you intend to use a firearm for any purpose it should be an extension of your own arm, conventional wisdom states that somewhere between 3,000 and 5,000 repetitions is the point where muscle memory is achieved, in a life or death situation this is not recommended, it is necessary. 3k-5k times loading, reloading, dropping the magazine, pulling the trigger smoothly, every single action in the process of using a weapon should be repeated until you have achieved muscle memory.
fuck yeah, I don’t want anybody who can’t hang with my romping stomping hell death and destruction

fuck yeah, I don’t want anybody who can’t hang with my romping stomping hell death and destruction

the stately trench and its properties as a shelter

The trench: the trench is a versatile shelter that can be modified for any body type, about of gear, and type of soil or ground cover.it can be anywhere from just a shallow hole in the ground just big enough for ones body to a massive network. the cons of this style of shelter is that it can be hard to stay dry if dug wrong or can be nearly impossible to dig depending on the soil/ground cover and can leave you in a bit of a pickle if bandits/zombies run up on you essentially turning you into a tasty bit of pit bbq.
they should be constructed with just enough room for you and your gear and if you are traveling with more than one other person each trench should be limited to two occupants. they can be covered with a tarp of any sort or if on sturdy ground you can even park your vehicle over top of your trench to provide some camouflage and protection.
If we look at the military applications of trenches, it can be seen that extensive trench/tunnel networks provide protection and stealth as well as decent living quarters again the key is to keep the floor of your trench dry, this can be aided by digging sump trenches or lining the bottom with logs or boards to allow water to flow underneath.
If you guys have any questions about trenches and whatnot let me know

foes include the undead

foes include the undead

(Source: evil-motherfucker)

and the death of the undead

and the death of the undead

how in christ is an outdated, vietnam-era tank a viable survival option.

kaptnkrunch:

survivetheinfection:

the fuel consumption is outrageous, since it is a M60A3 with a twin turbo v-12 diesel engine running on JP-8 jet fuel.

get.the.hell.out.of.here

It’s an M90 actually.

Source: r/thewalkingdead

not true the m-90 vihor, a Yugoslavian prototype tank, has a twin hatched turret and no commanders cupola as well as no coaxial port, which the m60A3 did, the M-90 also has side skirt armor take a look at these photos.
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M60A3
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M-90 vihor
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walking dead tank, clearly an M60A3

how in christ is an outdated, vietnam-era tank is a viable survival option.

the fuel consumption is outrageous, since it is a M60A3 with a twin turbo v-12 diesel engine running on JP-8 jet fuel.

get.the.hell.out.of.here

do you guys/gals have anything you want to learn about?

A seldom discussed point of survival: fitness

I know that I have touched on this subject before but I think it is worth revisiting, fitness is an essential part of being a good survivor. those of us who are used to filling up on processed foods are going to have a hard time with the restricted diet that survival or even sustainable farming are going to provide, the change of diet for most everyone is going to be drastic, and the human body, although profoundly adaptable will be hindered by change, going from a surplus calorie diet to a low calorie diet will make you sick, I know this to be true from the time I spent homeless, adapting to a diet of ramen noodles and dumpster food made me violently sick for a number of weeks.
now that we have touched on the point of diet change the next step is the physical form, I think that we can all agree that readiness is the most important and that does not change for the body. A focus on well rounded fitness is crucial both cardio and strength training will help you hike farther, hump a bigger pack, improve your marksmanship (most people don’t take into account the strength it takes to hold a weapon steady for a period of time), allow you to deliver quicker more powerful melee strikes, etc. 
being that we are probably not going to have access to a gym of any kind in a survival situation it is important to learn and perfect proper form for  body weight exercises (pushups, crunches, pull ups, burpees, leg lifts, flutter kicks, planks, bear crawls, lunges, squats, the list goes on)  , and if you plan on sticking to a group you can learn many body on body exercises (using someone else’s body weight to add weight to your squats and whatnot), and remember that good stretching is a very important part of exercise. stay fit and healthy and you will be more apt to handle the extreme changes that the apocalypse brings on.
good luck and stay frosty.

divinepainslut asked: You make me want to be in a apocalypse with you

thanks, hopefully your marksmanship is good and you can lug a pack.