Are you prepared for anything? Here’s some links you WILL need!

All of us here at Don’t Get Bit get a lot of shit from our friends, family and even strangers about the whole “Zombie Survival” schtick. The truth is that none of us here really believe that deceased humans will get up and walk around someday. We do however believe that if you take the Zombie out of Zombie Preparedness you are just left with Preparedness.

With all of the disasters that we have witnessed over the last few years from Japan to the hurricane a few weeks ago we see Survivors. Sometimes it’s just blind luck that get’s you through a disaster or terrorist attack, but what you do afterwards makes you a Survivor. In a recent post I highlighted the CDC’s attempt at a tongue in cheek look at preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse, but what they were actually trying to do was put a new package on their message of “Be Prepared”. The exact same message we preach here every day.

So take a few minutes and look around you. What would you do if one minute you were sitting on your couch and the next everything in every direction was wiped off the face of the Earth. What would you have ready to save your friends, neighbors and family? Take some time this week to check out the following links we are providing you and get your house prepared. For the cost of a single night out on the town you can be a Survivor of any disaster, be it Zombies or a terrorist attack. Stay vigilant my friends.

– What is a Bug-Out Bag and what should go in it?
– The CDC webpage for Emergency Preparedness.
– PDF Checklist for what’s in my Survival Kit.
American Red Cross Preparing and Getting Trained.
– State by State Evacuation Routes and Emergency Numbers.
– World Health Organization’s Disease Outbreak RSS Feed
FEMA Map Service Center

Zombie Apocalypse First Aid: The Blood… There’s SOOO much Blood!

(Posted By Medichanic) Exsanguination, Hypovolemic Shock, can you treat them or are you going to end up ZED? In the Zombie Apocalyspe knowing First Aid is going to be your first priority. If you don’t know First Aid go take a class tomorrow. Knowing how to stop someone’s bleeding could just save your life. Continue reading

“Credible” Terrorist Threat in DC & NYC… Are You Prepared? Links that could Save Your Life.

A “Credible” threat in NYC & DC has Homeland Security, the FBI, Police, and National Guard working overtime to stop what could be a series of bombings on the east coast on the 10 Year anniversary of 9-11.

Federal and local authorities have beefed up security after receiving intelligence about a credible threat. The alleged plot by al Qaeda involves detonating car bombs on bridges and in tunnels in New York and Washington D.C. to coincide with the anniversary of 9/11.

All of us here at Don’t Get Bit get a lot of shit from our friends, family and even strangers about the whole “Zombie Survival” schtick. The truth is that none of us here really believe that deceased humans will get up and walk around someday. We do however believe that if you take the Zombie out of Zombie Preparedness you are just left with Preparedness.

With all of the disasters that we have witnessed over the last few years from Japan to the hurricane a few weeks ago we see Survivors. Sometimes it’s just blind luck that get’s you through a disaster or terrorist attack, but what you do afterwards makes you a Survivor. In a recent post I highlighted the CDC’s attempt at a tongue in cheek look at preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse, but what they were actually trying to do was put a new package on their message of “Be Prepared”. The exact same message we preach here every day.

So take a few minutes and look around you. What would you do if one minute you were sitting on your couch and the next everything in every direction was wiped off the face of the Earth. What would you have ready to save your friends, neighbors and family? Take some time this week to check out the following links we are providing you and get your house prepared. For the cost of a single night out on the town you can be a Survivor of any disaster, be it Zombies or a terrorist attack. Stay vigilant my friends.

– What is a Bug-Out Bag and what should go in it?
– The CDC webpage for Emergency Preparedness.
– PDF Checklist for what’s in my Survival Kit.
American Red Cross Preparing and Getting Trained.
– State by State Evacuation Routes and Emergency Numbers.
– World Health Organization’s Disease Outbreak RSS Feed
FEMA Map Service Center

Zombie Survival Necessities: Simple First Aid Kit

Sorry for the bad formatting but I’m on my phone. As you may have read my girlfriend and I are in Silver City NM for the weekend doing some Zombie Survival Training. On the way here her Mom slipped and fell getting the injury you :see in the photo. Who was prepared? I was with a simple first aid kit from Walmart that I payed $20 for. I cleaned her up, disinfected her wound and wrapped it. Who was prepared when no one else was? Jason was!

Here is a link to Walmart for the kit I used.

Zombie Apocalypse Survival Skill: Suturing An Open Wound

In the Zombie Apocalypse one of the most important survival skills to have is the ability to administer first aid under the most stressful of conditions. In today’s class we are going to be discussing Suturing or Stitching a wound on the battlefield. You will need someone on your team to act as a medic and each member of the team should be able to do basic First Aid on anyone on the team and themselves. I recommend making sure that all members of the team be certified for first aid ahead of time. The Red Cross offers First aid classes as do most community colleges in all areas of the US.

While having a suture kit in an emergency situation is a good idea, knowing how to suture wounds might be a better idea.  Many who have had medical training have been taught suture kit techniques, however that’s no guarantee that such a trained person will be handy or that they will have sutures in their pocket.

To be prepared for all apocalypse scenarios, it would be wise to have a suture kit in your first aid kit, your bugout bag, and in your car emergency kit. Even if you have never had training in suture kit techniques, with the proper equipment and some basic knowledge you can still do the necessary suturing in an emergency. The kit shown in the picture is the Emergency Surgical & Suture Kit available through Nitro-Pak Preparedness Center for $48.99.

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How to Heal a Shrapnel Wound by John Rambo

In the Zombie Apocalypse doctors are going to be in short supply. So you are going to have to learn how to do basic to moderate first aid for yourself. John Rambo shows us how to heal a shrapnel wound in 6 easy steps and improve your survival skills!

1. Locate the wound.
2. Douse in drinking water.
3. Remove Shrapnel.
4. Open shell casing.
5. Pour gun powder into open wound.
6. Apply flame.

Survive The Apocalypse on $20


Over at The Best Article Every Day they have an article on how to Survive the Apocalypse on just $20 and the stuff in your apartment. It’s a good read but I think the $20 part is B.S. but I’ll let you decide. Head on over for a good read. I’m going to do some math and see if the $ part adds up. I’ll update below the quote that is the best advice I’ve seen in a long time…

This one is surprisingly easy. Put a single two liter bottle of water in your backpack—that’s it. Here’s a secret: every single house and apartment in SF comes with a built in 30-gallon supply of water, earthquake proofed. It’s called your hot water heater, and each has a little tap to get at that clean, filtered H20 right on the bottom. Each is also required to be anchored to the wall, so it’s unlikely to be damaged in a quake.

UPDATE: The key line in the article is that once you go through the stuff on their list you already have, the rest should total around $20 including the $3 Goodwill backpack.

Go through item by item, and put all this stuff in a pile. Then, put it in a backpack. Turns out, you already have almost everything you need squirreled away somewhere. For about $20, you’ll be able to get all the key items that you don’t already have.

US Army Survival Manual on your Smartphone!

The Army Survival Manual FM 3-0.5.70 is now available on your smart-phone. Click the link below to download from the Android App. Market and be a Zombie Apocalypse Survivor! Download it today and get the best information on medicine, shelters, water procurement, firecraft, food procurement, plant information, animals, weapons, tools, equipment, desert , tropical , cold weather and sea survival, signaling techniques, movement in hostile areas, camo, contact with people and many many more survival needs!

http://market.android.com/details?id=com.androidtrainer.survive

If you don’t have a smart-phone you can download the entire book in PDF format from my server by clicking here.

Survival Straps


This is one of the best survival gear products we’ve featured here on Don’t Get Bit. Survival Straps! These are bracelets, watch straps, belts, gun slings and many other items even dog collars made from paracord and in an emergency situation they can be unraveled and used as rope! Genius! Possibly to garrote a zombie and lop it’s gnarly head right off! Plus if you use it in an emergency situation and send them a letter telling your story they will send you a new one… FREE! More below the fold!
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FM3-05-70 Survival Field Manual

A few weeks back we posted that you could download the FM 21-76 US Army Survival Manual. Well we now have the FM3-05-70 Survival Field Manual Reprint of 2003 Edition available for download. Just click the image or click here to download the PDF. As a soldier, you can be sent to any area of the world. It may be in a temperate, tropical, arctic, or subarctic region. You expect to have all your personal equipment and your unit members with you wherever you go. However, there is no guarantee it will be so. You could find yourself alone in a remote area—possibly enemy territory—with little or no personal gear.

This manual provides information and describes basic techniques that will enable you to survive and return alive should you find yourself in such a situation.