Saturday, February 15, 2014

Zurvival Saturday (84) Staying Warm during a Zombie Apocalypse


This weeks post regarding staying warm in a Zombie Apocalypse stems from the fact every State in the US atm save Florida has some sort of snow on the ground. During some late night, insomnia pondering, I realized that if the Zombie Apocalypse happened tomorrow many most likely would be boned since they hadn't probably been to the store to restock or worse their power is already down due to Ice and snow so fuel is at a premium. I see two things happening either they have enough fuel source  to last til power resumes or can't afford the mark up so are biding their time in the cold til power is restored. 

Now I realize if a Zombie Apocalypse were to happen tomorrow. Many peoples first thoughts wouldn't be how do I stay warm but it is something all survivors will have to face eventually so why not prepare some options for yourself right now!

 Fires are necessary for living, but an obvious indication that people are living nearby. Think of Fire as someone ringing a dinner bell. Zombies will see the smoke and know "Food" is inside. That's not exactly what you the Zombies prey want to happen. I'm going to show you some less conventional ways to stay warm.

The first way to stay warm is probably the best imo if stuck camping in the woods but still wanting to stay hidden while being warm. It's called a Dakota Fire Pit. This particular fire building technique is great because it limits visible smoke emitted from the fire,burns warmer than a traditional fire, can be used for cooking and lastly, but most importantly the light is concealed below ground which makes it near impossible to detect your location in the darkness.

Here's the link to a youtube video showing how to build one. Click Here




But what if your indoors when the power goes out? Lightning a traditional fire isn't an option yet running a generator is too noisy. So how do you stay warm? 

Using Sunlight is the best way to warm a house during the day.  Designate one room, preferably second story as your sleeping quarters. Before sunrise throw open all curtains and let that the light in. Make sure to keep the door closed tight until nightfall. It's important to maximize as much natural - and free - heat (in the form of sunlight) as possible. Even better replace sheer curtain liners with clear shower curtains. The warmth is retained at much greater levels by adding the shower curtain and helps keeps cold air from drafting into the room.

You can add shower curtains under boards on lower level windows to help retain some heat as well but they'll be much more effective where the sunlight is on them all day. 

Another thing you can do is make a tea light candle heater. This won't heat the whole house on its own but just for added warmth these babies are great. All it takes is some unglazed terra cotta pots and tea light or small jarred candles to work. Do NOT however use pillar candles the heat will melt them and you'll be left with a mess.

You can learn how to make these by clicking Here!

With a little practice and planning these are just a few small ways to keep warm during a Zombie Apocalypse while keeping being detected by the Undead at a minimum.
the fire hole will limit the amount of visible smoke that rises from the fire, since the fuel wood is burning hotter and more efficiently. The pit will also help conceal the light emitted from your fire, especially at night when even a single candle flame can be seen from miles away.

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the fire hole will limit the amount of visible smoke that rises from the fire, since the fuel wood is burning hotter and more efficiently. The pit will also help conceal the light emitted from your fire, especially at night when even a single candle flame can be seen from miles away.

Copyright © SurvivalTopics.com Read more at: http://survivaltopics.com/the-dakota-fire-hole/
the fire hole will limit the amount of visible smoke that rises from the fire, since the fuel wood is burning hotter and more efficiently. The pit will also help conceal the light emitted from your fire, especially at night when even a single candle flame can be seen from miles away.

Copyright © SurvivalTopics.com Read more at: http://survivaltopics.com/the-dakota-fire-hole/
the fire hole will limit the amount of visible smoke that rises from the fire, since the fuel wood is burning hotter and more efficiently. The pit will also help conceal the light emitted from your fire, especially at night when even a single candle flame can be seen from miles away.

Copyright © SurvivalTopics.com Read more at: http://survivaltopics.com/the-dakota-fire-hole/

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Out of curiosity, Have you read heard of any of the techniques above? 
If yes, have you used any of them?
Have any other suggestions for staying warm? I'd love to hear them!

 Leave me your answers in the comments below or feel free to tweet me them @Hermyoni  

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