How To Survive In A Post-Apocalyptic World

Will you stay in one place or be nomadic?


In a disaster situation, there are two main options for survivors: staying in one place or being nomadic. They each have their own benefits and drawbacks. The reality is that the best choice for any given person will depend on their unique circumstances. Those who choose to stay in one place can establish a base of operations, making it easier to defend against attackers and scavengers. They can also more easily gather supplies and build a shelter. However, they are also more likely to be discovered by looters or government forces, and their fixed location makes them an easy target for bombing or other attacks.


In contrast, nomadic survivors, are not so easily found. They are so much more difficult to find and track. They are more suited to being able to take advantage of opportunities as they arise. That being said, they could find themselves having a harder time finding food and water. The nomadic survivors will have a mobile lifestyle that may have problems when it comes to forming long-term plans. In the end, there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing between a stationary or nomadic lifestyle. 


The best decision is the one that is best suited to the individual’s specific circumstances and needs.

Why aquaponics would be a good way to produce food in a post-apocalyptic world.


In a post-apocalyptic world, disaster can strike at any time. To survive, it is essential to be able to produce food all year round, even in the most adverse conditions. Aquaponics is a unique and efficient way of growing food indoors, using a closed-loop system that recycles water and nutrients. This means that it uses very little energy and can be concealed from outside eyes. In a world where disaster is just around the corner, aquaponics offers a self-sufficient way of producing food that can ensure your survival.


You will need to have a stockpile of food that can last you for a few years and gives you the ability to find food resources


You will need to have a stockpile of food that can last you for a long period of time until you figure out a way to get food. This will depend on what apocalyptic event occurred.


There will be many people who will starve because of the lack of preparation and will ultimately die. This is why it is so essential to make sure that there is an adequate amount of food stocked up. The food that is stored needs to be enough for not just yourself but everyone in your family. There are so many ways that you can do this.


The first step is to determine the number of people who will be surviving with you. Then you need to ensure there is enough food for everyone.

Location of The Storage Is Key


The place where you decide to put your precious supplies needs to be a very safe place. This needs to be in an area where all of your supplies are stored from the possibilities of looters and other dangers that could affect your emergency supplies. This can be things such as floodwaters if you are in an area where flooding is common. The same can be said if you live in an area prone to large wildfires that could destroy your home as well as your emergency food. 



The fact is that everyone will have unique environmental factors that need to be put into consideration when determining its location and how you store the food. You would build a root cellar right in the path of where floodwater flows but would put it on higher ground for example.



The Easy Of Accessibility


The food in question should be easily acceptable to everyone in your family. Children should be able to easily gain access to or retrieve food without a great deal of assistance. If you have a large family, having a stool for children and the elderly would be a good choice.



It is paramount that if there are any doors that are leading into this area have strong locks installed so nobody can come into without permission. It is essential that everyone knows which door can be used to escape in a case of collapse. If you only have one door to the food storage then, you know that’s your one-way out. This can be a great thing for security but also a negative thing if you needed to escape. It’s a double-edged sword.


You will need a way to purify the water


In a post-apocalyptic world, you are going to have to learn how to purify water. You can use:

  • Some kind of water filter, either one that you have purchased or a D.I.Y made one. A simple self-made water filter would be using large/medium-sized rocks, sand, dirt, and fine gravel. You would layer the elements like a cake in a bucket, water bottle, or item that could hold the elements. This would filter the water but you would still need to purify the water, as there could still be small harmful viruses that are unseen to the naked eye.

Once the water has been filtered 
  • If boiling water from a potentially contaminated source you should first filter the water. Let’s take a pond filled with algae and animal feces. You would use your water filter or the one you made to process the water first. This would remove large particles and other impurities. Then you would take that water and boil it so that it is drinkable.

  • You can use solar stills the only downside in my opinion is that they can take a while and need good sunlight. In a situation where you need clean drinking water on the move, it would be far better to have a water purifier on hand to keep your location concealed.

You will always need shelter, regardless of how you plan to survive


You will need a form of shelter, either one that can be moved or left quickly or one that is permanent. There are many great things with both ways of surviving either adhering to being more nomadic or having a permanent lifestyle. This will depend entirely on your situation and what you think is the best option at the time. Permanent shelters are going to be stronger and more robust as they are meant to be long-term shelters.



Temporary shelters are an important part of any emergency preparedness plan. You can make them with old sheets, blankets, or anything you have on hand to provide protection from the weather, animals, or people. The location of where you build this shelter will be one of the most important things. You do not want to be in an area where you will be exposed and easily spotted. It is key to find a place where there is a natural protection from wind and can help you stay concealed at all times. The chances that you may encounter more unknown situations are higher because you are not in an established place most likely.



Durable Shelter



In a disaster or post-apocalyptic scenario, having a shelter that is durable and can withstand the elements is essential for survival. A permanent shelter can provide protection from the sun, wind, and rain, as well as from other people who may be looking for food or supplies. Permanent shelters can range from log cabins to bunkers, and it is important to choose one that is concealed and hidden from view. In a disaster situation, it is also important to have a water supply and food storage, as well as a way to protect your shelter from looters or intruders. A permanent shelter can provide you with the peace of mind that you will be able to survive no matter what happens.


If you go with the permanent shelter it would be advisable to have a group or community that is connected. There is always strength in numbers. If you plan to hide for years in a bunker, then this would not apply, until your supplies run out.

You will need weapons in case you are faced with people who are desperate. Bows and arrows, guns, swords, and spears.


The need for weapons in a post-apocalyptic world will always be essential. There will be many people who will be desperate and when people are desperate things can spiral out of hand easily. This is why having protection will be one of the most important things you will need to have. I would say firearms would be your best bet followed by bows, swords, and spears. You need to make sure you know how to use them or there is no point in having them period. If you can’t use it when you need to then your weapon will be nothing more than a paperweight.



I would make sure to have a lot of extra ammo and arrows. You should always have at least one backup weapon. Think of what would happen if your gun malfunctioned when your life depended on it. It would be a great thing to have a bow to fall back on for example. Whatever the backup weapon is make sure you have one and you know how to use it. Just like your primary one!



The risk of traveling alone, have someone with you.



The world that you would be living in would be so foreign to anything you have ever experienced. So moving around will present dangers that will either lead to you doing well or to your death. This is the question you must ask yourself in this situation. If moving around in a nomadic way is the right thing for your particular situation. If a natural disaster happened then maybe it would be a good thing to find help. In another situation such as a nuclear war for example then it would depend.



If you travel alone, you must do so with the greatest caution. One wrong move could be the end as no one is with you. Your safety comes first and that is what should be remembered. If you are just wandering around by yourself, you are exposing yourself to a lot of potential risks that should have never happened. Even having one other person with you increases your chances of survival incredibly, because having two sets of eyes is better than one. You want someone who will watch your back and help carry heavier things.


Psychological effects


Think of the psychological effects of being on your own versus having someone for support during a disaster event. That support can mean all the difference. There are pros and cons to surviving with more than one person if you have to be nomadic but I personally would say having more people would be more of an asset than a liability.


If you go the staying in one place type of survival you would do best to have more than one person go out with you when scouting and finding resources. It is always better to have someone with you than to go it alone.

You must plan for your home, to be compromised and have an alternative location


If something happened to your home you need a plan. This will put you on better footing than if something happened and you had no direction of where to go. This is very important to have in place. Think of if you were in a group for example and got separated for some reason. Or maybe you were lost in the wilderness without any help, you have to plan for the unexpected. So you can pivot and move forward with confidence.


It would be great if you already have an alternate location such as another home or compound, then great! You can go there at once and stay safe. If not, then look around at all the possible places where people may be crowding around, especially in populated areas. It may be a good thing to find people depending on what has happened, or it could be the worst scenario to find people. If you have no alternative place to go and you want to avoid people, then a good place would be going into a wilderness area.


Generate Power


In a disaster situation, or even in a post-apocalyptic world, generating power can be challenging. However, there are many ways to generate power using renewable resources such as solar, hydro, and wind power. Solar power can be generated using photovoltaic cells, which convert sunlight into electricity. Hydropower can be generated using water wheels and turbines, which harness the energy of moving water. And wind power can be generated using windmills, which capture the energy of the wind. These renewable sources of power can provide a much-needed source of electricity in a disaster or post-apocalyptic scenario.


Cars are a source of generating power


How can a car produce power for you?


Well, It all starts with using an alternator from a car which can be used to create electricity. This can be done using hydroelectric power, such as a water wheel. Then you would need to find or store large rechargeable batteries.


Where else could you find batteries that you could use in an SHTF situation? Things that are used for transportation (machines).


As you can see there are many ways you can generate power, the best one will be unique depending on where you are and what you are facing.


Never give up hope, even when it seems hopeless, there is always hope



“There is always hope.” This is a phrase that has been said to me many times. And although it may sound cliche, it really does ring true in the post-apocalyptic world. There are countless stories of people who have found hope and made their own destiny instead of waiting for someone else to save them or give them a new home.

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