via Esquire UK
10 Step Guide To Surviving The Apocalypse by Lewis Dartnell
Any idea how you would handle yourself if the world as we know it was smited into oblivion? Research scientist Dr Lewis Dartnell, author of the upcoming book The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch, tells us how to make a crack of surviving the aftermath.
1 | Don’t Panic
It’s the morning after the end of the world as we know it. Most of humanity has been obliterated. But, hey – things aren’t all bad.
There are plenty of resources left behind that you can scavenge to keep yourself going comfortably: mountains of canned food in the deserted supermarkets, underground lakes of fuel in petrol stations, countless abandoned cars and homes.
Night in the Playboy Mansion, anyone?
2 | Forget Fashion
Sure, you can take this opportunity to raid the entire contents of Selfridge’s and be the best-dressed survivor on the planet.
But it’s time for pragmatism – you need clothes that wil help you in the weird new world you find yourself in.
Hard-wearing trousers, layers of warm tops and a good waterproof jacket will keep you comfortable when spending a lot more time outdoors or in unheated buildings.
And remember, the hospitals are in pieces so a broken leg isn’t really an option. Decent hiking boots are suddenly essential.
3 | Be A Firestarter
Like your primitive ancestors, fire is going to become your life-saver.
It’ll keep the cold away and mean you can rustle up dinner.
At first, there’ll be plenty of lighters and boxes of matches lying around, but it won’t stay that easy for long.
You’ll need to learn to strike steel and flint, focusing sunlight with a lens or polished bottom of a drinks can, or even brushing the terminals of a 9V battery against some wire wool.
Unleash your inner caveman. You know you want to.
4 | Keep Your Friends Close
Civilisation has collapsed. Your days of mate-making over a pint are over.
Gangs and bandits will be roaming the land, and the best way to keep safe is to surround yourself with a group you can trust.
Working in a team, you’ll also be able to scavenge and find other survivors far more effectively.
Read the rest of the article here