It's never too soon to start preparing for the end of the world! The apocalypse could happen at any time, and when it does, you want to make sure you're prepared. Just follow these simple survival tips, and impress any last living humans with your skills!
Flaming Hot Cheetos are no joke. Cheetos and Doritos can be used as great fire starters. So if you ever find yourself out of kindling, but don't mind burning some of the food that you intended to use as, well, food, then break open a bag of Cool Ranch. And honestly, maybe it's better to use Cheetos and Doritos as firewood instead of sustenance?
If you're out of candles, you can always burn a crayon. Crayons burn for about a half hour, no wick needed. You can get some extra light, and also scare of zombies who are afraid of fire. Two for the price of one!
No stove? No problem! Turn a single soda can into a stove (or a La Croix can if you're still bougie after the apocalypse happens). Learn how to do it here. You won't starve to death during the apocalypse. Sure, you might die in other ways, but it won't be from starvation!
Trying to survive after civilization as we know it has ceased to exist is thirsty work. Fortunately, you can collect water using a plastic tarp. Cover grass with a plastic tarp, then leave it alone for about an hour-and-a-half. You'll collect moisture on the plastic, but just make sure it's not post-apocalypse acid!
Money is meaningless after the apocalypse happens. But it's not useless! You can use an old penny and a lemon to create a make-shift battery. Now you can charge your cell phone... which is also useless.
You're going to do a lot of running during the apocalypse. That means you're going to get a lot of blisters. Put duct tape on your feet to prevent blisters. You'll be able to outrun those zombies as if your life depended on it, because it does!
When the apocalypse happens, you can't always expect a boat to be there when you need one. Sometimes you have to make one. You can lay down a tarp, then put lightweight (re: buoyant) branches in the center to create air pockets. You'll be able to cross over any rivers that have somehow turned into toxic sludge!
Did you get cut fighting off a zombie? Plantains can be used to create a medicated Band-Aid. Make a salve by chewing up one plantain, then use another plantain to keep it in place. Now you're good to go and fight off another zombie!
But what if you have itches and bites from fighting off zombies? There's a pretty easy remedy for that, too. Soaking a bug bite or itch in salt water can give you some relief. However, there's nothing that can give you relief from this post-apocalyptic nightmare.
If anyone has seen Mad Max, then you'll know that the apocalypse has two things: lots of dust and bra-less women. Why? Because women in the future have gotten smart and learned to turn their bras into dust masks. It's pretty easy to make, and it takes "going commando" to a whole new level.
You can crack open a padlock by trimming a Coke can to make a shim. It takes a little bit of work, and the ability to cut aluminum. But you know what? It's the end of the world. If you're going to open up a padlock with a shim made from a Coke can, now's the time to do it.
You don't need to worry about your breath in the futuristic wasteland that Earth has become. So put your dental floss to a much better use and use it as a snare. You can catch your next dinner by using dental floss to capture small game or fish. Yum!
Using tin foil to cook your dinner has been a camping hack for a long time. But in the post-apocalyptic world, you might not have ready access to tinfoil. We don't know. We don't know what this world is going to look like! Don't worry, because burdock leaves can be used as a makeshift tin foil, and you can cook dinner just like you did at scout camp!
Altoids are going to be the first thing to become obsolete once the meteor hits/zombies attack/we all turn into mutants. So turn your Altoid tin into a first aid kit. The metal container is perfect for keeping Band-Aids, Chapsticks and/or condoms. What? Like you're not going to get frisky just because the world is imploding?