Gaz and Lou's Safe House

Gaz and Lou's Safe House

How to survive the apocalypse age...

Congratulations Survivor and welcome to Gaz and Lou's Safehouse. From now until the cloud comes down we'll be posting and sharing all the info we can find to help you live, eat and travel safely, with as little energy, money, and environmental impact as possible.

How to layer clothes

Safe travelsPosted by Judageddon Thu, February 05, 2015 12:11:34


Hello Fellow Survivors,

I thought it would be a good idea to have a detailed look into the science of layering clothes to stay warm. I'm glad I did, because it was.

Beneath all the fashion advice about how a sleeveless jacket should be worn over a polo neck, I found this guy, Wes Siler, who's been to places colder than I'd care to brave and gives detailed advice about more things layering against the cold related than I'd ever imagined mattered. E.g...


Being too warm could kill you -
just as easily as being too cold, particularly if you're wearing the wrong fabric for your base layer, such as cotton for example, which soaks up sweat and loses its insulating factor.

A few layers of the right clothes - is better than many layers of the wrong clothes. The number of times I've dressed up lovely and warm, then reached my destination, drenched with sweat and freezing cold. Now I dread to imagine what might have happened if I'd been lost, up a mountain [childood flashback (story for another day)].

Wes's knowledgeable advice can be found by clicking this link to Indefinitely Wild.

Thanks for reading and keep surviving.

Judageddon out.

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Surviving a winter breakdown

Safe travelsPosted by Judageddon Wed, February 04, 2015 10:16:54


Hello Fellow Survivors,

Even in Britain, where journeys between cities can be completed, sometimes, without leaving the safety of suburbia, there is a danger of becoming stranded in a car.

The A98, between New Pitsligo and Fraserburgh, in Aberdeenshire, is one road where I have experienced this first hand (almost). On New Years Day 1994, I was collected from Fraserburgh for a lift home in New Pitsligo. The driver (my Dad) had encountered no snow on his twenty minute drive out, but on the way back we were crawling through it, twelve inches deep. Thankfully, we were in a Landrover and made it home safely, helping an elderly couple who were stuck and turning others back before they hit trouble. It hadn't snowed at all in New Pitsligo. This was not unusual.

I think you know where this is going - It's important to carry a winter survival box, in your car, at all times; not just during the colder months.

In Britain it can rain any time, day or night, and those few hours between four and seven a.m. are cold, even in the height of summer, so there are only a few small items you might consider superfluous, like the ice scraper. Even that can be useful, if you don't want dog plop in the footwell after your August walk in the park.

The list I'm linking to here, from Stan G. Kain, is the best I could find. The only thing I'd add is a packet of baby wipes. Also, if you can get a wind up radio, have that rather than a battery operated one.

In addition to the list, Stan has given some good advice about journey prep and travel safety practices.

CLICK THIS to access the list.

I hope you find this as informative as I did.

Thanks for reading and keep surviving.

Judageddon out.

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