Librarians are prepared for anything. Why? Because we do our background research and have plenty of resources to consult for any given event. So, why should the Mayan Apocalypse be any different? Here’s a research guide for all of you who are in the midst of preparing yourself for any eventuality that may occur on December 21st!
If you’ve yet to get up-to-date (pun intended!) on our impending doom next week on 12/21/12, here’s a bit of background on the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar and what you can expect during the upcoming end of the world.
Count down to the big day with this helpful advent-style calendar! According to the site…”Each day has a humorous message to help prepare you for total annihilation. Great for home, office, or any other place that will go up in smoke on Dec. 21st.”
This helpful video details how to join or establish your own Doomsday community, build an apocalypse shelter, and develop sought-after survival skills. If you’re not already hoarding Hazmat suits, you need to watch this video right away.
Survive the Mayan, or any other apocalypse in a giant ball with 30 other people. That sounds fun, right? This furniture maker has created a survival sphere based on his observations of ping-pong balls.
In Case of Zombies…
Just in case everyone hasn’t perished in the Mayan Apocalypse, we may experience the much discussed, and in some cases eagerly anticipated Zombie Apocalypse. If this were to occur, please see the following resources for your own survival.
This helpful map marks useful places that you would need to know about during a zombie apocalypse such as: outdoor stores (to buy survival gear), cemeteries, hospitals, pharmacies, grocery stores, and of course shopping malls!
Why wait for an actual zombie apocalypse when you can start training right now? Learn how to survive the apocalypse with this team of professionals who will teach you how to hotwire a car, suture wounds, shoot a crossbow and much more!
This MSN video walks you through everything you need to know for when the undead rise up and overthrow humanity. Again, if you aren’t stockpiling things like canned goods already, you’re going to want to watch this educational film.
Apocalyptic Doom? There’s an App for That!
No matter what variety the apocalypse comes in, these apps will help you survive it and remain on the cutting-edge while doing so!
This free reference app is a collection of Army and Military field manuals with 1000′s of pages and illustrations on topics ranging from outdoor survival, personal fitness, first aid, parachuting and knots, to mountaineering, camouflage, military operations,self defense,
The U.S. Army Ranger Handbook app offers the latest techniques and tactics used everyday by Rangers. Now with the latest February 2011 manual and full support for retina displays, this app covers deception, stealth, communications, escape and evasion, ambush operations, booby traps, demolitions perimeter defense, counterintelligence, and much more. This manual was designed so Rangers could easily carry it into the field.
This app claims to be the most substantial wilderness survival guide available. You can choose your terrain (Desert, Snow, Forest, Coast, At Sea) and watch hours of instructional video, access dozens of images and diagrams, region specific animal index and the latest survival techniques utilized by the world’s militaries.
Zombie Tools ☣ from Guns & Gardens is the only iOS app you need to survive the zombie apocalypse. It includes a range of useful modules, including a global emergency Sit-Rep, motion detector, signal light, video feed, survival journal and more. It’s got so many useful tools, it’s like a digital “Swiss Army Knife” in your pocket.