Surviving Apocalypse: Self-Isolation Is a ‘Thing’

A New Day Is Dawning

Surviving Apocalypse has embraced the need to self-isolate and live in the woods! We are building a log home to accomplish that goal.

People say that a journey begins with but a single step… but that first step for me was almost forty years ago!

During this past month we have seen some interesting developments. From the North 40, and throughout the World, the rise of COVID19, has renewed interest in prepping. ‘Self-isolating’ is becoming ubiquitous.

This has always been the focus for ‘Surviving Apocalypse.’ This site was founded as a resource for people to deal with life’s adversity.
Being able to have a retreat, with supplies and the capability to become self-sufficient is the dream of many people. Here it is a reality!

We’ve Come a Long Way, Comrade!

When I first began to study the subject of prepping, the big boogeymen were Nuclear War, Weather Disasters, and Economic Collapse. Pandemics were thought to be rare and modern medicine had managed to conquer some pretty devastating diseases, such as polio and smallpox. But today, we are getting hammered by a new threat – Novel Coronavirus COVID-19.

The economic and social impact of this scenario are staggering. At this time, there are somewhere north of 200,000 worldwide, and over 7,000 cases in the US alone. (Reference WHO website below.)

What methods can we use to help us in surviving apocalypses such as this in the future?

Log Homes Are The Ticket!

We have begun construction on the log home, according to plans and training received in 2011 at the LHBA course I attended in Las Vegas.

It is my goal to document the ongoing progress of growing my own food, building the log home and other tips and tricks for country living.

I will be producing videos, make notes about lessons learned, and encapsulate all of this knowledge into a book, or two. It’s going to be a long haul, but I’ve got the time.

Some important links are here:

Log Home Builders Association – information for how to build a log home, from trees. They offer a series of in-person and online courses in log home building, the practical issues, and how to do it mortgage-free.

That last bit is the most important today, IMHO. Being able to live unfettered from debt is liberating. Many try, but few can succeed in severing that banking umbilical cord. It’s very difficult, since we are all trained to become consumers. There is merit in learning technology, and using it to make an income. But, there is also a trap in becoming addicted to all things bright and shiny. Here, you will find advice and tools to help you achieve Financial Independence before Retirement.

Terminal Reset – my author site for science fiction and political satire. Keep up with the latest goings on in the world of “The Wave!”

YouTube Channel – related site for updates on Log Home, AE Williams books, and other opinions, reviews and timely entertainment!

Amazon Books for Sale – AE Williams author site. Get all the stuff!

World Health Organization – Latest stats on COVID19.

See you out on the farm!

Surviving Apocalypse, soon in a DIY Log Home
Photobombing my DIY log home!

Hurricane Survival – You Made It Through Harvey? How About ELEVEN Hurricanes in Two Years?

Hurricane survival tips

Tornado aftermath, hurricane survival

Hurricane Harvey has busted Houston, and environs, and our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected.

Way back in 2004-2006, the Survivalist went through the wringer. Emotionally, financially and also climatologically.

At the time, I resided in South Florida. That period of time was one of immense personal growth, struggle, hardship and you-name-it.

Especially as regards hurricane survival.

You’d think that putting two decades into prepping would allow some measure of comfort for when the SHTF, but as they say, all good plans fall apart when the enemy is first met.

Prior to this season, I’d been amassing goods and tools for well over a decade, in a modern, post-Andrew home of about 4400 square feet. I had made some modifications to the original plans, regarding weatherproofing, increased insulation around hot water plumbing, whole-house filtration and a well for irrigation purposes.

All-in-all, I felt pretty smug, knowing I had laid in a goodly supply of defensive arms, ammunition, reloading components and bladed tools.

I had thirty-six gallons of fresh, clean water. I had at least two tanks of gasoline stored. I had ALL the water purification gizmos, iodine tabs, survival gear, blankets etc.

Hurricane Camp

Camping out? How can this help with hurricane survival?

AND – I had thought I had a pretty good handle on communications and emergency procedures.

Then came Hurricane Frances. Then Jean. Then Charlie, Ivan, Rita, Wilma and even more that tore out the financial fabric and carpet of preparedness right out from under my feet.

I thought I knew the power of a hurricane, having weathered Andrew, David and about half-a-dozen others over my life.

But, nothing prepares you like being there. Thirteen weeks without power. Six weeks without running water. The devastation of your house, with downed trees, and busted windows, and torn roofing.

All of this events brought a few important things to my attention, but none more immediate than having people who have your back. Family -should- be those people, but most of the time I felt it was me providing the aid, not the other way around.

Good friends are also important, but when you’re all struggling in disaster scenario circumstances, it becomes apparent very quickly who your true friends are.

All of this is a prelude to a series of articles I will be authoring in the next several months, along with some video additions to YouTube.

Watch this space!

The Survivalist Says — Musings About Staying Alive, Staying Alive… Surviving Apocalypse

So, here is where the rubber meets the road, right? Here at Surviving Apocalypse, we know what you are up against.

You are looking to improve your ability to weather tough spots, and you want to know the facts. But, not everyone has been there and done that. You look around on the web, and there’s all kinds of sites where you can find out about guns, or shooting or camping or knives, or putting up food. You are overwhelmed by all the information and the chattering voices and opinions.

Well, that’s all changed now.

Here is where you can feel at home, and bypass all the bullshit. Here is where you can learn to not just survive, but thrive.

We’ve been through the ringer. We’ve come out the other side. And here’s the hard facts about life as it is today.

Why the Chevrolet Suburban is the BEST survival vehicle for civilian purchase.

Why the HK-91 and Steyr Aug will never let you down.



Why the Spyderco, Benchmade, Victorinox and Gerber brands are better than everything else in their price range.

How to use hobo tech to live large.

How to keep your mind open to new enjoyment and experience. How to store food and prepare healthy meals.

Why being your own man or woman is still a thing.

How to be smart about chemicals, clothing, and tools.

How to be a survivor. How to Survive any Apocalypse.