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Doomsday Jack by jollyjack Doomsday Jack by jollyjack
I have a nasty habit of scaring myself when studying the precarious house of cards that is western civilization. We’re almost always 7 days away from starvation. One hiccup with the oil supply and the supermarkets don’t get restocked.
Then what?
People panic when there’s a little snow, here. God knows what they’ll do if there’s a genuine crisis.
So, I thought it best to assemble a “Time to get the hell out of here” kit, just in case society collapses and I have to make a run for it.

There’s a whole bunch of other goodies I’ve got tucked away in those pouches. Everything from wire-saws to little bullet-proof mirrors. Key components are listed: food, water, fire, first aid and pointy things.

Maybe I've been playing too much Fallout. Maybe I need to go watch some cartoons. Regardless: I'm ready!!
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sakpalamey Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where's the ice-cream dispenser at?
Godogma Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Not sure precisely what the laws are over there on bows, but you could quickly and inexpensively build yourself a PVC bow with a 40-65lb pull with around 10-20 dollars worth of materials and a bit of skill/watching youtube would allow you to craft one that you can break down into easily storable parts. Evidently they can last for years if you either protect them from the sun or don't let direct sunlight on the beasties... (Sunlight breaks down PVC).

Arrows of course you'd have to acquire, but you could make those as well - not sure what sort of weeds and things grow over in the UK much less your area of the UK but there's lots of methods of fashioning arrows. Of course you could always take a machete to a sheep. XD

I also recommend this website for how to build stuff in case of disasters: - back when Popular Mechanics still published useful articles on how you could rejigger junk into useful tools and other items.
nexus763 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
nothing for sleeping ?
NePtOoNZ Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Nice work
MysteriMaan Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
How's that storm treating ya ? I hope this equipment and stuff you prepared is enough.
mikehollowhead Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
ah was in scout's so ah salute your prepairedness.
566789 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
One: You make no mention of needing the snazzy coat, which you will because according to alot of sources you need that cool billow effect in the wind that no one is going to see because you are the last of us to survive.

Two: Cartoons will make you be prepping way harder.
rommel39 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Once you fight your way from the cities hop on a sail boat and get to North America as soon as you can, we can show you how to survive in a godforsaken frozen tundra or a blisteringly hot desert.
wolffang719 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
its a good thing your prepared, i just need the straw the allows you to drink through a gas mask. so hard to find these days.
Mauser712 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
If you're only expecting to carry 7 days of food in order to reach a rally point, I don't understand the prohibition on a battery-operated radio. For one thing, a typical small transistor radio seems to last for months on a set of alkalines.

Also, a 9V battery and a bit of steel wool make an excellent fire starter.

I have a wind-up radio/light. They don't last very long even on a good winding, and are subject to mechanical breakdown if you get too enthusiastic. Solar-rechargeable might make a better bet.
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You bear a very strong resemblance to this DC comics character [link](New_Earth)
But either way you look pretty wicked.
kelvren Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Writer
That is an impressive kit, sir. I should get myself something similar. And you have the exact same duster I do, interestingly enough.
D4rkSilver Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Once again my hat is off to you sir. And I am off to my local canadian tire, before the Americans invade.
RennisTora Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You aren't the only one JJ, I tend to find myself thinking about and planning about if such things happened.
It would be foolish to not even consider such things could happen, there's a difference between paranoid and prepared.
noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Pretty good set up you have, the only thing missing is a firearm of some sort (or a crossbow or something), everything you have seems to be a bladed tool or weapon. It's not fully necessary to have a firearm if you know how to set up traps/snares, etc. effectively, but it would still be nice to have the option to put some distance between you and any animal or hostile person. (Assuming that you're not incredibly skilled at makeshift spear throwing.) Perhaps besides that I'd say you're great; prepared, lightweight and mobile!
KlokwerkSolja Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
SEE THIS IS TYPE OF THING YOU'D USE IN POST APOC ENVIRONS, you wouldnt wear next to nothing like in TWD TV show. xD
stickdude32 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Fallout always shows some form of survival instincts.
Some other things need more forward training.
Personally, i'm not very ready, but i got good starting supplies and i got a more forward knowledge of medicine.

Use some antiseptics/alcohol and clean cloth to remove infectious germs and clean blood.
Bend a simple sewing needle to curve and use small strands of that paracord to stitch deeper lacerations.
Cover with clean cloth and tie with some pressure to lower bleeding.

But there is one thing that can't be brought.
That is one of the more crucial things needed to survive.

Thanks for the heads up on a doomsday kit.
MarcusOTerra Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
I was just playing fallout again, and that's when I realized. My guy looks quite a bit like yours. I'll admit he doesn't have ten guns up his arse and a bazooka but that's as maybe.
ShawnLeroy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is an extremely in depth guide. XD
Nightmare-Jackal Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
looks actually quite cute.... and i sooooo wanna ur coat o3o
No-36 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
I know someone have said this before, but better safe than sorry...myself??, I got me some archery lessons to attend!
zombiepancakes1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't forget your emergency pencil and sketchbook! You need to be able to keep drawing at all times!
Hironemo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
Bear Grylls once tried to out-survive Mr. Jackson...

SGT-Conley Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You seem to be missing dust goggles, balaclava, toilet paper, and "wash" gear.
Replacing the lamp/radio with a hand crank radio, some low light optics (powered by a rechargable cells), and a motion or solar based recharge system would give you a tecnologica and economic edge.
As well, it would be smart to add a thigh bags for weapons, ammo, and toilet paper.

In a EndGame scenario the goal is long term survival.
You need to be renewable, but also have "currency" and "power".
Your current kit is good for long travels or blitzkrieg attacking (minus a gun an ammo), but adding bags on the waist and thighs will bring your equipment into the modern age.

I hope this helps. :/
bluefoxxygurl202004 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You DO realize this is just for his own personal shits and giggles...right? Its not that serious...
SGT-Conley Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He was a least a little serious, otherwise he wouldn't have put so much thought into it. I weirdly poked fun at this fact, if you can comprehend than. :3
bluefoxxygurl202004 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I understood perfectly and i still say it wasnt that serious for a fan of his to get uppity about it. But that is just my opinion *shrug*
SamwiseTheAwesome Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do like the preparedness
DFX2K9 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Like the getup! While cirtanly remote, the possibility of large amounts of proverbial excrament impacting proverbial air cirulation devices isn't outside the realm of possibility. Knowing how to get along in the world without lights and the Internet is really one of the most important things...

An aquantance of mine, while we where watching 'Doomsday Preppers" (an entertaining, but somewhat sensational program, all be told, they found some crazies for that one.) Was like "How would I be able to check on my family without facebook!? Wouldn't the army help?"

My response was, "You likely won't see facebook for days at the very best, weeks, months, or even never, at the very worst.. And the Army? Look at what they did to people in Katrina, the Army is not paid to be your freind." She was rather mortified.

I've got a few supplies here and there for emergancies, but I'd probibly be just as screwed as the next guy, though.
Tygepc Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
I've got an oilskin coat like that myself (looks awfully similar). At least I can check one thing off the list. Nice set up you've got there.
Rain-Fox Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Anyone could say you're just another paranoid nut, but the truth is, you can NEVER be too careful. Especially how the world is today.
Hentaikid Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Being able to cover 30km in a day also helps, don't neglect conditioning.

Though recently some big survivalism blogger came out deciding the collapse isn't going to happen after all, I heard?
DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
And it leaves your legs free for weapon holsters.
xSamiamrg7x Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
to me you look a lot like the kitted-out rangers from Metro 2033. The only thing your missing is a helmet with night-vision goggles attached. :XD:
Xero256 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
From what I've seen on the news, yes, things are slowly falling apart. From what I've seen that is not on the news, some organization will quietly step up and "save the day". One could argue that this organization has been working for a very long time to be in the "save the day" position.

I do hope that everything's either turned around and set right or that they do actually save the day like they've been planning. If not, then you might need those supplies.
mkonstantinov Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconclapplz: WELL DONE GOOD SIR!!! by the way i'm ready too ^3^
Sassafras1560 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
... I'd say you're paranoid like my friend here, in the US. I mean, crap! That's like a LOOONG ways away!
Sanderford Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Nice survival kit you've got there, Jack. Not bad. I'd add a firearm, but with you being in the UK, that's probably not a terribly realistic proposition.
nighthawk81 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
One of the few folks I know who classify "pointy things" as an essential category. Thank you.
Preatori0us Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Pointy things should always be in that category. They're very useful and don't run out of ammo.
nighthawk81 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Chrrain Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
great set up!
Stooge21 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
All that's missing are a WWI-era tin helmet and gas mask.
DarbyBellisle Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
The lantern makes me think Fallout crossed with Amnesia
mathmeistro Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Because you can TOTALLY tolerate 20 days worth of MREs.
No matter, still an amazing pack. I envy you.
Ikarooz Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Kitlynn Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
It makes me happy to see that my husband and I aren't the only paranoid ones out there. lol You've put together a great kit!
EMEUTIER Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
The best resource I have found for anything survival related: [link]
linseed Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Wot no Crossbow?

Got an interest in being prepared for the inevitable collapse of Western Civilization myself.
The problem on our little island is where to run to if the shit does finally hit the fan?
If its only a short-term aboration (food riots, pandemic) then it's less of a problem, find some quiet woodland and make sure you can feed yourself for long enough for the crisis to burn itself out.

If your planning to survive in a long-term situation of collapse (nuclear war, national shortage of Marmite) you need a permanent shelter, water and to have enough land to grow food to feed yourself & family in the long term. Your location also has to be far enough away from large population centers to avoid human scavengers pinching your cabbages.

Oh, and don't forget to take plenty of toilet paper what ever the situation.
jaknova1 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Good and prepared Jack good and Prepared
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