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What Hurricane Sandy taught us about the Urban Apocalypse – Part 2


(Mark Segar – Reuters)

It was unsettling how things changed. From the safety of social feeds, we watched as photoshopped spoofs and Michael Bay rip-offs paled before the quiet aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Smouldering burns scarred into whiteboard neighbourhoods. A suburban block turned to some vast waste dump. A seafront bar dragged across a bay, a boat perched on railroad tracks. More than the Boxing Day Tsunami, this felt uncomfortably close to home.

We may be incredulous of the naive expectations of the massive storm; or the religious leader who blamed Sandy on New York State’s acceptance of gay marriage. Yet, what lay in front of us was a solid lesson in where the future may lead for many cities across the globe.

In Part One of What Hurricane Sandy taught us about the urban apocalypse, we looked at Corporate Sponsorship, Disaster Parasites, and the not-so sweet smell of the apocalypse.

Past the cut, in Part Two, we’ll be looking at the comfort of petty theft, how hipsters decorate their fallout digs, and why it’s not over til it’s over…

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What Hurricane Sandy taught us about the Urban Apocalypse – Part 1


(Spencer Platt – Getty Images)

It was unsettling how things changed. From the safety of social feeds, we watched as photoshopped spoofs and Michael Bay rip-offs paled before the quiet aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Smouldering burns scarred into whiteboard neighbourhoods. A suburban block turned to some vast waste dump. A seafront bar dragged across a bay, a boat perched on railroad tracks. More than the Boxing Day Tsunami, this felt uncomfortably close to home.

We may be incredulous of the naive expectations of the massive storm; or the religious leader who blamed Sandy on New York State’s acceptance of gay marriage. Yet, what lay in front of us was a solid lesson in where the future may lead for many cities across the globe. Past the cut, here’s the first of a two part blog on what Hurricane Sandy taught us about surviving the urban apocalypse.
 
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End of the world nutrition: the fleeing the city shop raid.

by honeybadger

It’s not going to be easy keeping your strength up, trust me, woman cannot live on baked beans alone. Your plan of hitting the supermarket on the way out? Everyone else will be doing the same and here’s the kicker, those tinned foods have very limited nutritional value.

Now I agree completely you need non perishables. I recommend you stock up well before with enough tinned foods and long lasting items like pasta at home, throw it all in the bag when you go. As for raids on your way out of town, i’ll tell you what stores i’ll be hitting.

GNC: purveyors of long lasting nutritional items like protein powders and bars, hydration tablets to add to water (much easier to carry than sports drinks) and vitamin supplements to stop you getting scurvy. Everything you need to stay fit and strong to fight, even if it’s not very exciting.

Holland & Barratt: more vitamins, things like all natural liquorice and that all important peppermint tea, you will want something soothing when your nerves are frayed. Also, more in the vitamin range and heaps of echinacea to help fend off bugs. it may not protect against the T Virus, but it’ll help you not get slowed down by a regular cold.

Julian Graves: the last bit of my nutrition arsenal. Dried fruit, flaked almonds, pumpkin seeds. Long lasting snacks that provide essential oils for your body, especially important for women. So never mind the supermarket, you should have a couple of weeks tins in your cupboard anyway, grab the things that will provide live saving nutrition in those first few weeks, after all, if you don’t survive long enough to establish a base with fellow survivors a few extra pot noodles will not save you in the long run.

Honeybadger out

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