December 4, 2012

December 4, 2012

Where to Go for the Apocalypse

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Tuesday and I hope your week is off to a beary safe and great start. It is another busy week for Dab the AIDS Bear and me.

Now unless you have been hiding under a rock you have heard something about December 21, 2012. For those of you who have somehow missed the news, I started blogging yesterday about places to go in case of the apocalypse that I will conclude today.

If you buy the hype about the Mayan calendar, we're all done for December 21, 2012 when supposed something major is suppose to happen here on Earth.

From all of the shows about an apocalypse, the first thing they tell you is to get out of the cities and head for somewhere remote. But really, where should you head to if something happens?

Here's where we suggest going to cope…


Some predictions say that the dead will rise during the upcoming apocalypse, so if you're going to last, you need to know how to handle the zombies. First, study up on zombie lore with the Big Zombie Tour in Atlanta, Georgia. The three-hour tour will take you through filming locations for The Walking Dead and Zombieland (as well as Teen Wolf and The Vampire Diaries, though hopefully werewolves and vampires won't be thrown into the post-apocalyptic mix). Atlanta Movie Tours uses actors who have worked on these sets as their tour guides, so they'll definitely have some behind-the-scenes info (and may be privy to some of the staff's zombified research). Once you've brushed up on your undead history, you'll need to get your body in good enough shape to separate those decomposing heads from their bodies (the only true way to kill them). Trackers PDX in Portland, Oregon, periodically holds a "Zombie Survival" overnight trip. After basic weapons training and tactical evasion instruction, you'll brandish foam weapons and be thrown into live scenarios where you and the other survivors outmaneuver zombies on the hunt.


By this point, you're probably ready to take subterranean solace and build some kind of underground structure where you can hide from all the chaos. Find inspiration in bunkers on remainder from the Cold War. After all, they were supposed to last through nuclear winter. Start at the York Cold War Bunker in Yorkshire, England. The shelter was meant to monitor nuclear war and fallout, and it was in operation for 30 years, from 1961 to 1991. On the hour-long tour, you'll see the communications systems, blast-proof doors, and the decontamination room. Then see the Cold War from the other side at the Bunker 42 on Taganka in Moscow, Russia, buried more than 200 feet under the city. The Declassified tour will explain the bunker's life support and communications systems, and how the bunker is protected from a nuclear attack. If you can infiltrate a school group, you might try the Initial Military Training in Bunker-42 tour, which also includes survival skills such as how to wear a gas mask, or how to disassemble a Kalashnikov. Or, if you just want to throw a world-ending rager, the bunker is available to rent for private parties.


The Apocalypse Brewing Company, based out of Medford, Oregon, knows there's nothing better than drowning your End Times sorrows with a good brew. In this case, it could mean taking in a tart Purgatory Pomegranate, a bold Sixth Seal IPA, or a dark Devastated Sky stout. You can hoist one for the apocalypse every Thursday through Sunday, and Mondays during football season.

But maybe, just maybe, the world will continue to go on and nothing major will happen. Or at least we can hope!

Hope you have a beary safe and great Tuesday!

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab