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How to Survive the Aftermath of a Super Comet Impact

Updated on May 27, 2013

Let's suppose that a Comet hits Earth

Well let's suppose a massive Comet or Meteor hits the earth and you survived. Now, you still have to survive later on - and most bloggers and article writers that write topics like these always say get shelter and food and so on.... well what happens is:

That's all pretty useless if the Earth's Magnetism patterns change, which will happen, and atmosphere will change too.

Let's make this supposition, and you are free to disagree with me if you want - it just means we would be in different "tribes" while we were trying to survive.

There aren't two people that think the same, so let's consider my opinion here on how to survive the aftermath of a Super Comet or Meteor.

First Few Days:

So, to survive your first days on this new World you have to own a shelter - being it a deep cavern, a sturdy cellar, a bunker and:

  • Your shelter must have food (Rations, Canned Food, Dry Meat)
  • Must have medication (Anti-Biotics and such)
  • Must have water (bottled water, canteens)

It's a good idea to have some other things - like survival manuals, radios, batteries and everything you think off that makes a nice addition in the Apocalyptic World - think about building such a shelter before catastrophe, as they are useful for natural disasters, catastrophes and even Wars.

Feel free to pop out of your hiding place to assess the damage and to see if there are more survivors around - as this is just starting, people aren't yet killing each other for supplies and raping, pillaging etc... enjoy all the help you can get while it lasts

The World After the Meteor Apocalypse:

If the world is so devastated that you have to start from scratch, well then - time to get your hands dirty.

Try to find out through compasses and other devices just how affected the Earth's Magnetism was - this is probably going to be ineffective so quest for someone who knows if there are still authority media around. You're going to need to move!

If you can't find out about the impact's consequences then grasp the following: Due to the Earth's Gravity, Spinning and some scientific mumbo jumbo, the best chance you'll get to live is to find somewhere well temperatures and the atmosphere is going to be the same: the best place to be is near the equator!

Now is the time to start anew, grab a good number of survivors - you should have a 2 Men for 6 Women Ratio - and harvest, gather or pillage some seeds! Aim for variety! Some are going to grow, some aren't made to grow in equatorial conditions but some will adapt.


After you get to the Equator:

Now, your group got to the equator, what now?

Well start:

  • Building a Shelter;
  • Gathering Food;
  • Questing for at least 3 different water sources;
  • Farming

It's also important to monitor how wild life species, mainly birds, act! This will let you know where you should be heading if you see you need to change your living place.

100 Years After the Meteor Apocalypse

Not after 100 years exactly, but after some good time has passed - you have to teach children, educate them to your culture or creating a new one, making them understand about the past, teaching them about how powerful mankind used to be.

Prepare your tribe to meet up with new tribes, negotiate, talk, share information.

Slowly, interaction will begin to grow and commerce will flourish, connections are going to be made...

And the path to progress is there :D

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    • Rui Carreira profile imageAUTHOR

      Rui Carreira 

      3 years ago from Torres Novas

      Thanks for the opinion Rodric, even though this hub was one of my first hubs and the English is pretty bad - sorry about that, but I don't change it in order to track how far I've progressed in English.


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      Rodric Anthony Johnson 

      3 years ago from Peoria, Arizona

      I noticed that you did jot mention war between the tribes after they settle in the new equatorial home. You mentioned it in general happening, but war over known resources is inevitable.

      Voted Up! Interesting

    • Rui Carreira profile imageAUTHOR

      Rui Carreira 

      6 years ago from Torres Novas

      Thanks for stopping by jantamaya

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      Maria Janta-Cooper 

      6 years ago from UK

      I better stick with the contemporary civilization for a while...

      Rui, thanks for writing this very interesting and hopefully not needed :-) :-) hub. :-) Enjoed to read it.

    • Rui Carreira profile imageAUTHOR

      Rui Carreira 

      6 years ago from Torres Novas

      Yeah dude, many people seem to forget knowledge of the previous civilization will fade out as time progresses!

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      6 years ago

      Surviving an Apocalypse. Always a fun read. I appreciate the 100 years later section. Humanity will survive!

    • Rui Carreira profile imageAUTHOR

      Rui Carreira 

      6 years ago from Torres Novas

      It ain't going to be pretty that's for sure.... Let's not forget that Earth may be covered with Toxic fumes too - I ruled out that possibility to paint things pink :p

    • Rui Carreira profile imageAUTHOR

      Rui Carreira 

      6 years ago from Torres Novas

      Pillage all the Markets!!! Rob all the Farmland Houses!! :D

      Ha HA! Kidding :)

      Glad to have you commenting here, I thank you for being one of my number 1 fans! Kisses flashmakeit!

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      Learn Things Web 

      6 years ago from California

      Based on the picture you paint here, I actually think it might be better not to survive.

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      6 years ago from usa

      To survive I think you should keep packages of vegetable seeds in your shelter because if not you may have a hard time finding seeds to plant.


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