Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Beauty tips for the apocalypse

You all know how important I think it will be to keep looking good long after everything has gone to hell and zombies are roaming the earth looking for us to snack on! Us girls are going to just have to learn how to be a bit more inventive and possibly get familiar with some farming or gardening techniques despite the risk of a chipped nail! Here are some ways you can use produce that you raise or grow yourself to keep your skin at its best. Oh and best pack a mortar and pessel in your bug out bag!

Grapes - mash up a handful and retain the juice and then apply the juice to your crows feet and other fine lines around the eyes and lips. Do this a few times a week and you won't need that chemical peel.

Mint - pound up some mint leaves and then apply this mixture underneath your eyes, then sit back and relax for 20 this somewhere secure though because having a zombie sneak up and start noshing on your neck is not relaxing!! The mint mixture will take away your puffy dark circles created by all those sleepless nights on watch.

Eggs - keeping chickens is going to be a must as they will provide you with a regular protein source which is vital for healthy hair, skin and nails but there are a few other ways you can use eggs too. A beaten up yoke applied to your hair makes and excellent protein treatment. Apply the egg whites around your eyes for 15 minutes and then wash off to help reduce puffiness and if you can get hold of some corn startch in a raid then mix this with the whites into a paste to apply to your face to tighten up those pores. 

Strawberries - these little gems are not only good for you but will form a valuable part of your new world routine. To keep you skin exfoliated just cut one in half and rub over your face and neck area, you will feel a tingle so let it do it's thing for a bit and then rinse. You can also rub the half strawberry on your lips and cheeks to create a pretty stain and get some colour. Also just eating these babies regulary will help keep your teeth white or mix with bicarbonate soda if you can get any to make a whitening toothpaste.

So time to get those hands dirty and don't get bit!

Miss K

Monday, 29 September 2014


Ladies and gentlemen I give you the catocalypse!!!

Image by unknown artist

If you have a black cat sleep with one eye open and don't get bit!!

Miss K

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Apocalypse Hal - Emergency Baking

Baking is an essential survival skill, as is making an espresso coffee machine from bike parts.

Bite off more baked grubs than you can chew.

Mr Rimsky

Friday, 26 September 2014

Plants (no Zombies)

Well it is spring and Floriade is on. This festival of the flower attracts thousands of visitors who flock to see amazing floral displays featuring over a million flowering bulbs. Nice if you like that girly stuff.

I go because there is always some cool environmental and sustainable gardening displays. This year is not exception and I discovered a few useful gardening ideas that may prove handy when the zombies arise and we have to grow our own food.

There was an absence of zombies at Floriade although I did see a blood splattered gnome. However I suspect it was a vampire.

A little thing I like to think of as Bogan Landscaping. What better use for all those abandoned cars when the petrol runs out. They make great mini greenhouses as well as decorative lawn ornaments.

Utes are even better and if it still works you can take your garden with you if you need to flee the zombies. 


Of course if you are on a budget wheelbarrows may be an option.

This may look like a chook pen but it isn't. It is a  integrated small livestock production unit. Look closely - see the difference?

Bathtub aquaponics, the latest trend in closed cycled food production.  A cross between hydroponics and aquaculture. The fish urinate in the water and you it to feed the plants with it. Plants and fish are happy and your salad tastes funny. This one was powdered by three small goldfish.

 A cute little veggie garden and small chook pen. Think of it as an all you can eat salad bar.

Vertical gardens are a great way to maximise your growing space.  Just be carefully as zombies and possums will use them to climb up and run across on your roof at 3.00 o'clock in the morning.

Floriade had a lot of what looked like giant cookies cutters around the place. These sculptures light up at night but I think they will make great decoys for zombies.

Bite off more salad than you can chew

Mr Rimsky

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

DIY candle

I'm a sucker for a scented candle and often have one or two burning in my apartment to create some  ambience. When the doomsday hits the candle will no longer be a pretty smelling treat but more a necessity once the power grid goes down. I came across this product on one of my Pinterest adventures that is stockpile worthy! Not only can you cook with it, with a bit of string and a match hello candle light. Granted this is not a product that is common place here in Australia but it's basically shortening...yep fat in a jar!! You can find it at Costco and I have also seen it in a baking supply shop.


So get a tin of fat and don't get bit!

Miss K

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Apocalypse Hal - Mirrors

Hot off the Wacom tablet. In other words this issue was left to the last minute just like an university assignment. And for some reason she ended up looking like a pirate.

Bite off more than you can chew.

Mr Rimsky

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Talking BZF - Z Nation review!

Hey There BZF babes, it is with great pride that we introduce a brand new feature to BZF, please welcome 'Talking BZF'!!!

In our premiere episode I am joined by Mr J Oh-Yeah and Mr Nitro as we discuss our thoughts and reactions to SyFy's new zombie series Z Nation!

Thanks for watching and we'll see you next time!

Bite you later

Mr Vitamin G

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Apocalypse Hal - Risky Business

Who knew all that business stuff they use at work could be useful in a zombie apocalypse.

So this needs a bit of explaining.

Subjective risks are based on the skills and experience you have while objective risks are those risks in your environment. Let's say you need to cross a zombie infested street. If there are only a couple of zombies, the objective risk is low but if there is a horde of them the objective risk increases dramatically. Now if you are a professionally trained hero your subjective risk is low because you have the skills and experience to deal with such dangerous situations. However if you are a clumsy asthmatic who is constantly getting your tie caught in the paper shredder, then chances are your subjective risk is very high.

You get the picture, skilled hero with just a few zombies to dodge, the overall risk is low. A hungry horde and someone with the speed of a sloth is a disaster waiting to happen. 

By the way the "Excels", Reliable" and "Stupid" categories are based on the staff performance ratings we use at work. Okay, okay so we don't really use "Stupid" as a rating. Well, not when there is a chance of being overheard.

Bite off more than you can chew.

Mr Rimsky

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Apocalypse Hal - Body Bags

It's official. My artistic mojo has run away. I have put up posters around neighbourhood and offered a small reward for it's return but no luck. Still I have struggled on, so welcome back a more simplified Apocalypse Hal.

Bite of more than you can chew.

Mr Rimsky

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Here comes Z Nation

Hey There BZF fans, I know it’s only a month and a bit until we see the return of AMC’s smash hit The Walking Dead, but it would seem we will have more zombies to play with this year than we first thought.  The SyFy channel, famous for modern day classics like Sharknado and popular TV series such as Defiance and Helix is getting on board the zombie train, hoping to dip into the zombie gold mine that keeps on giving.

Don’t get me wrong, I would say that this is a huge risk considering the potential back-lash from dedicated Walking Dead fans, not to mention the critiques that will surely arise comparing it to a show that is about to enter it’s well earned fifth season.

So let’s have a look at the basic premise for Z Nation.  Upon viewing the trailer, it seems they have gone for a more campy humorous approach, which if done well could most certainly work in the shows favour and set it aside from The Walking Dead.  The overall production does look a little on the cheaper side but I think that is fair enough bearing in mind that SyFy will probably want to see how the ratings go for season 1 before they start throwing some serious cash at this baby.  Speaking of babies, watch the trailer below for your ‘huh omg’ moment:

I’m sure the first thing you are all thinking is that the plot doesn’t bare an ounce of originality and has basically borrowed from every player in the game. I will say one redeeming feature is the cast, I loved Tom Everett Scott in An American Werewolf in Paris and Harold Perrineau as Mercutio in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet.

The future of Z Nation will rely heavily on building a strong fan base and if they can weave in a decent story around the cast.  I would even go as far to say that there is room out there for two zombie shows to run side by side and I will definitely be checking this out when it premiers on September 12.

Bite you later

Mr Vitamin G