Every person should have their escape route planned. I think everyone has an apocalypse fantasy, what would I do in the event of the end of the world, and we just basically – me and Nick – said what would we do, where would we head?
One thing that annoys me is when you see women in these terrible and incredible situations with perfectly glossed lips. You’re not going to look good in the apocalypse.
RUDE has been known to discuss how we will cope should there be an apocalypse. Sometimes we joke about zombies after watching a movie featuring them. And at the moment we have Mad Max:Fury Road and mayhem on the badlands. Most of the time we try to give some serious, and considered thought, to how we might survive in an economic depression.
And we also ponder the threat of water wars, should water become scarce or privitised. After watching The Well last night and reading about how Nestle is selling bottled water from artesian wells on native reservations in the US, it’s a frightening thought.
Living a very frugal lifestyle will ensure that we are not on the back foot worrying about how we are not going to be able to afford overseas holidays once a year, to wear designer clothes, to drive expensive cars, to dine out at restaurants at least twice a week, and go to the hairdresser every 6 weeks for a $400 cut and colour.
We have planned that we will only be wearing scavenged clothes that will need to be repaired and made to last. We have collected all the textiles that we require to survive on the wastelands. I have my hand-cranked sewing machine for repairs as well as my sashiko stitch mending ability. Have you noticed in movies about the apocalypse the costumes are all raw edged and sashiko stitched? I have been paying attention and getting inspiration for RUDE’s wasteland wardrobe. Scavenger Style has been seven years in the perfecting.
Video #1 above: Free textile and garment finds.
Video #2 below: A garment from #1 video above has been re-made.
Beat The Man and plan for a rainy day!