Monday, July 9, 2012

Zombie Preparedness 101: The Essentials

I’ve seen the movies and T.V. shows. I have been watching the news. I know signs when I see them, and let’s face it people, the writing is on the walls. The zombie apocalypse is coming and it’s nipping at our heels... so to speak. Though the government and the CDC both deny the existence of any impending doom in the form of reanimated flesh eating corpses, I for one am not willing to take any chances. I’m not going to go all Y2K crazy about this, but a small survival kit can be useful to have around for many reasons, not just for enduring an zombie mob.

I’m sure I could go on for hours on what you would need to successfully survive an undead armageddon, but I won’t. The purpose here is to help you gather what you and your loved ones would need to make it through the first couple of days. After that, well you are on your own. So that being said, here’s some items you might want to have stashed away in a safe, easy to get to place. It never hurts to be ready, and these things are important to have ready for any kind of disaster or emergency.

  • Water: You will need at least one gallon of water per person per day for no less than three days. That should be enough to cover both drinking and sanitation.
  • Non perishable food. Again, enough for three or more days.
  • A can opener for the food.
  • A first aid kit.
  • A flashlight with extra batteries.
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties. This is for personal sanitation uses.
  • Some way to make a fire, like matches in a waterproof container.
  • A whistle to signal for help.
  • Local maps.
  • A weapon of some kind. You will need it for fighting off the zoms after all, right?

So take the time this year and get a survival kit put together if you don’t already have one. After all, whether it’s a natural disaster or a real zombie apocalypse you can never be too prepared to take on the end of the world. I’m just sayin’.

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