While I truthfully don’t envision that there will ever be a Zombie apocalypse, I do enjoy watching horror movies and the TV series “The Walking Dead” is one of my favorites. I am not spending my days developing a survival plan – though I devote a fair amount of my computer time to Pinterest – which may amount to about the same thing. Zombies are a marketing goldmine at present, and consumers find the concept entertaining. Myself included.
The CDC (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has initiated a blog and campaign “Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse”.
It began as a way to spark attention and target a diverse audience. The rationale is that if people put together a survival kit for a zombie apocalypse – they will be prepared for actual disasters that may occur.
We all should have such a kit, and the following items are recommended:
Water – one gallon per person, per day (2 week supply)
Food – non perishable, easy to open items (2 week supply)
Manual can opener
Radio – battery-powered
First aid kit
Sanitation and personal hygiene items
Plastic sheeting and duct tape
Household liquid bleach
Copies of all important documents (birth certificates, passports, insurance, etc)
Family and emergency contact information
Emergency blankets, sleeping bags
Map of the area
Notebooks and pens
It is suggested that these items be packed in sealed, easy to carry containers and that the cases be stored where they are easily accessible.
With this emergency survival kit, you will have the needed resources to give yourself time to locate a Zombie Free Zone (or until the power and other services are restored in your area).
Some Zombie humor for Friday: