Are you prepared for the impending Zombie Apocalypse? Will your home be capable of fighting off the walking dead as they beat down your front door searching for food (your flesh)? Chuckle now, but you’ll be happy you equipped for the catastrophe in the event the day ever comes! In fact, you should have an emergency kit in your house in case a far more realistic threat, such as bad weather or a pandemic actually happens. It is always better to be safe than sorry!
In accordance with the CDC’s Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse article you ought to have these items below included within your emergency kit to to help you get through the initial few days before you are able to discover a zombie-free refugee camp or in the eventuality of an earthquake, flood, or hurricane. The kit will buy you a bit of time till it is possible to make your way to a shelter or utility lines are restored.
- Water (1 gallon per person per day)
- Food (stock up on non-perishable items that you eat regularly)
- Medications (this includes prescription and non-prescription meds)
- Tools and Supplies (utility knife, duct tape, battery powered radio, etc.)
- Sanitation and Hygiene (household bleach, soap, towels, etc.)
- Clothing and Bedding (a change of clothes for each family member and blankets)
- Important documents (copies of your driver’s license, passport, and birth certificate to name a few)
- First Aid supplies (although you’re a goner if a zombie bites you, you can use these supplies to treat basic cuts and lacerations that you might get during a tornado or hurricane)
Once your kit has been made and placed in a well known location which is easy to grab, the next step is to sit down with your family and come up with an emergency plan. This includes a place you can run to when the zombies start filling up your lawn or if there is a natural disaster of some sort. The CDC recommends:
- Identify the types of emergencies that are possible in your area. Besides a zombie apocalypse, this may include floods, tornadoes, or earthquakes. If you are unsure contact your local Red Cross chapter for more information.
- Pick a meeting place for your family to regroup in case zombies invade your home…or your town evacuates because of a hurricane. Pick one place right outside your home for sudden emergencies and one place outside of your neighborhood in case you are unable to return home right away.
- Identify your emergency contacts. Make a list of local contacts like the police, fire department, and your local zombie response team. Also identify an out-of-state contact that you can call during an emergency to let the rest of your family know you are ok.
- Plan your evacuation route. When zombies are hungry they won’t stop until they get food (i.e., brains), which means you need to get out of town fast! Plan where you would go and multiple routes you would take ahead of time so that the flesh eaters don’t have a chance! This is also helpful when natural disasters strike and you have to take shelter fast.
So there you have it! Do all those simple measures previously mentioned and save your family members from the brain eating zombies! The infographic below is a funny look at how you can zombie proof your home and stay alive. The basic provisions for day to day apocalyptic living and basic survival gear sections are in reality an excellent guide to follow when preparing your emergency kit! Don’t hesitate and SAVE YOUR BRAIN!