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Prepare Yourself: Zombies are Coming

My niece posted a question on Facebook recently.  “What would u do if everyone around u got infected and were trying to eat and u were trapped with other survivals in a building?”  Translation since it appears to have been written on a phone late at night:

What would you do if the Zombie Apocalypse started?  The building you are in is surrounded by Zombies and you are trapped inside with survivors.

I started by just having a good time and posting what I could easily find on the net.  Then I realized that I had quite a bit of information that needed to be placed in one handy spot.

What can I do to prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse?

The Center for Disease Control (www.CDC.GOV) has setup the CDC EPR | Social Media | Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse – Blog.  

This is a good guide and incidentally can be used for other issues as well.   If you live in an area that is prone to natural disasters, this is a great guide to getting prepared for the natural disaster, while simultaneously preparing yourself for the coming Zombie Apocalypse.

Recently I finished reading World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. This is a good read; it’s a collection of interviews with survivors of a Zombie Apocalypse.  Max Brooks, author, did a great job of capturing the stories of what different people went through in different parts of the world.  What I really enjoyed was his interpretation of what different governments would do during such an event.  He also wrote the The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Deadwhich apparently I should have read.  That’s my next download on my Sony Reader.

Zombies involved in the Epic Zombie Lurch held...

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Zombie Ammo – apparently Mid-South Shooters Supply has Zombie ammunition available.  What I love from the PDF at the hyperlink is the “This is not a toy” warning.  I can easily see someone picking this up as some sort of Halloween prank and using it on their zombie costumed friends.  Not sure about this one.  As always during a Zombie Apocalypse ammo may be very difficult to come by after non-stop swarms.

Hand-held weapons would be a key factor during such an outbreak.  With your sharpshooters conserving ammunition, you may very well be able to outlast the Zombies.

Hammer out some of your cookware (pots and pans) so that they are flat, and put an edge on them. These act as impromptu blades that can lop off undead heads. If you can find shovels and metal rods from construction areas, hammer them down and sharpen them.  Very good last minute tool.

Food and water rationing would be key.  You have no idea when the food and water supplies will return.  Start a garden, locate a garden supply store and pick up what you need to start growing your own veggies.  Sure, you say, I’m a meat eater.  Well, at the very least grow vegetables to feed to your livestock.  Plus, you do want sides and not just meat.  Start preserving your fruits and vegetables, can them and save them for the lean times. Canning provides a safer means to preserving food than freezing, since electricity might be cut by panicky citizens.

Identify weak points within your building.  Barricade and reinforce everything.  Check it, then when your done checking it, check it again.  If the building is too weak, you may need to find something else that is more difficult for the Zombies to get through, or consider relocating to a more secure structure.

Make sure all of your wounds are covered. You do not want to get infected yourself. Treat it like a disease. conduct regular checks after every attack, and do a full strip search of every person to look for wounds. Anyone who is wounded, will be treated and then quarantined for at least 48 hours (I would probably go longer).  You can never be too sure.

Get rest, post guards and rotate shifts. Remain quiet; you do not want to attract attention of the zombies.