Welcome to October, or as I like to call it, thirty days of Halloween Eve!
This is one of the first posts of “Blogtoberfest” and it’s also Zombie Awareness Month!
So…..are you aware? More importantly, are you prepared?
Many people are caught unprepared, no matter what the emergency, whether it be a hurricane, snow storm or zombie apocalypse. This is according to the CDC, which has a page on how to prepare for any emergency event, up to and including a zombie apocalypse. If you don’t believe me, click here.
Again, are you prepared to “bug-out” at a moment’s notice? Your Kindle, table or extra-smart phone won’t be of much help when the ravenous, bloody-mouthed hordes of the un-dead start beating at your door. Well, maybe you can throw your device at them, but at the most it’ll only take out one or two.
Okay, now you’re all asking, Dahlia, what can I do to prepare for the zombie apocalypse or any other emergency that might occur?
Well, I’m glad you asked that. Here’s a list of items that are essential to surviving those first few days of utter confusion when there is no more room in Hell and the dead begin to walk the earth.
From the CDC Page:
- 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)
In addition to having this emergency kit, you should also have an emergency plan for your family. Zombies wait for no one, so mapping the quickest route out of the infected area (and alternate routes) should be of utmost importance. Does your family have a meeting place just in case you are separated? How about an out of state contact that you can either run to or touch base with to ensure members of a family are safe?
Remember, the farther away you can get from a hungry zombie, the better. And the more prepared you are for any emergency, the better off you and your family will be. Take the time today because……..
They’re coming to get you, Barbara…