So I’m not sure if this it’s completely awesome that the Center for Disease Control has a zombie plan or unbelievably terrifying that they do.
I choose to fall on the side of awesome.
Okay so it’s kind of a humorous way to draw attention to people being prepared for actual disasters, but it’s the thought that counts. It is true that if you are prepared for a hurricane of some other natural disaster you will probably be that much better off if something crazy like a zombie apocalypse happens and vice verse.
I got this info about an emergency kit from their site.
Better Safe than Sorry
So what do you need to do before zombies…or hurricanes or pandemics for example, actually happen? First of all, you should have an emergency kit in your house. This includes things like water, food, and other supplies to get you through the first couple of days before you can locate a zombie-free refugee camp (or in the event of a natural disaster, it will buy you some time until you are able to make your way to an evacuation shelter or utility lines are restored). Below are a few items you should include in your kit, for a full list visit the CDC Emergency 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)
Now a very glaring omission from their site would that they didn’t mention zombie weapons, defense, fortresses, etc. That’s pretty critical information which I can only assume they will add to their site later.