There are two kinds of people when it comes to the subject of preparedness… the grasshoppers and the ants. No subject highlights the differences between people quite as much as their plan for the zombie apocalypse.
The Grasshopper and the Ant:
Once upon a time there was a grasshopper who lived for today, he was happy, life was good… it was summer. He made fun of the ants, they were always working to be prepared. Then winter came and he died and the ants made stew from him.
The Zombie Apocalypse:
Once upon a time there were people who were perfectly happy with how everything was going right now, they saw that being prepared was important, but when they saw certain kinds of people preparing for the zombie apocalypse they made fun of them and said they were crazy. Then it happened, and the people who were prepared lived happily ever after. The end.
It's more than just about being prepared, it's about having imagination and seeing a world of endless possibility. Illustrated best in this video:
So… it begs the question; What's your zombie plan?
FEMA (the government agency for disaster relief) suggests the following.
Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse
Create an Emergency Kit:
- 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
Then Develop a plan!
My plan involves being totally self sufficient so I can stay where I'm at for as long as I have to, then I can go back home to my secluded Idaho bunker once this safe area is compromised. Supplies that'll help me are a gun (you have to have one in advance though, good luck robbing / looting a weapon / survival store, lol) probably a cheap and easy gun, since I'll want to have lots of disposable ammo. A bo staff, you want everything to keep a distance; a crossbow, and a regular bow, both with plenty of ammo. The nice thing about the older style weapons and armor is that they recycle. At some point it'd be nice to have some kind of cheap and easy travel / pack animal because gas is gonna be hard to come by.
What's your zombie plan?!