Well, the CDC made me laugh with that Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse guide a while back. But then I got to thinking about the line “You can also implement this plan if there is a flood, earthquake, or other emergency.”
Nice gimmick, CDC folks. You got my attention.
And then Hurricane Irene brushed the east coast and plenty of people were evacuated. So would it be such a bad/weird thing to have a plan in place in case we had to leave quickly for some reason?
Call me crazy, but I’ve started to piece together an emergency kit in case of a zombie apocalypse… or you know, just a natural disaster.
I’m still working on our emergency stuff, but so far I have a couple LED flashlights, this crank-able/solar powered weather radio (which is my new favorite toy), a road map of South Carolina, first aid supplies, scissors, duct tape, wet wipes, antibacterial gel, personal hygiene stuff (toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.), ponchos, emergency blankets, water purification tablets, hand warmers, instant cold packs, gauze wraps, matches, lighters, copies of our important documents (licenses, deeds, insurance), and a towel (you need one- remember this?).
I’m storing all of this stuff in zip-lock bags in an old backpack, ready to go at the first sign of a zombie.
The CDC recommends 1 gallon of water per person per day and canned goods for people and pets. We do keep bottled water and canned goods in our pantry, so we’ll have to grab that stuff as we run. Note: we do not typically eat Spaghetti-Os. Those are legit emergency food because they last forever and can be eaten cold!
It’s funny. I’ve talked about this with a lot of people and have gotten a variety of responses (use your imagination). Most people who like the idea are folks who grew up on the coast… hurricanes and all, I suppose.
What’s your take? Have I lost it for real this time?