When you think about possible emergencies, your mind probably leaps immediately to visions of flash floods, white-out conditions and hurricanes wreaking havoc around your town. But there’s one disaster scenario really worth sinking your teeth into, and that’s the threat of a coming zombie apocalypse.
Sure, you’ve probably seen them terrorize the small screen on “The Walking Dead” – a show that serializes the struggles of one group of survivors in a post-apocalyptic zombie world – and amble slowly and menacingly across cinema screens in classics like “Night of the Living Dead,” but the fact of the matter is, you never know when – or how – a zombie outbreak will really go down.
That’s why it’s important to always be prepared in advance. Best of all? These helpful tips will serve you well no matter what kind of disaster you’re squaring off against, whether it’s lousy weather or legions of the undead.
Finding a reliable source of water
One of the first things you’ll need to take into account is having access to basic necessities, like water. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends setting aside enough water to last each person in your group for a few days, until you can make it to zombie-free safe point or refugee camp.
However, bottled water can be costly and hazardous to the environment. Plus, with zombies running around all over the place, chances are that going to the store really isn’t an option for you. You don’t want to drink from just any water source, either – after all, you have no way of knowing for sure that the water you’re drinking hasn’t been contaminated with the virus that started this whole mess in the first place!
It’s better to err on the side of caution and always keep a few trusty portable water filters in your emergency supplies kit. Water filters can be invaluable, especially if you’re on the move with your group, because they rid water of impurities no matter where you are.
And with a water filtration system, you can gain peace of mind – something you’ll probably be in desperate need of given the fact that you’re, well, you know, fighting off zombies.
Fleshing out your emergency kit
In addition to portable water purifiers, you want to make sure that your emergency kit is stocked up with everything you might need to make it through this apocalypse in one piece.
That means setting aside a variety of different items, including:
- Non-perishable food items
- First aid items, including bandages and rubbing alcohol (hey, you don’t know where those mouths have been!)
- Towels, sheets and other household supply items
- Radios and means of communication
- Tools, like utility knives, duct tape and hammers
With these items at your disposal, you should have everything you need to successfully overcome the challenges of a potential zombie apocalypse. You may also want to consider planning an evacuation route out of your home, since there’s always a chance your town could become overrun by swarms of the living dead!