Sunday, January 29, 2012

Center For Disease Control's - A Zombie Apocalypse

The CDC published a sort of tongue-in-cheek guide to preparedness for a Zombie Apocalypse. They mention that preparing for said Zombie Apocalypse will get you prepared for other more common emergencies like tornadoes, earthquakes, etc. 

It is a funny way to get people interested in the subject of preparedness. I wanted to share it with my blog readers. I hope you will use it to help get yourselves and your loved ones prepared for emergencies.

Zombie Apocalypse - Center for Disease Control Post

 - copyright 2012 all rights reserved Y.Begley
My own Illustration of A Zombie Apocalypse Disaster to prepare for. (Sorry you don't rate the Mona Lisa here.)

Once you are prepared for one emergency, you are prepared for most other types of disasters as well. The basic elements of preparedness are mostly the same. You always need food, water, shelter and a way to stay warm in most emergencies, for example. 

The basic emergency supplies and equipment will provide a good nucleus for you to add more specialized items for specific emergencies common to your area. Here is an example - if you live in area like mine with frequent volcanic ash falls, then you can get masks, respirators and lots of duct tape to get prepared for those emergencies.

When I was doing research for this post I found a great fake documentary movie about Zombie Americans and their lifestyle. "American Zombie" is the name of the film. Grace Lee, the documentary film maker, directs it along with John Solomon. 

Some of the zombies in the film were picketing for equal rights. They had a catchy little chant they used on the picket line, "We're here. We're dead. Get used to it." 

They interviewed a lawyer working for a Zombie rights group and filmed the people making the "documentary" arguing about the ethics of how they covered the Zombies. 

Anybody sick enough to like watching zombie movies should enjoy it. A lot of normal people might as well.

Who knows? Maybe it will get someone prepared before their next disaster hits, including a Zombie Apocalypse.

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