Prepper Guide

How to Prepare for a Zombie Apocalypse

Basics of zombie survival

Zombie survival depends on three necessary things: being open-minded, having a zombie survival kit and developing a zombie emergency plan.

Zombie survival starts with being open-minded, it’s important because while we know that a zombie apocalypse won’t happen, the steps you would take to become zombie proof are the same as real-world scenarios like earthquakes, power outages, and pandemics. For this article, you’ll need to be open to treating a “zombie attack,” the same as other causes of disasters. Overall, this will allow you to become better prepared for all hazards.

Pretending to experience a zombie attack represents a good working model for describing human responses to natural disasters. For example, according to the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) if zombies were to attack the CDC would conduct an investigation much like any other disease outbreak. They would provide technical assistance to cities, states, or international partners dealing with a zombie virus.

Zombie survival will depend on having a zombie survival kit. It will be necessary if you’re to live among the next breed of zombie preppers. However, if a zombie survival kit isn’t practical, you may want to get an all-purpose, emergency kit. The emergency kit would include things like emergency water, emergency food, and other emergency supplies to get you through the first couple of days. Try to make your way to a zombie survivor camp, or in the event of a disaster, an evacuation shelter. Below are a few items you should include in your emergency kit.

Food & Water: At least one gallon of water per person per day as recommended by FEMA.

Light & Communication: Radio, Flashlight, Whistle, Matches.

Shelter & Warmth: Body Warmers, Tent, Poncho, Blanket, Extra Clothes

Tools: Knife, N95 Mask, Gloves, Sewing Kit.

Hygiene and Sanitation: Soap, Shampoo, Razor, Toothbrush, Toothpaste

First Aid: Bandages and Antiseptics for cuts and health concerns.

Miscellaneous: Games, Waste Bag, Ziploc bags, Pencil and Notepad, Documents, Money, medication

Creating a zombie survival plan

Once you have your emergency kit, you should sit down with your family and come up with a zombie survival plan. This plan may include locations outside of your neighborhood, city, state or country. It’s crucial, in case zombies started appearing outside your home. You can also implement this plan if there is a power outage, pandemic, earthquake or other emergencies that require you to evacuate.

Step 1 – Identify the type of zombie disaster that’s in your area? (zombie virus, earthquake, tornados, etc.). In other words, conduct a risk assessment for all the hazards in your area. For example, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, crime, etc. Consult your local emergency management organization for more information regarding your local hazards.

Step 2 – Pick a meeting place for your family to regroup. That is, of course when zombies invade your home. But for other emergencies such as a power outage or hurricane, you should consider your first location to be right outside your home. If that location becomes compromised, your secondary site should be located outside of your neighborhood.

Step 3 – Identify your emergency contacts. Make a list of local contacts like the police, fire department and your local, zombie preppers. Also, identify an out-of-state contact that you can call during an emergency to let the rest of your family know you’re okay.

Step 4 – Zombie survival will require you to plan your evacuation route. When zombies are hungry, your brain is going to look delicious. Which means you need to get out of town fast! Plan where to go with multiple alternative routes to take you there. Ensure the “Walkers” don’t have a chance. This is also helpful when natural disasters strike and you have to take shelter fast.

Zombie survival will depend on your knowledge of the above tips. Remember, create a plan and get an emergency kit.

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