I've been saying for years that waiting until the walking dead are on your doorstep to worry about your armory is just asking to become a brain-buffet. My Zombie Apocalypse motto: Plan ahead!
So, how much do I love the CDC this week:
The Centers for Disease Control: Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse
Okay, seriously, this is a hilarious and totally effective marketing strategy on the part of the CDC. The PR-Chick side of my brain is giving them a big ol' standing O for it.
BUT ... the geek side of my brain (which may arguably be the more dominant lobe), is screaming: "Dude, that list is fine for your standard earthquake or tsunami or pandemic, but these are the walking dead we're taking about! You're gonna need more than some jugs of water, a change of clothes and some duct tape!" (Though duct tape IS one of the staples of my own ZAP* Kit .)
Which is where this brilliant bit of journalism - featuring the awesomely funny Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess) - comes in:
Washington Post: CDC prepares for Zombie Apocalypse: tips on how to survive
Like Jenny, I believe in being prepared. Which is why we have this little gem on the shelf, right next to the first aid kit.
All due respect to the CDC, if you really want to survive the impending Zombie Apocalypse, I suggest supplementing the CDC's list with a weekend at home with a stack of zombie flicks and a fresh notebook. My personal favorites:
- Shaun of the Dead
- Night of the Living Dead (The 1968 original AND 1990 remake)
- Dawn of the Dead
- Resident Evil (And it's sequels)
- Night of the Comet
Now, to be honest, some of these are going to offer good and useful advice for the Zombie Apocalypse. Others ... well, you're gonna want to take notes on what NOT to do. I leave figuring out which is which as an exercise for the student.
Your turn: Any movies or books or other study guides that you would add to the list?
Locked and loaded,
*ZAP: Zombie Attack Plan. Patent Pending.