Emergency Preparedness: Are you prepared for a zombie apocalypse?

Emergency Preparedness

NEW THING #52:

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

If you're prepared for a zombie apocalypse, you're prepared for anything! That's what they told us at Fort Langley National Historic Site where they run a Survivalist's Guide to a Zombie Apocalypse night. No joke!

So we learned basics of emergency preparedness, how to start a fire (that's what all the stuff in the picture is for) , and which everyday materials could be turned into weapons against zombies. 

But most importantly, we realized that in case of a zombie apocalypse, we would turn into walkers real quick as our emergency preparedness sucks! Apparently, Google is not a reliable source of information when things go south (what?!) due to possible power & internet outages. Actually, we were told that in case of emergencies, most probably phone lines, internet & GPS won't be working. So you can't really rely on your phone.

But here's a deal: we can prepare in advance.
And if you (just like me) haven't done it before, I highly recommend you to do a quick online search for emergency preparedness in your area.
It's all about gaining a bit of knowledge about your area, having a plan, and putting together an emergency kit.
So that's what I intend to do in the next couple of days.

Starting Fire Kit

How about you? Are you prepared for a zombie apocalypse?

Basic Stuff for the Emergency Kit


Okay, here's what I learned we all should have at home at all times just in case. And I don't mean keeping it in a locker (as I did) that may be difficult to get into in the dark. Ideally we should have an emergency kits at home, work, and cars.

  • Drinking water
  • Food that's ready to eat & won't spoil (cans, nuts, energy bars) + manual can opener
  • Flashlight + spare batteries
  • Battery-powered radio
  • First aid kit & meds
  • Cash in smaller bills
  • Contact numbers & other important information written down (not in your phone)
  • Matches, lighters, candles
  • Hand saniizer
  • Duct tape
  • Whistle
  • Emergency blanket
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