Thursday, May 19, 2011

Zombie Survival tips posted on CDC website

So the CDC finally owned up to the prospect that a deadly plague could strike at any time that turns people into flesh eating maniacs. You know the one. A few people get sick and then they get REALLY hungry. Before you know it they're taking a chunk out of Aunt Lili's arm. Then Aunt Lily gets really sick and before long SHE starts to get hungry. By the time people realize that you have to shoot anyone who's been bitten in the head there are already way more people who have been bitten than there are bullets. By then your only hope is to put all of those years of preps and training to use to keep your own ass from getting bit.

The zombie scenario is always a fun one. I maintain that it does a great job of getting people interested and thinking about preparedness who otherwise would never think twice about it. Hell, that's how I got into it years ago. Just about anyone who gets past "Dude, what would you do if a horde of zombies were breaking down your door" quickly starts to realize how woefully unprepared they would be if anything serious ever happened. The whole zombie apocalypse scenario, as implausible as it is, is about as worst case as you can get. If you're ready for a zombie apocalypse then a hurricane or an earthquake will be a walk in the park. If nothing else, it gets people thinking about what they can do. Knowledge is one of the most important resources available to you during an emergency so if it gets people to do any kind of research on the subject then it's good in my book.

The CDC blog post seems to be generating a lot of traffic. It took a few minutes for it to load for me. That's saying a lot about a government website. Expect the government to find more "silly" ways to get people to think about what could be coming. People have known for years that the "zombie apocalypse" scenario is an effective tool to get people into the preparedness movement. The fact that the government is suddenly on board does make me worry that something bad is on the horizon. Now is the time to kick things into overdrive. I have been. Between work, the baby and prepping I haven't had much time for posting. I've tried to sit down and do a few posts but they always devolve into a political rant. I really want to stay away from that stuff. I've got several ideas that I've been kicking around that don't pertain to current events, though, so eventually I'll get some of those posted.

2 comments:

mama4x said...

no worries... focus on your family, and I look forward to upcoming posts. Great points today.

Jeff said...

Tornadoe survivor in north Alabama. Day after storm gas pumps were empty and many grocery stores were. No power for a week. Curview in place for a week. Looting started second day. Felt good to hold up with family with 3 weeks food water and ammo. I didn't have to go outside. Just kept a check on my proprty and people. it happened here on a smaller level and the military and police were great. Increase the storm damage to a wider geography with more devastation and add 3 more weeks to it and it could have been much worse. It made a believer of me. 3 months rations put away and several large jugs of gas and more jmo is my new goal. It will happen again somewhere.