The film The Return of the Living Dead pioneered the popular idea of zombies eating brains. Prior to this concept, zombies had an appetite for anything human, not just brains. For my new readers, this is Monday Mayhem where I talk about zombies. And other stuff. But mostly zombies
"The zombies are coming!" the Homeland Security Department said on Thursday to prepare for a zombie apocalypse, part of a public health campaign to encourage better preparation for genuine disasters and emergencies.
Zombie Apocalypse Survival Instructor
6 Sept 2012
Michigan Getting Prepared
Ann Arbor, Michigan - You can learn a lot from a zombie.
At least that's what a University of Michigan professor hopes her 31 graduate students took away from Tuesday's bizarre, albeit bloody, "zombie apocalypse." The classroom exercise was designed to get School of Public Health students thinking about what the appropriate response should be during a disaster...Read full story
Stock up on living necessities. Water, non-perishable food, and undergarments. You don't know how long the apocalypse could last, so you want to as prepared as possible.
Stock up on weapons. Although guns are efficient at first - knives, bats, and other big hard objects will last longer. How effective is a gun once you've run out of bullets?
Find a group of people. It's much easier to ward off zombies in numbers. It is recommended that you include strong-willed, fit people in your survival group. Also, it is just as important to make sure you are with people you can trust. You don't want to wake up one morning and part of your group, as well as your food, is missing.
Find new ways to keep yourself entertained. Modern day amenities such as electricity or internet service may or may not be working. Boredom may cause depression, so engage in activites such as reading and having sex.
Create a fortress. Or a castle. Or some sort of well barricaded living arrangement.
Have multiple escape routes and back-up plans. Remember Murphy's Law - What can go wrong, will go wrong. Be prepared.
Look for water when being chased. Zombies are not known for their swimming abilities, so jumping in a boat or a raft can be an effective method to elude zombies.
Constantly look for more food sources. Fruits, nuts, plants, farm animals, rats, lizards, dogs, cats and the list goes on. Get creative.
Resort to cannabilism if necessary. Resources are scarce. Do you want to survive or not?