We have to admit, we did not take this threat too seriously until we read about it on the Center For Disease Control’s Web page. We encourage you to check the article out for yourself – just follow this link to visit the Zombie Apocalypse page. We still had our doubts until we read the new US Army Field Manual 999-3, Counter-Zombie Operations at the Fire Team Level. We have a combined 95 years of experience in the U.S. Army and had never heard of “Army Zombie Command”. So we made a couple of calls to some high placed friends and they said it was just a joke and that no Zombie Command exists….but neither does Area 51 or Delta Force. So that clinched it for us.
We have Zombie Survival Kits ready to ship and while you are waiting for it to arrive click here to download FM 999-3 Counter-Zombie Operations at the Fireteam Level and read it. The more informed you are the better prepared you will be.
Better Safe than Sorry
So what do you need to do before zombies…or hurricanes, flu pandemics and other catastrophes actually happen? First of all you should have an emergency kit in your house. This should include things like water, food, and other supplies to get you through the first couple of days before you can locate a zombie-free refugee camp (or in the event of a natural disaster, it will buy you some time until you are able to make your way to an evacuation shelter or utility lines are restored). Below are a few items you should include in your kit, for a full list visit the CDC Emergency page.
Water (1 gallon per person per day)
Food (stock up on non-perishable items that you eat regularly)
Medications (this includes prescription and non-prescription meds)
Tools and Supplies (utility knife, duct tape, battery powered radio, etc.)
Sanitation and Hygiene (household bleach, soap, towels, etc.)
Clothing and Bedding (a change of clothes for each family member and blankets)
Important documents (copies of your driver’s license, passport, and birth certificate to name a few)
This information is from the CDC Zombie Apocalypse page. Do not panic — the likelihood of a Zombie attack is relatively low; however, if you take the time to prepare you will be ready for Zombies, hurricanes, floods, and just about anything else nature can throw at you. And if you’re still concerned about zombies, check out our Zombie Emergency Survival Kit and other off-the-shelf products that you may need to survive not only the Zombie Apocalypse but most other disasters that you may face.