Thursday, May 19, 2011
May is Zombie Awareness Month
Luckly, the Center for Disease Control is on the case with a "Better Safe than Sorry" list, applicable in many emergency situations. In case of a Zombie emergency, they recommend that you have on hand:
* 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)
* First Aid supplies (although you’re a goner if a zombie bites you, you can use these supplies to treat basic cuts and lacerations that you might get during a tornado or hurricane)
And how clever are they for getting that information in front of people!
The Bloggess, in an interview with the Washington Post, notes that that their list does not include the very helpful item swords, fleshing that out further (so to speak) on her own blog, saying " Most of [the CDC's] tips are fairly good but their list of suggested supplies are embarrassingly silent on the need for riot guns, swords, suspenders, and flame-throwers."
It's good to know an expert is on the case.
We should also acknowledge the fine work of the Zombie Research Society which (I believe) established Zombie Awareness Month. Thank you for keeping us prepared and vigilant!