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The Rise of Zombie Preparedness

Preparedness doesn’t have to be scary

‘Tis the season to be preparing against a zombie invasion.  Zombie movies have been trumping Vampire movies in theaters, and – unlike vampire movies – have a more prevalent preparedness message associated with them, which we naturally appreciate.

Zombie preparedness as a genre seemed to take center stage when the CDC posted “Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse” back in May and their more recent full-color, page turner comic “Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic” which was a hit at this year’s ComiCon.

Needless to say, zombie preparedness has spread across the country like some unexplained, uncurable virus…

With Halloween coming up, we thought we’d share a few ways that people around the country are preparing for anything.

In Omaha, Nebraska, the Westlake Ace Hardware has provided tools (literally) and resources for the undead and the living.  Yes, they have sectioned off portions of their store to accommodate zombies, and those preparing for zombies.  They’re referring to it as an “Equal Zombortunity” program.

Check out how to “Not be Scared. Be Prepared” (for the living) or how to “Delay Decay” (for the “undead”).

The store even created a series of online videos that cover a variety of zombie issues.

Amazon.com has also gotten into the spirit by offering their very own “Zombie Preparedness Kit” complete with 18 different colors of Duct Tape, paintball mask, and crossbow.

Even the state of Kansas has declared October as Zombie Preparedness Month and had plenty of activities for the community to participate in to make sure they’re ready for the Zombiepocalypse.

And of course we would be remiss if we did not acknowledge that there are grass-root zombie preparedness initiatives popping up across the U.S. spreading the word of preparedness.  Some of these include the Zombie Preparedness Initiative and the Zombie Response Team.

Zombie preparedness is awesome because if you’re ready for a zombie apocalypse, you’re ready for just about any natural disaster that could strike your area.

3 Responses to “The Rise of Zombie Preparedness”

  1. Zombies are the only way I can get any of my friends to prepare for any kind of disaster. now a few of them are better prepared for tornadoes, blizzards and stuff like that.
    we are nearly all members of the Zombie Research Society.

  2. And in Maryland this past weekend there was the Zombie Race that benefited the Central Maryland Chapter!

  3. [...] Don’t be scared, be prepared. [...]

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