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CDC Warns Public to Prepare for 'Zombie Apocalypse'
FoxNews ^ | 5/18/11 | Joshua Rhett Miller

Posted on 05/18/2011 2:42:21 PM PDT by Kartographer

Are you prepared for the impending zombie invasion?

That's the question posed by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention in a Monday blog posting gruesomely titled, "Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse." And while it's no joke, CDC officials say it's all about emergency preparation.

"There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for," the posting reads. "Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That's right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you'll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you'll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency."

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There all kind of things that can happen that can quickly change things to a point that can set you back to a living as you great-great-great grandparents did. Our modern world is very complicated and interdependent and it don't take a lot to stop-up the plumbing.
1 posted on 05/18/2011 2:42:22 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

The whole zombie apocalypse started as a joke - the idea was to be prepared for whatever happened, no matter how bizarre or seemingly unlikely.


2 posted on 05/18/2011 2:43:35 PM PDT by Terabitten ("Don't retreat. RELOAD!!" -Sarah Palin)
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To: RandallFlagg

ping


3 posted on 05/18/2011 2:45:37 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 846 of our national holiday from reality. - OBL Dead? The TSA can go away!)
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To: Kartographer
My son (age 29) and I use that euphemism to describe my preparations for when the SHTF. Except I think he halfway *really* thinks the Zombies are coming, lol.

Mrs. Prince of Space

4 posted on 05/18/2011 2:45:37 PM PDT by Prince of Space ("The problem with quotes on the internet is it's hard to verify their authenticity." Abe Lincoln)
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To: Kartographer

One of the nice things about living a rural life is the fact that we’re already free of all that urban “help”.


5 posted on 05/18/2011 2:45:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Kartographer

I am hoping for traditional zombies and not the newer “rage” zombies. The traditional ones are slower and easily killed with a cricket or baseball bat or some other club.

:-)


6 posted on 05/18/2011 2:45:54 PM PDT by Grunthor (RIDE THE CAIN TRAIN!)
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To: Kartographer

Did you notice that they never mentioned a gun for protection? What would be the best gun for protection from the zombies?


7 posted on 05/18/2011 2:45:58 PM PDT by mountainlion (America land of the free because of the Brave.)
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To: Terabitten

That’s what they want you to think.


8 posted on 05/18/2011 2:46:46 PM PDT by suthener
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To: mountainlion

I’d go with a sawed-off 12-gauge myself...


9 posted on 05/18/2011 2:47:14 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (PAVE THE PLANET!!)
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To: cripplecreek

I would hate to be living in a large city in these times.


10 posted on 05/18/2011 2:47:26 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Prince of Space

“My son (age 29) and I use that euphemism to describe my preparations for when the SHTF.”

My daughter and I as well (she is 22). She asked me why I bought a place in the country with acreage. I told her; chickens, turkeys, cows, rabbits and a big-ass garden. In case of zombies (civil order disruption, food riots, martial law) me and mine will be ready to take care of ourselves and some of our neighbors.


11 posted on 05/18/2011 2:48:57 PM PDT by Grunthor (RIDE THE CAIN TRAIN!)
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To: Kartographer

I use the term “zombie apocalyps” to describe what happens when Obama loses the 2012 election and his brainless supporters take to the streets to “take back the country Obama game them.”


12 posted on 05/18/2011 2:49:06 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (We don't need to win elections. We need to win a revolution.)
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To: mountainlion

My son and I have this discussion frequently because I’m a prepper and he plays zombie video games. My theory is whatever hold the most bullets. You don’t want your arm chewed off while you’re trying to reload (I stole that quote from a list of things to have in a zombie attach.)


13 posted on 05/18/2011 2:49:35 PM PDT by suthener
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To: Prince of Space
My son (age 29) and I use that euphemism to describe my preparations for when the SHTF.

I lot of people I know use that euphemism to describe their preparations for what happens when the welfare checks bounce.

14 posted on 05/18/2011 2:50:23 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Prince of Space

The zombies aren’t coming. They are already here. They’re called liberals.


15 posted on 05/18/2011 2:50:24 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Talk to me Hudson!)
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To: Grunthor

Personally, the “rage” type zombies represent, at least for me, a greater challenge. :-)


16 posted on 05/18/2011 2:50:55 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad
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To: mountainlion

12 gauge?


17 posted on 05/18/2011 2:51:06 PM PDT by Grunthor (RIDE THE CAIN TRAIN!)
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To: Kartographer

Boom! Headshot!

18 posted on 05/18/2011 2:51:20 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Kartographer

Whatever.

Just don’t make me sit through “Dead Girl” again...


19 posted on 05/18/2011 2:53:05 PM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Screw the challenge, I’d rather live. I just ain’t that quick.


20 posted on 05/18/2011 2:53:07 PM PDT by Grunthor (RIDE THE CAIN TRAIN!)
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To: Kartographer

Apparently the CDC is run by zombies...how juvenile of them.


21 posted on 05/18/2011 2:55:03 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Grunthor
"I am hoping for traditional zombies and not the newer “rage” zombies."

If we have to do this, couldn't it be vampires? The sexy kind with ultra good looks and low cut nightgowns, that leave you in ecstasy even as they bite you. Not the uglier than zombie kind, that's just an excuse to spray blood everywhere.

22 posted on 05/18/2011 2:58:22 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: suthener
That’s what they want you to think.


23 posted on 05/18/2011 2:59:36 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: Kartographer

On a serious note for those who maybe just starting to ‘prep’ might like to take a look at my Preparedness Manual which thanks to Freeper eaker is available for free download at:

http://www.tomeaker.com/kart/preparedness1i.pdf


24 posted on 05/18/2011 3:00:15 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

USA Today says that the world is coming to an end on the 21st. This is a full page ad from some kooks out in CA. Makes me not want to go to the grocery store any time soon....don’t want to waste my time and money.


25 posted on 05/18/2011 3:00:21 PM PDT by native texan (Real Texans can take care of their selves.)
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To: mountainlion
What would be the best gun for protection from the zombies?

Shotguns. Lethal at close range, and unless you already live in farm country close range and in the dark is likely to be where most of the fighting goes on. They can punch holes in vehicles especially with deer slugs. Buckshot can sweep stairs and hallways without having to expose yourself to take careful aim. The ammo is cheap easy to get. So if you have to bug out and can't take the entire stash in the basement along you can probably restock once you find a new bolt hole.

And gun grabbing liberals don't think of them as dangerous in the same way as a black plastic assault rifle. They won't mark you out as a "Dangerous Militia" type. You might be one, but you don't want the "Zombies" to know that.
26 posted on 05/18/2011 3:00:44 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Bryanw92; martin_fierro

27 posted on 05/18/2011 3:02:02 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

actually, I’m better prepared for a zombie apocalypse than I am for a tornado. and I live in tornado country.


28 posted on 05/18/2011 3:02:39 PM PDT by RC one (DO NOT RAISE THE DEBT LIMIT!)
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To: Kartographer

I’m more worried bout Steel Robots.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wy_EUn5bQ0&feature=related


29 posted on 05/18/2011 3:03:30 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: suthener

The katana will be the preferred weapon against zombies. It takes heads and limbs off nicely and it never runs out of bullets. I have 4 katanas. just to be safe.


30 posted on 05/18/2011 3:05:52 PM PDT by RC one (DO NOT RAISE THE DEBT LIMIT!)
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To: suthener
I guess I would suggest two sidearms one on each hip to protect your arms from getting chewed off.
31 posted on 05/18/2011 3:06:09 PM PDT by mountainlion (America land of the free because of the Brave.)
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To: Kartographer
The only zombies that we need to be wary of are the CDC 'researchers' who call guns, wife beating, McDonalds and so on "health hazard" .

This is symptomatic of a government that wants to control your life and refuses to believe that the US Consitution actually means what it says with respect to the Second Amendment, that wife-beathing and spousal abuse is a criminal problem with a potential health related outcome, and that McDonalds and other junk food purveyors are forcing this food on the people they are really worried about - minorities.

As for actual diseases their track record with Swine Flu SUCKS! The volatile cocktail they concocted in the 70s caused more harm than any distinguishable good that has been documented. They are worthless.

32 posted on 05/18/2011 3:08:42 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: RC one
“actually, I’m better prepared for a zombie apocalypse than I am for a tornado. and I live in tornado country.”

Laughing my ass off over your post!!! But then I thought that “actually, I”m better prepared for a zombie apocalypse than I am for a forestfire. And I live in forest fire country.”

Some things are tougher to prep for.

33 posted on 05/18/2011 3:11:16 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: mountainlion
What would be the best gun for protection from the zombies?

Banjos have been known to work in a pinch.....


34 posted on 05/18/2011 3:11:46 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (The stench of dependency is a sickening smell. Strive to become an asset, not a liability.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

What about?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt4QiwR5ckk


35 posted on 05/18/2011 3:12:58 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: cripplecreek

Well thats good. Because that is where most of the urban folk think they are going to eat.


36 posted on 05/18/2011 3:14:04 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (How long before the Mall becomes Tahifir Sq?)
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To: RC one

A real man can never have to many katanas!


37 posted on 05/18/2011 3:14:56 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

A shotgun is the wrong weapon, the ammunition is large and heavy, target aqusition is slow and labor intensive, reloading, and the wear and tear of the shooting would consume time and wear you out.

AR-15s are ideal, they are built to quickly engage multiple targets, have 40 round magazines, and are meant to reload in 3 or 4 seconds.

Remember, the object is to pop their heads, not ‘blow them away’


38 posted on 05/18/2011 3:15:03 PM PDT by ansel12 ( JIM DEMINT "I believe [Palins] done more for the Republican Party than anyone since Ronald Reagan")
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To: mountainlion

Will you survive a zombie invasion? Take the test:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2716388/posts

[Hints: hunting rifle, and do NOT trust the dog.]


39 posted on 05/18/2011 3:16:49 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Kartographer

40 posted on 05/18/2011 3:16:53 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (One of these days, Alice....one of these days.....POW!! Right in the kisser!!!!)
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To: mountainlion

See post 38.


41 posted on 05/18/2011 3:18:28 PM PDT by ansel12 ( JIM DEMINT "I believe [Palins] done more for the Republican Party than anyone since Ronald Reagan")
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

That’s what they want you to think.


42 posted on 05/18/2011 3:19:52 PM PDT by suthener
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To: Vermont Lt

If they’re willing to work, they’ll eat. If they aren’t willing to work, they’ll be repelled.


43 posted on 05/18/2011 3:21:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

They are pretty repellent already!


44 posted on 05/18/2011 3:23:13 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: mountainlion
"... What would be the best gun for protection from the zombies?

Best primary weapon for all zombie types would be a sound suppressed firearm mounted with an optical sight, preferably a sidearm that allows you to carry a suitable amount of ammunition without too much encumbrance and is ready for hasty action when necessary.

Shrieker zombies (the freshly-dead zombies not in advanced states of decay which still maintain heightened states of sensory perception) can and will alert a throng of common Shamblers to the location of gunfire and other high decibel organic noises, so this type will have to be eliminated first without alerting other nearby Shriekers.

Eliminating Shriekers means you'll need a firearm that suppresses very well, is economically suitable for your carry load, and is accurate enough for short range headshots so as to not require unnecessary follow-up shots because of misses or indistinct hits to the zombies' non-vital animation control system. This points to a suppressed pistol firing large caliber subsonic rounds: .45 ACP and a well-mounted industry grade sound suppressor. The need for illuminated Tritium night sights and even a small red dot LED-style optic should be obvious.

While you'll certainly need heavier firepower spread out amongst your band of survivors, the sort of silenced pistol described above should be regarded as the primary Shrieker eliminator at ranges up to 50 meters, and possibly out to 100 meters. Remaining Shambler types of zombies, including those in advanced states of decay which have little to no sensory perception at all, can be eliminated with regular gunfire and hand combat weapons once the Shriekers are downed.

Hunters and Boomers/Vomiters can be bypassed or eliminated from long range using tactical rifles while you're perched in a hardened safe position from the zombie horde.

Remember, all you have to do is make it through the expected three or four weeks of the zombie pandemic before even the zombies in the least state of decay start to de-animate and become no longer a threat to living biologicals. You do not need to engage and eliminate every zombie if you know how to minimize your presence.

45 posted on 05/18/2011 3:28:29 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: OB1kNOb

Banjos have been known to work in a pinch.....

Not the first weapon I’d pick.


46 posted on 05/18/2011 3:29:16 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: The KG9 Kid

I’m assuming zombies can’t swim and I could easily last 3 weeks on a pontoon raft out in the middle of the lake.


47 posted on 05/18/2011 3:33:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: suthener

:-) lol


48 posted on 05/18/2011 3:40:11 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: cripplecreek
That's prime. A fortified island surrounded by a large body of water has been regarded as one of the choicest spots to defend against humanoid invasion, more or less.

Your pontoon raft would be 'less' in this case, but only compared to the following example of 'more':

Zombies wouldn't have a flippin' chance against that fortification, presuming you cleared the keep of any zombies (probably just tourists) which may be inside.

49 posted on 05/18/2011 3:43:57 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Kartographer

On the prepper question regarding food:

pellet/bb gun
squirrels
a second shot each from close range once they drop, just in case,
and enough practice that you can hit a non-moving squirrel in the pick your target (head, neck, chest) at 10-20 yards (and are therefore more than good enough for zombies)

With an air gun, serving-sized fresh meat is readily available and almost unlimited. Store grain, vitamins, and a means to cook, and you’re not quite set but at least well on your way.


50 posted on 05/18/2011 3:44:05 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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